4 cocktail recipes for halloween
For me, Halloween marks the official start of the holiday season. So let's celebrate the spirit of the season with some seasonal spirits, shall we?
Here are 4 Halloween-themed cocktail recipes that will get your holiday season off to a spirited start.
Halloween Cocktail Recipe #1 - Persephone Returns to Hades
Any drink that involves a muddler deserves a long name just so people are aware of how much work goes into the dang thing. Plus, with winter approaching, the myth of Persephone and her underworld lover is fitting.
1 part pomegranate juice
1 ½ parts gin or vodka
¾ part grenadine or simple syrup
2-3 mint or basil leaves
squeeze of fresh lime
To make: Add mint or basil leaves to glass, cover with grenadine. Muddle together. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake until chilled.
Serve with a cocktail straw in a high or lowball glass. Garnish with mint or basil leaves, cherry, mini plastic pitchfork or other hellish decorations.
Halloween Cocktail Recipe #2 - Bitches’ Brew
To make: Fill glass 1/3 of the way with port. Fill remainder of glass with chilled stout. Serve in a lowball glass or stemmed glass.
Halloween Cocktail Recipe #3 - Queen of the Damned
1 part raspberry vodka OR vodka + raspberry liqueur
1 part coffee liqueur
2 parts champagne
red sugar for rim
To make: Shake first two ingredients together with ice, strain and serve in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar or with bloody candy rim. Fill rest of glass with champagne. Garnish with slice of blood orange (optional).
Halloween Cocktail Recipe #4 - Cool Autumn Breeze
1 part gold rum
1 part sweet tea
splash of sour mix
squeeze of lemon
To make: Combine all ingredients in a lowball glass over ice. Stir well. Garnish with lemon or orange wedge.
sipping mummy photo by: Passetti, on Flickr