Hey POTTY People!
Boo… Did we scare you?
Let’s be honest… a night of frights from Witches, Ghouls and Ghosts used to be considered scary… this year, we have seen no “Treats”, just “tricks”.
We used to use this time before Halloween to procrastinate choosing a Halloween costume
Remember all of the creative ideas you had, and all the internal debates of whether you are too old to be dressing up as Elsa from Frozen
Only to eventually realize that the store selling the Elsa costume is completely sold out…
Even though this Halloween will definitely be different than years past, one thing that will remain a constant is… Alcohol.
Yes, drinking a full bottle of Wine in one sitting is Pandemic Proof…
This year, feel free to dress up and drink up… here is our list of 5 Spooky and Fun Halloween Cocktails!
“Bloody Mary Syringe”
These fun and spooky Bloody Mary Syringe cocktails are the perfect way to make drinking at home creative and fun again…
To make them, you will need:
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 8 oz. vodka
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. horseradish
- 2 tsp. hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, combine tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, horseradish, hot sauce, lemon juice, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Fill syringes with mixture and chill. Serve cold.
“Glowing Jell-O Shots”
Sticking to the “Shot” theme for the moment with these party favorites!
While we would typically advise against drinking or consuming anything that is glowing… Halloween seems to be the exception to the rule.
For those of you that have never had a Jell-O Shot before, prepare yourself for a world of gelatines alcoholism
These fun drinks are deceptively strong… so if you find that Grandma’s mouth is beginning to glow from these drinks, it may be best to cut her off…
To make these, you will need:
- 2 c. tonic water, divided
- 2 packages Jell-O (two flavors; we used pineapple and orange)
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. vodka
- Make the first layer: Pour one cup tonic water into a pot over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the pineapple Jell-o mix. Whisk until the mix has dissolved, then pour in half a cup of water and half a cup of vodka. Stir to combine.
- Pour the Jell-o into shot glasses, filling them about two-thirds of the way up. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 to 35 minutes.
- Make the second layer: As they set, start making the orange Jell-o, following the same process used for the pineapple Jell-o.
- Top each of the pineapple Jell-o shot glasses with the orange Jell-o mixture. Return the shots to the fridge to set, 2 to 3 hours.
“Good and Evil Cocktail”
While many people live their whole life trying to be one or the other… much like being Naughty or Nice… there seems to be a time and a place for both.
We think Halloween, during a pandemic, home alone with your kids may be the exception to the rule we are all looking for.
While this Drink looks whimsical and fun, it is essentially like drinking a Jolly Rancher candy, that’s half full of alcohol… Happy Holidays!
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. ApplePucker
- 1 oz. Midori
- 1 oz. triple sec
- 1 handful ice
- pineapple juice
- Sierra Mist
- lemon slice, for garnish
- Combine vodka, ApplePucker, Midori, and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake.
- Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass, then top with pineapple juice and Sierra Mist. Garnish with a slice of lemon (optional).
“Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails”
While many people know the Classic story of Jekyll and Hide… very few people have documented his time as a conflicted Bartender…
He was the only bartender in history to give himself a bad review…
We once again ask you to overlook our ground rules on glowing food or beverages as we show you how to make these fantastical glowing drinks!
- 3 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. grenadine
- 1 handful ice
- tonic water
- Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a large glass filled with ice.
- Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).
“Drunken Peanut Butter Cups”
Let me preface this by apologizing to those of you that don’t eat, or are potentially allergic to Peanut Butter… you are going to want to skip this recipe.
If there is one thing that this Pandemic has taught me, its that I respect the people at Reece’s who limit the count to 2 candies per pouch… they are doing us all a favor.
Without them… trust me when I say… I would be literally covered in the peanut butter cup wrappings…
This drink lets you enjoy all the incredible taste of a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup… with alcohol!
1 c. vodka
1/2 c. Reese's Pieces
3 oz. Reese's-infused vodka
3 oz. milk
2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1/4 c. peanut butter, for rimming glass
1/2 c. crushed Reese's Pieces, for rimming glass
2 Reese's peanut butter cups, for garnish
2 tbsp. chocolate syrup
- In a mason jar, combine vodka and Reese’s pieces. Cover with tight-fitting lid and shake. Refrigerate overnight, then strain.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then pour over strained vodka, milk, and chocolate liqueur. Shake until chilled.
- Put peanut butter on one small plate and crushed Reese's Pieces on another. Dunk tops of two cocktail glasses in peanut butter then roll in crushed Reese's Pieces.
- Drizzle about a tablespoon of chocolate syrup into each glass. Divide cocktail mixture between glasses and garnish each with a peanut butter cup.
We know that the chances of you making a cocktail that a Bathroom Air Freshener Company recommended are slim, but at the very least, we hope we gave you some inspiration for how you might go about celebrating Halloween this year!
Whether you put a glow stick in your Arnold Palmer, or if you just decide to steal from your child’s Trick or Treat Bag… we don’t blame you!
All we ask is that whatever you decide to do this Halloween, you do it safely!
There has never been an easier night to wear a mask… (Chewbacca still counts) so have a little fun with it… but safely of course!
Have a great week, and we will see you next week for another POTTYMINTS Blog!
(Thanks to Delish for the Cocktail Recipe's, you can find more Cocktail Recipes here: https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/halloween/g2471/halloween-drink-recipes/?slide=13)