Eyeball Highball

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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. From "Catsrecipes Y-Group"[1]



  1. 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.
  2. Leave just enough red to give the radish a veined appearance.
  3. Rinse the radish off, and use a small melon baller to cut ½-inch-diameter hole into the radish.
  4. Fit an olive, cut side out, into the hole, and place the radish in the ice-cube tray.
  5. Repeat this process until the tray is full, then pour water over the eyeballs, and freeze.


  1. "Catsrecipes Y-Group" http://Groups.Yahoo.Com/Group/Catsrecipes/ Catsrecipes Y-Group