Day 16 – Halloween Cocktails

Here are some delightful and spooky cocktail recipes for your Halloween party

Dragon’s Blood Punch
1 750 ml bottle vodka
1/2 cup Orange liqueur
6 cups (48 oz.) red fruit punch punch
6 cups apple juice
6 cups cranberry juice
2 liters ginger ale.

Chill all ingredients the day before, just before serving combine everything in a punch bowl. Stir well and ad ice. A large block of ice or dry ice looks better. Then serve and enjoy.

Full Moon Cocktail
1 Orange Slice
3 oz Orange juice
1 oz Scotch
2 oz Vodka

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange and enjoy Halloween!

Vampire Elixir

A splash of pomegranate juice added at the end gives this drink a bloody look.

Ingredients Per Cocktail
* 1-1/2 ounces vodka
* Less than 1 ounce apricot
* 1 ounce fresh lime juice (slightly
* Club soda
* Splash of pomegranate juice

* Pour vodka, apricot brandy and
lime juice over ice in a highball
* Top off with club soda.
* Garnish with a splash of
pomegranate juice.

Black Cat

* 1 oz vodka
* 1 oz cherry brandy
* cranberry juice
* cola

1. Pour the vodka and brandy into a highball glass filled with ice.
2. Fill the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola.

Bloody Appletini

The Appletini Martini
*2 oz. Vodka
*1/2 oz. Apple Pucker Schnapps or
*1/2 oz. Apple Juice or Cider

Blood Candy Rim
The “blood rim” is made from the same kind of mixture as you’d use to make hard candy.

*1 c. Sugar
*1/2 c. Karo Syrup
*1/2 c. Water
*Red Food Coloring

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F, use a candy thermometer to check. Add red food dye.

Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot but not boiling, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. Tip the top of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer.

Flip the glass right side up to cool and cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass! Once hardened keep chilled.

While you’re having fun – don’t forget to drink responsibly – and try not to over-do it!


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