Get ready because it’s time for some good ol’ fashioned Halloween holiday boozin’
Check out these 6 spooktacular Halloween Cocktail Recipes this Halloween. There are a handful of party favorites here, and TWO 40oz. Of Horror originals!
Oh, and these drinks are LOADED, so don’t come crying to me if you have a night of #BoozinGoneBad…
6. The Black Devil Martini
2 oz. Dark Rum
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
2 Black Olives
Orange Sugar (optional for the rim)
Pro Tip: Here’s how to chill a martini glass in a pinch. Before you start mixing the drink, fill your martini glasses to the brim with ice water and set them aside.
Ok, we’re ready for the ‘tini. Pour the rum and vermouth into a shaker over a handful of ice. Now shake the shaker until it becomes very cold. Dump the ice water out of the martini glasses. Are they frosted? Good. Now strain the bloody concoction into the now chilled martini glass, and garnish with the black olive.
5. Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail
10 ounces Crystal Head vodka
5 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces Bitters
1 cup Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
2 cups Black Cherry Soda
Grenadine for the Rim
Frist of all, if you’re not using Crystal Head vodka, Dan Aykroyd won’t be happy. In a large punch bowl filled with ice, pour vodka, triple sec, bitters, blood orange juice and black cherry soda.
Chomp your teeth and stir the concoction like you’re hungry for human brains. Rim each glass with grenadine before filling with the punch mixture, and serve. Drink and hope for the best. Boozy!
4. Bloody Brain Shooter
1 1/4 oz. Strawberry Vodka
1/8 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of Grenadine
This one requires some finesse, so listen up, Timothy! Chill the vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey’s Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey’s put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey’s in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. This is some real Martha Stewart, crafty business here, Bub. The Bailey’s will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of the cream. Repeat the straw/Bailey’s process to build a “brain” in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the ‘blood’ to the mix.
Now shoot it down your throat like a bloody-brain-bullet.
3. I Zombie
1/2 ounce White Rum
1 1/2 ounces Golden Rum
1 ounce Dark Rum
1/2 ounce 151-Proof Rum
1 ounce Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Pineapple Juice
1 teaspoon Papaya Juice
1 teaspoon Superfine Sugar
All the rums, son! Stir together all these ingredients except the 151 and pour into a 14-ounce glass three-fourths full of cracked ice. Float the 151 as a lid (by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink). Then, if the spirit moves you, take a match to this mixture; it will burn. Be careful here, Philip, don’t go getting yourself a million views on YouTube because flaming alcohol is only funny when it happens to other people.
Garnish with mint (either straight or dipped in lime juice and then superfine sugar) and/or fruit. (A particularly fetching touch: On a toothpick, impale a lemon slice or pineapple cube between two maraschino cherries and lay this fruit kabob atop of the drink).
A couple of these and you will be knocked on your ass like you got in a fight with Rick Grimes.
2. Bloody Brain Hemorrhage
1/2 – 3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
1-2 Tbl. of Baileys
1 tsp Grenadine
Pour the Peach Schnapps into a good sized shot glass. Float the Baileys on top of the Schnapps. Pour the grenadine through the Baileys and watch it drip down. If it looks disgusting as fuck, you made this drink to perfection. Drink and let your brain explode.
1. 40oz. Of Horror’s Very Own Jason Takes Manhattan
2 oz Old Grand-dad 114
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Bacardi 151 Cherries
This is a 40oz. of Horror original, so watch out! And if anyone ever tells you a Manhattan is a cocktail for grannies’s, tell them, “Piss off!” They probably can’t handle bourbon anyway. Also, tell ’em your granny is Pamela Voorhees.
2 – 5 days before you plan on serving this wondrous cocktail, put cherries in a jar and fill up the jar with Bacardi 151. Seal it up and put it in your refrigerator.
When it’s time to get fucking weird, pour the Old Grand-dad 114, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a shaker over a handful of ice.
“Damn,” you say as the 114 proof Old Grand-dad fills your nostrils, “we’re in for a fun night!”
Now shake that shit. Shake it until the shaker is so cold it hurts your hands! Strain the booze into a chilled cocktail glass and plop in a couple of the aforementioned 151 cherries.
Tell your friends, “Goodnight!” and drink it like a boss.
BONUS #1 – A 40oz. Of Horror Hangover Cure – The Bloody Motherfucking Mary
It should be noted that Bub and I actually made the three Bloody Marys shown here. Click on the Instagram link and see for yourself. We went to the store and bought all this shit specifically to make the most epic Bloody Marys known to man.
1.5 ounces of Bacon & Cucumber Infused Vodka
Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Mix (I like the Spicy Hot version)
1 Strip of Cooked Bacon
3 Cocktail Onions
2 Garlic Stuffed Olives
1 Baby Corn
1 Smoked Oysters
1 Whole Pickle
1 Cocktail Shrimp
3 – 4 Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes
3 – 4 Pepperonis
1 Red Onion (roughly chopped)
1 Spring Onion
1 Lime Wedge
1 Celery Stalk
If you currently have a hangover, I appologize for making you read through, and shop for, all those ingredients, but stick with me. You’ll be cured in no time!
Fill a pint glass about 3/4 of the way full with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka and enough of the Bloody Mary mix to get you close to the top. Don’t forget that we’re about to unleash the most ingredients you’ve ever used in your entire life, so leave some room for water displacement (I learned that shit from Mr. Wizard). Mix the the bloody by pouring the mixture, ice and all, into an empty pint glass and then back again. Ok, you’re good to begin garnishing.
Go ahead and put the big celery stalk and spring onions in first. Look at that green pop! Classic blood right there. Time to get real weird. Using wooden skewers, begin stabbing the shit out of all the smaller veggies, cheese and meats. Think about them like mini kabobs. Think about the flavors you like together. Add the skewers to the drink. Now you should have a number of kabob “fingers” sticking out of the glass. Use them to hold your lager ingredients in place. Give everything a quick squirt of lime and add the lime wedge to the pile. Dangle the bacon out of the glass. Find a good spot for that smoked oyster. Don’t forget about that big pickle. Hang cocktail shrimp from the rim of the glass and so on and so on. You will DEFINITELY need a straw for this drink.
Sip and relax. Not only will this epic Bloody Mary recipe get you feeling human again after a night of #BoozinGoneBad, but your appetite should start coming back and it really turns into a meal. The salty, spicy, greasy goodness of all the ingredients will have you back to your old self in no time!
BONUS #2 – And if you’re feeling especially froggy…
Check out this recipe from the Tipsy Bartender. It is based on The Walking Dead and it’s guaranteed to make you a walking corpse.