Happy Halloween! I love Halloween. I love everything about it. Halloween movies, dressing up, carving pumpkins – it’s all so much fun. Especially now that Emmylou is two and understands a bit better what is going on. We had a weekend full of Halloween fun leading up to today. On Saturday night Zach and I had a Halloween party to go to so we had someone come and do really cool skeleton make-up on us. Then we dressed up super fancy (him in a suit and me in a gown and fur) to channel a fancy skeleton couple attending a fancy ball, which is kind of what we were doing, so it was perfect! Emmylou stayed at her grand-parents, so we slept in on Sunday, then had bagels and lox for breakfast. Pretty much a perfect morning. After we picked up Emmylou, we made crowns to go with her costume (she’s bring a princess, and so are Zach and I… we all made pink ones.. haha). I also whipped up these super healthy mini pumpkin cheesecakes to have after trick-or-treating (I won’t let her have any candy because I’m a very mean mom… so I made these so she can still have something special).
Now on to these cocktails! I’ve been doing a Halloween cocktail series on Instagram the past few weeks, and this post is a round-up of all of the drinks in the series. They are all easy to make, with simple ingredients, and super tasty! If you’r looking for a creepy cocktail to enjoy while handing out candy this evening, you’ve come to the right place! I’m probably going to go with a Pumpkin Spice Martini myself because they are seriously so delicious… It’s like 9 am but I kind of wish I had one now actually… It is a holiday after all… And tomorrow is November! Which kind of makes me want to hibernate. Seriously, wasn’t it July yesterday? Anyway, Happy Halloween, happy (almost) November, and I hope you all are celebrating the day with candy and cocktails!
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce butterscotch liquor
4 ounces apple juice
Dip rim of glass in caramel sauce, then into crushed up graham crackers. Fill with ice. Add remaining ingredients to martini shaker, shake, then pour into glass.
A Very Berry Bloodbath
Muddle two raspberries, the drop into champagne flute. Fill with sparkling wine, then top with a splash of Chambord.
Pumpkin Spice Martini With Whisky Cream
1 oz whisky
2 oz cream (half and half)
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ tbsp pumpkin puree
Pinch pumpkin pie spice
Whisk cream and pumpkin puree until smooth. Add all ingredients to martini shaker, shake, then strain into martini glass.