Halloween Signature Drinks

In search of the perfect spooky or spirited drink to serve for Halloween? We have you covered. Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for something fun to have on hand while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, enjoy a fun and tasty beverage to get in the holiday spirit! We’re sharing some of our favorites from around the web:

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For the Adventerous:

Candy Corn Jell-o Shots

via Tipsy Bartender
 

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Ingredients:

  • White Layer

  • 1 Packet Pina Colada Ez Jello Mix

  • 2 1/2 Cups Water

  • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Rum

  • Orange Layer

  • 1 Packet Orange Crushed Ez Jello Mix

  • 2 1/2 Cups Hot Water

  • 1 1/2 Cups Butterscotch Schnapps

  • Yellow Layer

  • 1 Packet Lemon Drop Ez Jello Shot Mix

Directions:
Watch this quick YouTube video to see exactly how to prepare your own!


For the Family-Friendly Crowd:

Black Lemonade

via instructables

image source: instructables

image source: instructables

Ingredients:

  • juice of one lemon

  • 1-2 capsules activated charcoal

  • stevia or maple syrup

  • water

  • ice

Directions:
Cut lemon in half and squeeze it with a juicer releasing the juice. Make sure to pick out any seeds that may sneak in. Add lemon juice to a 16 ounce glass.
Break open 1-2 activated charcoal capsules (check dosage on your bottle or container), add to the lemon juice, and stir to combine.
Fill glass to the top with ice and add water. Stir in sweetener to taste.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy!


For the Festive Family:

Witch’s Brew

via sugar hero

image source: sugar hero

image source: sugar hero

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters ginger ale chilled

  • 4 cups pineapple juice chilled

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice fresh (optional)

  • 1 gallon lime sherbet

  • 1 block dry ice (used 5 lbs for a 3-hour party)

  • Large cauldron

  • punch bowl that fit inside cauldron

Directions:
Break the dry ice into large pieces using a mallet or other tool. Be careful that you use gloves when handling it, since it can cause burns if it comes into contact with your skin.
Place some of the dry ice in the bottom of your cauldron. Put the remaining dry ice in a cooler nearby.
Pour some hot water on top of the ice so that it starts to smoke.
Place the punch bowl on top of the dry ice inside the cauldron.
Combine the ginger ale, pineapple juice, and lemon juice in the punch bowl, and stir to combine.
Add scoops of lime sherbet, mix it for a few minutes until the sherbet starts to melt, then serve!
Replenish the dry ice and hot water as necessary, to keep the smoke effect going.

Note: dry ice can be harmful if swallowed, so do not put it directly in the punch bowl or beverage cups.

How To Guide: Halloween Parties

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Halloween is just around the corner, so let your inner child free with a fun and spirited party! Have nothing planned yet? We’ve got your back! Follow our entertainment guide for awesome recipes, decor, and games guaranteed to make your party a success.


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We decided to keep the food and drinks elegant, classy, but still spooky and Halloween themed! For appetizers we chose bite size and portable foods so you can easily mingle and save room for the entrèe and dessert. The entrèe should be beautiful and delicious, and the dessert should be fun and lively!.


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Drinks should be festive and enticing. Think dark colors and bright garnishes. Experiment, and take your mixology skills to a new level!


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The decor can be as over the top or subdued as you like! Want to scare your guests? Place creepy skeletons and masks about the house. String spider webs everywhere, and hide motion activated decorations to scare unexpecting guests. Want to keep it simple or have less of a clean up? Decorate with colorful pumpkins, leaves, and lanterns. Place some crows or bones across the mantle and on side tables.


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If you want a sit down dinner, make your table the focal point of your decor. Use dark table linens and plates. Make a table runner of flowers, skulls, and tall candlesticks. Scatter some creepy crawlers on napkins and flatware. Your guests will love the creativity!


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It’s not a party without some fun and games! Go all out and make the whole night a murder mystery game involving all your guests, or hire a fortune teller! On a smaller scale, carve pumpkins, play charades and pictionary with a Halloween theme, or assemble the classic donut-on-the-string eating contest!