Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thirsty Thursday Halloween Cocktails! {Countdown to Halloween Day 8}

 A visit from these spirits are guaranteed to to scare you! 

Tart Cherry Eyeball Punch

This drink is so easy, you barely need a recipe. Here's how to make it:

Drain 2 (15-oz.) cans lychees, reserving 1 ½ cups of syrup. Carefully stuff blackberries (from a 6-oz. container) in each lychee; chill. Stir together reserved syrup, 4 cups tart cherry juice, and 1 cup fresh orange juice in a large pitcher; chill. Add stuffed lychees and 3 (12-oz.) cans chilled sparkling water to punch. Serve over ice. Makes 12 servings

*For a sweeter drink, substitute ginger ale for sparkling water. Adults only: Stir 1 ½ cups vodka or light rum into punch.

The Bloody Mummy

The Bloody Mummy is my Halloween take on a brunch staple: a Bloody Mary. Just add string cheese! It's a simple change that makes this mummified drink fit for any (adults only) Halloween party or perhaps a post-Halloween brunch.

Makes 2 large drinks

  • 2 cups tomato juice, low sodium
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon shichimi togarashi
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 oz vodka or gin
  • celery salt
  • celery stalks
  • pickled green beans
  • carrot sticks
  • string cheese
  1. Put some celery salt on a plate. Using a lemon wedge, line the rims of two tall glasses. Gently dip the rims in the celery salt before filling each glass with ice.
  2. In a large glass measuring pitcher, combine the wasabi paste, soy sauce, shichimi togarashi and lemon juice. Whisk until combined.
  3. Pour the tomato juice over the wasabi mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Pull the string cheese apart in thin strips and carefully line each glass. This can be a little tedious but don’t worry about it being completely perfect. You will still get the mummy effect if a couple of the pieces fall out of place.
  5. Carefully add the ice in the glass, making sure not to disturb the cheese too much. The ice will work well to hold the strips in place.
  6. Put 1 1/2 oz of vodka in each ice-filled glass. Top with the tomato juice mixture and garnish with celery, carrots and pickled green beans.

 Devil's Sangria
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Cranberry Sangria is the perfect drink for fall and winter. Whip up a batch for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can jazz it up for Halloween and call it Devil's Sangria.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sangria, holiday sangria
Calories106 kcal
AuthorKim Beaulieu
  • 750 ml merlot
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or any orange liqueur
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 2 cups ice if desired
Remember to allow your Sangria to rest for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, before serving!
  1. Pour the merlot in a pitcher, add the cranberry juice, Cointreau and the cranberries, stir well.

  2. Put the mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Remove the mixture from the fridge and add the sparkling water. Stir well. Add ice if desired.
  4. Serve with a big old Sangria loving smile!
Recipe Notes

If using this for Thanksgiving or Christmas you can add orange slices for some extra kick and a super presentation.

If serving for Halloween you make ice or wine cubes in creepy ice cube trays. Amps up the fun factor.

1 comment:

  1. These all look delicious Ked. The presentation is amazing too!


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