5 Spooky Halloween Cocktails October 23, 2019
Looking for something boo-zy to make this Halloween? Take a look at these hauntingly delicious cocktails… because what’s a Halloween party without scary-good drinks!
1. Jack-O’-Lantern Milkshake
Drizzle the inside of 3 large or 4 medium glasses with warmed hot fudge sauce. Blend 2 pints vanilla ice cream with ¾ cup pumpkin puree, 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and ½ cup milk until smooth. Divide between prepared glasses and top with whipped cream. Use chocolate candies (such as Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms) to create spooky faces in the whipped cream. Booze it up by blending in a splash of bourbon!
2. Witch’s Brew Punch
Place a large mixing bowl inside a larger punch bowl. Place 4 cups dry ice pellets into punch bowl, surrounding the bottom of the mixing bowl. Pour 2 cups water onto dry ice. Fill inner bowl with ½ cup orange liqueur, 2 cups chilled pomegranate juice, and 1 bottle chilled Prosecco. Garnish with lime and orange rounds. Serve over ice. Once smoking subsides, pour more water over dry ice to create more smoke. Don’t worry if water touching dry ice bubbles up. Once punch bowl is empty, refill with another batch of punch! For an extra festive touch, place a frozen brain ice mold (available online or in Halloween stores) in the center of the punch!
Disclaimer: DO NOT TOUCH DRY ICE WITH YOUR HANDS! You can find dry ice at your local ice house or at many retailers, such as Walmart and Costco.
Fresh Tips: This punch recipe makes about 8 servings, so depending on the size of your party, you may need to refresh once or twice. Once the party is over, leave the dry ice in the punch bowl overnight to melt completely before pouring liquid down the drain.
3. The Goblet of Fire
This Harry Potter inspired cocktail certainly has flair in its presentation. To make, in a goblet, pour freshly squeezed blackberry juice and a squeeze of lime juice over crushed ice. Top it off with an overproof rum, like Cruzan 151 (this is key to producing the flame!).
4. Mad Scientist
Hosting a halloween party? …Or should we say a mad scientist party? Serve these out of beakers or potion bottles from your local craft store for an extra feeling of mad science! To make, combine vodka, 2 oz Green chartreuse, and 4 oz lemonade in a shaker tin. Then, add ice and shake. Serve chilled over ice, or drop a pellet of dry ice in for the smoky effect.
Beware to not drink the beverage until after the dry ice has dissipated as it can burn your skin on contact.
5. Candy Apple Spritz (Kid’s Mocktail)
Pour 2 TBSP grenadine into a highball glass and fill with ice. Fill glass ⅔ full with apple cider and top with seltzer water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and spooky straws. For a boozy version, simply add a splash of dark rum and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Why don’t you invite these scary-good snacks to the party, too? Check out 6 Scary Good Carnival Foods You Can Make At Home.