Thursday, October 8, 2015

Don't Trick, Just Treat Your Guests to Some Halloween Inspired Candy Cocktails

Tired of spooky spider punch and handfuls of candy corn? It's time to step up your Halloween party game. Don't trick, just treat your guests and spice up your cocktails with these awesome candy inspired ideas!

Tootsie Roll Cocktail

Adult Halloween candy-inspired cocktails -- The Tootsie Roll and my favorite, The Snicker Flip. Perfect for year-round imbibing!:

2 oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey
1 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
6 dashes Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters
Glass: Cocktail
Garnish: Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until ice-cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry.

Snickers Martini Cocktail

Snickers Martini Cocktail made with @International Delight to make it out of this world #whatsyourId? @InDelight:

3 ounces Divinci caramel syrup (or your favorite)
4 ounces creme de cacao (white)
2 ounces amaretto liqueur 2 ounces hazelnut liqueur
2 ounces International Delight French Vanilla Creamer
3 tablespoons peanut butter

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add peanut butter, crème de cacao, amaretto and hazelnut liqueurs to the shaker. Shake for about a minute until the peanut butter is mostly dissolved (alternately you can stir in the peanut butter. Add caramel syrup and creamer. Shake to combine. Strain into cocktail glasses.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail

1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1 ounce Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
1 ounce Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
1/2 ounce Bacardi white rum
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 ounces of cream or milk chocolate syrup for garnish handful of ice

In a martini shaker; combine the alcohols and the peanut butter, stir until it the peanut butter is dissolved into the alcohols. Add cream and ice to the peanut butter mixture and shake to chill and combine. Prepare a martini glass by pouring a little chocolate in the bottom, decorate as you wish.  Pour Peanut Butter Cup Delight Cocktail through strainer and serve.

The Jolly Rancher Joker Cocktail

The Joker  3 oz. grape Jolly Rancher-infused vodka (see below)  ¼ oz. lime juice Seltzer:

3 oz. grape Jolly Rancher-infused vodka (see below)
¼ oz. lime juice

To make the infused vodka: Unwrap 10–12 purple Jolly Ranchers and put them in a sealable jar or bottle. Add 1½ cups of vodka, seal, shake, and let sit overnight or until candy fully dissolves when you shake the bottle. Chill until ready to use. Add 3 oz. infused vodka and lime juice to a Collins glass with ice, stir, and fill with seltzer. Garnish with lime slice.

Candy Corn Cocktail

Halloween Candy Corn Cocktail: Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Sour Mix, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine, Whipped cream for topping:

1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz Sour Mix
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
Whipped cream for topping

Combine Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Sour Mix and Pineapple Juice in a shaker with ice, shake away. Pour mix into a martini glass. Slowly pour Grenadine into mix so it settles at the bottom. Top with whip cream.

Hocus Pocus Pop Rocks Martini

3 oz Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine
1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Seltzer
1 pack Pop Rocks

Rim martini glass with pop rocks. Pour vodka and ice cold Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine into glass. Top with 3 oz of seltzer and stir lightly.

Candy Apple Margarita

1 ½ ounces Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ ounces DeKuyper® Hot Damn! ® Cinnamon Schnapps Liqueur
1 part lime sour
1 ounce candy apple soda
1 lime wedge (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

We are super excited to try these out! Devour the details of your Halloween party with these tasty candy inspired cocktails and let us know how yours turn out!

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