Halloween cocktails that are easy to make

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Hopefully, you haven’t all been scarred for life after that post I did about awful Halloween costumes . This article is a lot nicer I promise. As I mentioned in that article, every year I go to my friends house for Halloween. Usually, I take some Halloween related food that I pick up at the local supermarket. Mainly because I am too lazy to make anything, and also – I am not a very good cook.

 
Over the years I’ve picked up numerous Halloween decorations that have contributed to the overall decoration of her house, and all these additions have been gratefully received. Although, I am running out of things to get now. There’s only so many plastic skulls and rubber bats anybody can take. My friend is obsessed with Halloween, it’s her favourite time of the year – and yes, she loves it more than Christmas! So I like to get her Halloween related gifts, she appreciates it more I think. When I saw these glasses online I was thinking ‘OMG I have to get her these’.

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I’ve never seen anything quite like them before, and they’re definitely a different kind of gift that I could buy for her. Not only does she love Halloween but she loves books too – a perfect combo!

At $13 each (which is just over £10) , they include the title , author and opening lines from each of the novels. The company who sell these awesome glasses have a whole range of literature glassware to choose from. I’d better get saving before I have a proper look or I’ll end up spending a fortune on these things. Check out the rest of the collection on their website.

As great as these glasses look, I’m going to need to put something into them. Alcoholic of course, do you even know me? Although I do like drinking wine, these rocks glasses are more suited for things like cocktails. Who doesn’t love a cocktail? This got me thinking , I can’t cook so maybe I could make some cocktails to put in the glasses. Great idea right? I had a look and found loads, some looked absolutely disgusting. Here’s the ones I found that look and sound the nicest

 

The Zombie Cocktail

 

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Ingredients



  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. apricot liquor
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 1 dash lime Bitters
  • 1 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum
  • orange slice and cherry, for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine light rum, dark rum, apricot liquor, orange juice and bitters using a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with the shot of Bacardi 151, then garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

 

 

Vampire Punch

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Ingredients

  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 1/2cup Campari
  • 1/2cup gin
  • 1/2cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 3cups club soda, chilled
  • 1/2cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1orange, thinly sliced

 

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar and ¼ cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar has completely dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Let it cool.
  2. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the Campari, gin, orange juice, and sugar syrup; chill for up to 12 hours. Just before serving, add the club soda, pomegranate seeds, and orange. Serve over ice.

 

 

Blood Sucker

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbs. strawberry or raspberry puree

 

Directions

  1. Pour rum, Cointreau and juice into a shaker with ice. Shake mixture, then pour into a rocks glass.
  2. Dip the end of a drinking straw into the berry puree, hold the tip of your finger over the other end and use the straw to squirt puree into the bottom half-inch of the drink, where it will sink in red blobs. Do not stir.

 

 

Ghostini

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Ingredients

  • 1 part DeKuyper® Creme de Cocoa White Liqueur
  • 2 parts Jim Beam® Jacob’s Ghost® White Whiskey
  • 2 parts Cream

 

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.
  2. Shake and strain…it says into a martini glass, but I don’t see why you can’t use a rocks glass!

 

Which one takes your fancy?

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