You are feeling like throwing a Halloween party, but costumes are not enough? What is a party with no drinks? Let’s see how to make some beautiful and delicious Halloween drinks that will impress your friends. Why not make it a competition? Ask your friends to bring their favorite spooky drink and let’s see who’s going to win the game. Let’s leave aside our pumpkin spice lattes for a second and think about what we imagine when we hear Halloween drinks. I personally imagine something spooky, spicy and with lots of colors. Those drinks can be nonalcoholic or cocktails, depending on how you are feeling. This fall season, we are going to try something next-level! Let’s see some of the easiest and tastiest Halloween drinks.
The secret ingredients to making your Halloween drinks look on a next level are two – dry ice and edible glitter. The dry ice gives this mysterious, peculiar look and the glitter just adds sparkle. If you are asking yourself if both of these options are safe, the answer is yes. The dry ice is essentially a solid form of carbon dioxide, which gives this smoky witchy effect. Make sure you avoid consuming it directly as it is. You can find it at your local grocery store, it is kept in a special freezer. Keep in mind that you have to buy it 1 – 2 hours prior to preparing your drinks. A small chunk will be placed on the bottom of the glass and it takes up to 5 minutes to dissolve completely. You can wait and then drink it, or you can sip from the top.
Halloween drinks: Let’s make the luxurious with our homemade edible glitter!
For more magnificence, I add edible glitter to my drinks. What if I tell you there is a way to make edible glitter at home? It is easy, but the results will be luxurious! Creating this perfect blend of shimmer and your ideal cocktail ingredients, is actually easier than it might look like. Let’s see what you need in particular!
1 tablespoon (15 ml) gelatin powder with no flavor
3 tablespoons (44 ml) water
1/4 teaspoon of luster dust or airbrush food coloring
liquid food coloring
Mix in the gelatin powder with your water, stir well until it thickens.
Add in the luster dust (or airbrush food coloring).
Pour the mixture onto a large plastic sheet and even it out as much as possible.
Allow the glitter to dry overnight.
You will know when it’s ready as it will curl up from the plastic sheet.
Now you have to grind the glitter using a blender or a coffee grinder.
Store it in a small container or a jar.
We have our dry ice, we have our homemade edible glitter! We are ready to start with the recipes!
The ultimate Halloween drink: The witches brew
The skin of a poisonous snake, a nail of a bat, the eyeball of a rat and a tear from an evil woman… I am kidding! We are not making a real witches brew here, we are making something better! This is one of the most famous cocktails during Halloween time and you can see why. The green gorgeous color, the vibes that is giving and on top of that is definitely finger-licking. There are two ways you can have it – family friendly with no alcohol, or you can turn it into a cocktail. Check out the ingredients!
Ingredients (nonalcoholic) for up to 6 drinks:
28 ounces (830 ml) lime sherbet
2 liters (70 oz) Sprite
2 liters (70 oz) ginger ale
green food coloring
Ingredients for a cocktail:
1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) Midori
1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) Tripped Sec
1 ounce (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add all the ingredients and mix well. For the dry ice, use gloves when breaking it and add just a small piece or pieces. If it is stored in a plastic bag, just drop it on the ground several times. Keep in mind that the size should be small enough to sink into your drink. Now go get your witch hats and enjoy!
Black Widow cocktail recipe: A blend of spicy red and tasty berries
If you think this recipe include real Black Widow spiders, do not worry! We are not that creepy… yet! This is an easy-to-make cocktail, that has the sweet, tender taste of berries. Find out how to make it!
60 g (2.11 oz) of all kinds of berries (leave a bit more for garnish)
3/4 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
1/2 oz (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 oz (45 ml) of your preferred kind of vodka
ice (regular or dry)
Add the berries, the vanilla extract and the sugar and mix them up. Make sure to smash the berries, so you can get a paste-like consistency. Add in the lemon juice and vodka. Stir well so the sugar dissolves easily. Continue by adding the ice and finish off with the sparkling water. Now you can put the rest of the berries in, or if you have toothpicks you can make berries skewers. You can add jelly spiders, worms or eyeballs, so it looks extra Halloween-y.
The Vampire’s kiss cocktail: A blood red vodka martini
Are you a vampire movie lover? Who isn’t, right? Especially during Halloween, many people dress as our favorite character – Count Dracula. What if I tell you that this cocktail is more red than the inside of Dracula’s infamous vampire cape?
0.85 oz (25 ml) Vodka (any kind)
0.68 oz (20 ml) any kind of raspberry liquor
0.68 oz (20 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
some frozen raspberries for garnish
Champagne to top it up
regular or red sugar for the sugar rim
Here, for the ultimate results, we are going to need a cocktail shaker. If you do not have one, just make sure you mix the ingredients well. First things first, put the martini glass in the freezer, so it is chilled when you pour your drink. Then add the liquor and vodka into the shaker with some ice and raspberries and shake it up well. Take out your glass and dip the top in cold water, then dip it into some sugar. Pour out the drink from the shaker into the glass and finish it off with champagne.
The spookiest Halloween cocktail: Bloody Mary Syringes
Scary, creepy, but so, so delicious! Just looking at the picture and I get chills! This is the classic Bloody Mary cocktail, but when you put it in syringes, you get the perfect Halloween drink! Let’s creep out our friends and let the party start! Make it extra fun and check our ideas for Halloween drinking games!
Ingredients for 12 serves:
475 ml (16 oz) Tomato juice
235 ml (8 oz) Vodka
3 tablespoons Tabasco (if you like it more spicy, add some more)
3 tablespoons Worcester sauce
juice from freshly squeezed half a lemon
ground black pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Fill up the syringes and put them in the fridge, so they chill. Keep in mind, it is good to serve them cold. Then in a large bowl, put some ice, lemons, and the syringes. What I like to do is to cut up some celery and put in a small bowl, a cup in the shape of a skull or whatever Halloween bowl you have. Like that, you are going to have the perfect side dish for this cocktail as well.
How to make the perfect Halloween drinks decorations and toppings?
Are you wondering how to create the perfect toppings for your Halloween drinks? I got you! With this video you are going to learn how to make spooky eyeballs, spider web or an icy hand. These are some of the best ideas on how to personalize your drinks and get the party started. Halloween is just a few days away, so better be prepared!