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5 Spooky Halloween Themed Cocktails!

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We've been really excited for Halloween and all the cocktail opportunities it holds. So as trick-or-treating is lurking around the corner, we took to Pinterest for some drinkspiration, and we came up with five clear favourites.

To see even more drinks, follow our Halloween-themed Pinterest board by clicking here.

Poisoned Apple Cocktail

Photo and recipe: Cooking with Curls

Ingredients:
  • 2 330 ml bottles apple soda (chilled)
  • 300 ml salted caramel vodka (chilled)
  • 120 ml apple pie vodka (chilled)
  • apple slices (to garnish)

Instructions:

Pour all ingredients into a serving pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into glasses and garnish with apple slices if desired. Ice cubes are optional, but they do make the drink bubble.

Purple People Eater Cocktail

Photo and recipe: Homemade Hooplah

Ingredients:

  • simple syrup (optional - can use water or juice instead)
  • purple sugar such as sanding sugar (aka sprinkles)
  • 1 1/2 part vodka
  • 1 part blue curacao
  • 1 part sweet and sour mix
  • 1 part grenadine
  • 1 part cranberry juice (can also use grape juice)

Instructions:

On a small plate, add purple sugar. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (or cranberry juice or just water) and gently dab the top the glass in the purple sugar, coating the rim. Set glass aside.

Combine vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until combined.

Fill the sugar-coated glass with ice. Pour purple people eater cocktail mix into glass until full.

Serve immediately.

Black Magic Cocktail

Photo and recipe: Elle Talk

Ingredients:

  • 70 ml Black Vodka
  • 20 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (2/3 - 1 Small Lime)
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  •  Ice
  • Edible pearl dust in white 

Instructions:

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.

Black Widow Cocktail

Photo and recipe: Ever Mine

Ingredients:

For Spooky Simple Syrup:

  • 250 ml water
  • 200 mg sugar

For Black Widow Cocktail:

  • 170 ml blackberry juice
  • 25 ml simple syrup
  • 50 ml vodka
  • ice
  • blackberries for garnish (frozen or fresh)

Instructions:

To make simple syrup:

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Continually stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Promptly remove from heat and allow syrup to cool. Syrup can be stored in a glass jar for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Black Widow Cocktail:

To make this spooky sip, combine blackberry juice, simple syrup, vodka and ice in a lowball glass. Garnish with blackberries.

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Photo and recipe: The Jewels Of NY

Ingredients (makes 1 cocktail):

  • 15 ml absinthe
  • 60ml mezcal
  • 30ml St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • rosemary sprig, for garnish

Instructions:

Pour absinthe into a rocks glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add mezcal, St. Elizabeth, and 2 dashes of bitters. Strain cocktail into a glass over ice. Light rosemary with a lighter or culinary torch until smoking and place it in the glass. Serve immediately.

Smokin' Martinis

Photo and recipe: Drinked In

Ingredients:

  • 85 ml Pisco Brandy
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 30 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • Dash of Angostoria bitters
  • Dry ice (optional) (see note)

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, combine brandy, juices, and sugar. Cover, shake vigorously for 15 seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a few drops of bitters. Add some dry ice for a spooky effect.

Note: Dry ice is quite safe to use in drinks, but you should not touch it. Wait for the ice to melt before actually drinking it as it can burn your skin.

Have a spooktastic Halloween from Team Quirky Group!

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