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:
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.
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
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:
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.
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
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:
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
1) 6 ounces of blackberry juice
2) 1 ounce of simple syrup
3) 2 ounces of Tito’s Vodka
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.
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.
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.
1) 1/2 ounce of Vodka
2) 1/2 ounce of Kiwi puree
4) Fresh blackberries for the garnish ( optional ) but recomended
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:
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.
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
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:
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.
1) 2 ounces of Gin
2) 4 ounces of Ginger Ale
3) 1 ounce of Grenadine syrup
4) 2-3 Dashes of Cranberry Bitters
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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