Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Creepy Cocktails for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning your holiday festivities. Whether you’re traveling in your RV or will be home for the spooky day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate without elaborate decorations or parties. These three delicious and creepy cocktails are guaranteed to wow your guests.
Blood and Sand
This spooky yet elegant cocktail hails from a 1920s film starring Rudolph Valentino. Its deep red color is creepy t first sight, but the sweet vermouth and scotch add a delicious autumn flavor.
What you’ll need:
  • 1 ounce scotch
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry (to garnish)
Mixing instructions:
  1. Pour the scotch, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering and orange juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake the mixture vigorously until cold.
  3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry.
Black Velvet
The Black Velvet cocktail is so dark it looks like a spooky witch’s brew, but the simple recipe, smooth flavor and rich taste make it a must-try for this year’s Halloween festivities.
What you’ll need:
  • 3 ounces of stout beer
  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine
Mixing instructions:
  1. Pour 3 ounces of a stout beer, such as Guinness, into a tall champagne flute.
  2. Top the beer with 3 ounces of sparkling wine.
  3. Stir gently and enjoy.
El Diablo
The El Diablo drink may have a scary name, but don’t be surprised if your guests ask for seconds of this unique take on the margarita.
What you’ll need:
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
  • ginger beer
  • 2 lime wedges (for garnish)
Mixing instructions:
  1. Add the tequila, lime juice and creme de cassis into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer and garnish wish a squeeze of lime.
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