Bring on the Halloween Parties!
October is the kick start to the end of the year, with that, the holiday parties begin. First up, Halloween!
Halloween is filled with fun, scary costumes, trick or treating, and party after party. Halloween isn't just for the kids anymore, adults seem to have just as much fun as the kids do, during this festive month. With Halloween parties on the rise and with all the elaborate costumes, a fun way to spice up your Halloween party is to serve a Halloween cocktail. Cocktails are a simple way to make a bold statement at your next party. We've taken some classic cocktails and jazzed them up to fit the Halloween theme!
*21 years+ and please drink responsibility*
Witches Brew Sangria:
Sangria is a fall favorite cocktail, to begin with. It can be made white or red, to keep the spookiness we went for red sangria. Since sangrias are very versatile you can mix and match with different fruits. This recipe serves 6 to 8 people. Here's how we put together the witches brew sangria.
1 cup blackberries
1 cup cranberries
2 medium black plums, sliced
2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup brandy
1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
25 oz red wine (Pinot Noir work well)
For visual effects add dry ice around the pitcher. It's best to leave it outside of the glasses to avoid anyone accidentally drinking the dry ice.
Aka the margarita! Can't go wrong serving a margarita at any party. This recipe is for 1 serving. We've added blood oranges to help bring out the Halloween feel, you could also use pomegranates or another red-tinted fruit. Here's how to put together this devil-rita.
2 oz silver/blanco tequila
2 oz fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced)
1 oz fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced)
1 tsp agave nectar or honey, to taste
Serve with 2 tsp kosher sea salt and/or sugar around the rim. To make this fitting for Halloween blend salt and/or sugar with red food coloring. Dip the rim of the glass in honey, then dip the rim in the red salt and/or sugar mixture. Drizzle honey down the side of the glass and sprinkle the red salt and/or sugar around.
Lime wedge and a blood orange slice to garnish
Serve with ice. Make it more Halloween by using Halloween themed ice trays.
Dark and Stormy:
The name says it all! This is a dark and stormy drink to keep your guest satisfied. This is a perfect drink to set the tone of any scary story, "on a dark and stormy night...". This recipe is for 1 serving. Here's how to put together this dark and stormy cocktail.
2 oz dark rum
3 oz ginger beer
1/2 oz lime juice
Lime wedge to garnish
2 candy gummy worms to garnish
Serve with 1 skull-shaped ice cube! Shop on Amazon or your local store to find super spooky and cool ice trays.
To add visual effects add dry ice around the serving area
This cocktail fits right into the Halloween theme, just like the dark and stormy, the name says it all. This cocktail is a vampire's favorite drink and is perfect to serve at any party. This recipe is for 1 serving. Here's how to make a Halloween themed blood Mary cocktail. Keep in mind this is a basic Bloody Mary recipe you can add additional add-ins.
1 cup ice cubes, make your ice cubes even more spooky by using skull-shaped ice trays.
1.5 oz vodka
3.5 oz tomato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce of choice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 stalk celery
2 radish olive eyeballs. Use a small knife to peel stripes around the radish. Leave thin lines of red skin to look like blood vessels. Scoop a small hole in the radish to fit an olive. Place olive pimiento side out into the hole. Serve two per drink.