These next few recipes are not for the kids, because adults deserve Halloween treats too! I found these amazing drink recipes for you to kick back, have a drink, and enjoy your Halloween holiday!
Black Magic Punch
1 (750 ml.) bottle dark dry red wine
2 c. dark fruit juice
1/4 c. brandy
1/3 c. elderflower or raspberry liqueur
1 c. blackberries, plus more for garnish
1 c. sliced black grapes
2 sliced plums
Orange twist, for garnish
1. Mix red wine, fruit juice, brandy, liqueur, blackberries, grapes, and plums in a large pitcher. Chill 1 to 2 hours.
2. Pour into glasses and garnish with blackberries and orange twist.
Mr. Hyde Potion
8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
dry ice (optional) Note: Always observe dry ice safety measures: Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow. purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)
1: Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.
2: Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.
3: Place 2 blackberries on each lavender sprig and set aside. Tip: For best results, insert a toothpick through blackberry first to make a small hole for the lavender stem.
4: Cut and juice lemon. Strain to remove pulp, if desired. Add spirits, syrups and juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (about 20 seconds).
5: Pour drink into beakers, add a small piece of dry ice (optional) and a lavender-blackberry skewer. Note: Drink is safe to consume only after dry ice has completely dissolved.
Tip: Alternatively, moisten the rim of a cocktail glass and dip in purple sanding sugar. Add cocktail and small piece of dry ice. Lay lavender-blackberry skewer across the top of the glass and serve.
Bloody Orange Cocktail
4 ounces vodka
2 ounces Licor43
8 ounces Orangina or 1:3 orange juice to club soda
3 ounces raspberry syrup (recipe follows)
plastic syringes (available at party stores)
1. Puree 2 cups of fresh raspberries in a food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to extract the pulp, then discard the seeds.
2.Place the puree in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until thick and dark (about 10 minutes) and let cool
3.Fill each syringe with .75 ounces of raspberry syrup and set aside
4. Add vodka and Licor43 to a shaker with ice, shake until very cold (about 20 seconds). Add Orangina and stir. Pour into iced glasses and place filled syringes in drinks.
5. Add an orange wedge to the side of each glass and serve.
The Brain Cocktail Recipe
You won’t believe how easy this super creepy cocktail recipe is!
All you’ll need is:
1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
1 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish cream
dash of grenadine
Pour peach schnapps into a glass. Slowly add the Bailey’s Irish cream and top with a dash of grenadine.