by Collin Hall
- 12 fluid oz. of Voo-Dew (¾ bottle)
- 3 shots of raspberry gin
- ½ egg white (whisked)
- Cinnamon on rim and mixed throughout the drink
- 2 tablespoons (just a splash) of light beer (for an earthy flavor)
Halloween is over, but oh boy, there is still plenty of Voo-Dew left on the shelf while stores desperately await the arrival of Mountain Dew’s Christmas drink. For those unfamiliar, Mountain Dew puts out a Halloween flavored “mystery drink” every year dubbed “Voo Dew.” Believe it or not, Mountain Dew has a ravenous fanbase around its limited-edition flavors; I have personally traveled far out of my way for just a sip of a location-specific Dew.
A single bottle of Voo Dew packs 73 grams of sugar, so reader beware. This drink, appropriately out-of-season as of November 1st, should still be available at most gas stations and grocery stores.
The “mystery flavor” gimmick means that the drink always tastes appropriately vague. Last year, the “mystery” was revealed to be “fruity candy explosion,” which leaves a lot of unanswered questions. What fruits? Why are they exploding? But after much speculation, the 2021 flavor was revealed to be “Fruity Candy Chews.”
So that’s why it tastes just like last year’s! Kick Halloween into the past with a final sugary sendoff; you are in for quite a scare.
Recipe: Begin by adding cinnamon to the rim of your glass. Shake ice, gin, and beer to combine in a cocktail mixer. Combine with Voo-dew in the glass. Mix about a half-teaspoon of cinnamon into the glass. Crack an egg and separate the white from the yolk. Whisk half of the egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Pour over the glass and serve for a creamy, spicy, fruity cocktail that will (or perhaps won’t) keep you coming back for more!