TODAY | October 23, 2013
>> we're talking about cocktails, of course. first this is "today" on nbc.
>>> time to take you into "today's" kitchen for sweet treats for halloween with a little something extra for the adults.
>> the kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun so invite your friends over. "cocktail pops," congratulations on your book.
>> i'm so excited to be here. i've done a lot of cocktail pop segments and you inspired me to write the book.
>> i wanted to even thank you in this book but i thought i'm not going to do that. i thought it was weird. like a creeper.
>> little stalkerish.
>> there are great photos and tips and techniques to make your pops look their best.
>> these are cosmo pops.
>> look how cute.
>> to make the garnish stand out, i developed this technique. take some sugar glue. want to do it, kathie lee ?
>> i was going to eat one.
>> you're going to eat one?
>> take some sugar glue and brush it on this little lime. there's a recipe in the book for that, too. position it on the frozen pop.
>> bottom or the top?
>> at the top. basically wherever you want the garnish to go. here is the trick. you put like a tablespoon of pop mixture back into the mold and then you plunge it in -- i'm going to make -- you plunge it down in. what happens is that the mixture comes up around the mold and almost laminates the pop. it doesn't have that blurry, embedded look.
>> you have to be careful so it doesn't go sliding off.
>> yeah. these are great for a vampire party for halloween or -- and then these pops, too. this is a kiwi-pomegranate pop. this is a gin and tonic pop. it has b2 in it, which is riboflavin.
>> tim sach is downstairs with a black light .
>> they glow in the dark .
>> my goodness.
>> that's weird!
>> explain why they glow in the dark .
>> a gin and tonic recipe, right? your tonic, your water, your lime. you put these b2 capsules in it.
>> cut off after three.
>> at the health food store . this is the tonic.
>> oh, my gosh!
>> they're very strong and fun. you mix up the recipe and you dump in, in the capsule, in powdered form, you dump this right in. it sort of dissolves.
>> we only have 30 seconds, hate to say.
>> pumpkin mojito pops, bubble gum b oochlt oochoo.
>> i want mojito.
>> disco zombie party. it's great for mocktails and cocktails.
>> so great.
>> so delicious.