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Ghoulishly good! A whole host of Halloween inspired cocktails to enjoy this weekend

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While you can’t go out to celebrate Halloween this year with friends and family, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home.

Whether your evening will be spent playing games with the kids, or watching scary movies with your loved one, why not finish the night off with a delicious cocktail?

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Halloween inspired drinks, perfect for this weekend!

The Haunted

Ingredients

50ml The Sexton Single Malt

5ml coffee liqueur

5ml maple syrup

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.

2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

3. Sip and savour!

Twisted Bellini

Ingredients

25ML Malfy Gin Con Arancia

15ML Peach Puree

75ML Prosecco

Orange twist

Method

1. Add the Malfy Gin Con Arancia to a chilled glass with the peach puree and stir gently.

2. Top with Prosecco and garnish with an orange twist.

Teeling’s Pumpkin Spiced Hot Whiskey 

Ingredients: 

3 parts Teeling Small Batch

1 part Pumpkin Spiced Syrup

6 parts Hot Water

Method: 

Pumpkin Spiced Syrup: 

1. Boil the pumpkin flesh to soften (I part pumpkin, 3 pars hot water).

2. Mash the softened pumpkin.

3. Add equal weight in honey and double weight of water to pumpkin. Mix well.

4. Simmer over a low heat with spices (1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) for 15-20 minutes until all ingredients are mixed well and have a syrup-like texture.

Cocktail: 

1. Add Teeling Whiskey, Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Hot Water to an Irish Coffee glass and stir gently.

2. Add cinnamon stick and/or lemon wedge with cloves.

3. Enjoy

The Perfect Storm

Ingredients:

1 part Kraken Original

3 parts ginger beer

Lime wedge

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice.

Stir to mix and enjoy!

P.S, Kraken has teamed with director and writer John Zurhellen to launch a real-life online video game, ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’, starring Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon taking place this week. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

WineLab’s Bloody Champagne Bellini

Ingredients:

30 mls Amarena cherry syrup (from the jar)

1 Amarena cherry

120 mls Winelab’s AR Lenoble Brut Intense chilled

Method:

1. Pour the Amarena cherry syrup into the centre of a glass (flute or coupe). Be careful not to drip it on the sides of the glass because the syrup is thick and will cling to the side. Monin Cherry syrup or any other fruity red syrup will work here if you want to put a twist on it

2. Place the Amareno cherry into the syrup or on a toothpick as pictured.

3. Add the champagne to the glass and serve.

Amalfi Spooky Sunset Spritz

Ingredients

35ML Malfy Gin Rosa
50ML San Pelligrino Aranciata Rossa
50ML Prosecco
Orange wheel
Thyme sprig
Strawberry slices

Method

1. Add Malfy Gin Rosa, San Pelligrino Aranciata Rossa and Prosecco to a glass, over cubed ice.

2. Gently stir to combine.

3. Garnish with an orange wheel, thyme sprig and strawberry slices.

Teeling Whiskey Blood Red Lemonade 

Ingredients: 

2 parts Teeling Small Batch

1.5 parts Pomegranate Syrup

6 parts soda or lemonade

Method: 

Pomegranate Syrup: 

1. Blend or mash 1 part fresh pomegranate seeds, 1 part sugar, 1 part water together.

2. Simmer for 15-20 minutes to reduce water content until there is a syrup-like consistency and texture.

Cocktail: 

1. Add Teeling Whiskey, pomegranate syrup and lemonade into a tall glass over ice.

2. Stir and serve with a mint sprig or lime wedge.

Jose Cuervo Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients

50ml Jose Cuervo Especial Silver

25ml Fresh lime juice

30ml Blood orange juice

15ml Agave syrup

Method

1. Shake ingredients together and strain into glass.

2. Pour 1/2 shot of orange juice to bleed into the drink.

3. Enjoy

Remember, always drink responsibly. 

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