As October draws to a close, we’re creeping closer to the spookiest day of the year. That’s right, it’s time to unpack the fake cobwebs and start practising your pumpkin carving – because it’s almost Halloween. If you’re planning a get-together for All Hallows’ Eve, be sure to set the mood with some suitably ghastly libations. Serve up some Scary Sangria, or sip on a Zombie – whatever your poison, we’ve got a sinister cocktail to suit.
Give this classic cocktail a ghoulish makeover with a twist of blood orange. While the appearance of this cocktail might be frightful, the taste is anything but.
Digging graves is tough work, so it seems only fitting to commemorate the poor souls toiling in the graveyard with an equally tough bourbon-based cocktail. The dry ice gives this drink an extra spooky effect, reminiscent of mysterious fog rolling through a cemetery.
With three types of rum (and peach liqueur), this cocktail is so delicious that it could raise the dead from their graves. Enjoy at your own peril.
Build ingredients in a tall glass over ice, stirring to combine. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a maraschino cherry.
This is the perfect drink to serve at a Halloween party. The grenadine will give the sangria a bloody hue, while the sour squirms add that much desired fresh-grave aesthetic.
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and stir to combine. Garnish with a handful of sour squirms or snakes. Serves 4.