Halloween is just around the corner! Are you getting ready to spend a spooky night at home, perhaps have a fire pit with a few friends and knock back a few cocktails? Or maybe you’ll invite a few friends over, put the kids in their costumes and have some yummy Halloween treats. Whatever your plans may be to make this Halloween extra special, make sure you include one or more of these unique Halloween cocktails in the mix. Spooky and delicious! Cheers and Happy Halloween!
1. Witchy Black Cocktail (serves 1)
Did you know that black vodka exists?! It’s pretty cool and it’s perfect for making one of the most perfectly memorable, unique Halloween cocktails around. Apple spice liqueur adds the perfect little splash of sweetness to liven up this cocktail, and makes it ideal for sipping all fall long! Let’s face it, with the pandemic dragging on into the foreseeable future, we’re all feeling a little (or a lot) witchy. Lean into it and take a load off your shoulders when you enjoy this witchy black cocktail – you’ll be so glad you did! Finish it off with sugar on the rim dyed black with food coloring.
- ½ cup black vodka
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- ¼ jigger apple spice liqueur
Combine all ingredients by stirring together. Finish it off with sugar on the rim dyed black with food coloring.
Don’t forget to keep your health in mind when you drink cocktails this Halloween. Fewer Regrets will help you be healthier while drinking by protecting your liver AND helping prevent a hangover.
2. Pomegranate Apple Cider Mimosa (serves 2-4)
This autumn-tasting mimosa is perfect for backyard brunches and just regular Saturday afternoons this October. It’s super simple, with just 3 ingredients, and will quickly take your breakfast or brunch from ho-hum to YUM! Pour one or two out to sip on this October, or simply imbibe it with a smile on Halloween as you enjoy the Blue Moon. Cheers.
- Juice from one pomegranate (not sure how to juice a pomegranate? Check out this helpful video!)
- one small bottle of champagne
- a quart of apple cider
3. Spooky Harvest Margarita (serves 1)
Everybody loves a margarita, and this Spooky Harvest margarita makes celebrating Halloween extra special. With just a few ingredients, you’ll be good to go. Don’t forget to add the last special detail – mix sugar or salt for the rims of your glasses with green food coloring to give it an extra Halloween-y glow. Whether you’re brewing up a margarita just for yourself, for your partner, or a few friends to enjoy this Halloween, this recipe is a fantastic choice. Sip away, ghouls and goblins!
- ½ cup apple cider
- ½ cup pear juice
- pomegranate juice from one pomegranate (here’s that how-to video again)
- 2-3 tablespoons of light tequila
- sugar or salt rim (add green food coloring to make it extra Halloween-y)
4. Ghostly White Russian with Pumpkin Spice (serves 2-4)
Everybody loves a White Russian. The combination of the coffee liqueur and vodka, as well as the pumpkin spice, makes this an ideal fall treat that you’re going to add to your rotation every time the leaves start to change. Instead of back-to-school season, you’ll be talking about Ghostly White Russian with Pumpkin Spice Season. Haha! When choosing between half-and-half and heavy cream, the heavy cream is more decadent but also tastier. If you’re rather health-conscious, half-and-half is a safer bet. Don’t skimp on the pumpkin spice, though! It really adds a fun dimension of flavor to this delicious cocktail recipe. You’ll quickly add this Halloween-inspired recipe to your October weekends, and maybe even beyond. You’ll look forward to the next time you have the opportunity to make a Ghostly White Russian with Pumpkin Spice. YUM!
- 1.5 cup coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice (or more if you really like pumpkin spice!)
- a quart of half-and-half or heavy cream
- 2/3 cup of vodka
5. Perfect post-trick-or-treating Ginger and Apple Cocktail (serves 1)
Ginger and apple provide a fantastic flavor combination in this Halloween-themed cocktail. You’ll feel a ghoulish grin slip across your face as soon as you give this cocktail a try! Make Halloween extra special this year – even if you won’t be taking the kids trick-or-treating because of COVID-19. Spend a little time looking up cocktail recipes, like these 5 fantastic options, and give a few a try this year. You may find a brand new favorite that you’ll enjoy pulling out every Halloween.
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup
- A can of ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Now is the perfect time to brew up some delicious and unique cocktails for you to enjoy this Halloween. Grab your partner, invite a couple of friends over for a fire pit while the kids run around outside, and settle in for a fantastic evening. This year’s Halloween is going to be extra awesome because of the very unusual incidence of a Blue Moon, and of course it’s unusual because of the pandemic, but it’s a great reason to make it extra awesome with a few cocktails. You can make this Halloween special when you just put a little effort into celebrating with style. Bust out some fun glasses – maybe they have witch hats on them, bats, pumpkins, or ghosts – and whip up a pitcher of margaritas or a couple White Russians.
Relax, sip a few glasses of any of these fantastic unique Halloween cocktails, and don’t forget to take Fewer Regrets so you won’t be regretting imbibing in the morning. It’s the perfect way to ensure that your liver stays healthy, your body detoxes properly, and you won’t have to deal with a pesky hangover when your kids start asking for cereal at 7am the next day. You can have your special Halloween cocktails and enjoy them properly, without having to fear feeling lousy in the morning. You don’t have time to sleep in these days – you have too much adulting to do, so make sure you get Fewer Regrets so you can have fun and still fulfill your responsibilities. Cheers and Happy Halloween!