Jonas Halpren

Halloween Potpourri – Happy Halloween

Along with 101 Halloween Cocktails and Punches we’ve assembled some handy links for your ghoulish enjoyment.

    From Serious Eats, a Halloween recipe collection of Ghostly Goodies and Devilish Dinners.
    10 Horror Films You Can Watch for Free Online This Halloween
    Halloween Costumes 2009: 15 Funny Ideas
    For the coolest in pumpkin designs, ExtremePumpkins.com
    Our guide to Pumpkin Liqueurs
    Quick, last-minute costume ideas from Halloween.com
    A killer Halloween drinking game

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Halloween Party Food Recipes

If, on Halloween, you and your guests want to ingest more than candy and cocktails, here are some tasty Halloween recipes:

Dessert
Halloween Cake Balls
Brain Cupcakes
Caramel Apples
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Light appetizers
Screaming Hot Peanuts
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 
Chipotle Deviled Eggs
Eyeball Caprese
Savory Pumpkin Puffs

Heavy Appetizers/Main Course
Pumpkin Stuffed with Bread and Cheese
Pumpkin Gratin
Pumpkin Curry

Halloween cocktail and punch recipes

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Le Tourment Vert Updates Their Formula

 

Le Tourment Vert, the high-flying absinthe brand has updated their formula to mix even better in cocktails. The color is no longer a Listerine blue, which is comforting. It is now a pale green, as you can see above. The new formula reveals greater hints of anise and they removed the sugar. This was a good call, Le Tourment is now much smoother, highlighting the pleasant characteristics of anise & hints of citrus. The aftertaste … Read more

Halloween Cocktails from SKYY Infusions

Skyy Infusions has sent this creepy collection of Halloween cocktails for you to enjoy this Halloween. Don’t let the fruity goodness fool you, those eyeballs on the Red Zombie are real.

Trick or treat!

Jack-O-Lantern
Ingredients

2 oz SKYY Infusions Citrus
1 oz Mango Nectar or Juice
½ oz Orange Juice
½ oz Fresh Sour*

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and pour into a goblet glass

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap Up

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We had the pleasure to attended the recent Manhattan Cocktail Classic, held at the Astor Center. The day we spent was amazing, arriving around noon, I was immediately greeted be an amazing bar full of fresh ingredients and rare spirits.

I chatted for a bit and then headed into a session titled “Choosing the Right Glassware” lead by none other than Dale de Groff. If you don’t already know, Dale is a bartending legend and … Read more

In My Veins Drink Dispenser for Bloody Halloween Cocktails

Creep out your Halloween party guests by serving blood-red punch out of this dispenser that looks a bit like an IV drip.

In My Veins Drink Dispenser @ Amazon.com

Some punches that will look great in this:

    Bloody Black Currant Punch
    Blood Red Sangria
    Dragon’s Blood Punch
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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Taking place this weekend, Oct. 3-4, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is two days of history, culture and art of the cocktail. The Astor Center has put together an impressive line up of speakers, including Dale DeGroff, Gary Regan and David Wondrich, on topics such as “Sherry: The Cobbler and Beyond” and “How Do You Choose the Right Glass for a Drink?”

If you are a cocktail geek like me, this is an event not to … Read more

Liquor Improves Head-Injury Survival Chances

You gotta love science sometimes.

A study of patients with severe brain injuries at trauma centers showed that the ones who had been drinking had a better survival rate than those who hadn’t.

Sure, it’s possible that the drinking contributed to the accidents that caused the brain trauma in the first place. But let’s not make assumptions.

If you’re so inclined, you can check out the study. But the title alone makes me want a … Read more

Arthur’s Day – Celebrate 250 Years of Guinness

Today, September 24th, 2009, marks the day 250 years ago that Arthur Guinness started the great brewing tradition that is Guinness. The folks at St. James Gate are planning a worldwide party to celebrate with such acts as the Black Eyed Peas, Tom Jones, and Sean Paul. The party starts at the St. James Gate Brewery and continues with live music throughout Dublin and in other cities such as Lagos and Kuala Lumpur.

The party … Read more

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