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An Eyeball Highball

Martha Stewart Living Television

At Halloween -- the one time of year when the grotesque, gruesome, and horrifying are worth aspiring to -- take the opportunity to express your holiday spirit with just the sort of drink Dr. Frankenstein might have enjoyed during cocktail hour.

With medium-size radishes and olives, you can create creepy ice cubes that appear to contain eyeballs -- ideal for a macabre martini on the rocks or in a ghastly glass of flavored seltzer for your young ghouls-in-training.

 

Eyeball Highball How-To

Trim the stem and root ends of a radish (make sure it's small enough to fit the individual section of an ice-cube tray), and use a paring knife to scrape off most of the red skin. Leave just enough red to give the radish a veined appearance. Rinse the radish off, and use a small melon baller to cut 1/2-inch-diameter hole into the radish. Fit an olive, cut side out, into the hole, and place the radish in the ice-cube tray. Repeat this process until the tray is full, then pour water over the eyeballs, and freeze.

Comments (6)

  • 27 Sep, 2013

    The ice eyeballs will be perfect to put in a black plastic witch kettle with punch,eyeballs,gummy worms and dry ice! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • 18 Aug, 2010

    Hi Cat_K, for a sweet version, you can try this idea for eyeballs in lychee martinis : http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/lychee-eyeballs

  • 4 Oct, 2009

    For sweet drinks, I use a lychee nut (canned, from grocery store) and insert a maraschino cherry.

  • 30 Aug, 2009

    Does anyone know of a way to do something like this for sweet drinks?

  • 24 Oct, 2008

    I think this is a wonderful spooky fun to keep your halloween brew chilly.

  • 24 Oct, 2008

    I think this is a wonderful spooky fun to keep your halloween brew chilly.