Kid costumes to coordinate. Pumpkins to carve. Candy to buy or, even better, a non-candy treat to organize. I shared some easy Halloween punches to make for a crowd last week, but I get it - creating a brand new cocktail for Halloween may just be one too many things to put on the to-do list for October 31st. But never fear - here are three easy ways to spookify your favorite go-to cocktail - whatever it may be.
So go ahead and mix up a batch of your favorite margaritas. Keep it simple with a DIY gin + tonic bar. But add one of these spooky Halloween accessories and suddenly your go-to cocktail will go from everyday to eeeeeerily perfect for Halloween.
Stick in a Scary Skull Ice Cube
It doesn't matter what cocktail you are serving, it is guaranteed to be scary-good if you serve it in a glass with a floating ice cube skull. Choose from a massive single skull cube, a three-pack of icy heads, or a smaller silicone trays with a variety of smaller skulls, spiders, or even brains! If your drink is clear, you can even add in some food color to make the skull appear red or purple.
Add a Spooky Filled Syringe
Another way to up the spooky factor? With an inexpensive plastic syringe. This definitely works better with a red-colored cocktail like the creation by The Oak Door Bar.
- Combine 1 ounce of vodka and ¾ ounce grenadine.
- Draw up the mixture into a plastic syringe like one of these.
- Pour 3 ounces 7-Up or soda water into an old fashioned glass with an ice cube (maybe a skull!) and a lemon slice.
- Let guests inject the vodka shot from the syringe into the glass. Muhahaha!
Drop in Dry Ice
I know what you're thinking: yes, you need to use caution when using dry ice (DON'T touch it with bare hands - use gloves or tongs), but yes, it is safe to put in a beverage you're about to drink (just wait until it stops fogging to drink.) There are also these nifty little drink sticks that let you enclose a piece of dry ice inside so the drink will fog, but there is no risk of getting dry ice in your mouth.
You may need to call around to find a local dry ice retailer. Penguin dry ice can be found at many grocery stores like Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Meijer's, Kroger, Publix, Raleys, Ralphs, Safeway, Smart & Final, Smiths, Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, and others.
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