Be the hit of your Halloween party this season by serving up some ghoulishly delicious cocktails to help stave off your guests’ thirst and provide some extra decor for the event. You can choose a cocktail to incorporate with your party theme or add them straight the party decor by serving them in cauldrons or mad scientists beakers. Liven up your party even into the wee morning hours with these five Halloween cocktail recipes.
5.) Zombie Cocktail
This deceptively potent mix starts off sweet and simple but packs a punch with a shot of Bacardi 151 topping it off. To make the cocktail that will keep them coming back from the dead, combine one ounce each of light rum, apricot liqueur, and dark rum in a shaker. Add two ounces of orange juice and one dash of lime bitters and shake well. Pour into a large tumbler over ice and top with one shot of the Bacardi 151. Finish the drink with an orange slice and cherry for garnish.
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4.) The Good and Evil Cocktail
This sweet concoction is a Jekyll and Hyde experience for sure. The cocktail was given its unique name because it tastes so good, but too much can leave you with an evil morning headache and day filled with aspirin, so one or two is probably all you need. The unique cocktail leaves you with the taste of a jolly rancher but packs a punch. To create this party favorite, you will need a cocktail shaker and a long-stemmed cocktail glass. Shake one ounce each of Triple Sec, Vodka, Apple Pucker, Midori, and a handful of ice. Shake and pour into your cocktail glass. Top it off with some Sierra Mist and pineapple juice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a couple of maraschino cherries.
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3.) Vampire Kiss Martini
Go all in at your next Halloween party with this tasty and decorative drink. The Vampire Kiss is a ghoulish twist on a champagne cocktail served in a chilled martini glass. To make the drink, you need to mix equal parts champagne, vodka, and raspberry liqueur. Pre-chill your martini glasses then fill. Get playful with the garnish and use a pair of wax vampire teeth, black licorice stirrer, and blood orange slice completing the vampire motif.
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2.) Purple People Eater
This colorful cocktail is as fun as the name sounds and is the perfect addition to add a pop of color to any Halloween decor. The prep time for this drink is five minutes and very simple for the complicated looking concoction it produces.
You will need a small plate with sugar for rimming the cocktail glass. Put in a few drops of food coloring to get the purple hue. Dab the rim of the glass with a little simple syrup and then put the glass face down in the sugar moving it around until the entire rim is coated with the sugar. Next, combine one and one-half parts vodka, one part blue curacao, one part grenadine, and one part cranberry juice in your cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and pour into the sugar coated glass. Garnish with a festive straw and serve.
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1.) The Witch’s Heart
If you want to create a jaw-dropping moment at your Halloween party and show off your mad scientist skills, the Witch’s Heart is the perfect addition to your cocktail menu. You will want to serve your Witch’s Heart in a martini glass, but you can add some additional flair by filling up a carafe for refills on the table.
To make this concoction, you need to start by placing a piece of dry ice at the bottom of the glass or carafe. Add one jigger of apple brandy and one jigger of blackberry shimmery liqueur with an ice cube in a martini shaker to chill the liquor. Strain into your martini glass and top with more of the shimmery bakery liqueur. Add one teaspoon of grenadine to the top of the drink. It will sink to the bottom, creating a blood effect. Top off with one-half teaspoon of dry ice and serve with a stirrer. Guests will be able to stir their concoction, which will reactivate the smoky shimmery effect.
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