There’s no shortage of creepy Halloween decorations, creepy Halloween music, or creepy Halloween snacks during the month of October…but how about creepy Halloween cocktails?
In my humble opinion, the right drinks can really make a party (and cheap beer can sometimes break one). This Halloween, if you’re already putting effort into the decorations and the food, why not take it a step further with homemade themed cocktails?! I’d pull up a permanent chair by the bar if my friends were serving any of these!
Check out these creative, creepy cocktail recipes and turn this year’s Halloween into the best one yet!
A restaurant I used to work at dubbed this the “money shot” (ew) but calling it an exploding brain works better for a Halloween party! Then again…
Whatever you call it, here’s how to make it:
- 1/2 – 3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
- Float 1-2 Tbl. of Baileys on top
- Drop 1 tsp of grenadine through the Baileys.
[via tango pango]
These are gorgeous. That’s all I have to say.
To make the dripping blood rim:
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1/2 c. Karo Syrup
- 1/2 c. Water
- Red Food Coloring
Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Add food coloring.
Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly). You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass!
Fill with whatever red-colored cocktail you prefer (like vodka and cranberry)! [via Hostess with the Mostess]
3. Black Widow Martini
I love the deep color of these drinks, and the combination of creme de cassis and pomegranite juice just sounds so good.
- Creme de Cassis
- triple sec
- fresh lemon juice
- Pomegranate juice
- licorice strings
For two cocktails (or one cocktail shaker): 2 parts cassis, 3 parts vodka, 1 part triple sec, 1 part lemon juice, 1 part pomegranate. Add the licorice as the legs! [via Talk of Tomatoes]
4. Blood (Orange) Vials
These are great for parties, and they’re super cute! Or, you know, scary…
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice, chilled
- 6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur
Combine the juice and the liqeur, and chill. Poor into vials and serve to guests. [via Martha Stewart]
5. Bleeding Heart Martini
I’m not a fan of plain ol’ martinis, and I’m afraid of pickled beets…but this cocktail is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s also the creepiest (and not just cause of the beets). It actually looks like a bleeding heart!
- 2 ounces dry vermouth
- 8 ounces premium gin
- Ice cubes
- 4 Pickled Baby Beets, each placed on a cocktail skewer
Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes (pour out water). Add the vermouth, dividing evenly; swirl to coat the glasses, then pour out. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled; divide among chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet, and serve immediately. [via Martha Stewart]