Trick Or Treat For Adults: Spooktacular Cocktails.

It’s that time of year again where all the ghouls and goblins come out to play. Who says that youngsters are the only ones allowed to have some fun? This year the adults are going to have some fun. Trick or treat for adults with spooktacular cocktails, and you can save $8.00 on all of your favorites, and I have six spooktacular cocktails to help you celebrate.

Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy:Spiced Hot Toddy:

This spiced caramel apple hot toddy is the perfect fall cocktail, combining warm spices with sweet caramel and apples to create the ultimate cocktail for the entire season. With a little bourbon kick, this drink is sure to keep your blood warm and the ghosts and goblins away.

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of Bulleit Boutbon

2) 1 cup of Apple Cider

3) 1/2 a cup of Fresh Orange Juice + 1 whole orange slice

4) 8 caramel candies

5) 1 splash of water

6) 1 cinnamon stick

7) Star Anise

8) 8 whole cloves

To Make:

In a small saucepan combine apple cider, orange juice, four caramel candies, cinnamon stick. Star anise, and whole cloves, and simmer for 15 minutes until fragrant and the caramels have melted, stir occasionally. In two heat proof glasses, add 1 1/2 ounces of Buillet Bourbon to each glass.

Take the remaining four caramels, a splash of water, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds- one minute on high until caramels are melted and smooth. ( Alternately you can melt the caramels on the stove top in a double boiler. )

Strain the spiced warmed apple cider into each glass equally, stir with the bourbon, and garnish an apple slice, and drizzle the melted caramel over the rim of each glass. Serve immediately.

Pink Starburst Martini:Strwberry Martini:

Everyone’s favorite Starburst flavor ( pink, duh ) is now in drink form, trick or treat for adults. A refreshing Strawberry Starburst inspired martini is the perfect cocktail for any and all celebrations, especially Halloween.

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of vodka

2) 1 ounce of Strawberry flavored seltzer or sparkling water

3) 1 ounce of strawberry kiwi juice

4) Pink Starbursts to garnish

To Make:

In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add in the Vodka and Strawberry Kiwi Juice. Shake vigorously until well combined and chilled. You will it’s well chilled when condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a martini glass and top off with 1 1/2 ounces of strawberry flavored seltzer water. Garnish with pieces of pink Starbursts. Enjoy

Winking Witches Brew:Put A Spell On:

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for your Halloween get together with friends! We added a Twizzlers garnish around the rim and a Twizzlers straw to give it a fun Halloween look that goes perfectly with the spooky purple cider. Enjoy

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of blackberry juice

2) 1 ounce of simple syrup

3) 2 ounces of Tito’s Vodka

4) Ice

5) Blackberries for a garnish ( optional )

6) Black licorice Twizzlers ( Three per cocktail )

For the blackberry juice, twelve ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries half a cup of water in a saucepan, combine 12 ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries with 1/2 a cup of water. Heat until boiling and let simmer for ten minutes. Once fully cooked through, mash the berries and strain until only the juice remains.

To Make:

In a tumbler combine the two berry juices with one ounce of the simple syrup and two ounces of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and stir together and stir with a swizzle stick. Top with ice and garnish with a cut Twizzlers, for a candy swizzle stick. More trick or treat for adults.

 

Frankenbride Bellini:

It’s scary how perfect this freaky take on a Bellini is for kicking off your Halloween favorites. The basic witches give this cocktail two broomsticks up.

Ingredients:

Ghouls Delight:

1) 1/2 ounce of Vodka

2) 1/2 ounce of Kiwi puree

3) Proseco

4) Fresh blackberries for the garnish ( optional ) but recomended

To Make:

Cut and core a fresh kiwi, then blend into a puree using a blender. Combine 1/2 ounce of puree with Vodka and stir together. Pour kiwi and vodka mixture into a champagne flute. Top off with proseco. Garnish with three blackberries on a pick across the top of the flute. Perfect for a brunch or lunch date.

Ghostly Gin and Tonic:

Spooky Gin and Tonic:

Looking to switch up your usual Gin and Tonic? This cocktail should do trick ( or treat) Mix up this perfect ghostly Gin and tonic to celebrate all the hauntings of Halloween. It’s scary delicious.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 Lt, Bottle of Tonic water

3) Ice, we like our cocktails cold around here

4) 1 bag of mini gummy worms

To Make:

Take mini gummy worms and empty into ice cube trays. Fill the trays with your favorite tonic water and freeze for eight + hours, or overnight. Remove ice cubes and toss into your favorite glass. Add in more tonic water and two ounces of Gin. Garnish with additional gummy worms and serve.

