With the Halloween holiday right around the corner, now is the time to decide what defrightful drinks and creepy cocktails you’ll be servin’ to all those thirsty ghosts, ghouls and goblins. According to The Telegraph report published on Oct. 26, when it comes to Halloween, getting your human and non-human guests into the Halloween “spirit” is easy with just the right drink.
Whether you are planning a bewitching bash or intimate get-together, the following show-stopping recipes are guaranteed to send great big chills up and down your ghoulish guests’ spines – if they have one, that is. Get ready to get creeped out.
Blood Drip Martini Glass – These decorative bloodcurdling glasses are must-haves for any Halloween party. They make boo-tiful tablescapes! You’ll need sugar, Karo Syrup, red food coloring and clear martini glasses.
Bloody Brain Shooter – Fair warning! If you are looking for the creepiest cocktail around, this spooky shooter is a real “no-brainer!” You’ll need strawberry vodka, lime juice, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Grenadine.
Blood Orange Cocktails – Talk about bloodcurdling! These bloody beverages, from Martha Stewart, are served in real test tubes! All you need is fresh blood-orange juice and a blood-orange liqueur.
Bleeding Heart Martini – This pretty in pink drink calls for gin, dry vermouth and ice cubes. Chill martini glasses until frosty – swirl vermouth to coat the glasses, then pour vermouth out. Add gin to cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Add a pickled baby beet on a cocktail skewer and serve.
Michael’s Bloody Maria – This top-rated recipe from the Food Network, calls for tomatoes, jalapeno chilis, fennel, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, lemon vodka and basil leaves. Martini glasses recommended.
Bloody Apple Cranberry Cocktails – You can make this pretty drink with or without alcohol. You’ll need frozen cranberry juice, Sparkling Apple Cider, apple-flavored vodka and cranberry schnapps.
Blueberry Rickety Eyeball Punch – This super-creepy punch calls for gin, blueberry juice, grenadine, lime juice, lychee syrup, lychees stuffed with fresh blueberries and ice. The stuffed lychees make the creepy eyeballs. Serve in tall glasses.
Potion de Muerto courtesy of Christian Sanders of Evelyn Drinkery
• 2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel
• ¾ part orange juice
• ¾ part lemon juice
• ¾ part chipotle agave (if unavailable, substitute agave nectar for chipotle agave)
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• ½ part beet juice
Serve in a tall glass over crushed ice with a beet juice float – the beet juice will slowly float down the glass through the crushed ice, making it look like blood dripping down. Garnish with an orange slice. Defrightful!
Happy Halloween. And as always, please drink responsibly.