Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Haunting Halloween Cocktails

I love cocktails and never need an excuse to indulge. However, there is only one time of the year that I bring out my creepy cocktail book - All Hallows Eve.  Experimenting with flavours, colours and adding decorations to cocktails can bring hours of fun, especially with interesting ingredients. So after deliberating which of my MANY freaky favourites to share I've decided on three. These involve simple ingredients and  some can also be made non-alcoholic (for the kiddies).

Blood Orange Margaritas

Fresh blood orange juice
Triple sec or Cointreau

Moisten rim of two margarita glasses and dip in salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and add the ingredients. Shake well and pour into glasses. Garnish with slice of orange if required.

Poison Apple Punch

Half a bottle of Apple  Schnapps (omit for children's version)
1 Litre of fresh apple juice
1 bottle of Prosecco (lemonade for children's version)
1 litre of apple cider (not for children)
Half a litre of cranberry juice
3 red apples - diced
3 red apples,whole - just for decor ( do not use for bobbing )
Cubed ice

Place all the ingredients in an ornate punch bowl. Sir and add lots of  ice cubes just before serving.

Witches Black Cat

You won't mind this one if it crosses your path. At first glance you may think that the flavour combination is a little strange, but it's actually very good. Another delightful cocktail for Halloween parties

Cherry Brandy
Cranberry juice

Pour the vodka and cherry brandy into a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola. .Garnish with a cherry

Have a Spooky Samhain everyone !!!!