Skulls. Cultures have used them symbolically throughout the ages.
They can represent strength, wisdom and guidance, and survival through a difficult time.
It’s probably why Dan Aykroyd chose it to be the shape of his own brand of vodka – Crystal Head.
The glass skull bottle just about the coolest thing ever, designed with the legendary 13 crystal skulls in mind. The vodka’s really very good too. Aykroyd and designer John Alexander have made sure it’s as pure as possible.
There are no additives in it, no glycol, no citrus oils, no sugars… in fact, there’s nothing but natural ingredients in this elaborately styled vodka. So it’s good on its own or in a cocktail.
Talking of cocktails, Aykroyd has a favourite we thought we’d share with you. It’s called a Punch in the Head. It’s refreshing, sweet and really does the vodka justice.
A Punch in the Head Cocktail Recipe
Here’s what you need:
- 2 measures Crystal Head Vodka
- 1/2 measure lychee liqueur
- 2 measures pineapple juice
- Top up with soda water – around 2 measures.
- Cherry to garnish
- Cocktail shaker and ice
Here’s what you do:
- Add the vodka, lychee liqueur and pineapple juice to the shaker and shake thoroughly.
- Pour into an ice-filled glass.
- Top up with soda water.
- Garnish with a cherry on top.
We used a maraschino cherry here, though you can use a fresh cherry if you like.
This is a delicious cocktail – perfect for a drink at sunset. Especially if it’s sunset on October 31st. The skull’s an excellent addition to your Halloween party.
It creates a real impact when you open the freezer – which is where you should always keep your vodka.
We took a lot of pictures of this cocktail. The skull bottle looks amazing and we really enjoyed the drink too.
If you like this cocktail recipe, you’ll love our cocktail book How to Create the Perfect Cocktail Party.
It’s got over 35 cocktail recipes, and pages and pages of tips and ideas on hosting the greatest cocktail party on earth!