Whether you are partying with friends or riding your broom solo this Halloween weekend, you simply can’t enjoy the spookiest time of the year without a ghoulishly good potion in your hand. Don’t get “cut” off guard this Halloween season drinking the usual done to death Halloween cocktails! Celebrate the scariest time of the year with 5 frighteningly good Halloween cocktails that are to die for!
Ghost In The Graveyard
2 oz. black vodka
2 oz. creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and crème de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
DIY Black Vodka: Add a couple drops of black food coloring gel to the vodka and shake well. Repeat step 2 until the desired color is achieved. You want to use as little food coloring gel as possible to avoid offsetting the taste of your vodka
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. dry vermouth
½ oz. crème de cassis
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into an ice-cold martini glass. Garnish with a few blackberries speared on a stick.
Joker Gone Wild
2 oz. cherry vodka
1/2 oz. rum
1oz. Midori sour
3 oz. sweet and sour mix
Purple sanding sugar
1 cup of sugar
2-3 drops of purple food coloring
1 plastic Ziplock bag
Using your hands, mix the food coloring and the sugar until sugar is completely purple. To decorate the glass, use 2 appetizer plates and pour 2 tbsp. of simple syrup onto the plate. On another plate, add the purple sugar. Dip your glasses into the simple syrup and then into the sanding sugar. Set glasses aside for 5 minutes to dry.
Fill your glass 3/4 of the way with ice. Add cherry vodka, rum, and Midori sour into a large cocktail shaker, and shake well to mix. Pour into your sugar rimmed glass and top with sweet and sour mix.
RumChata Jelly Shot Skulls
1 cup water
2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes plain gelatin (about 4 tsp gelatin powder – enough to gel 2 cups liquid)
2/3 cup RumChata
1/3 cup cake flavored vodka
Decorating gel icing for garnish, if desired
Silicone molds or a standard non-reactive loaf pan (about 8″ x 4″)
Prepare molds by lightly spraying with cooking spray, then wipe clean with a paper towel. This will leave a very thin layer of lubrication which will ease unmolding without affecting the taste or appearance of your jelly shots. (If you’re using a pan, you don’t need to do this step, but you can if you’re worried about unmolding.)
Pour water and sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to soak for a 1 to 2 minutes. Heat over low setting while stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove the mixture from heat. Stir in RumChata and vodka. Pour the mixture into pan or silicone mold. Refrigerate until fully set, about 3 to 4 hours. To serve, unmold (or cut into cube if you’re using a pan). Place a drop of red gel icing at the corner of each skull’s mouth to enhance their bloodthirsty nature.
2 oz. dark rum
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. ginger liqueur
Splash of sweet cava
In a cocktail shaker, combine ice with all ingredients except the sweet cava. Shake and pour into a glass. Top with a floater of cava, and add smoldering cinnamon stick.
Shimmery Magical Punch
2 oz. Viniq Glow
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. triple sec
Rim highball glass with black or white sugar sprinkles. Add chilled Viniq Glow, lemon juice, triple sec and ice to a cocktail shaker, shake, and then pour into glass.