A homemade diabolo grenadine with extra googly eyes to entertain young and old, a very appropriate Bloody Mary, a Spooky’N Tasty with enigmatic foam, a very spicy Autumn Shandy, or even a non-alcoholic Martini & Tonic decorated with blood orange… Here’s something to toast for Halloween, and even all fall.
Have you ever thought about stocking up on sweets in case children come knocking at your house asking “ Trick or treat » ? Have you already found your costume if you are having a fancy dress party (otherwise, the celebrities will inspire you)? Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, these cocktails with or without alcohol will complete the atmosphere.
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A homemade diabolo grenadine, bulging eye supplement
To scare your guests, there’s nothing like focusing on decoration, even for a simple drink. On the basis of a blood-red cocktail such as strawberry soup, a diabolo grenadine, or even a simple red fruit smoothie, you can add fake googly eyes made from a lychee garnished with a blueberry (which can be found easily all year round in the frozen fruit section, alone or in a mixture of red fruits). Pressed one (the blueberry) into the other (the lychee), the fruity result slips into any glass and will particularly please children! And rather than a homemade 0% grenadine diabolo, 100% sugar (since you just need to mix grenadine syrup with lemonade, Sprite or Seven Up), you can opt to mix a large handful of frozen fruits to be completed with water (still or sparkling) for a deliciously tangy and less sugar-filled smoothie to decorate with your bulging eyes.
- 1 handful of frozen red fruits (including a few blueberries to make fake eyes)
- Still or sparkling water
- 1 handful of canned lychees (to hold the blueberries to make the fake eyes)
This may be the most obvious recipe that comes to mind when you think of Halloween, but it always packs a punch. All you need is tomato juice, vodka, freshly squeezed lemon, a few drops of Tabasco or Sriracha (optional) and Worcestershire sauce (optional) and you’re done. The ideal is to serve it with a stalk of celery so that you can stir the glass of the blood-red result and bite into a little vegetable if you feel like it.
- 12 cl of tomato juice
- 5 cl of vodka
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 drops of tabasco or sriracha (optional)
- 2 drops of Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- 1 stalk of celery or celery salt (optional)
This cocktail is made up of Cointreau (triple sec liqueur made from sweet and bitter orange peels), amber rum, a few drops of bitter, and a layer of enigmatic and playful foam. Simply combine the first ingredients in a glass, and top with a swig of chilled Coca-Cola to deliberately create a layer of foam on the top of the glass. If you prefer to avoid this soda, you can replace it with an egg white or whipped aquafaba, which will give a less sweet and more protein result to your Spooky’N Tasty !
- 2 cl of Cointreau
- 3 cl of amber rum
- 4 dashes of aromatic bitters
- 1 Top of Coca-Cola mousse or an egg white whipped until stiff
If you like (to be) scared, you will love this cocktail which features the classic Shandy (mixture of beer and lemon juice, a bit like the shandy). L’autumn Shandy consists of Cointreau, freshly squeezed lemon, and Pumpkin Ale which is a beer brewed with pumpkin or other squash. Easy to find in the United States, it is slowly but surely becoming more popular in France. If you can’t find one, you’ll more easily come across ginger ale, which is beer in name only since it’s more like ginger ale. The result will be less alcoholic but much more spicy ! Simply mix all the ingredients together in a glass, then decorate with a little nutmeg or grated cinnamon, and that’s it!
- 4.5 cl of Cointreau
- 2 cl of fresh lime juice
- 9 cl of Pumpkin Ale or Ginger Ale
Martini without alcohol & Tonic, decorated with blood orange
If you like Martini, you may be delighted to learn that it also comes in an alcohol-free version. Floreale allows you to highlight Roman chamomile and other aromatic plant essences for a floral and herbaceous result that is just right. While the Vibrant version offers notes of bergamot and orange. To make mocktails, simply serve them chilled with sparkling water or tonic, top off the glass with ice cubes, and decorate it with a slice of blood orange for a Halloween touch.
- 1 volume of Floreale or Vibrante alcohol-free Martini (4 cl)
- 2 volumes of Tonic (8 cl)
- 1 slice of blood orange