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All Hallow's Eve Drinkies

Posted by Kelly 31/10/2018 0 Comment(s)

I wanted to create an awesome list of Halloween themed cocktails for you to drool over. I checked out sites that have "The Top 25 Halloween Drinks" and "10 Great Halloween Cocktails". And honestly - life is too short to spend all day stuffing Cherries in Lychees to make eyeballs or wondering where the hell you buy canned friggin' pumpkin in Australia! So I thought sod this, I'll just share a few of my favourites.

In short, I should have started ths days ago rather than wait till 3pm on Halloween to do this.

 

Speaking from experience as someone with no kids, I've found Halloween is often

  1. A non event
  2. Another bloody annoying Americanism
  3. An excuse to hit the bottle and hide from people
  4. Getting shit-faced at a party, dressed up as something not even remotely scary (for me that usually involves something like "Queen of the Mildy Damned" - Black velvet, very high heels, a corset and cleavage nobody can ignore!)

or some combination thereof. Actually if you do have kids, this may describe your Halloween as well.

 

I'm firmly in the "Give it a miss" camp. Having Celtic ancestry and being a bit of a Druid, I find the whole thing rather tasteless. And besides which, here in Aus, it's at the wrong time of the bloody year! It's Beltane, not Samhain. So, I find myself wanting a drink, but not wanting to put a great deal of thought into it. So, today I bring you...

 

3 Halloween Cocktails for Aussies that can't be arsed with Halloween

 

All made with ingridents and booze you can actually find in Australian shops.

 

Dark & Stormy

Dark & Stormy

Image Credit: cocktailkit.com.au

 

3 (maybe 4) ingredients - it doesn't get much easier than this

  •     60mils of rum (I'd use Kraken Dark Rum but use Bundy if that's what you have handy)
  •     fresh lime juice (1 lime or about 20mls should do it)
  •     fresh lime wedge or slice (optional)
  •     1/2 a bottle of Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Directions

  •     Throw a handful of ice and lime juice it in a highball glass.
  •     Pour the Ginger Beer over the ice. Give it a stir.
  •     Gently pour the rum in so it sits on top
  •     Chuck in the lime wedge or slice if you have it
  •     Drink. Repeat.

Alternately, wander down to the bottle shop and grab yourself a few bottles of Bundy Dark & Stormy

 

Brain Haemorrhage

Image Credit: No idea - it was in my archive from years ago. If you are the owner, tell me.

 

Looks gross, tastes like Peaches 'n ' Cream!

 

Ingredients

  • 60ms Peach Schnapps
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Grenadine

Directions

  • Pour the schnapps into a shot glass
  • Carefully float the Bailey's over the schnapps
  • Drop the Grenadine through the Bailey's

So simple it's mindless

 

Bloody Apple Cider

No photo - sorry, Maybe later.. or next year... or not.

 

Ingredients

  • 60mils of Apple Vodka or Calvados*
  • 1/2 a bottle of Apple Cider (I'd use Napoleone)
  • 100mls Cranberry juice

Directions

  • Chuck the lot in a glass, over ice. Stir.
  • Have at it!

*Calvados is Apple Brandy. You can use normal or vanilla Vodka or at a pinch normal brandy.

 

 

If you manage to rustle up the energy to actually give a shit, you can check out these lists of Halloween themed cocktails 24 Halloween Drinks to Serve This Year

 

 

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