Spooky Cocktails For Halloween Parties!
Are you ready to throw the most spooktacular Halloween party ever? Well, we've got just the thing to make your guests scream with delight - Halloween-themed cocktails! Get ready to mix, shake, and stir your way to a frightfully good time. Whether you're hosting a haunted house party or a costume extravaganza, these creepy concoctions will be the life of the party. So grab your cauldron and let's get brewing!
1. Wicked Witch's Brew
Start off the night with a bewitching potion that will cast a spell on your taste buds. It's a wickedly refreshing drink that will leave your guests spellbound!
Ingredients! 20g caster sugar (optional), 50g frozen mixed berries, 200ml vodka, 100ml raspberry liqueur, 50ml blue curaçao, 100ml lemon juice, Ice, edible glitter, to garnish (optional),4 cocktail cherries, to serve (optional)
Step 1! Start by making the fruit base. Pour 60ml water into a saucepan and add the caster sugar, if using (use 75ml water if not using the sugar), and tip in the berries. Cook for 3-4 mins over a medium heat until the berries have defrosted and are starting to soften, and the liquid is bubbling. Turn off the heat and leave to cool. Strain and pour into a jug.
Step 2! Pour the fruit base (you should have approximately 80ml) into a cocktail shaker with the vodka, raspberry liqueur, blue curaçao, lemon juice and a large handful of ice. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold and frosty.
Step 3! Double strain into four chilled coupe or martini glasses. Sprinkle with a little edible glitter, if using, and stir. Garnish with a skewered cocktail cherry, too, if you like.
From BBC GOOD FOOD
2. Black Magic!
For a drink that will make your guests' blood run cold, serve up this chilling beauty. Your guests will be dying to have another sip!
Ingredients! 60ml Cognac, 20ml Blueberry, 15ml BPF Infused Absinthe, 15ml Aussie Blorgeat* [Homemade], 20ml lemon Juice, 6 fresh blueberries.
Steps! This is from @scottishmixology who created this amazing cocktail. We've included the original instruction and we think it's great for halloween! ''The original cocktail used the fruity @brockmansgin as the base, and while that is still a good choice, I fancied seeking out something richer and chose the @abk6cognac.europeVSOP instead. Full of fruity raisin notes, it felt like an excellent springboard to leap into the rest of the autumnal fruit basket in this drink. Austrian blueberry liqueur, along with fresh blueberries, an Aussie-inspired spin on blorgeat and a healthy dash of absinthe later (in place of the star anise), the only thing missing from the original recipe was a hibiscus petal, so the lighter rose stepped in to save the day.''
3. HALLOWEEN PUNCH
Get ready to unleash the undead with this brain-freezing punch! A drop-dead crowd pleaser!
Ingredients! 2L Cherry Juice, peel from 3 oranges, pared with a vegetable peeler, 1 thumb-sized red chilli, pierced a few times but left whole, 3 Cinnamon Sticks, 10 Cloves, 6 Slices of Ginger, Dracula's fangs sweets, 200ml Vodka.
Step 1! Tip the cherry juice, orange peel, chilli, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger into a large saucepan. Simmer for 5 mins, then turn off the heat. Leave to cool, then chill for at least 4 hrs, or up to 2 days – the longer you leave it the more intense the flavours.
Step 2! When you’re ready to serve, pour the juice into a jug. Serve in glass bottles or glasses and pop a straw in each. If you're adding vodka, do so at this stage. Dangle a fangs sweet from each glass.
4. The Dark and Spooky
An ancient sophisticated tipple to enjoy at Halloween! Pumpkin in colour and deliciously devilish.
Ingredients! 60ml Goslings Black Seal Rum, 30 ml chilli & ginger syrup (instructions below), 15ml lime juice, 15ml soda water.
Steps! Fill a rocks glass with ice, before topping with 60ml Goslings Black Seal Rum, 30 ml chilli & ginger syrup (make by simmering 1 cup of peeled and sliced fresh ginger, 1 pierced jalapeño, 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1 cup of water for 30 mins, before straining) and 15ml lime juice. Top with 15ml soda water and mix to combine.
We hope you enjoy these as much as we are going to! We will be trying them all at our Halloween party! Stay Spooky!
Graham and Jess!