With the spooky season upon us once again, there's no better way to add some holiday fun to your cocktails than with spirits that are both colourful and delicious. To get you ready, we've put together a list of the best Halloween cocktails to give any event that extra edge. Your guests are sure to be so spooked they'll be screaming for more!
The Green Beast
There’s something about absinthe that just seems to fit seamlessly with Halloween. In fact, it’s so mysterious and romantic that you could even say it has a dangerous edge. Of course, if you drink it properly, there’s nothing scary about it, but it’s still fun to play it up for the holiday.
The Green Beast shines a spotlight on absinthe's gorgeous jade colour. Gather the following ingredients: 30 ml of absinthe, 30 ml of fresh lime juice, 30 ml of sugar syrup, 100 ml of chilled water, and sliced cucumber. Add all the ingredients to a punch bowl in the order above. Add plenty of ice chunks to the mixture, and top with the cucumber slices. Serve it to your guests and enjoy!
Eyeball gin and tonic
Waiter, waiter! There's something in my gin and tonic!
The best part is making two scary eyeballs to go in this dink! To make the ‘eyeball’ garnishes, drain tinned lychees. Use a piping bag or the end of a chopstick to squeeze a blob of jam inside the cavity. Carefully push a blueberry into the centre of the fruit. Now use a toothpick or thin paintbrush to draw little ‘bloodshot’ lines onto the eyeball. Then, freeze the eyeballs until they are ready to be plopped into your unsuspecting guests' drinks!
A simple recipe that is perfect for a spooky Halloween party. Featuring a tasty mix of brandy and orange with a little sparkle, this drink includes a garnish that turns your cocktail glass into a pumpkin! Measure out 50 ml of cognac, 15 ml of mandarin liqueur and 30 ml of orange juice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake the cognac, liqueur, and juice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with 60 ml of ginger ale. Float an orange wheel with a lime twist poked into the top, giving your cocktail an authentic Halloween pumpkin lid.
If you can survive this powerful green cocktail, you'll love it. Combine 40 ml of gin, 15 ml of dry vermouth and 10 ml of absinthe in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe.
In a blender, combine 250 g of strawberries, hulled, 100 g of crushed ice, 50 ml of gin and the juice of half a lime and whizz. If you have one, pour into a skull glass and top with more crushed ice. Garnish with a strawberry and a slice of lime. Your guests will lose their heads over this daiquiri-inspired frozen strawberry and gin slushie!
For spooky touches, you can garnish your Halloween cocktails with jelly snakes, little plastic spiders or even fake teeth. We also have more delicious spirits and syrups in our online shop, all perfect for any Halloween party! Now you have no reason not to have your guests saying "oooooh!" for all the right reasons! Bone appetite!