Bewitching BeveragesOctober 19, 2011 By: Alissa Ponchione
You may be feeling the time crunch as Halloween sneaks up on you — it’s less than two weeks away — but it’s never too late to get in on the holiday fun by channeling some of those ghoulish spirits in amusing drink concoctions. Spooky, Halloween-centric cocktails are the easiest and cleverest way to add a special treat to your drinks menu. Remember, it’s Halloween, so be creative and think outside the box because when it comes to pleasing Halloween revelers, it doesn’t take much to get them to spend money on things that are scarily delicious.
Van Goghst Punch
Created by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru.
1 bottle Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
12 oz. orange juice
12 oz. pomegranate juice
12 oz. club soda or lemon-lime soda
Orange wheels, for garnish
Pour ingredients into large punch bowl or pitcher filled with ice; stir to chill and dilute. Ladle or pour out into small punch glasses. Garnish with several orange wheels.
By Ultimat Vodka.
2 oz. Ultimat Vodka
½ oz. blood orange simple syrup (steep blood oranges in a simple syrup)
1 key lime, juiced
Black smoked salt, for rimming
Mix Ultimat Vodka, blood orange simple syrup and key lime juice in mixing tin. Add ice, shake and strain into a Martini glass rimmed with black smoked salt.
Courtesy of Iceberg Vodka.
1 part Iceberg Vodka
1 part peach schnapps
1 part Jägermeister
1 part cranberry juice
Chill, shake, pour and shoot.
Courtesy of Voli Light Vodkas.
1½ oz. Voli Lemon or Voli Lyte vodkas
¼ oz. Chambord
2 oz. cranberry juice
Top with club soda
Raspberry and lemon or lime twist, for garnish
Build over ice and stir. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a raspberry and lemon or lime twist.
Poison Apple Martini
Created by Cockspur Fine Rum.
2 oz. Cockspur Fine Rum
1 oz. applejack
1 tsp. cinnamon
Apple slice, for garnish
Combine Cockspur, applejack and cinnamon in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir to chill. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish.
Milky Way Martini
Courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka.
2 oz. Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
½ oz. Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. butterscotch schnapps
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled Martini glass.