Love it or hate it, Halloween is now a thing in Australia. I don’t remember celebrating it as a child, but every year it seems to be getting bigger. We all know that kids love it and receive a ridiculous number of treats, so why wouldn’t they!? But what about us! Many adults rarely get the chance to use imagination. Halloween is certainly a time to explore the creative child in all of us!
Did somebody say cocktails? Or at least help take the edge off. The edge off the chaos. The entire neighbourhood of kids at the doorstep, where did they all come from?
Dark and mysterious
Complete your goth look with a splash of black! Simple, yet effective a teaspoon of activated charcoal powder will turn your Martini into the colour of night. Swap the olives for either blueberries, blackberries, or even raspberries for a contrasting red.
Creepy body parts
Fingers, brains and eyeballs seem to be the body parts of choice for spooky. Channel the eery Hannibal Lecter and add body parts to your drink of choice. These Eyeballs Cocktails are hilarious! They’re made from radishes and olives. Or try these Brain Shooters using vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream and a splash of grenadine
Nothing says Halloween more than blood!
Mix a cocktail with blood and your get a Bloody Mary! This Martha Stewart Bloody Mary Recipe adds a layer of black vodka for an extra level of spook!
If you’re not a fan of tomato juice, another way to add a touch of blood is with a pomegranate syrup called grenadine which looks like real blood in this very cool Grim Reaper cocktail!
Mystical spell-binding smoke
I’m not sure what else would impress your guests more than dry ice. If you can get your hands on some from your local party supplier, you’ll be entering a whole new level of spook!
Learn how to use dry ice here!
If working with dry ice sounds a bit too risky, there are loads of things we can do with regular ice.
Add some spiders or other creepy props to your ice tray and simply add the ice cubes to the drinks, how easy is that! Or, with a little bit more effort, this punch adds a frozen hand to the punch bowl, and it could be any type of punch that you like!