While the kids are off trick or treating collecting lots of sweets here are some “ spooktacular spirits” for the adults from the mixologists at Total Wine & More. In addition to the ingredients in the recipes below, they also carry an assortment of sweet vodka by Poppin’ Vodka with flavors that include grape lollipop, tutti frutti and marshmallow puff. Pinnacle vodka offers swedish fish gummy and cotton candy flavors, while Veil had whipped cream vodka and Three Olives makes bubble gum vodka. Price per bottle is $8.99-$17.99.
Once you settle on your signature cocktail for the grownups you can create a bone-chilling punch for the kids. Nothing makes Halloween punch recipes look cooler than a chunk of dry ice and the creepy mist that results. Just be careful when using dry ice in punches… especially when serving kids!
Enjoy these haunting Halloween cocktails and watch out for spooky ghosts and flying witches! Cheers!
750ml of Jonathan Drake Vodka
750ml of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
1-quart bottle cranberry juice
1-liter bottle ginger ale
2 cups pineapple juice
Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl or witches cauldron. Stir. Add ice. Garnish with gummy worms.
1 oz Veil Vanilla Vodka
5 oz Saranac Soda Orange Cream
Pour Veil Vanilla Vodka over ice in a cocktail shaker. Add Saranac Orange Cream Soda. Stir. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a few pieces of candy corn.
SINISTER APPLE CIDER
1 oz Montmarte Napolean Brandy
5 oz apple cider
Splash of vanilla extract
Pour Montmarte Napolean Brandy over ice in a cocktail shaker. Add apple cider and a splash of vanilla extract. Shake well. Pour into a glass with ice. Garnish with an apple slice. Enjoy!
BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI
2 oz Van Hoo Vodka
4 oz Lorina Sparkling Blood Orange
Pour Van Hoo Vodka over ice into cocktail shaker. Add Lorina Sparkling Blood Orange Soda. Stir. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice.
DARK & STORMY
1oz Negrita Dark Rum
4oz Barritts Ginger Beer
Pour Negrita Dark Rum over ice in glass. Add Barritts Ginger Beer. Stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.
VAMPIRE BLOODY MARY
1 oz Red Medal Vaatka
4 oz Sensational Bloody Mary Mix
Pour Red Medal Vaatka and Sensational Bloody Mary into cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake well. Pour into glass over ice. Garnish with celery and olives.
1 oz Veil Cherry
4 oz Q Kola
Pour Veil Cherry Vodka over ice in a glass. Add Q Kola Soda. Stir. Garnish with a cherry.