Halloween is that time of year where it's socially acceptable to dress up however you want, and this applies to our cocktails too. Whether you're hosting a Halloween cocktail party or just trying to get in the spirit with a spooky cocktail on a dark Halloween night, this is the holiday to dress up your drink with Halloween cocktails.
Here are a few of our favorite creepy cocktails to ensure you're not haunted by the ghost of regret sipping a plain old cocktail this month.
You'' use a brown sugar syrup in this. To make that, combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of light brown sugar. Bring to a boil and, when cool, add 1 tsp of butter extract. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. For the Bourbon Butterbeer, combine 1.5 oz of bourbon, 1 oz of buttered brown sugar syrup, 4 oz of apple cider, and 2 oz of ginger beer in a glass. Serve with dry ice for the complete Harry Potter effect in your Halloween cocktails.
Full Recipe from Gastronom Blog.
Apple Cider Mimosas
On a small plate, combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rims, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture. Fill champagne flutes 1/4 full with 1 cup apple cider, then top off with 1 bottle champagne or prosecco.
Full Recipe on Delish.
Grilled Orange Old Fashioned
Heat a pan to medium-high. Grill one sliced navel orange, turning occasionally, just until charred, 2 to 4 minutes. In a pitcher, muddle oranges, 4 dashes Angastura bitters, and 4 maraschino cherries in a pitcher until fruit is slightly mashed. Stir in 8 oz bourbon or rye. Thread 4 large marshmallows on skewers and grill, turning, until charred. Serve drink over ice garnished with roasted marshmallows.
Full Recipe on Country Living.
Cinnamon Apple Cider Cups
For each apple cup, cut off top quarter of a large apple then remove and discard core. (If apple seems unstable, cut thin slice off bottom.) Using a melon baller, scoop out center of apple, leaving a 1/4-inch rim. (Reserve apple centers for another use.) To serve, fill each cup with 1 oz of your favorite liquor (bourbon or whiskey would be great here) and then fill the rest with apple cider. Top with a star anise pod and a cinnamon stick for sipping.
Full Recipe on Woman's Day.
To make the plum simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water over heat until sugar dissolves. Stir in sliced plums until they're soft, and remove from the heat. To make the cocktail, rim a cocktail glass with some of the plum syrup and dip into a plate of red sprinkles. Combine plum syrup, brandy and ginger ale for a bloody good cocktail.
Full Recipe from Brit + Co.
The Black Widow Cocktail
Make these Halloween cocktails easily with FICKS Blackberry Margarita Mix and some fresh blackberries. Just combine FICKS cocktail mix with vodka and garnish with fresh blackberries for a venomous creation. Photo courtesy of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.
It's the bright blue color for us in this one, and it's easy to mix the Ghoul's blood in one large batch for a large Halloween cocktail party. Mix rum, blue curacao and pineapple juice into a pitcher and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. When it's cocktail party time, shake with ice in a cocktail shaker to get these ice cold and pour into martini glasses. Don't forget to garnish with some gummy eyeballs on a martini pick.
Full Recipe from West Via Midwest.
Love Potion #9
This is an easy one to blend up quickly, and for a 100% guarantee your guests will love it AND you, because, well, that's what Love Potion #9 does! Into a blender, pour 1/2 cup of ice, 1/2 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries, 1 cup of FICKS Strawberry Margarita Mix, 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup of vodka and 1oz white crème de cacao liqueur. Blend until smooth and serve to your lovelies.
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FICKS Premium Strawberry Margarita Mix
🍹 Sip straight over ice for non-alcoholic cocktails 🍓🌵 Puréed strawberries and agave nectar 🚫 Half the sugar of other all natural mixers 🍃 All natural ingredients 🕐 Mix bar-quality cocktails in under 1 minute Just Mix 2 Parts FICKS… learn more
Candy Corn Cordials
This cocktail requires a little planning ahead, because you're going to infuse vodka with candy corn. A day before you'll be serving these, combine 2 parts vodka and 1 part candy corn into a glass or pitcher and refrigerate. Give this a good stir before you make the drinks. For each cocktail, combine 2 shots of the infused vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, an egg white and ice. Shake vigorously and serve with candy corn garnish.
Full Recipe at Food Network.
It can be kind of a scary looking cocktail year round, but Halloween really lets the bloody mary shine. Try serving your bloodies in novelty syringes or blood bags like the one above for a quick and easy Halloween twist on your cocktails.