 

Ghoulish Gin- Ger Ale:Spooky Ginger Ale:

This gory cocktail is bloody delicious! Feel free to substitute Vodka in place of Gin. ( we even like whiskey for this one ) This cocktail is essentially a dirty Shirley,but we upped the scare factor with the garnish. We made these creepy ice cubes by freezing gummy candies in an ice cube tray with water.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 4 ounces of Ginger Ale

3) 1 ounce of Grenadine syrup

4) 2-3 Dashes of Cranberry Bitters

To Make:

In a rocks glass with ice combine Gin and Ginger Ale. Gently pour Grenadine around the inside edges of the glass and garnish with scary accessories. Serve with a straw or swizzle stick to stir the Grenadine before drinking the cocktail.

I truly hope that you give one or two of these cocktails a try, and if you do please let me know how liked or disliked them.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

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I prefere Not To Drink In Public: Stay home and drink instead

Just like the title says, I prefer not to drink in public. Stay home and drink instead, and I have a few reasons why I do not like to drink in public. You may think that they are funny reasons, or a little crazy. So let me know what you think.

Reason Number One:Number One:

Now, lets get right to the first reason that I prefer not to drink in public. The reason is that people out there these days are crazy. You can’t even look at another person without offending them. It’s like everyone has turned into a bunch of little babies who are still suckling on their mothers breasts.

Look, I’m not saying that everyone out there is like this, maybe it’s me and the era that I grew up in. You walked into a bar back in my day, and people were happy to see you. They asked how your week was, or how was your day.

You go into a bar today and everyone looks at you like you have some nerve for coming there. I thought that going out to have a drink was supposed to be to have a little fun. At least where I live people suck. How are the people where you live? I want to know if you have the same issues as me.

Reason Number Two:Number Two:

Reason number two that I prefer not to drink in public is the cost. Besides how crazy everyone is these days, the last time I went out for a beer, they wanted four dollars for one stinking beer. Back in my Navy days, when I went to a bar for an ice-cold long neck, it cost me a dollar fifty.

I mean come on they have’nt done anything to improve the taste of the beer that I drink. There has been no improvement in the package, so why has the cost of the product gone up so much? I get inflation, but come on one beer for four bucks, for that price add one more dollar and you can buy a six-pack at your local beverage mart.

I know, I’m showing my age, and I usually give you a few cocktail recopies in my articles. I, just felt like throwing out a small rant this weekend. Is there anyone out there that feels the same way that I do about this? Please leave me a comment, I want to know.

Reason Number Three:Number Three:

The third reason that I prefer not to drink in public, is that in this point of my life I would rather sit in front of a fire and drink with friends and family. For me it is a lot better to stay home and drink with the people who bring the most joy in my life. Sounds funny that after the year and a half that we had, I still want to spend time with my family.

There is good news on the front as of today, they are saying that we are on our way down in the amount of infections and hospital intakes due to the virus. So soon we may be able to have a small gathering in our homes. This is good news with the holidays so close to being here.

I know that most of us have already been having gatherings in our homes, but soon we will be able to have more people join us for cocktails at Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. Just hang in there for a little while longer, now I want to get back to the cost. This weekend starting today October/ 08/ 2021 you can save $7.00 until 10/10/2021 all you have to do is use the code that I will give you at the end of this article. So please keep reading and enjoy the savings on anything that you might purchase.

Reason Number Four:Number Four:

Reason number four why I prefer not to drink in public and stay home to drink instead is the most important reason of all. Once I start to drink, I don’t always like to stop. And I am too stubborn to pay for a taxi cab, uber lyft or any other way that costs money to get my drunk butt home.

I prefer to stay home and drink so that I can continue to drink more than one or two, and not have to worry about getting pulled over by law enforcement. Getting a DWI would be one of the worst things that can happen. Then there is the fact that I could end up causing an accident and killing someone. That would be something that I would never be able to forgive myself for.

Tacking the life of another human being is the ultimate sin, I would never be able to recover from doing it. What about you, could come back from causing the death of another human being? And it’s not just cost of the legal fees that you will need pay for, or the time spent behind bars for killing someone, that is something that will always be on my mind. I am the reason that a mother or father, or brother, or sister sits in a dark room crying themselves to sleep at night. If they are even able to sleep.

Yes this is why I prefer to not drink in public and stay home and drink instead. I can drink as much as I want and not have to worry about killing someone. Would you be able to forgive yourself if caused someones life to come to an end? I know for sure that I would not be able to .

Have A Drink With Me:Drink With Me:

If you agree raise your glasses for a toast and have a drink with me. Take my word for it. It is much safer to drink at home. Trust me you will not only save money by drinking at home, but chances are that you will have a much better time. Now as I promised you the code to use at checkout is SPOOKYTIME

remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.