Five Wickedly Delicious Halloween Cocktails [RECIPES]
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Halloween will be here before you know it and if you’re planning an adult Halloween party, you probably want to sever something other than wine and beer, right? If you want to impress your guests, try one (or all) of these wickedly delicious Halloween cocktails suggested by More.com!
The Otesaga Spookytini
This drink comes to us from the Otesaga Resort Hotel which is not only a quick trip up the road in Cooperstown, but also *supposedly* haunted by friendly spirits.
2 oz. apple-flavored vodka such as Stoli Gala Apple
1 ½ oz Ginger beer
A dash of cherry juice
And then for the garnish: cherry-stuffed lychee nut, soaked in ginger brandy
Mix the vodka and ginger beer in a cocktail shaker with ice and then pour into a martini glass, garnishing with the lychee nut soaked in ginger brandy. Pour a dash of cherry juice over the lychee nut and then watch as the veins in the fruit soak up the juice, turning the nut into an eyeball!
If summoning the dead doesn’t completely freak you out, this is a drink for you. Obviously, drinking this cocktail from Lucid Absinthe won’t actually summon the dead, but the name is pretty awesome!
1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. White Creme de Cocao
1 oz. coconut milk
Drizzle of black sambucca
Combine the Lucid absinthe, white creme de cocao, and coconut milk in a shaker filled with ice. Shake it until it gets all frothy and then strain the drink into a short glass over ice. Drizzle black sambucca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses through the cocktail.
Like that name? Yeah, it’s got just the right amount of cheese- not too much, but not too little.
3 tbs. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. red food coloring
Optional: gummy eyeball candy for garnish
Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir the mixture with a toothpick and then, holding a martini glass by the stem, dip the rim into the syrup mixture, and turn the glass, coating the entire rim. Turn the glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down sides. Repeat for however many glasses of this drink you plan to make. Pour chilled Skinnygirl Piña Colada into the glasses and serve.
Candy Corn Martini
Halloween and candy corn go hand in hand, but this year, instead of just putting candy corn out in bowls, you’ll step up your game with this candied drink.
1/4 c. M&Ms white chocolate candy corn candies
1 c. Vanilla Vodka
1/2 Jigger (1 oz) Banana Schnapps
2 Jiggers (4 oz) Butterscotch Schnapps
About 4 oz. Crushed Ice
About 1 Tbsp Whipping Cream
The day before you’ll be making this cocktail put the M&Ms and vanilla vodka in a small jar and let the candies soak overnight. To make each cocktail, strain 3 oz. of the candy-infused vodka into a cocktail shaker (you need to strain because you don’t want any lingering candy bits). Add the banana schnapps, butterscotch schnapps, and crushed ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and float whipping cream on the top.
This wickedly delicious cocktail comes from Todd Richman with Sidney Frank Importing Company.
2 parts vodka like American Harvest Vodka
4 fresh mint leaves
¼ part agave nectar
In a cocktail glass combine all ingredients (except the ginger beer) and gently muddle (that means lightly mash/mix- you don’t want to clobber the berries, but you want to mash them a little). Add crushed ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a blackberry and raspberry on a cocktail pick and fresh mint sprigs.