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Eyeball Highball

Look for radishes that are fairly uniform in size, so they will fit nicely into your ice-cube tray.

Eyeball Highball

Source: Halloween 2000, Fall 2000

Ingredients

  • 14 medium radishes
  • 7 pimiento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise
  • 16 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce vermouth

Directions

  1. Trim stem and root ends of radish.
    Use a paring knife to scrape red skin
    from radish, leaving just enough to give
    a veiny appearance. With a small melon
    baller, cut a hole in radish, about 1/2 inch
    in diameter. Fit an olive half, cut-side
    facing out, into hole. Place radish in
    ice-cube tray. Repeat with remaining
    radishes. Fill tray with water; freeze.

  2. Mix vodka or gin with vermouth;
    stir with ice. Divide eyeball ice cubes
    among four glasses. Strain martini;
    pour into glasses, and serve.

Reviews (9)

  • sunlitsepia 1 Nov, 2011

    These looked terrible- they turned the ice red-purple, they were foggy and hard to see the detail I put into them. I put them out anyway, since it was Halloween, but they weren't appetizing or cute at all. Then I found out they tasted and smelled terrible when melted. I will skip this for sure next year.

  • geniegen 19 Oct, 2010

    I'd use a lychee instead of the radish and put an olive in it. Would look the same and would probably taste much better..

  • geniegen 19 Oct, 2010

    I'd use a lychee instead of the radish and put an olive in it. Would look the same and would probably taste much better..

  • jungle-jan 22 Oct, 2008

    Why couldn't you use a miniature version that tasted like it belonged in the martinis......using pearl onions. I would think you could put a caper in the middle of it and freeze.....or use your imagination!
    ;)

  • jungle-jan 22 Oct, 2008

    Why couldn't you use a miniature version that tasted like it belonged in the martinis......using pearl onions. I would think you could put a caper in the middle of it and freeze.....or use your imagination!
    ;)

  • jungle-jan 22 Oct, 2008

    Why couldn't you use a miniature version that tasted like it belonged in the martinis......using pearl onions. I would think you could put a caper in the middle of it and freeze.....or use your imagination!
    ;)

  • jungle-jan 22 Oct, 2008

    Why couldn't you use a miniature version that tasted like it belonged in the martinis......using pearl onions. I would think you could put a caper in the middle of it and freeze.....or use your imagination!
    ;)

  • mangiarone 7 Mar, 2008

    Maybe add the eyeball ice cubes to bloody marys?

  • mountain456 16 Nov, 2007

    These look great and aren't that difficult to make, but they make the drinks taste terrible, unfortunately.

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