TRICK OR TREAT
The DBA team has created the ultimate selection of spine-chilling cocktail recipes certain to spook your guests this Halloween.
Halloween is growing to be one of the most popular seasonal holidays around the world. It offers the perfect occasion to impress your guests with theatrics and crafty presentations to delight them.
The secret is to keep your recipes simple and rely on key ingredients which, when executed well, will always treat and never trick them. It is a good occasion to introduce props and ingredients not usually associated with the bar such as food dye, gummy worms or dry ice to create a bewitching result.
The DBA team has you covered when it comes to this year’s celebration with the ultimate list of appetizing cocktails.
THE GHOULS’ GOBLET
Brush off the cobwebs with this Smirnoff recipe refreshing the classic Moscow Mule. Surprise your guests with gummy worms a—delicious extra to celebrate the season.
- 1 oz. SMIRNOFF™ No. 21 Vodka
- 5 oz. ginger ale
- 2 orange slices
- 2 lemon slices
- 12 gummy worms
- Food coloring
METHOD: Fill an ice tray with gummy worm sweets, one to each square, and add water. Add different food coloring, and then freeze. Fill a glass with the colored-gummy-worm sweet ice. Pour SMIRNOFF vodka and top with ginger ale. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.
TOIL AND TROUBLE
Also known as Caramel Macchiato
An irresistible, luxurious libation, it’s a real treat for this Halloween season! Baileys Espresso Crème Liqueur chilled with Coffee Liqueur and milk. Shaken and served straight up with a drizzle of Caramel liqueur . . . to die for.
- .75 oz BAILEYS™ Espresso Crème Liqueur
- .25 oz Coffee Liqueur
- .75 oz. milk
- .25 oz. Caramel Liqueur
In an ice-filled shaker combine the first 3 ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Pour the caramel liqueur over the top.
THE RED WIDOW
This extra-spicy, extra-bloody Bloody Mary is a twist on the classic drink that your guests won't soon forget. This cocktail delivers bold flavors for an extra-scary night. There’s even garlic for warding off the vampires—or wasabi to give extra heat.
- 1 oz. SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka
- 3.5 oz tomato juice
- .5 tsp. of wasabi
- .5 clove garlic crushed
- 1 dash of soy sauce
- 2 cherry tomatoes
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 celery leaf
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour SMIRNOFF™ No. 21 Vodka and the tomato juice then add the crushed garlic or wasabi and a dash of soy sauce. Stir thoroughly with your bar spoon until well combined. Garnish with a lemon wedge, a celery leaf and two cherry tomatoes.
BLOOD & GUTS
Also known as Johnnie Walker Black Label Blood & Sand
A rich and warm balance of Johnnie Walker Black Label ®, dark fruit and orange juice that is perfect to warm up guests after some trick or treating.
- 1 oz. JOHNNIE WALKER Back Label
- .5 oz. Sweet vermouth
- .5 oz Cherry Brandy
- 1 oz. Orange juice
Add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake hard with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
(*One standard drink contains 0.6 fluid ounces grams of alcohol)
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