Scary movies are so much fun. I love watching classic scary movies and see how we have evolved in what makes us scared and with technology. I like to pair my cocktails with movies. It makes it fun to engage with people and also gives me a little inspiration for fun cocktail names. I've included a few of my favorite cocktails with scary movie vibes for spooky season. Scary movies are always appropriate but scary movies in spooky season now that's just mandatory.
A bloody Nightmare
2 oz Peep Vodka
1 oz Tart cherry juice
1/2 oz grenadine
1/2 lemon juice
Garnish: Sugar Rim
Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour peep vodka, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. Shake until cold and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Pro Tip: This cocktail is a fun party cocktail. It's great if you want to add a little fun coloring to a fancy cocktail set up. Totally fits a vampire theme.
Blanc de Blanc Champagne
1 oz Rose Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1/2 oz Campari
Splash of Grenadine
Recipe: In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour rose liqueur, lemon juice, and campari. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass. Top with blanc de blanc champagne and a splash of grenadine.
Perfect for a party in cabin in the woods
bourbon hot toddy
A classic hot toddy involves water, lemon, and bourbon. The additional flavors enhance the experience and make it more lively. It's a perfect cold weather or rainy day drink. A lot of people also drink a hot toddy when they are feeling poorly. I tend to stick to them on rainy days.
2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz All spice dram
1 oz Apple Cider
1 spiral of Honey
Garnish: lemon wedge and cinnamon stick
Recipe: In a small pot, heat apple cider and water. Once hot, pour in honey. In a mixing glass, pour bourbon and all spice dram. Pour into a mug. Then pour the mixture from the pot. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cinnamon stick.
Pro Tip: Use the cinnamon stick to keep mixing the bourbon and cider so you don't have a bunch of sugar and then a shot of bourbon. I also highly suggest squeezing the lemon into the water as you do this so you get a full balance.