Halloween is always a fun, spooky time of year. Get into spirits this season not only with costumes, but also cocktails! I was lucky to receive a number of products to review and sample some recipes. The following cocktails are sure to put you in a hauntingly good mood on Halloween or any other day!
Themed cocktails are not the only way to get the party going, spice up your party decorations by getting themed stemware. Designs by Lolita offers a variety of decorated glasses for any and every occasion.
These glasses are more than just something to put a drink in, each piece comes with its own signature drink recipe on the bottom. To see more images of the range of glasses that are available visit their website.
To keep your chocolate cravings at bay, treat yourself to Marie Brizard’s Chocolat Royal, the first and only super-premium dark chocolate liqueur. Not only can you add some indulgence to your cocktails or simply enjoy on the rocks, Chocolat Royal is versatile in its use and is able to go with coffee or over dessert as well. Yum!
Chocolat Royal is made with genuine cocoa beans with notes of vanilla and caramel to create a delicate blend of flavors. I received a bottle of Chocolat Royal for the purpose of this review.
1.5 oz. Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal
1.5 oz. Sobieski Orange Vodka
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle mint leaves on top for added flavor.
Even without mint leaves, this drink is sweet and simple. Enjoy Wicked Chocolat in small sips, rather than large gulps. If this drink is too strong for your or your guests’ tastes, add some club soda to the cocktail.
Chocolat Royal is not the only flavorful liqueur from Marie Brizard. The high-end line also features a range of other flavors including cacao, fruits, and mints.
The Black Widow
.5 oz. Marie Brizard Blackberry
2 oz. Sobieski Vodka
Pour and shake all ingredients together.
Serve on the rocks or straight up in a martini glass or make it extra sweet with a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Another simple drink is the Southern Scream. This sweet drink doesn’t require many ingredients or a complicated recipe. This Halloween themed alcoholic beverage already adds a kick to classic OJ, so grenadine is not a dealbreaker to enjoy it. If you don’t have grenadine on hand and would prefer a more festive shade of orange, consider dripping red food dye into the cocktails. If you choose to use grenadine, remember only a drizzle is needed!
In a tall glass with ice, add:
1½ ounces Southern Comfort
4 ounces orange juice
Drizzle of Grenadine
Add a black licorice for sipping.
I received a bottle of Southern Comfort to sample the above Halloween cocktail. Southern Comfort or SoCo is a mix of fruit, spice, and whiskey flavors. It’s been around since 1874 and was created in New Orleans by a man who’s face is unknown. (There are no known pictures of M. W. Heron.)
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