Halloween festivities are already underway and if you're in the spirit of celebrating with spirits, we've rounded up some of the best themed cocktails from Pinterest that will not only satisfy your need for a spooktacular Instagram-worthy flick but will also be terrifyingly delicious.
Impress party guests with the ghoulish cocktails below.
Recipe is courtesy of www.theseasonedmom.com
1/4 cup sugar
2 (750-milliliter) bottles Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup orange liqueur
24 ounces club soda, chilled
2 oranges, thinly sliced (plus additional for garnish)
1 cup fresh blackberries (plus additional for garnish)
1. Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.
2. Combine sugar mixture, red wine, orange juice, and liqueur in a large container; cover and chill 4 hours. Stir in club soda, oranges, and blackberries just before serving. Serve over ice.
Recipe is courtesy of homemadehooplah.com
Simple syrup optional -- can use water or juice instead
Purple sugar such as sanding sugar (aka sprinkles)
1 1/2 part vodka
1 part blue curacao
1 part sweet and sour mix
1 part grenadine
1 part cranberry juice -- can also use cran-grape or grape juice
1. On a small plate, add purple sugar. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (or cranberry juice or just water) and gently dab the top of the glass in the purple sugar, coating the rim. See above video for example. Set glass aside.
2. Combine vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until combined.
3. Fill the sugar-coated glass with ice. Pour Purple People Eater cocktail mix into glass until full.
4. Serve immediately.
Recipe is courtesy of elletalk.com
2.5 ounces black vodka (Recipe Here)
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (2/3 -- 1 small lime)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Wilton Edible Pearl Dust In White (Find at craft store in baking aisle)
Into a cocktail shaker add in your simple syrup, lime juice, and black vodka. Fill with ice until the liquid lines. Give it a hard shake for 30 seconds. Add a dash of pearl dust to the bottom of a martini or coupe glass. Pour cocktail into your glass and serve. Add more pearl dust if it's not shimmery enough and stir it with a bar spoon to combine it.
Recipe is courtesy of sugarhero.com
2 cups chilled white grape juice, divided
2 envelopes unflavored powdered gelatin
1 cup chilled ginger ale or other clearish soda
16-24 gummy eyeballs
1. Place 1/2 cup of grape juice in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and whisk it in. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, so the gelatin softens and absorbs some of the juice. Microwave the bowl for 20 seconds to liquefy the gelatin. If it's not fully liquid and clear after 20 seconds, microwave in 5-second increments just until melted. You don't want the gelatin mixture to get hot.
2. Combine the remaining grape juice and the ginger ale in a large measuring cup or pitcher with a spout. Whisk them together, then continue gently whisking as you pour the gelatin in. Pour the juice into 16 shot glasses, leaving a margin at the top since you'll be adding eyeballs later.
3. Refrigerate the shot glasses for about 30 minutes — check their texture every 10 minutes. You want the gelatin to start getting thick, like cake batter texture. It shouldn't be set and firm, but it should be thick enough to suspend an eyeball in the middle of the glass. Depending on the temperature of your ingredients and your refrigerator, this process can take anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes. Just check the glasses regularly and don't be afraid to check the texture with a spoon or with your finger.
4. When the gelatin is thick enough, press an eyeball into the middle of the shot glass. You can use a thin knife or spatula to push it down into the gelatin, or just use your finger. Try to position it against the front glass, so it shows through clearly. Add a second eyeball, if you'd like. Continue until all of the shot glasses have floating eyeballs.
5. Chill the glasses until the gelatin is completely firm, about 2 hours. These Jell-o shots can be made several days in advance. In my experience, the gummy eyeballs did gradually absorb moisture and were at their best within about 3 days of assembly.
Recipe is courtesy of homemadehooplah.com
6 ounces lime Jello
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice chilled
1 cup vodka chilled
16 ounces lemon-lime soda chilled
1. Fully prepare lime Jello per package instructions. Use a fork to break Jello apart into small pieces (small enough to fit through a straw), then add crushed Jello to a large pitcher of your choice (should be at least 1 liter or larger).
2. Add pineapple juice and vodka to pitcher, then stir.
3. When ready to serve, add Sprite until the pitcher is full. For best results, pour lemon-lime soda from a higher distance than you normally would so that there's extra fizz on top of the drink. Serve immediately.
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