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RECIPES: Spirited Halloween Beverages

By John Roisland
As the Halloween weekend rapidly approaches, many a party will be had and much holiday spirits will be consumed. There are many out there for the connoisseur to savor. Some are sweet and some are sour, but all are always creative with keeping the holiday in mind!
So if you’re hosting or heading to a Halloween coven – er, party – here’re a few ideas for you to mix in your cauldron!

Axe Murderer

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. amaretto
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 1 oz. rum, light
  • 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz. tequila, light
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 splash 7-Up
  • Pineapple juice to top
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Pour spirits in collins glass.
  2. 2. Add some ice.
  3. 3. Top with pineapple juice.
  4. 4. Enjoy!

Brain Hemorrhage

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp grenadine
  • 1 tsp Irish cream
  • 1 oz peach schnapps

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Pour the peach schnapps.
  2. 2. Slowly add Irish cream but do not mix! The creme will clump together and settle at the bottom of the schnapps, giving the appearance of an internal organ.
  3. 3. Pour the grenadine over the creme for additional disgusting appearance.
  4. 4. Enjoy!

Sleepy Hollow

Ingredients

  • 1/4 oz. Irish cream
  • 3/4 oz. pumpkin liqueur (Bols Pumpkin Smash)
  • 1 oz. vodka, spiced (Skyy)
  • 1 piece (Brachs Mellowcreme Candy Pumpkins) candy
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Combine spirits in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Shake well.
  3. 3. Strain into glass.
  4. 4. With a warm knife, slice a slit into the bottom side of the pumpkin candy.
  5. 5. Place candy on rim of glass.
  6. 6. Enjoy!

Vampire

Ingredients

  • 1 oz chambord raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Combine all in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Shake well.
  3. 3. Serve as shots in a highball glass.
  4. 4. Enjoy!

Vampire’s Kiss

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz dry gin
  • 1 tblsp tequila
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz tomato juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Combine all in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Shake well.
  3. 3. Strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
  4. 4. Enjoy!

Witches’ Brew

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vodka (chilled)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle chilled lemon-lime flavored soda or ginger ale
  • 3 cups pineapple juice (chilled)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package lime gelatin
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Place gelatin in punch bowl.
  2. 2. Dissolve with hot water, stirring well.
  3. 3. After gelatin is dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. 4. Add ice.
  5. 5. Enjoy!

Wolf (Howlin’)

Ingredients

  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz creme de menthe, white
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • Sprite
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Pour spirits in glass.
  2. 2. Add some ice.
  3. 3. Top with Sprite.
  4. 4. Enjoy!

Zombie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz creme de almond
  • 1 oz rum, light
  • 1/2 oz rum, 151 proof
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. 1. Combine spirits (except 151 proof rum) in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Shake well.
  3. 3. Strain into collins glass over ice cubes.
  4. 4. Float the 151 proof rum on top.
  5. 5. Add a cherry.
  6. 6. Enjoy!
The coolest thing about Halloween drinks is that you can decorate them endlessly. Head to Dollar Tree, Party City, or Spirit Halloween and grab a handful of plastic eyeballs, skull shaped ice trays, dry ice, or even gummy worms and add them to your drinks to spook them up!
Now, get your costume on and go howl at the moon, Time Warp, and Monster Mash the night away! Just do all of us a favor, and please drink responsibly. Just because you party with the dead, you don’t need to be dead yourself. So, yeah, don’t drink and drive. Just don’t.
And without further adieu, let’s get our Halloween on!
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Posted by John Roisland

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