Halloween DIY cocktails you can make at home!
Every day this week, we’ll be providing inspiration for things to do this Halloween – when getting out and about is not an option! And so this one is probably more suited to Mum and Dad, while the kids do pumpkin-carving or hunting!
We’ve scoured the recipe books, tried our own (hic), and we’ve found 3 fantastic Halloween cocktail ideas that you can make at home!
Eyeball & Hand Fruit Punch (Alcohol-free)
Serve this ghoulish fruit punch at a Halloween party for kids (or big kids). Stir the purple punch and lychee ‘eyeballs’ and frozen ‘hands’ will be revealed
425g can lychees
225g jar cocktail cherries
1 litre carton blueberry, blackberry or purple grape juice , chilled
1 litre carton cherry or cranberry juice , chilled
1litre sparkling water , chilled
You’ll also need
2 pairs powder-free disposable gloves
STEP 1: Rinse the disposable gloves and fill each with water. Tie a knot in the top of each as you would a balloon, or use a tight bag clip to hold the opening closed. Freeze overnight.
STEP 2: Drain the lychees and cocktail cherries, reserving the juices in a jug. Push a raisin into one end of each cherry, then push the cherries into the lychees to make ‘eyeballs’.
STEP 3: Tip all of the juices, plus the reserved lychee and cherry juices, into a large bowl with the ‘eyeballs’. Carefully peel the gloves from the ice hands, add to the punch, then top up with the sparkling water.
The Witch’s Brew Cocktail
Forget toil and trouble: This simple cocktail is crafted by topping ice cubes made of apricot nectar and citrus juices with sparkling wine.
2 c. apricot nectar (or, you can use peach or pear juice or liqueur)
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. fresh lime juice
1/2 c. fresh orange juice
Sparkling wine, for serving
Citrus zest, for serving
In a measuring cup, stir together apricot nectar and fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, and fresh orange juice. Divide between 2 ice cube trays and freeze.
Fill glasses with cubes and top with sparkling wine. If desired, serve with twists of citrus zest.
Yields: 6 servings and takes 10 minutes to make!
Zombie Smash Cocktail
This is a winner that anyone can make! Grab the staple ingredients and get brewing!
.5 oz gin
.5 oz vodka
.5 oz rum
.5 oz triple sec
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
2 strawberries, muddled
In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add the other ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and pour contents into a tall glass. Garnish with strawberries.