Thursday, October 15, 2015

Top 10 Halloween Cocktails | Perfect Potent Potions for your spooky Guests

Spooky Halloween Drinks, perfect for your Halloween Party!

#1  Mr. Hyde Potion


8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
8 blackberries
dry ice (optional) Note: Use only if you're familiar with dry-ice safety measures
purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)
Yield: 4 cocktails


1. Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.
2. Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.

#2 Black Magic Cocktail 


1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
orange wedge, for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, add orange juice and triple sec over ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass.
2. Using the back of a spoon, pour black vodka slowly into a glass so that the vodka sits atop the orange juice and triple sec mix.
3. 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.

#3 Zombie Slime Shooters


For cocktail:
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce sour apple schnapps
1 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce sweet and sour mix
For blood slime:
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Rim Instructions

1. Mix corn syrup with red food coloring.
2. Dip the rim of martini glass into the mixture, and slowly spin the glass to coat it.
3. Turn the glass upright and the blood will begin to drip slightly. Set aside.

Cocktail Instructions

1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
2. Shake well and pour over ice cubes into slime-rimmed martini glass.

#4 Zombie Cocktail


1 oz. apricot brandy
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. dark or Jamaican rum
1 oz. lime juice
2 dashes grenadine
orange juice
1 oz. Bacardi 151 rum


Mix light and dark rum and brandy in a cocktail shaker, add lime juice and grenadine. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with cracked ice.
Fill glass with orange juice, but leave enough room to float the Bacardi 151 rum on top. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

#5 Bloody Brain Shooter


1 1/4 oz. strawberry vodka such as Stoli
1/8 oz. Rose's lime juice
3/4 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
splash of grenadine


Chill vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker; shake, then strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey's Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey's, put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey's in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Bailey's will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of Bailey's.


#6  Black Widow

3 oz. HPNOTIQ Harmonie
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. grapefruit juice
1 oz. grenadine
Garnish: fake spider
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fake spider.

#7   Graveyard Gruel

  • 1.25 pars Courvoisier VSOP
  • .75 parts DeKuyper Rootbeer Schnapps
  • 1 part pineapple juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

#8 The Poisoned Apple

 2 ounces apple cider
• 1 ounce pomegranate juice
• 2 ounces tequila
• Several chips of dry ice (Tip: Keep the chips small enough to dissolve quickly. I like to plop them in before I serve the drinks, so there’s no risk of guests getting frostbite from a chunk of dry ice!)
Combine ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Shake to mix and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add dry ice to the glasses just before serving. Makes one cocktail.

#9 Jello Shot Syringes


1/4 cup cranberry (or apple cider)
2 Tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 cup rum (or brandy)
dash of red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon agar powder
 The first thing you need to do is to get the syringes from your local drugstore. I had to go to two different places to get a total of 25 syringes. I asked for the “syringes they give to babies with liquid medicine”. I felt a little weird asking to buy 20 syringes from a drive thru pharmacy, but whatever. I explained to each pharmacy tech what I was aiming to do and they looked at me a little less strangely after. CVS gave me 10 for free; Walgreens charged me 10 cents each for 15.
Add your juice, agave nectar, and liquor to a small sauce pan and bring to a nice simmer. Quickly add the agar powder and whisk so that no clumps are left. Simmer for 30 more seconds, then remove from heat and let cool for a minute or so. (Just make sure not to simmer your liquids for too long, as the alcohol content is lessened the longer it cooks.) Fill syringes with liquid and place into fridge for 30 minutes to an hour or more until solidified. During my party I ended up throwing a batch in the freezer for 15 minutes and that seemed to work in a pinch. Just note that these are not as solid as traditonal jello molds, so the syringes really work well in this.
Once they are ready, just serve them over ice and tell friends to shoot up. Ha! 

#10 Witche's Brew

– 1 (6 ounce) package lime gelatin
– 2 cups boiling water
– 3 cups chilled pineapple juice
– 1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale
– 2 cups chilled vodka
– Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl
– Slowly stir in the boiling water
– Stir at least 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved
– Stir in the pineapple juice, the entire 2 liter of soda and the vodka
– Let cool to room temperature 

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