Being a Wisconsinsite, means one likes to drink. And not just drink, get hammered. Hey, just being honest! But any who, I like my drinks to be exotic and not just the boring ol’ Jack and coke or whatnot. I like the fru-fru drinks that have a zillion ingredients and turn your tongue blue… And, what better way to have fun with your drinks than having them themed after your favorite horror films? Granted, most bartenders probably won’t know what in the hell you’re talking about if you order most of these, but for those adventurous at-home cocktail makers, these recipes will be right up your alley. They would also be great for anyone planning a Halloween bash this year.
Check them out below:
2 oz Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
1 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
3/4 oz Pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients except for bitters over ice. Top with a splash of bitters.
1 oz molinari sambuca
1 oz Green Creme de Menthe
1 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
Shaved dark chocolate
Combine all in shaker with ice. Serve in chilled glass and garnish with dark chocolate and a sprig of rosemary.
1/2 oz Svedka Cherry Vodka
3/4 oz Cherry Brandy
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Combine all except for soda water in shaker with ice. Pour into highball glass and garnish with the spear of ice (the “dagger”) and cherries. Top with soda water.
2 oz Dickel Tennessee Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Garnish with a cinnamon rim and cinnamon stick
Combine the whiskey, vermouth, and a dash of bitters in a shaker.
The Amityville Horror
1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
.75 oz Quinta do Noval Black Port
.5 oz Black Currant Perfect Puree
.5 oz Lemon juice
.5oz Agave nectar
2 Slices finger chilies
This cocktail is filled with many different flavors . It starts out sweet, then sour, and then spicy from the chillies. To make, mix all ingredients in shaker, mashing up the chilies just a bit before pouring everything in. Garnish with chili slices.
A drink that will literally make your head spin. 😉
Half gallon Apple Cider
A fifth of dark Rum
1-3 bottles of Ginger Beer
Serve in a hallowed out pumpkin for added flavor.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
1 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. cranberry juice
4 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple hard cider
Pour ingredients over Ice. Stir. Garnish with stemmed maraschino cherry.
The Blair Witch Project
1.5 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum infused with Forbidden Forest Lapsang Souchong Tea*
.5 oz Fernet Branca
2 full eye droppers of chocolate mole bitters
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. agave nectar
1 egg white
Build all ingredients into a shaker. Dry shake to emulsify egg white. Add ice and shake to chill. Strain and garnish with cinnamon sticks, cloves and tea leaves.
*To infuse Sailor Jerry Rum with tea, soak tea bags in rum. Let steep. Strain before use.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
2 oz. vanilla vodka
½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup (see recipe below)
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
¼ oz. Frangelico
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake hard and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon.
For pumpkin spice syrup, blend the following ingredients until smooth:
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
2 cups water
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ground dried ginger
½ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cloves
2 oz. fresh blood orange juice
¼ to ½ cup sugar in a shallow dish (for rimming the glasses)
1 oz. Campari
Press a slice of juiced blood orange around the rim of a champagne glass. Press the top of the glass in the sugar to coat the rim. Combine the blood orange juice and Campari in the champagne glass. Top with sparkling wine.
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