Spookily Good Cocktails

Some ghouls and goblins will be heading out to the many
Halloween functions on the island, but if you’re having a party at home,
you’ll need some themed cocktails to get everyone in the ‘spirit.’

Fun
accessories will really make them stand out, but even if you haven’t got
monster martini glasses, the important thing is quality ingredients so
they taste spookalicious!

THE BLOODSUCKER MARY
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. pepper vodka
  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1/2 oz. bloody mary mix

Directions:
Mix ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to
mix and pour contents, including ice, into a celery salt rimmed glass.
Garnish with celery stalk, lime, olive and pickled asparagus spear

SiNISTER SANGRIA
Ingredients:
2 oz. vodka
3 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. pear or white grape juice
1 part cranberry juice
1 oz. cranberry juice
3 lime slices

Directions:
Muddle lime in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients, shake well and pour contents (including ice) into a wine glass. Garnish with lime.

 

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BLACK MAGIC
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. black vodka
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker, add orange juice and triple sec over ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass. Using the back of a spoon, pour the black vodka slowly into the glass so that the vodka sits atop the OJ and triple sec mix. Carefully dip one edge of the orange wedge into the vodka for a spooky presentation, and sit the wedge on the rim of the glass.

 

CINNFUL APPLE PIE
Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. hard apple cider
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 3 brandied cherries

Directions:
Pour 4 oz. hard cider and bourbon over ice in a small mixing glass, stir and strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with cherries. Another really fun (optional) garnish is to rim the glass with honey and then graham cracker crumbles. (It really tastes like an apple pie!) The cherries add the flavor of rich cherry brandy. If you can’t use brandied cherries, soak fresh ones in sweet vermouth overnight.

 

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BOURBON PUMPKIN
PIE MILKSHAKE
Ingredients:
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cream or half and half
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2-3 oz. bourbon
Frosting + sprinkles
 (or cinnamon sugar) for glasses

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until combined. Rim glasses with a light coating of frosting then dip in sprinkles. Pour in shake and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Top with whipped cream if desired.

 

 

 

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