Eyeball Martini

Blogger Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough turns radishes, olives and grapes into eyeballs for one creepy cocktail. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Radish Eyeballs

2
round radishes
1
large pimiento-stuffed green olive, cut in half crosswise

Grape Eyeballs

2
large seedless black grapes
2
small cranberries or blueberries

Olive Eyeballs

2
jumbo pitted ripe olives
2
small ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots

Cocktail

2 1/2
oz (5 tablespoons) gin or vodka
1/2
oz (1 tablespoon) dry vermouth
  • 1 To make each radish eyeball, peel radish, leaving streaks of red skin for “blood vessel” effect. Cut off one tip of radish about 1/4-inch deep. Using small melon baller or paring knife, scoop out small hole from sliced tip side; place olive half in center. Place in martini glass.
  • 2 To make each grape eyeball, carefully peel back skin of grape from one edge. Using small melon baller or paring knife, cut small hole in center of exposed flesh. Place small cranberry or blueberry in hole. Skewer grapes onto toothpick; place in martini glass.
  • 3 To make each olive eyeball, place baby carrot in pitted hole of olive. Cut off carrot flush with end of olive. Skewer olives onto toothpick; place in martini glass.
  • 4 To make cocktail, place several ice cubes in cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Add gin and vermouth. Cover; shake (or stir) 30 seconds. Strain into martini glass and serve.

Expert Tips

Place one drop of red food color in each drink for a “bleeding” effect.

Add a dash or two of olive brine to the cocktail shaker or mixing glass for a dirty eyeball martini.