FOOD

Halloween Cocktails 4 Ways

Have a spooky good Halloween party with these four deadly delicious elixirs sure to scare up a crowd.

FOOD

Halloween Cocktails 4 Ways

Have a spooky good Halloween party with these four deadly delicious elixirs sure to scare up a crowd.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces blood orange juice
  • 2 ounces sour cherry juice
  • 1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 cup white cotton candy (found at your local candy store)

Steps

  1. Place about a cup of cotton candy into a martini glass or goblet.
  2. Add a cup of ice to a cocktail shaker, then add the blood orange juice, cherry juice, sweet and sour mix and vodka.
  3. Shake for about 10 to 15 seconds until chilled.
  4. When ready to serve, pour the mixture over the cotton candy and serve immediately.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces black vodka, or vodka colored with black food coloring
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce Luxardo cherry syrup from the jar
  • 1 teaspoon edible white pearl dust
  • 1 ounce 151-proof alcohol
  • Cinnamon, to garnish

Steps

  1. In the bottom of a shaker, add the black vodka, pomegranate juice, orange juice, Luxardo cherry syrup and pearl dust.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and stir using a bar spoon until chilled, about 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with 151-proof alcohol and sprinkle with cinnamon for an added effect.
  4. Allow flame to extinguish before enjoying.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 gallon lime sherbet
  • 1 (5-pound) block dry ice
  • Large cauldron
  • Large punch bowl that fits inside cauldron
  • 2 bags Halloween-shaped gummies
  • Wooden skewers

Steps

  1. Thread Halloween-shaped gummies onto the wooden skewers and set aside for garnish.
  2. Combine the lemon-lime soda, melon liqueur, rum, pineapple juice and lime juice in the punch bowl, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the lime sherbet in scoops and stir until the sherbet starts to melt.
  4. Next, using gloves or a dish towel, break the dry ice into large pieces using a small mallet or ice pick.
  5. Carefully place some of the dry ice in the bottom of the cauldron, and store the remaining dry ice in a cooler nearby.
  6. Pour about a cup of hot water on top of the dry ice to make it smoke.
  7. Place the filled punch bowl on top of the dry ice inside the cauldron and serve with gummy garnishes!
  8. Replenish the dry ice and hot water as necessary to keep the smoke effect going.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 4 ounces cherry or pomegranate-flavored vodka
  • 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1 empty syringe (can be purchased at any party store)

Steps

  1. Fill the empty syringe with grenadine. Set aside.
  2. Add the vodka and lemon-lime soda to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake gently to combine, about 10 seconds, and strain into a martini glass.
  4. Place the syringe into the glass and allow guests to dispense the grenadine into their own drinks upon serving.