Hey gang, Valkor here. Man, we're barely through August and as I walk around my city as well as NYC, I see shops are gearing up for Halloween. Well, not to be left out in the dust, I'm gonna throw up a few related pieces that I think will make the season of spookiness more fun. First-round, we're going to take a look at some Halloween inspired drink ideas, culled from around the interwebz, that I'm sure will spark joy amongst costumed party-goers. And if you like any of these drink ideas, definitely give those links a click to learn more from the original posters.
From Delish - Frankenpunch:
- 2 liter Giner Ale
- 1 can of pineapple juice (46 oz)
- 2 cups of tequila
- 1 qt. lime sorbet
- lemon and lime slice
Combine the ginger ale, pineapple juice and tequila in a punch bowl. Top with scoops of lime sorbet and slices of lemon and lime. Serve in glasses filled with ice.
From Delish - Glowing Jell-O Shots:
- 2 cups tonic water, divided
- 2 packages of flavored Jell-O (original post used pineapple and orange)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vodka
Make the first layer: Pour one cup tonic water into a pot over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the pineapple Jell-o mix. Whisk until the mix has dissolved, then pour in half a cup of water and half a cup of vodka. Stir to combine.
Pour the Jell-o into shot glasses, filling them about two-thirds of the way up. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 to 35 minutes.
Make the second layer: As they set, start making the orange Jell-o, following the same process used for the pineapple Jell-o.
Top each of the pineapple Jell-o shot glasses with the orange Jell-o mixture. Return the shots to the fridge to set, 2 to 3 hours.
From Delish - Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails:
- 3 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. grenadine
- 1 handful ice
- tonic water
Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).
From Heather Christo - Blood Orange Blackberry Rum Punch:
- 1 cup chilled blood orange juice
- 4 (12 ounce) chilled natural blackberry sodas (I used IZZE brand)
- 1 cup rum
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 blood orange thinly sliced
- pansies to garnish (optional)
In a large pitcher filled with ice combine all of the ingredients. Stir gently to combine. Add several blackberries and an orange slice to each glass and pour the punch into the glasses. Garnish with a pansy if desired and serve immediately.
From elle talk - Black Magic Shimmering Cocktail:
- 2.5 ounces Black Vodka
- 3/4 ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 2/3 - 1 Small Lime
- 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
- Wilton Edible Pearl Dust In White Find at craft store in baking aisle
Into a cocktail shaker add in your simple syrup, lime juice, and black vodka. Fill with ice until the liquid line. Give it a hard shake for 30 seconds. Add a dash of pearl dust to the bottom of a martini or coupe glass. Pour cocktail into your glass and serve. Add more pearl dust if it's not shimmery enough and stir it with a bar spoon to combine it.
From Omni Hotels & Resorts' Brand Mixologist Kim Haasarud - Zombie Smash:
- 5 oz gin
- 5 oz vodka
- 5 oz rum
- 5 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 strawberries, muddled
In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add the other ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and pour contents into a tall glass. Garnish with strawberry.
From The Meatball Shop in New York City - Bloody Eye Ball
- 2 cups vodka
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1 cup simple syrup
- .25 cup cherry juice
- 13 grams gelatin
- 1 lychee per shot glass
- 1 cherry per shot glass
Combine simple syrup and juices in saucepan and sprinkle gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 5 minutes or until saturated. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vodka. Fill shotglasses halfway. Add 1 lychee with one cherry stuffed inside the lychee to each shot glass. Top off with gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until set.
From Half Baked Harvest - Death Eater Negroni
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) gin
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Campari
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) sweet vermouth
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) pomegranate juice
- activated charcoal, for coloring (optional)
- 1 orange peel and pomegranate arils, for garnish
In a cocktail glass, combine gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and pomegranate juice. If a black color is desired, add an 1/8 teaspoon activated charcoal and stir to combine. Top the glass with ice and garnish with an orange twist and pomegranate arils. For a spooky effect, you can add a dying flower to each drink.
From Pineapple & Coconut - Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail
- 2 ounces coconut rum ( or vodka - I prefer Bacardi coconut or Ciroc Coconut Vodka)
- 1 1/2 ounces white Creme de Cacao
- 1 - 2 tsp vanilla simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces heavy cream ( or half and half)
Add everything with ice into a cocktail shaker.Shake well until chilled. Pour into glass and serve immediately
From Skyy Vodka - Vampire’s Punch
- 18 oz Skyy Infusions Cherry
- 8 oz lime juice
- 6 oz cranberry juice
- 2 1/2 oz grenadine
- 7 Up
- Fresh cherries, pits removed
Wash and remove pits and stems from fresh cherries, and muddle in cocktail shaker. Combine the rest of the ingredients except 7 Up in bowl and stir. Top with 7 Up and muddled cherries. Serves 12.