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Eyeball Highball


A martini is the ideal medium for spectacular Halloween ice cubes -- and the very definition of an adult treat. Make extra "eyeballs" and lay in flavored seltzer; kids will want to share in this creepy delight.

  • Servings: 4


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


  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.

Cook's Notes

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

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