More than anything else, Halloween is about kids having fun dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating. But where does that leave the adults? Well, with a good, stiff drink done up Halloween-style. If you want an excuse to get a little ghoulish, here it is. Check out our collection of Halloween cocktails and punches from around the web. We share the first 5, to see the rest click here!
1. Witch's Brew
1½ ounce Coconut Tequila
2 ounces Pineapple-Orange Juice
½ ounce Blue Curacao
In a martini glass place cherry. In a shaker place ice and ingredients, shake and pour, my pretties.
2. Vampire's Weakness
1 1/4 oz Light Rum
4 oz Merlot
2 1/2 oz Blood Orange soda
Ice and shaker
Combine the ingredients and some ice in the shaker. Shake a few times and pour in the wine glass. Easy and delish!!
3. The Devil's Skin
1.5 – 2 oz Irish Whiskey
4 oz Spiced Red Wine
Strip of Lemon Peel
Pre-warm a mug with hat water and discard. Add whiskey and lemon. Fill will the hot spiced wine. Garnish with the citrus Fires of Hell (optional).
For the Spiced Wine:
1 bottle (750ml) Red Wine (Shiraz)
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
0.5 tsp Whole Allspice
0.5 tsp Whole Cubeb or Black Pepper
0.5 Stick Cinnamon
1 Bay Leaf
In a sauce pan, bring wine to a simmer. Stir in sugar, then add a mulling/tea bag with the spices. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 30 mins
Remove the bag of spices. Serve hot.
4. Holland Razor Blade
2 oz Genever
0.75 oz Simple syrup
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Sprinkle cayenne over the top.
5. Vampire Kiss
3 oz. Chilled Pinnacle “Whipped” Vodka or Vanilla Vodka
Strawberry Sundae syrup
Plastic vampire teeth as a garnish
Rim a martini glass with the strawberry syrup. Drizzle some on the inside of the glass so it drips. Pour vodka into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Add teeth on the side of the glass as a garnish.
For best results, prepare your glasses ahead of time and freeze them with the sugar and syrup on them. Remove from freezer just before serving.
Don't forget, we shared the first 5, you can see the rest of these amazing Halloween cocktails at HuffingtonPost.com.