Halloween is creeping right around the corner and one way you can celebrate in the best possible way is by hosting a chillingly awesome Halloween party! As most party animals would tell you, no Halloween party is complete without booze, which is why having excellent drinks is a must. Whether you use alcohol from the Philippines or alcohol from any other location in the world, Halloween-inspired drinks will make your holiday celebration that much more memorable.
If you don’t know where to start then keep reading because here are 3 awesome drinks you can make at your Halloween party.
Scary Raspberry Punch
This first drink on this list is perfect for Halloween because it is easy to make, serves a big group, and can also be good for kids if you don’t add the alcohol which comes in the form of gin. It also features a red-colored raspberry flavor that matches well with the ghastly theme of Halloween.
Here’s what you need:
Raspberry sherbert ice cream
Ice cream scoop
1 Liter Cherry 7 Up
Candy eyeballs (for added Halloween flavor)
2-3 oz. of Gin
Fill your punch bowl with the cherry-flavored soda.
Add 7-8 scoops of the raspberry sherbert ice cream. Mix well, but not too much to keep some icy chunks intact.
Add the gin and stir some more.
Add the candy eyeballs on top as garnish. Serve and enjoy!
Sweet, cold, and blood-red, this drink is sure to be a hit at your party. Add a couple more ounces of gin if you want to make it more potent. Just make sure to keep the kids away.
No Halloween-inspired drink list is complete without the famous Bloody Mary. Its name is perfect, the folklore legend that is associated with it has been known as one of the scariest stories around, and the drink itself has a vibrant red color that evokes the imagery of blood. It's also one of the most recognizable names in cocktail history, so you really shouldn’t miss out on the chance to serve it at your party.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup of vodka
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1/4 inch horseradish, chopped
1/2 lime, fresh squeezed
1/2 lemon, fresh squeezed
3-4 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco, Tapatio, etc.)
dash of sea salt
dash of black pepper
dash of celery seeds
Blend Worcestershire, horseradish, celery seeds, and tomato juice until it reaches a smooth texture.
Incorporate the lemon, lime, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to the smooth mix. (This step requires your own preferential input as it can be as salty, spicy, or sour as you like it).
Add a tablespoon (or two) of vodka.
In a separate glass, mix 6-8 ounces of the mix with 2 ounces vodka.
Pour back and forth into another glass with ice three or four times for a proper mix
Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime.
For an added Halloween shock factor, serve it in syringes to be taken as a palate cleanser or a healthy alternative to other alcoholic beverages at the party.
The Zombie, one of the most potent cocktail drinks, originates from the more tropically-inclined tiki culture. Its creator, Donn Beach, reportedly concocted this cocktail to help one of his customers get over a hangover for a business trip. However, that same customer returned days later only to report that he felt like a ‘zombie’ during the entire ordeal.
Regardless of its backstory and thematic origins, the name and potency of this drink are more than enough to make it a great Halloween drink. Just make sure to limit your consumption to two drinks, unless you also want to be in a zombie-like state for the rest of the night and the day after.
Here’s what you need:
1 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. white rum
1 1/2 oz. golden rum
1/2 oz. 151-proof rum
1 oz. lime juice
1 tsp. Papaya juice
1 tsp. Pineapple juice
1 tsp. bakers sugar
Add all the various rum components to a cocktail shaker.
Mix in the rest of the components, then shake well.
Strain the contents into a glass with crushed ice and a lime wheel, then serve.
If you want a more proper Halloween twist on this drink, replace the rum components with two or more versions of tequila such as blanco or reposado and the sugar with velvet falernum. A dash of absinthe will give it a nice green tinge. By doing this, the regular zombie turns into a Mexican zombie — an ode to, El Dia de lost Muertes, or the day of the dead.
Now that you have some Halloween-inspired drink recipes, you can be more confident that your Halloween party will be a success. Make it with your favorite alcohol from the Philippines or from your locally produced liquor to give it a more interesting dimension. Make sure not to get too drunk, so you can enjoy Halloween to the fullest, and as always: drink responsibly.