Food & Drink

Frightfully delicious Halloween cocktails

While the kids Halloween party is in full swing, the grown ups can enjoy some ‘Spook-tacular’ delights with these ghoulishly themed cocktails.


2 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
Black olive
Stir and strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with olive.


1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
orange wedge, for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, add orange juice and triple sec over ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass.
2. Using the back of a spoon, pour black vodka slowly into a glass so that the vodka sits atop the orange juice and triple sec mix.
3. Carefully dip one edge of the orange wedge into the vodka for a spooky presentation, and sit the wedge on the rim of the glass.

Creepy Eyeball Martini

•4 ounces Vodka
•3 ounces lychee syrup/juice (canned lychees, drained, reserve syrup/juice and lychees)
•2 ounces Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
•1 ounce green tea simple syrup**

For the Simple Syrup:
•6 oz water
•6 oz cup sugar
•1 Green tea bag (I used Double Green Matcha Tea – this gave the best green colour)



For the Simple Syrup:
1.Bring water to a boil and pour into glass measuring cup. Let sit for one minute then add the green tea bag. Let steep 3 minutes. Remove the bag and add in the sugar, stir until dissolved then chill completely before using. This makes more than the drink calls for, store the remaining simply syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use it to sweeten other cocktails or even just a cup of green tea.

For the Cocktail:
1.Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add in all the cocktail ingredients, shake well and divide between two martini glasses. Take a couple of the lychee fruits and put blueberries in them to make the “eyeballs” either sink a couple into the drinks or skewer and rest on top. Serve drinks chilled.