Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Quenchers

This is by far my most favorite time of year, so do take some time to sit a spell and enjoy it with me
)0( Blessed Samhain and Happy Halloween

Pumpkins aside, the month of October is just as much about Halloween, kids, candy, and playing dress up, but that doesn't mean adults can’t join in on the fun! While the little ones are out trick-or treating, moms and dads can make plans to channel their inner ghoul at a grown-up costume party, before bedtime with these deadly cocktails! Whether you’re a bourbon, cognac, scotch whisky or tequila drinker, below you’ll find enough reasons to spook your taste buds!

 Basil Hayden’s Spiced Pumpkin Sour

 2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

1/2 BasilHaydenPumpkinSpiceSourpart Fresh Orange Juice

1/2 part Lemon Juice

1/2 part Maple syrup

 1 spoon Canned Pumpkin Puree

 3 dashes Angostura® Bitters

                                       1 part Allspice Dram

                                       3-4 pieces Candy Corn

Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin, add ice & shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over ice, then garnish with skewered candy corn.

Cointreau Masquerade

2 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Pumpkin Spice Sugar For Rim (mix ½ cup sugar with 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice.)

                                         Directions: Shake Cointreau, lemon, and bitters with ice, then strain into a pumpkin spice rimmed glass.

Beetle Juice

1.50 oz. CV Rose

.50 oz. DeKuyper Crème de Cassis

Splash of Orange Juice

Directions: Build cocktail in an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Graveyard Gruel

1.25 oz. Courvoisier VSOP

.75 oz. DeKuyper Rootbeer Schnapps

1.0 oz. Pineapple Juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a cherry.

Bloody Punch

1.25 oz. CV Rose

.75 oz DeKuyper Red Apple

1.50 oz. Fresh Lemon Sour

1.50 oz. Pineapple Juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions: Build cocktail in an ice filled highball glass, and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Last Rights (Dia de Los Muertos cocktail)

1.5 oz Hennessy V.S

.75 oz Fresh Lime juice

.5 oz Agave Nectar

.5 oz Crème de Cacao

½ tsp of Cayenne pepper powder

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake until chilled, Strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.  Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Not Just Any Potion

1 1/2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila

2 parts Lime Juice

1 part Simple Syrup

1/2 part Raspberry Puree

1 part Vanilla Liqueur

Directions: Shake and pour ingredients into a cocktail glass half rimmed with a thick layer of black lava salt. Garnish with 2-3 chocolate/salt covered raspberries.

Marnier Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher

2 oz Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

1 oz peach liqueur
Splash of cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake.  Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

 Cheers and Happy Halloween!

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