Frightfully Fun Spirits: Halloween-Inspired Drinks for Adults
Every Halloween is a special time to emerge from your crypt of work-life balance and every day worries. For just one day a year, you can clink glasses with dear friends dressed from head to toe in silly costumes and breathe the rarified air of honest, carefree fun. For this Halloween, you should unwind and spellbind with some fa-boo-lous, creative Halloween-inspired drinks that will transport you to the realm of the phantasmagoric and paranormal. Engage your inner witch and experiment in this fateful alchemy for a night you will not soon forget.
It isn’t Halloween unless there are pumpkins. For the Pumpkin Patch, you’ll want to mix equal parts orange juice, cognac, and brandy-based orange liqueur, with a few ounces of ginger ale. Float an orange slice on top and spear it with a twist of lime. The result should resemble a pumpkin with a juicy kick, making the perfect Halloween drink.
Simple but effective, Witchlight dazzles the palate with vodka, tropical fruit liqueur, and a splash of lemon juice. Add a glow stick as a stirrer, and you will leave your guests in awe. The result should be an ethereal Halloween drink that commands the eye.
Wolf’s Blood is a murky red cocktail that blends scotch whiskey, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice. Bring out your inner beast and get a little feral after knocking back a few glasses of Wolf’s Blood.
Gloom ‘n’ Doom
The ironically refreshing Gloom ‘n’ Doom will lift your spirits to a higher plane. With a playful combination of reposado tequila, Jägermeister liqueur, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup, you’ll be ready to turn up the music and risk a few noise complaints.
Bonesnap Sap is a little heartier, a little spicier, and about to send a chill through your spine in a big way. Throw together some bourbon whiskey, elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a few ounces of ginger beer, and a few dashes of your favorite bitters. The result is a bone-rattling Halloween cocktail resembling plasma.
The Spellbinder is a hypnotic Halloween drink made of peach schnapps, melon liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur. Bursting with fruity flavor, you’ll be hard-pressed not to make another one (and another one, and another one).
Poison Parcel is a drink full of secrets only revealed by its imbibing. Combine melon liqueur, pineapple juice, a splash of lemon-lime soda, a dash of grenadine, and a secret quarter ounce of absinthe. Hidden behind an innocent fruity drink is the punch of everyone’s favorite green fairy.
Blood Moon Prophetic
Capture the ominous red moon in a martini glass, and tip it back without a care. Blood Moon Prophetic mixes vodka, sparkling wine, and raspberry liqueur for a haunting red glass that goes down smooth.
This haunting blue-green cocktail is a ghostly joy with a tropical kick. Combine an ounce of light rum, a couple of ounces of coconut rum, an ounce of Blue Curacao, some ice, and a splash of pineapple juice. The result is a sweet paranormal kiss in a glass.
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Check out one of the widest selections of wine, spirits, and beer, and let us help you pick the perfect drinks for your next spooky get-togsether. You can find Festival Wine & Spirits in the Festival at Riva Shopping Center, next to Giant.