Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trick - or - Drink

The other day at our local coffee shop I overheard a woman ask her friend if she was going to come to her "Trick-or-Drink" party.  My ears perked right up! Even if you're not planning a big costume party for your friends, you can still host a mix-n-mingle gathering of some sort and serve one or a few fun Halloween drinks.

Here are my top pics - the first three are ones I have tried and enjoyed sharing with friends in the past.  The last two are a couple of new ones that I found on Pinterest, and can't wait to try!  Cheers!

Dark Forest Shooters
In a shot glass layer equal parts of:
Stoli Vanilla Vodka
Chocolate Liquer
Add a splash of 1/2 n 1/2 just before serving.

Poison Apple Punch
1 gallon apple cider
1/2 750ml bottle dark rum
1/2 750ml bottle American Honey Wiskey
4 cinnamon sticks
6 whole allspice
10 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
Cinnamon Red Hot Candies

Combine ingredients in a large saucepan, stir and cover. Heat slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Transfer to insulated punch bowl and serve in mugs with a couple of cinnamon candies at the bottom. Simple Version:  Fix in a crockpot!
Harvest Moon Martini
1/2 c. sweet and sour mix
1/2 c. carbonated water
1/4 c. apricot brandy
4 tsp. pomegranate juice

Put 1st 3 ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake well and strain into 2 martini glasses.  Gently pour 2 tsp. pomegranate juice into each glass.  Do not stir.  Also good served over ice. (Taken from Susan Branch's Autumn cookbook.) Note: in a pinch, I have also made it with orange juice instead of sour mix and it is very good as well.

Black Widow Martini 
Hostess with the Mostess


  1. These all look so delicious, even though it's not even 10 AM in my corner of the world, I want one!
    I love the idea of the trick or drink party!!

  2. A trick or drink party sounds awesome I've never heard of that before! Black widow martini, yes please!

    Found you threw the That Friday Hop

    Beauty Flawed

  3. Um.. kind of wish I wasn't nursing a newborn right now. These all look so ymuumy!!

  4. Awesomeness! Visiting from Friday chaos. Wish I had one right now...

  5. those are AMAZING drinks! would be so perfect for a halloween party.... or just to have fun at home! love it! And I'm so glad you liked the video in my post - feel free to share away!

  6. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!


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