One sip of these specially made Halloween drink recipes and everyone will be in good spirits. Adults will enjoy the spellbinding cocktails while children can sip on kid-friendly drinks. Cheers!
Sparkling White Wine
Optional: green sugar for rimming glasses,
Moisten the rim of the glass and roll it in sugar
Pour cranberry directly into fluted glass – fill about 1/3-1/2 of the way
Top off with Sparkling Wine
CHERRY SAKE COCKTAILS
2/3 Cup Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries, Thawed
Ice (as desired)
4 Shots of Sake (about 3/4 cup)
Red Food Coloring (optional)
Divide cherries among two tall glasses. Gently muddle cherries with the back of a wooden spoon in the bottom of each glass. Top with plenty of ice. Add 2 shots of sake to each glass. Fill to the top with ginger ale. Add a drop or two of red food coloring for extra color, if desired. Sip and let it be.
1 oz. Mango Vodka
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
A Splash of Grenadine
Pour all the ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake. Serve over ice. To make the dripping blood for the rim, you’ll need corn syrup and red food coloring. Stir both together in a shallow bowl that is wider than the rim of the glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup and allow it to drip. Place the glass in a freezer for a few minutes to help solidify the drips.
For the little monsters (kids):
MINT & BLACK CHERRY LIMEADE
4 ounces Black Cherries
1½ cups + 3 tablespoons Sugar
¼ cup Water
1 cup Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
20 Mint Leaves
Water, to taste
Lime Slices, Mint Leaves, and Cherries, to Garnish
Place the cherries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and ¼ cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Place in a blender and puree until smooth. Run through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids. Place syrup in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Place lime juice, mint leaves, and 1½ cups sugar in a saucepan and bring just to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes to allow the mint to steep. Pour through a sieve and discard mint leaves. Pour the syrup into a pitcher. Add the cherry syrup. Add water to the pitcher, stirring to combine with the syrups. Taste as you add the water, adding more until the desired flavor is reached.
Serve over ice and garnish with mint leaves, lime slices, and fresh cherries.