Fright Night Cocktails

By / Wine + Drinks / October 25th, 2012 / Like

Hallowe’en is almost here in all its gore and glee. Will you be keeping the ghouls at bay with handfuls of candy? That’s what the future holds for me. Ahh, fright night – there’s nothing to fear. But, you will need to fortify yourself. Not to worry, I have everything you need: food and drink to keep the monsters pacified.

There’s no reason why the kids should have all the fun, right? How about a fun little pick-me-up to keep your spirits intact? You’ll need to keep your energy high to get you through that long, dark night.

Try these cocktails on for size.

Dracula’s Kiss
1 ½ oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
1 ½ oz. Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
1 oz. Blood Orange Puree
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup

 

  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Vampire’s Punch
Serves 12

18 oz. SKYY Vodka
8 oz. Lime Juice
6 oz. Cranberry Juice
2.5 oz. Grenadine
7UP
Fresh cherries, pits removed

  • Wash and remove pits and stems from fresh cherries, and muddle in cocktail shaker. Combine the rest of the ingredients except 7UP in bowl and stir. Top with 7UP and muddled cherries.

Candy Corn Cocktail
2 oz. SKYY Vodka
1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Milk
1 oz. Simple Syrup

  • Combine SKYY and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.

Black Widow
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry
0.5 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice
Raspberry Syrup

  • Draw a spider web on the inside of a chilled martini glass with raspberry syrup. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with plastic spider.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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