Witches' Brew: 5 Spooktacular Halloween Drinks

By: Guest Blogger


Food stylist: Anne Disrude Prop Stylist: Alistair Turnbull

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost upon us! Whether you plan on trick-or-treating with the kids or celebrating with more experienced Halloweeners, these frightfully festive drinks will get every ghost and goblin in the spirit.

Claire Robinson's Dark and Spooky (pictured above)

Claire’s take on the classic dark and stormy mixes ginger ale and dark rum. The recipe calls for black decorating sugar and gummy spiders -- who knew arachnophobia could be so fun?

Put this potent potion to the test: Claire's Dark and Spooky

Vampire Fruit Cider

This fruity take on traditional hot cider is best served warm. Serve it this weekend -- vampires young and old will love this non-alcoholic cider's bright red hue.

Take a stab at this recipe: Mulled Cranberry-Apple Cider

Candy Corn Cordials


Candy corn-infused vodka and orange liqueur give this posh little cocktail a classic Halloween feel. Garnish each glass with a few extra orange-and-yellow candies.

Try this shockingly chic spirit: Candy Corn Cordials

Warm “Redrum” Cocktails

In Stephen King's novel The Shining, the word "redrum" (murder spelled backwards) is used repeatedly as a plot device. This Halloween, make your own "redrum" by mixing up a batch of hot buttered rum and adding a few drops of red food coloring.  The color might send chills up your spine, but the hot, spicy punch will warm you up again.

Try this killer recipe: Rachael Ray's Hot Buttered Rum

Witches Brew With Wormy Ice Cubes

Witches brew is must for Halloween parties. This brew utilizes gummy worms, dry ice and a cauldron as freaky finishing touches for your next haunted house.  Leave out the vodka for a kid-friendly punchl.

Sample this sinister drink: Witches' Brew With Wormy Ice Cubes

TELL US: Which drinks are going to make your haunted house a monstrous hit?

-By Danielle Elliott

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