Planning on hosting an at-home All Hallows’ Eve’s festivity with your “pod”? Mix up one of these bewitching beverages.
Stay Incider: (Created by Josue Romero, The Garnish Guy)
Directions: Place all the ingredients into a heat resistant container, including the garnishes, and stir until all the ingredients are fully combined. It makes two servings. (Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 1/2 Cup of water, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 6 cinnamon sticks in a heat resistant container. Let it steep and allow for it to cool off, remove the cinnamon sticks, cover it up, and maintain in the fridge.)
Baileys Apple of My Chai:
Directions: Using a tea kettle, bring water to a boil. Pour 6 oz. of hot water into a toddy mug. Make tea by steeping tea bag in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Measure and add remaining ingredients (except garnish) to your mug. Gently and carefully mix with a bar spoon. Top with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.
Directions: Lightly muddle 4-5 blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Double strain so seeds of the blackberries don’t leak through. Pour over crushed ice in a rocks glass. Garnish cocktail with mint bouquet and lemon zest.
1800 Rainbow Skull Elixir featuring Okuda San Miguel:
Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle sage leaves and Jalapeño slices in simple syrup. Add all other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Directions: Pour Madam Pattirini Gin, lemon juice, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake until cold. Serve into a bone-chilling Champagne glass and add a small dash of grenadine. Top with a splash of chilled soda water and get a wicked start to the bewitching hour.
Bloody Dutch Sour:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake well again. Double fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig. *(Blood Orange Reduction Simple Syrup: Zest and juice 4 blood oranges. Combine and bring to a low boil, reduce heat and add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar. Stir and remove from heat. Cool and double fine strain.)
Directions: Rim 10 oz. glass with chipotle chili sugar blend, fill with ice and set aside. Fill mixing glass 2/3 with ice and add Mezquila, agave nectar, lime juice, BBQ sauce, and Australian bitters. Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed 10 oz. glass and serve.
Directions: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an apple moon.
Veuve Clicquot Rich’s Brew:
Directions: Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add the slices of blood orange, and finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich.
Directions: Add all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving. Serve a wine glass over ice.
Directions: Shake all ingredients well in a shaker and double strain into a glass goblet.
Directions: Mix Chamucos, grapefruit juice and Agave Nectar until mixed well. Pour over a tall glass and top with club soda. You could add a squirt of lime juice which is nice and what I did and rim the glass with salt.