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Halloween Drinks

October 25, 2010

If you are a lush like me and enjoy a drink or two, then I suspect that you will be having libations on Halloween or maybe on Saturday since Halloween is on Sunday this year.

Well, it’s your lucky day since today’s post is about Halloween drinks.  Read on for some cool drink recipes….

Jack O Lantern

Jack O’ Lantern

For anyone that knows me, knows that Hennessey is my #2 choice of drink (wine is #1 and sometimes it’s both at the same time, oh how I miss CA and our reunions), so naturally this drink appealed to me.

Jack O’ Lantern

Ingredients:

1 oz Hennessy VSOP Cognac
1.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz ginger ale
.5 oz Grand Marnier
orange wheel and lime twist for garnish

Preparation:

1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
2. Strain into a lowball glass over ice.
3. Float an orange wheel topped with a lime twist on top.

image and recipe credit:  Savvy Housekeeping

 

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Ghoul-ade Punch Recipe

This is great for a party.  Just mix all the ingredients together and serve.

Ghoul-ade Punch

1 quart bottle sparkling apple cider
1 quart bottle cranberry juice cocktail
1 liter bottle ginger ale
cups pineapple juice
750ml of Vodka or Rum of choice
Ice cubes

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl or jar.

image and recipe credit: Sofakingdrunk

Bleeding Heart Martini

Bleeding Heart Martini

This is one of my faves.  Doesn’t it look cool?!?

Bleeding Heart Martini

Ingredients

2 ounces dry vermouth

8 ounces premium gin

Ice cubes

4 Pickled Baby Beets Recipe

  1. 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.
image and recipe credit: Martha Stewart

 

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(Kid Friendly) Ghoul’s Punch

This drink is for the kids and non-alcoholic drinkers.  It

(Kid Friendly) Ghoul’s Punch

Ingredients

6  cups  unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled 3  cups  cold water 1  6-ounce can  frozen lemonade concentrate 4    blood orange or orange slices 1  recipe  Frozen Hands (see recipe below)

Directions

1. For punch, in a punch bowl stir together pineapple juice, water, and lemonade concentrate. Float orange slices and Frozen Hands in punch. Makes 8 (about 10-ounce) servings.

Frozen Hands: Carefully pour cranberry juice cocktail into 2 or 3 clear plastic gloves.* Fill the gloves so that the fingers can move easily. Tightly seal the gloves with rubber bands. Place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Freeze until firm. Use scissors to cut the gloves off the frozen hands. If any fingers break off, add them separately to punch.

*Note: Be sure to use gloves without powder. Or, rinse powdered gloves thoroughly before using.

image and recipe credit: Better Homes and Garden 

 

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