Bring the boo(ze) this Halloween with a sweet, spirited cocktail! These six sips are easy to concoct for an evening of magic and mischief.
I can’t believe Halloween is this weekend! It’s one of my favorite holidays, and my excitement always escalates the closer we get to Trick-or-Treat time. We’re celebrating in low-key fashion this year, but I’m still planning to make our night extra-special with a triple feature of Beetlejuice, Frankenweenie, and Corpse Bride. And! I’m mixing up some scary good cocktails to go with our feast of sweets!
All of these cocktails were developed especially for HGTV.com, and all of the recipes are linked in this blog post. Let’s dig in!
First up is a spooky chocolate cocktail that is a real scream to drink! The trick is sipping it through marshmallow webbing stretched over the glass. A few candy bugs trapped in the webbing completes the effect!
Celebrate the witching hour by offering guests this poisonous-looking potion. You’ll even find instructions on how to make mini candy broomstick garnishes. Add the candy witch broom to the glass just before serving to complete the spell.
Stir up a drink fit for a femme fatale by adding black cherries to a classic 1930’s Stinger cocktail. Garnish with a black widow spider pick and fresh cherries for a Halloweeny touch!
Give the classic bourbon smash a Halloween twist with muddled fresh blackberries and spooky cocktail picks. For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.
The traditional Moscow Mule gets a spicy twist using tequila and a pinch of ancho chile powder. I purchased some plain mini sugar skulls online, then decorated them with ready-made royal icing flowers and a food color pen. Cute and easy!
Your guests probably won’t be expecting these adorable little monsters to be on the drinks menu at your next Halloween party. Each little critter shot has its own color-coordinated candy horn for extra cuteness.
These cocktails were generously included in a gallery of Halloween-themed beverages, curated by my friend and HGTV editor extraordinaire, Camille Smith. Be sure to check out the entire gallery at the link below!