Articles Tagged: Halloween

Nelson’s Blood

Add a little sparkle to your Halloween party with this simple champagne cocktail.… Read more

Ignus Fatuus

This fall cocktail created by Jamie Boudreau is named after the ghostly light that appears over bogs. It’s unique combination of ingredients will ensure that yours will be the only party serving this lightly-spiced concoction. Photo by Spirits and Cocktails.… Read more

Bloody Black Currant Punch

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Poizin Wine

Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes.

The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60–$90 price tag.

The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizon for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, … Read more

Swamp Thing

From the murky depths Swamp Thing emerges. The cocktail gets its nebulous color from black vodka and blood oranges, two ingredients that are perfect for many Halloween beverages.… Read more

Blood Red Sangria

Sangria gets its name from the Spanish word for “bloody.” This recipe uses dark fruits and cognac, lending a darker color and autumnal twist to a classic punch. Photo by the Sacramento Bee.

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Black Vodka for Halloween Cocktails

Mixing a Halloween cocktail that looks dark and sinister without the aid of sweet additives like grape gelatin is a challenge. Enter black vodka.

You won’t find American black vodka, because US government regulations say domestic distillers can’t call a spirit vodka unless it is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

Other countries aren’t as strict in their definitions. Among the international black vodka offerings are Russia’s Eristoff wild berry vodka and Znapps black … Read more

Halloween Beer/Punch Pong Party Game

Is there really a need to elaborate here? It’s beer pong with a spooky theme. Feel free to substitute your favorite Halloween Punch for beer.

As always, party responsibly! It says so on the box.

Halloween Punch Pong Party Game

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Italian Halloween Punch

This Halloween punch uses maraschino liqueur and limoncello, giving it a sophisticated flavor that sets it apart from typical Halloween party fare.… Read more

“Bone Chillers” Halloween Ice Tray

Turn your ice bucket into a chilling collection bones with the Fred Bone Chillers silicone ice tray.

Your Halloween cocktails and punches will be all the more frightening with frozen skulls and crossbones.

(Try using these bone cubes in a dark drink, like Black Punch, for maximum contrast.)

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