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Flying Monkeys – A Halloween Witch Cocktail

Flying Monkeys – A Halloween Witch Cocktail

The Fall flavors of apple and pear are combined in a fun and spooky Halloween witch cocktail called the Flying Monkeys.  Complete with a crystal ball and striped sock straws!

A witch melted in my flying monkeys cocktail | Take Two Tapas

It’s nearly time for Halloween and that means spooky treats!  My kids no longer go trick-or-treating so I can no longer steal their candy bars while doing my “quality control” checks of their loot.  Time to look forward to more adult treats like my Flying Monkeys Halloween Cocktail.

I have seen so many “spooky” drinks modeled off of ghosts, vampires, and witches but I can’t get enough of the witch ones because of the bright green color. 

While looking in my liquor cabinet to see what I can make into a fun green drink, I forgot that I had recently purchased a few of the KINKY Vodka flavors.  Lo and behold I have a green one!

The green color shouldn't have you scared of my Flying Monkeys Cocktail | Take Two Tapas

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The KINKY Green also has Fall flavors such as pear and apple which I was not expecting even though I did buy it.  Now the apple and pear are not “traditional” fall flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash but pear and apple are used quite often in ciders and pies.  How did I get so lucky to find fall flavors in a green vodka?!?!

Super lucky, so let’s get on with the Flying Monkeys.

Pear and Green Apple flavors already mixed with vodka is a great started so all I need is a mixer.  My go-to lemon-lime soda is perfect for enhancing the pear and apple flavors and because it is clear it won’t mess with my vibrant green color.

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The bright green color of my Flying Monkeys Cocktail is perfect for celebrating Halloween with friends | Take Two Tapas

I am a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz and although it does not have the perks of High Definition the Witch is my favorite.  The Flying Monkeys are also a huge love of mine, so much that I chose to call my “witch” cocktail the Flying Monkeys.  How did they manage to keep their hats on while flying?

The green color of the cocktail, mixed with the black and purple sprinkles (more traditional witch colors), and topped off with black and white striped straws to mimic the witch’s socks makes a completely bewitching cocktail.

The recipe calls for it to be shaken with ice and then strained out.  If you are a slow sipper that you probably understand the struggle of keeping your drinks cool.

The ice sphere in the Flying Monkeys cocktail mimics a witch's crystal ball. | Take Two Tapas

I had thought of just adding some ice, or even dry ice like my friend Dini does in her Witch’s Heart Cocktail at The Flavor Bender, but the hubby came up with the idea of using an ice sphere. 

I believe he was going for a cool look in the martini glass but once we put the ice sphere in the cocktail and it started to swirl around, it looked just like the witch’s crystal ball!  Flying Monkeys Cocktail complete!!

Flying Monkeys Cocktail complete!!

Bewitch your guests with my Flying Monkeys Cocktail | Take Two Tapas
close up of green flying monkey halloween cocktail with 2 black striped straws in it

Flying Monkeys Halloween Witch Cocktail

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Fall flavors of apple and pear are combined in a fun and spooky Halloween witch cocktail called the Flying Monkeys.  Complete with a crystal ball and striped sock straws!


Flying Monkeys Cocktail

  • 6 ounces Kinky Green Vodka
  • 6 ounces lemon-lime soda (or sparkling water)
  • 1 ounce jalapeno simple syrup (recipe link below)
  • 2 spherical ice cubes (optional)
  • 4 black and white striped straws
  • black and purple sprinkles


  1. Make spherical ice cubes the night before.  I use these ice molds but you can also use regular ice.

Flying Monkeys Halloween Cocktail

  1. Wet the rims of two glasses with water or some of the jalapeno simple syrup.
  2. In a shaker or large cup combine the KINKY Green, lemon-lime soda, and jalapeno simple syrup.
  3. Dip in the black and purple sprinkles to rim the glasses.
  4. Add the ice spheres to the glasses.
  5. Strain the flying monkeys cocktail over the ice spheres in the glasses.
  6. Add two black and white striped straws to each glass.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 536Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 0gSugar: 86gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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These are so adorable and festive. They will be the hit of my Halloween party.