This eerily romantic Phantom Love Song sake cocktail is essentially a French Gimlet that’s smoother, more delicate and perfect for an elegant Halloween party!
It’s a perfect signature cocktail for a party with guests who prefer sake to gin, and appreciate a little ghostly romance. I know I’m guilty of celebrating seasons and holidays way too early.
Halloween starts in September for me, personally. It’s one of my favorite holidays and I just get so excited! But in this case, my ghost berry garnish is perfectly in season for October, even though it’s also called “snowberry.”
It’s not exactly edible – its not poisonous, but it doesn’t taste very nice (so you might want to warn your guests not to graze on the garnish), but it’s just so elegant that I had to add it to my Phantom Love Song cocktail.
You’ll find ghost berries at your local florists and NYC bodegas this time of year for only a little while, so grab them before they floooOOOoooat awaaaAAAaaaay with the rest of the ghosts.
It’s similar to a French Gimlet, made with sake instead of Gin. This cocktail is lighter, smoother and more delicate than a traditional French gimlet. Give it a try at your next cocktail party!
A Few More Elegant Halloween Cocktail Ideas
- The Blackberry Raven Cocktail
- The Morticia Addams Cocktail
- The White Pumpkin Cocktail
- The Candy Corn Cocktail
The Phantom Love Song Cocktail
- 2½ ounces dry Sake
- ½ ounce St. Germain
- ¼ ounce fresh lime juice
- Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and pour into a frosted coup glass. Garnish with snowberries or something hauntingly elegant.