Who says Halloween is only a children’s holiday. For those of you who may be hosting an adult Halloween party or any other adult function for Halloween, here are a few cocktail ideas as well as a few fun ideas to spice up things up. As always-be safe and have fun!
THE RED WITCH
1 ounce UV Cherry Vodka
2 ounces Sparkling Sweet Rose
-pour the Sparkling Sweet Rose into a champagne glass first, then slowly pour in the UV Cherry Vodka
-Garnish with a couple maraschino cherries.
2 ounces Amber Rum
1 ounce Laird’s Apple Brandy
1 tsp cinnamon
-pour rum, apple brandy and cinnamon into cocktail shaker, add ice and shake.
-strain into a martini glass and garnish with an apple slice.
1.5 ounces Raspberry Vodka
¾ ounce White Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce Half and Half Cream
Strawberry or Raspberry Syrup
-drizzle the fruit syrup on the inside and rim of an frozen martini glass.
-combine the vodka, white chocolate liqueur and cream in a shaker with ice and shake.
-strain into the martini glass
OTHER FUN IDEAS AND QUICK TIPS
-Any cocktails that are red or black in color
-Any kind of punch is also an option because you can find recipes for hundreds of different punches in just about every color of the rainbow
-If you have a black light, any cocktail that uses tonic water as the primary mixer will glow
-using plastic spiders, plastic eyeballs or plastic vampire teeth as a garnish will dress up any cocktail…be sure to warn your guests so nobody swallows them! You can also find recipes online for radish and olive eyeballs. Gummy worms or spiders also can be used for garnish.
-use syrups to decorate your glassware. Chocolate and strawberry tend to be the two favorites. Drizzle the syrup on the inside and on the rim of a frozen glass and place in the freezer ahead of time.