The DBA team have 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, wormy gummy sweets or dry ice to create a bewitching result.

The DBA team have you covered when it comes to this year’s celebration with the ultimate list of appetising cocktails.

THE GHOULS’ GOBLET

Brush off the cobwebs with this SMIRNOFF recipe refreshing the classic Moscow Mule. Surprise your guests with gummy worm sweets - a delicious extra to celebrate the season.

Ingredients:

35ml SMIRNOFF™ No. 21 Vodka

150ml Ginger ale

2 Slices of orange

2 Slices of lemon

12 Pieces of gummy worms sweets

1 Drop of food colouring

Method: Fill an ice tray with gummy worm sweets, one to each square, and add water. Add different food colouring, and then freeze. Fill a glass with the coloured, gummy worm sweet ice. Pour Smirnoff vodka and top with ginger ale. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

(1.4 standard drinks*,1.5 units per serve)

TOIL AND TROUBLE

Also known as Caramel Macchiato

An irresistible, luxurious libation, it’s a real treat for this Halloween season! BAILEYS Coffee Irish Cream Liqueur chilled with coffee liqueur and milk. Shaken and served straight up with a drizzle of caramel liqueur . . . to die for.

Ingredients:

25ml BAILEYS™ Coffee Irish Cream Liqueur

10ml Coffee liqueur

25ml Milk

10ml Caramel liqueur

Method: 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.

(0.8 standard drinks*,1.1 units per serve)

THE RED WIDOW

This extra spicy, extra-bloody Bloody Mary is a twist on the classic drink that your guests won't forget on this Halloween night. This cocktail delivers bold flavours for an extra scary night. There’s even garlic for warding off the vampires – or wasabi to give extra heat.

Ingredients:

35ml SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka

100ml Tomato juice

1/2 Teaspoon of wasabi

1/2 Clove of crushed garlic

1 Dash of soy sauce

2 Cherry tomatoes

1 Wedge of lemon

1 Leaf of celery

Method: 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.

(0.8 standard drinks*,1.1 units per serve)

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 which is perfect to warm up guests after some trick or treating.

Ingredients:

30ml JOHNNIE WALKER™ Back Label®

15ml Sweet vermouth

15ml Cherry brandy

30ml Orange juice

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake hard with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

(1.4 standard drinks*,1.4 units per serve)

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(*One standard drink contains 8 grams of alcohol)

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