Halloween Cocktails – drink ’em up!

27 Oct

One of the best holidays of the year is upon us…Halloween. And don’t even start with me how Halloween isn’t a holiday. There are so many fun ways to make your own Halloween celebration the best. From spicy entrees to spooky desserts your choices are unlimited. But what to serve to drink with those wonderful choices? Do not fret, Cdog is here with some suggestions for Halloween cocktails.

Let’s start with something that’s new to me and to be really honest I haven’t tried yet. We will be making this, this weekend though!

Belvedere Bloodsucker

Shake with ice and pour over ice cubes into a rocks glass. Top with 1.5 oz of Tru Blood beverage and garnish with a blood orange slice. Perfect for the vampire in all of us!

Pumpkin Martini (okay, okay, I know Kteb won’t drink this but I’m sure many of you might – this will even last you through to Thanksgiving!)

  • 2 oz of vanilla infused Russian Standard vodka* (kteb and my vodka of choice…obvi)
  • 1/2 oz cream liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of pumpkin puree (to make this easy just used canned pumpkin)

*To make the infused vodka it might be easier than you think. For every 750 ml of Russian Standard vodka add a couple whole vanilla beans and allow them to sit at least 24 hours. Strain the beans and add the vodka back to the bottle – refrigerate.

Pour the cream liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Add the pumpkin puree. Shake again and strain into a chilled martini glass. For those of you who are fancy pants you can also add sugar to the rim. It’s super easy – dip the glass in water. On a separate plate prepare a sugar and cinnamon mixture and then dip the damp glass into the mixture – voila!

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

This is one of my absolute FAVES. It’s perfect for nights that are cold and rainy or nights that you just want a hot, spiked beverage (duh).

  • 2 oz whiskey or apple brandy (we’ve also used ginger brandy in the past!)
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • hot apple cider
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cinnamon stick for stirring and garnish

I hope you enjoy one of these if you decide to make them. And if I didn’t include your favorite drink of choice, please leave a comment along with the recipe or link. Happy Halloween and happy cocktail drinking!!

~cdog

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