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2 SCARY GOOD HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPES

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Halloween cocktails

Halloween Cocktails

What’s better than some spooky cocktails for your Halloween party?! We are loving these scary drinks created by Colleen Jeffers of Good Drink. She has mastered two craft cocktails that will take your holiday party to the next level. These cocktails aren’t only delicious, but they are seriously gorgeous as well! They would be the perfect addition to serve with a decked out Halloween tablescape. The little details will make these spooky drinks look like they took much more time and effort than they actually did. We are seriously loving the spider web and black sprinkles that make up the drink decor. Check out Colleen’s drink recipes below, we can’t wait to recreate these!

From Colleen: Can we all just agree that Halloween is the fun little sister of the prissier fall/winter holidays? She may be a bit of a hot mess, but she doesn’t judge. Plus, she’s got so much built-in kitsch and drama (hello, mandatory costumes?!) that no one has to take themselves too seriously around her. My table may look tasteful and refined for Thanksgiving, but on Halloween you can bet it will be covered in cobwebs and bat confetti, and to me that is a WIN.

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Halloween-Themed Drinks

Nothing says Halloween like a party (even if it’s just a sweatpants and scary movie night with the hubs), and nothing says party like holiday-themed drinks. To make things easy, these cocktails use the same simple syrup which is an absolute breeze to make.

halloween cocktails with black sugar rim

Quick Demise Cocktail Recipe

First up is the Quick Demise, a carrot-y dream that will have you reaching for a second glass before you probably should (pace yourself). I’m obsessed with its perfect orange hue and crisp, refreshing tang. Squeeze the citrus beforehand so when you’re thirsty you can just measure, shake and pour.

black sugar for halloween cocktails

sugar rimmed glasses for halloween cocktails

orange halloween cocktail

To make the Quick Demise, add vodka, carrot juice, orange juice, lime juice, ginger cardamom syrup, and a splash of club soda or seltzer to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and then pour over a rocks glass rimmed with black sugar sprinkles. Top with another splash of club soda or seltzer.

white cocktail with black spiderweb

White Widow Cocktail Recipe

Second is the White Widow, who deserves her reputation as a killer. This one is a twist on the Ramos Gin Fizz and requires a whole lotta shaking, but trust me on this: it is SO. VERY. WORTH IT. The shaking produces a cream so thick you can (and should!) eat it with a spoon. It looks like dessert, but don’t be alarmed — it’s actually pretty dry, not at all sickly sweet like many creamy drinks out there. If your night is building to some sort of grand finale, this should be it.

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white cocktail

black and white cocktail

cocktail with spider web

To make this cocktail, combine gin, heavy cream, coconut water, cardamom syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, and 1 egg white into a shaker. Don’t add any ice. Shake for as long as possible (aim for 100 shakes), then add ice to the shake and shake again. Pour your drink into a martini glass. A foam will form as the perfect backdrop to add a spider web with a black gel icing tube.

Celebrating Halloween

These cocktails are just so much fun! And I can’t believe how each they are to make at home. If you’re planning a fun Halloween party, definitely plan to add in a few fun drinks for the adults. If you end up making these drinks, I can’t wait for you to report back. Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Ginger Cardamom Simple Syrup

Want a unique simple syrup to make at home for cocktails? This is it!
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 inches ginger root peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Instructions

  • Bring the water, sugar, and ginger to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved completely, let the mixture simmer for another five minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in cardamom, cover and let cool.
  • That's it! Store it in your fridge -- it's delicious in coffee as well.
Author: Melissa Johnson
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Quick Demise Cocktail Recipe

With vodka, carrot juice, orange juice, lime juice, and homemade cardamom syrup, this Halloween cocktail is full of flavor!
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz carrot juice
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • .75 oz ginger cardamom simple syrup recipe follows
  • .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • splash of seltzer or club soda
  • black sugar sprinkles for the rim

Instructions

  • Add everything but the seltzer to a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a good few shakes.
  • Pour over ice into a rocks glass rimmed with black sugar sprinkles (look in the seasonal Halloween displays if you can't find it in a regular baking aisle), then top with a splash of seltzer or club soda.
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White Widow Cocktail Recipe

This Halloween Cocktail is such a fun mix of creamy, delicious flavors!
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz coconut water
  • .5 oz ginger cardamom syrup
  • .5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • black gel icing for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker but DON'T add ice.
  • Shake for literally as long as you can (at least 100 shakes), then add ice to the shaker and shake again, just until chilled.
  • Pour into a coupe or martini glass and watch in awe as an incredibly stable, tasty foam forms.
  •  You can stop there and get drinking, or be a Halloween hero and make a widow's web garnish.
  • Use a small black icing tube (the kind meant for lettering on cakes) to draw 4 concentric circles, then drag a toothpick through the icing in lines radiating outward from the center to make the spokes.
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4 Comments

  1. Prepping for serving the White Widow for 6 tomorrow night for Halloween! Tried first with half and half because I couldn’t find heavy whipping cream at the store, but it doesn’t create a thick enough texture to hold up the black gel design. Also subbing out the half ounce lime juice for an extra half ounce of the spiced syrup; much better and more seasonal flavor in my opinion! I am using boxed coconut milk (not full fat like canned) instead of coconut water, and I think that might still be too thin so I will either reduce to half an ounce after finding heavy cream tomorrow OR I will used canned full fat coconut milk to make a thicker denser beverage. The look of it is so perfect and isn’t sugary sweet like so many party punches. It’s more work to make but for a small gathering it works great. Can’t wait to impress my guests with this one!

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