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Halloween Cocktails

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.

Wicked Chocolat

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!

Southern Scream

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.)

Go to the next page to learn about Lucid Absinthe!

The spookiest spirit of the bunch, Lucid Absinthe was the first genuine authentic absinthe to be made available after the 95 year ban in America. If that doesn’t excite your taste buds, perhaps you need to experience it for yourself.

Lucid Absinthe is made according to the same standards of pre-banned absinthe. All details of this process are historically accurate. Although hallucinogenic effects of absinthe are said to be a myth, why don’t you try these seasonal Lucid cocktail recipes to know firsthand?

Le Chat Noir

1 oz. LUCID®

1 oz. Effen® Black Cherry Vodka

2 oz. lemon-lime soda

Raspberry liqueur to taste

Lemon wedges or cherry as garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice and add Lucid Absnithe and Effen Black Cherry Vodka. Add lemon-lime soda and float raspberry liqueur. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry and serve.

Poison Apple

1 oz LUCID®

2 oz Apple Cider

1 oz Cranberry

Juice Ginger Ale

1/2 oz Chambord

Combine LUCID, Apple Cider and Cranberry Juice in a shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Drop the Chambord to the bottom of the glass. Skewer a Granny Smith Apple wedge on a pick and lay lengthwise across the edge of the glass.

Paranormal Activity

1 part LUCID®

1 part white crème de cacao

1 part coconut milk

Drizzle of Black Sambuca

Combine LUCID, white crème de cacao, and coconut milk in a shaker filled with ice. Shake till frothy and strain into a short rocks glass over ice. Drizzle Black Sambuca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses through the cocktail.

I received a sample kit of LUCID Absinthe to test the recipes and for the purpose of review.

Go to the next page for more recipes and reviews!

I received several bottles of ACTIVATE energy water as well as a bottle of Bulldog London Dry Gin in order to try the following recipes. ACTIVATE is not only easy as a cocktail mixer, but also easy on your diet! These water beverages are sugar and calorie free in addition to containing a number of vitamins and nutrients. Instead of sugar, ACTIVATE is sweetened with natural stevia.

The award winning Bulldog super-premium gin is crafted in a distillery with 250 years of experience. With a slogan like “Mixes with everything. Surrenders to nothing.” Bulldog Gin does not disappoint. The distinct gin is delicately infused with 12 natural botanicals collected from 8 countries around the world.

Enjoy Bulldog gin in one of the following cocktail recipes or as London Cider with one part gin, two parts apple cider, and topped with cinnamon sticks.

Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail

2 oz. Orange ACTIVATE

2 oz. Vodka

Orange wheel and lime twist for garnish

Ghoul’s Green Fizz

2 oz. Lemon Lime ACTIVATE

2 oz. London dry gin

Club soda

Lime to garnish

If you are a lover of super sweet drinks, these may not be your favorite Halloween drinks out of all those in this article. If the drink is too strong for you, I’d recommend adding more ACTIVATE or substituting lemon-lime soda for the club soda or adding it to the recipe.

We hope you enjoy these fun and festive Halloween cocktail ideas. Which one is your favorite, or what do you want to try for yourself? Please share your thoughts in our comments below.


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