5 Scary Halloween Cocktail Recipes

    October 24, 2013

    Hosting a spooky Halloween party? Check out these five festive Halloween cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started!

    Caramel Apple Punch

    You need just four ingredients to make this delicious concoction: apple cider, spiced rum, lemon juice, and a sliced apple for garnish. Serve in a big spooky punch bowl filled with ice at your Halloween party. Depending on the type of event venue, you may want to get plastic cups instead of glass to avoid any damage to your party space.

    Pumpkin Martini

    To start out, rim your glass with a mix of sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Then fill a martini shaker with ice and add a shot of vodka, an ounce of half and half, half ounce of pure pumpkin puree, half ounce maple syrup, and a dash of pure vanilla extract with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. Shake well and strain into the chilled, rimmed martini glass. As a tip, make sure you have wine charms in your event space so people don’t mix up their glasses throughout the night.

    Black Devil Martini

    Rim a glass with orange sugar crystals, then add two ounces dark rum, ½ ounce dry vermouth and garnish with black olive. If you don’t want to have two martinis on the menu, you could easily turn this into a cocktail by replacing the dry vermouth with some ginger beer and a tiny bit of maraschino cherry juice to give a similar look with a sweeter taste.

    The Skull Crusher

    This cocktail is perfect for Day of the Dead celebrations on November 1-2. A reference to sugar skulls, a staple of the holiday, it’s made with orange-flavored vodka and a splash of cranberry juice. Take one and a half ounces orange vodka of your choice (Absolute Mandarin for instance), top off with club soda and a splash of cranberry juice. Garnish with lime. If club soda is not your thing, swap with Cointreau orange liqueur and garnish with orange instead.

    Raspberry Mojito

    Another cocktail to celebrate Día de los Muertos! You need one and a half measures of white rum, one and a half measures of raspberry liqueur, a dash of lime juice, 1/2 measure of simple syrup, topped up with soda water and mint leaves. Muddle or gently crush your mint leaves and sugar syrup in a tall glass. Add crushed ice, lime juice, the raspberry liqueur and white rum. Top the glass up with soda.

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