FLIK or Treat: 5 BOOzy Halloween Cocktails
Gaudy, ghoulish, and truly over-the-top -- Halloween is the perfect time to pour Spider Chic cocktails, a glass of Witches' Brew, and shake up a Bubbling Cauldron Punch for an on theme beverage. For our October Cocktail of the Month, we couldn't help but create a roundup of drinks for all our adult friends.
No matter which drink you choose to sip on, you're sure to have a frighteningly good time.
Calling all basic witches! Head straight to the Caramel Apple Mimosa for your Spooky Sunday Boo-zy Brunch.
Poison Caramel Apple Mimosa
This perfectly seasonal champagne cocktail will elevate the standard mimosa by swapping orange juice for fresh apple cider, and additional shot of caramel vodka.
|CINNAMON SUGAR RIM|
|1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon|
|2 tbsp granulated sugar|
|FOR THE MIMOSA|
|2 oz champagne or prosecco|
|1 oz apple cider|
|1 oz caramel vodka, like Smirnoff or Van Gogh|
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish.
- Dip the rim of your champagne flute into honey and then into the cinnamon sugar mix for a delightful sweet rim.
- Add the apple cider and caramel vodka directly into the flute.
- Top with champagne or prosecco.
If gin is your liquor of choice, check out the Gin-o-Lantern cocktail.
Cool weather has settled in and it's old fashioned season! Elevate this timeless cocktail by infusing your own sweet potato bourbon. Is it a little extra work? Yes. Is it 100% worth it? Also, yes.
Sweet Potato Old Fashioned
Embrace the process and enjoy this ultra festive fall cocktail.
|SWEET POTATO INFUSED BOURBON|
|3 sweet potatoes|
|Bourbon whiskey, we recommend Redemption|
|2 oz. sweet potato-infused bourbon|
|1 sugar cube|
|3 splashes Angostura original bitters|
|3 splashes Angostura orange bitters|
|1 orange twist|
FOR THE INFUSED BOURBON:
- Roast 3 sweet potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until completely cooked through and fork-tender.
- Cool. Remove skin and mash with a fork.
- Add the mashed sweet potato into a mason jar, fill halfway with bourbon.
- Set an immersion circulator to 145 degrees. Add the mason jar into the warm water bath and leave overnight.
- Strain the infused bourbon with a fine mesh strainer or a coffee filter.
TO MAKE THE COCKTAIL:
- In a rocks glass, place the sugar cube and bitters. Muddle well.
- Add ice and 2 oz. of infused-bourbon. Stir for about 30 seconds.
- Twist the orange peel over the drink and rub the essence onto the rim of the glass. Add the orange twist directly into the glass.
Editors Note: For a super fall twist, swap out the sugar cube for a splash of maple syrup instead!
Skip the Dark & Stormy and dive head first into the Bloody Basil. Made with Basil Hayden bourbon whiskey and beet juice, this cocktail is bloody good.
We can't celebrate Halloween with something pumpkin themed! Skip the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and try this Jack-O-Lantern Kentucky Mule.
Jack-O-Lantern Kentucky Mule
An ultra fall version of a Kentucky Mule, the Moscow Mule's American sibling.
|2 tbsp. pumpkin butter|
|2 oz. bourbon|
|4 splashes Angostura bitters|
|5 oz. Goslings ginger beer|
- Add pumpkin butter and bourbon into a shaker with ice. Shake for 1 minute.
- Double strain into a copper mug -- required barware! with ice.
- Top with ginger beer and bitters.
- Stir the cocktail with a cinnamon stick for an extra autumnal twist.
Want to elevate the game even further? Torch the cinnamon stick before stirring to enhance the spicy, smoky flavor.
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