Halloween drink recipes and inspiration

If you’ve already been inspired with eerily entertaining ideas by reading our previous Halloween post – or got creative with a pumpkin and keg tap using the instructions on our Pumpkin Keg post – you may be intrigued to discover more inventively creepy cocktails and scarily sweet treats perfect for enjoying at Halloween parties!

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Jack-O-Lantern

Looking a lot like a little pumpkin, (but not tasting much like one) this Ametista Double Old Fashioned Tumbler provides the perfect vessel for a Jack-O-Lantern cocktail.

Follow these instructions  from about.com to discover how to make one:

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Hennessy VSOP Cognac
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz ginger ale
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • orange wheel and lime twist for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker.
  2. Strain into an Ametista Doublee Old Fashioned Tumbler over ice.
  3. Float an orange wheel with a lime twist poked into the top.

Classic Dry Gibson Martini Recipe

These creative martinis have the appearance of spooky monsters peering up from the murky depths of a swamp-like liquid (i.e. a delicious cocktail!), and are ideal served in a  Polycarbonate Martini Glass Black.

Create this terrifying tipple using these instructions from homebars.barinacraft.com:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 oz  gin
  • 1/3 oz  dry vermouth
  • 2  cocktail onions

Preparation:

  1. Add the gin and dry vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 10-15 seconds and strain into a chilled Polycarbonate Martini Glass Black. Recipe amounts are given for normal drink sizes, however to get the effect you want the liquor just below the rim so the onion eyeballs appear to float. You may need to mix a batch of several drinks so you can fill the glasses to just the right height
  2. Hollow out a small pocket in each onion and stuff with black olive pieces or caviar to simulate eyeball pupils. Thread them both on a long toothpick or skewer so both eyeballs point in the same direction. Arrange on the bar top so they appear to stare down the party.

Eyeball Jelly Shots

An impressively gruesome treat to serve up to guests at your Halloween party – delicious jelly shots embedded with a creepy eyeball staring up at you!

Served in Plastic Sampling Glasses, these eye-catching delights should give your friends quite a fright!

Preparation:

  1. Using tinned lychees, stuff the hole with a blueberry to form an “Eyeball”.
  2. Place “Eyeball” in Plastic Sampling Cups.
  3. Make up some jelly and pour into the cups.
  4. Leave in the fridge to set.

That’s the kids’ version.
For Adults, add vodka to your jelly making process for an extra kick!

Marshmallow for brains!

Either served as a dessert with ice cream or used solely as a centrepiece amongst your other devilish decorations, this Ceramic Skull Tiki Mug filled with marshmallows and strawberry sauce helps to create the grisly illusion of bloodied brains!

Green Goblin recipe

The  Glass Drinks Dispenser With Stand makes an effective display for serving up a ghoulish green cocktail like the Green Goblin!

Inserting orange slices into the cocktail will not only infuse the drink with citrus flavours, but also gives the appearance of small pumpkins – enhancing its Halloween inspired appearance!

Add scary decorations and accessories around the dispenser and serve in spooky Tiki Skull Glasses.

Follow these instructions from drinksmixer.com to create your own garish Green Goblin:

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz peach shnapps
  • 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix

Preparation:

Pour all ingredients into a French Cocktail Shaker cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and pour over ice cubes in the Tiki Skull Glasses. Serve with a lime wedge.

Ice-cream monster!

Get creative by making a Disposable Margarita Glass not only suitable for serving up an ice-cream treat, but also to transform it into a menacing monster!

This one is relatively simple!

  1. Using a permanent marker or glass paint, apply a suitably scary face to your glass.
  2. Add mint chocolate chip ice-cream to the glass to act as the body of your green monster.
  3. The finishing touch is to use (fairly neatly) broken chocolate biscuits to become horns and perhaps a scaly section of the monster’s head!

Trick or Treater’s sweet bowl

Replicating a witch’s cauldron, this Plastic Fish Bowl is perfect for trick or treaters to fill with all of the tasty goodies they’ve managed to acquire!

Whilst the kids are out collecting their sweets,  how about using one to create a delicious Halloween punch for the adults?

 

Some mouthwatering Halloween punch can be made using these instructions from tasteofhome.com:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 carton (64 ounces) orange juice
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 quart orange sherbet

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of pineapple juice to a boil. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Cool; transfer to a large pitcher or container.
  3. Add orange juice and remaining pineapple juice. Chill.
  4. Just before serving, pour into a punch bowl; add ginger ale and mix well.
  5. Top with scoops of sherbet. Provides 20-24 servings.

Unframed blackboard (to create your own Halloween inspired design on!)

This Unframed Blackboard is ideal for using at home for a Halloween party to inform your guests of the devilishly good drinks on offer; or in a bar to let customers know what is in store for them at your establishment this spooky season!

All you’ll need is some coloured chalk or paint, and some artistic flair!

With all of these frighteningly fun and inventive ideas, you are probably brimming with inspiration for making your Halloween as spine chilling and creatively creepy as possible!

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