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These Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks are Killer
Thanks to our guest contributor for these fab recipes!
This Halloween is approaching quickly and like many, I love to dress up and either attend a party or host one of my own. Many ideas come to mind about what my costume will be, how to decorate my home and most importantly, what drinks to serve!
Although at best I can only be considered a social drinker, I love to enjoy thirst-quenching themed cocktails, non-alcoholic and alcoholic, on my most favorite holiday of the year. It’s for this very reason that I have collected a great list of my favorite drinks that can be enjoyed by anyone over 21 and some that may be enjoyed by all.
Although the directions and ingredients are listed, feel free to get creative and garnish your drinks with the ultimate complements: Gooey Flavored Eyeballs, Vampire Jelly Teeth, Flavored Slime, Etc.
For added fun, use a Halloween-themed cocktail shaker (Amazon has some cool choices). Leave the shaker out where guests can see; it’s one more thing to add to the spooky ambiance.
Scream Soda (Alcoholic)
This alcoholic cocktail will make you scream in delight! A nice amber colored drink filled with dark, mysterious spirits is perfect for your breaks in between dancing to the Monster Mash!
- 1 1/4 Oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- 5 Oz. Lemon Lime Soda
Directions: Combine all ingredients with ice into a tall glass and stir until mixed thoroughly. Garnish with small pieces of lemon and lime.
*Any lemon lime soda is fine; 7Up, Sprite or Sierra Mist work well or their Diet counterparts work well as a lower calorie alternative!
The Black Widow (Alcoholic)
Are you newly single due to the “untimely” death of your significant other? Was your lover tragically murdered? Are you dressed to kill? If so, this is the perfect cocktail for you! This is a great cocktail for all those who are murderously marvelous and looking for an extra stiff drink.
- 2 Oz. Blavod Black Vodka, Chilled
- 3 Oz. Chilled Cranberry Juice
Directions: Fill a small martini glass (or your glass of choice) with ice. Pour the Cranberry Juice over the ice. Gently lay the Black Vodka over the juice. Serve.
*Garnish with marschino cherries soaked in corn syrup (simple syrup/agave nectar syrup are healthier alternatives) with red food coloring.
Swamp Water (Alcoholic)
Have you ever been lost in the swamp and coerced by faeries to drink the swamp water? Next thing you know, you and your friends wake up 3 days later underground, covered in vines and no recollection of how you got there? If you want a uniquely flavored drink that promises to take you up the beanstock and into a Grimm Faery Tale, this is the drink that will make it happen.
- 1 1/2 Oz. Spiced Rum
- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- Juice of 1/2 a Lime
- 2 Oz. Club Soda
- Splash of your choice of Dark Cola
Directions: In a your glass of choice, combine the lime juice, mint and sugar. Smash together to bring out the mint’s juice and break up the leaves. Add ice to your glass, then pour the rum over the ice.Add club soda and cola to give it that slimey swamp flavor!
* Feel free to add your choice of Ghoulish Garnish such as Blackberries or whatever you like.
The Ghost (Alcoholic)
- 1 1/4 Oz. Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
- 1/4 Oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1/4 Oz. Half & Half
- 1/4 Oz. Simple Syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until mixed thoroughly and strain into your choice of glass.
* For extra fun, add white chocolate garnish to the rim of the glass and freeze your glass of choice to get the steamy, foggy effect.
Zombie Punch Bowl (Alcoholic)
Zombie punch is just like any average, everyday viral infection and it’s ready to turn all unsuspecting victims into flesh-eating zombies! Bring out your primal instincts this Halloween with Zombie Punch!
- 2 Fifths Dark Rum
- 2 Fifths Light Rum
- 1 Fifth Bacardi 151 Rum
- 2 Pints Triple Sec
- 3 Quarts Lemon Juice
- 1 Quart Grenadine
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher with ice. Let chill for an hour in a refrigerator without ice or out with ice. Make approximately 80 Servings.
The ultimate refreshment for any immortal creature of the night. No need to breathe, just down this drink to revitalize your energy and enliven your supernatural senses once again!
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Cups Water
- 1/4 Cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers
- 2 Inch slice of Ginger, unpeeled
- 4 Cups White Tequila
- 2 Cups Lime Juice, Strained
- 1 Cup Triple Sec
- Cubes of Ice, As needed or desired
- Thin sliced Lime to be used as garnish
For the Syrup: Bring all syrup ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Strain and refrigerate til chilled.
For the Cocktail: Combine the Tequila, 2 Cups Hibiscus Syrup, & Triple Sec in a pitcher. May be refrigerated a day ahead of time, then served the next day.
To Serve: Fill a shaker with ice and add vampiro cocktail as desired. Shake well. Strain and serve straight up or with ice and lime garnish.
Alice in Nightmareland Drink (Alcoholic)
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to take a trip down the rabbit hole? Have a delightful tea party with the one and only Mad Hatter? Now you can, with a dark twist! Experience the night life of Wonderland with this curious and curiouser cocktail!
- 1 Part Blue Curacao
- 1 Part Jagermeister
- 1 Part Kahlua
Directions: Pour all ingredients over ice or into a shot glass.
Ghoulish Graveyard Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
Want to call spirits and ghouls to party with you and your kids on Hallow’s Eve? If not, you can still enjoy this delightfully green spritzer while watching scary horror flicks or hosting a family Halloween party! Whatever you do, this will be a ghoulishly great addition to your night!
- Lime Slices
- 1 Liter of Lemon Lime Soda
- 5 Tablespoons of Lime Grenadine
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice in single glasses or place all ingredients in a punch bowl for self serving.
Harry Potter Butterbeer (Non-Alcoholic)
I don’t know about you, but I am HUGE fan of Harry Potter! Millions of kids around are all big fans and with good reason. As a complement to any Harry Potter theme costumes or parties, this drink is sure to be a big hit! If nothing else, it tastes delicious and will bring a smile to any child’s face at the magic involved in this Harry Potter Butterbeer.
- 1 Pint Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/4 Cup Butter at room temperature
- 1/2 Teaspoon Butterscotch Extract
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Quart Apple Cider
- Apple Slices (Optional)
Directions: Beat together ice cream, butterscotch extract, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a mixer until well distributed. Pour into a container and freeze. When ice cream mixture has refrozen, heat apple cider in a pan until steaming hot. Put one-three scoops of ice cream mix into a tall glass. Pour hot cider over ice cream mix and add apples if desired.
Alienade Drink (Non-Alcoholic)
This drink is out of your world! Literally. Made for humans and extraterrestrials alike and encompasses the greatest tastes in the milky way!
- 1 8-12 Oz. Glass of Lemonade
- One Drop Blue Food Coloring
- One Drop Green Food Coloring
- Ice Cubes, as needed
Directions: Add ice cubes to a glass and pour desired lemonade into glass. Add one drop of Blue food coloring and one drop of Green food Coloring. Stir to distribute color. Enjoy!