Björn Drori Avraham, one of our guest writers, has shared his spook-tacular recipes for Halloween cocktails! (Two do contain alcohol but one is alcohol free!)
As Halloween is a time that kids and adults cherish alike – why not indulge in some cocktails? A selection of three ‘colourful brews’ (two for adults and one for kids), to get you in the mood for dressing up, eating pumpkin and trick-or-treating:
Blueberry & Tangerine Potion
(Left) – Alcohol Free!
- freshly squeezed tangerine juice
- canned wild blueberries
- Separate the canned blueberries from their juice and freeze the berries. When frozen, add a spoonful or two to a tumbler and fill up to half with chilled blueberry juice.
- Carefully fill the rest of the tumbler with chilled tangerine juice, ensuring you keep the dark blue berry juice at the bottom and the tangerine on top. A great kid’s drink as it is not too sweet but very fruity – they get enough sugar intake through the candy they collect on Halloween!
- 1 cl Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 4 cl pomegranate juice
- 1 cl lime juice
- 3 cl vodka (ideally lemon-flavoured)
- Pour the liquids into a cocktail shaker and shake with a couple of ice cubes.
- Strain into a cocktail glass or party tumbler. This is a twist on a regular Cosmopolitan, the pomegranate juice gives it a richer colour and a more flavoursome body.
- 2 cl absinthe
- 3 cl sparkling water
- 1 cl lime juice
- Add a couple of ice cubes to a tumbler and pour the absinthe and lime juice over them, then fill up with the chilled sparkling water.
- The bright green absinthe will turn milky green when the other liquids are added, it looks like a perfect witches brew. Caution: don’t overindulge, one sparkler is more than enough as it is quite potent!
All those drinks will look even more like Halloween and get you in the right mood if you serve them in themed party cups, like Party Pieces web cups! Don’t forget your wicked witch fancy dress costume too!
Björn Drori Avraham runs his own food & drink blog, more recipes can be found on www.palateofwisdom.wordpress.com
Please drink responsibly and with moderation