The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping and it’s time to get prepared for Halloween thrills. There’s no better way to warm up to the season than with a festive cocktail in hand. Here are a few spooky libations to kick off your Halloween celebration!
Cover Story: The Germany Cocktail
Okay, so it’s not officially a Halloween cocktail, but it sure looks like it. In the photo, Andreas Brandmayer, Manuel Goetzendoerfer and Philipp Beyer present their so-called ‘Germany-Cocktail’ in June of 2006 in Munich. The three students of Munich’s Technical University developed the drink in the national colors of Germany for the FIFA Football World Cupthat took place in Germany. The cocktail mainly consists of black vodka, blood orange juice mixed with grenadine (red) and orange juice (gold). But we like it for the Halloween effect.
Dark & Stormy
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No frills here, just the classic – because the name already implies that it’s a little on the dark side. Spook up this classic with cherry-stuffed lychee syrup ice cubes. It’s sure to catch the eye!
- 2 ounces Dark Rum
- 1 Can Ginger Beer
- 1 ounce Lime Juice
- splash of lychee (or simple) syrup
For Ice Cubes: pour lychee syrup into ice cube tray, then stuff in a cherry and freeze!
Simple combine rum, ginger beer, lime juice, and syrup. Stir slightly and add your creepy eye-ce cubes! Adapted from Food&Wine.com
Jack O’ Lantern
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In proper festive fair, this elegant cocktail combines the colors of Halloween with ghoulishly delicious flavors.
- 1 ounce Blood Orange Juice (fresh if available)
- 4 ounces Prosecco
- 1/2 ounce Campari
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce Black Vodka
Combine juice, prosecco, Campari and simple syrup, then float the black vodka on top.
Blood Sucker Punch
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A morbid twist on a classic red wine Sangria, the Blood Sucker Punch captures the soul and warms the heart. Sit back and wait for the screams!
- 1 cup Brandy
- 1 Blood Orange, thinly sliced
- 2 bottles of dry red wine (Shiraz works great)
- 1 cup club soda
- 3/4 cup of Blood Orange juice
For the Punch:
Combine the liquids then add orange slices and voila! Adapted from MarthaStewart.
For the “captured soul”:
Simply fill a plastic glove and scary mask with jello of your choice. Once solid, slice the hand in half and add to the punch along with the mask mold.
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