The Soul Taker is a potent little drink featuring vodka, tequila and amaretto. The amaretto smooths the rough edges of the vodka and tequila and adds a little sweetness.
Because the recipe calls for equal parts of each ingredient, you can make it any size you like. That means it can be a fun shot drink for parties, too.
This drink can be a bit of an acquired taste for some, but it’s one of those where the first sip is interesting enough that you want to take another just to see whether you like it or not.
The Soul Taker grows on you over time. Remember, it’s all alcohol. The first two ounces are hard liquors – vodka and tequila.
Amaretto is lower proof, being a liqueur, but this is still closer to a double than a standard drink. That’s something to keep in mind while enjoying responsibly.
It’s not the most exciting or dramatic looking drink you’ve ever seen, it is? It’s just kind of brown. A lovely brown, mind you, but it lacks the drama of, say, a stunning bright blue cocktail.
That’s why I prefer to dress it up like it’s Halloween or Day of the Dead. When a drink isn’t gorgeous on its own, you can always give it a special glass.
See? All you need is a cool glass, and you turn a plain brown cocktail into something funky and exciting. And yes, this drink is great for a Halloween party.
If you’re wondering where I got the cute glass, the answer is Dollar Tree. A glass is a glass and they have some good ones.
You can also shop for Day of the Dead glasses on Amazon. Lots of stuff to choose from, and you may find glasses you like better than mine.
One of the great things about this drink is that it’s so easy to make. Just pour and stir. Even if you’ve had a couple, making the third won’t be beyond your abilities.
And yes, of course you can make a pitcher of it ahead of time, leave it to chill in the refrigerator and pour as needed. That makes it easy to top off guests’ drinks as you go.
It also makes it easy for them to serve themselves, which is ideal for a more casual get-together.
Because this one isn’t designed to be served over ice, or shaken with ice, you’ll need an alternate way to chill the ingredients ahead of time. Unless you like drinks at room temperature.
Put your liquor bottles in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before pouring the drink. That’s all you have to do and you get a nicely chilled drink.
You can also chill your glasses. Just put them in the freezer for 10-20 minutes. When you pull them out, they’ll frost up when they hit the room temperature air and keep your drink cooler.