The only 3 cocktails that you need for this Halloween

Do you want to scare your friends for Halloween but also impress them with your new skills? 

Here are three cocktails that will do just that.

TIP: surprise your friends that are not drinking alcohol with a cocktail as well. All of this mixes can be made without alcohol

First: in your ice trays put water spiders (plastic ones will work best because they will rise up), plastic eyes, plastic fish, plastic mini poops. In less world’s put in there anything that you want to rise up after some time and scare your friends .

About dry ice: if you have it use it, it creates a dense smog that adds more mystery to your drink. Read the instructions first.

Now let’s get to mixing! If you need more information on how to bartend or you need more explanation about some processes about how to make a cocktail, check our free bartending course. 

TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU

1 fl oz 30 ml
2 fl oz60 ml
*it an approximation

Pumpkin spiced white Russian

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur/ coffee (for non-alcohol)
  • 25 ml pumpkin creamer 
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spiked powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • Liquid sweet cream 
  • Ice(cubes & crushed ice)
  • Garnish- cinnamon stick

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Rocks glass 
  • Lighter 
  • Serve with a straw

The how to 

First we are preparing our glass. We mix the pumpkin powder with the sugar and form a pile. We put honey on a flat surface and run the rim of the glass trough so the mix of pumpkin powder and sugar will stick to it. Make a small pile of pumpkin powder and sugar and run the rim trough.

Next, in your shaker add you vodka, coffee liqueur or a host of coffee for a non- alcoholic cocktail, the pumpkin creamer (you can have a regular creamer and half a teaspoon of pumpkin spice that you mix before) and shake well. 

Add the crushed ice in your serving glass and pour in the mix from your shaker. Add the liquid cream on top until the glass is full. 

Garnish with a cinnamon stick that you can burn on one end. 


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Black widow 

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml gin/ 100 ml herbal tonic(non-alcoholic  version)
  • 25 ml licorice syrup 
  • 25 ml  lime juice
  • 6 blackberries 
  •  20 ml beetroot juice(it will not affect the taste) 
  • ½ teaspoons of activated charcoal powder. 
  • Ice(cubes & one big cube with a creepy decor frozen inside)
  • Garnish- mint leaves & lime wheel

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

In the shaker add ice cubes, gin, the syrup, lime juice, the blackberries, beetroot juice and the charcoal powder. Shake well until you feel like your hands are falling off. 

Double strain your mix over the prepared ice in your serving glass.

Garnish with the lime and some bushy mint. 

For the non-alcoholic version, switch the gin with herbal bitter water and mix everything in the glass instead of shaking it.


The devil’s punch

Ingredients 

  • 750 ml dark rum 
  • 350 ml brandy 
  • 100 ml triple sec 
  • 2 l of apple juice
  • 50 ml sugar syrup. 
  • 2 spoons pumpkin spice paste
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger paste 
  • Liquid sweet cream 
  • Ice(cubes & crushed ice)
  • Garnish- 5 apple slices(wheels), 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 orange slices.

Tools 

  • Spoon
  • Punch bowl
  • Ladle 
  • Rocks glasses 
  • Ice bowl- have a separate ice bowl with the spooky ice


The how to 

Add everything in your bowl. Put the garnish first and pour in the liquids and the paste on top and stir well until you see that everything is mixed. Do not add ice. Ice can be added separately per glass so you will not dilute the punch. 

For a non-alcoholic version use 2 bottles of non- alcoholic red wine, 1 l orange juice and 1 l apple juice. Keep the garnish and the pumpkin and ginger pace. Mix well as well.


One surprise cocktail  for you that you have to try this Halloween.

The green poison

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml absinthe 
  • 25 ml gin
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml simple syrup
  • 7 basil leaves   
  • Ice (cubes & crushed ice)
  • Garnish- basil leaves(to bushy good looking part) 

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer  
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

In your shaker add gin, 7 basil leaves, lime juice, simple syrup and the ice cubes and shake well. In your rocks glass add crushed ice to fill the glass, double strain your mix in and float on top the absinthe. 

Garnish with the basil extra basil leaves, and try not to get too tipsy.


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