Alright already, I get it, it’s October, the Halloween month!! I also understand that you have all been clamoring for more drink recipes to try. Okay my little twinkies – lets combine the two ideas above and I am going to give you some Halloween drink recipes to test out. Now we are not going to delve deep into the makings of such classics as the Zombie – lord knows I only have a small amount of space to write this in and the complex fixings for the undead cocktail would take up this space alone. I think I have told you this before, the first one I ever attempted to make caused my friends to not only act like Zombies but groan like them too from the over mixing of the booze.
So, lets get started with something simple. A shot consisting of a few ingredients and FIRE!!!!
Pumpkin Pie Shot (this version is from The Tavern in Albany N.Y.):
- 2 parts Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur)
- 1 part Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1 part Goldschlager
- Ground cinnamon
Combine the Kahlua and Baileys and pour into shot glass. Float the Goldschlager on top and carefully set on fire. While burning, sprinkle a little Cinnamon on to the flame and watch the fireworks!! Great for parties but don’t light anything aflame please. Now – either blow out or wait for the flame to go out naturally and then shoot it. Yummy warm Pumpkin Pie that will get you snockered!
Returning to my Tropical drink roots, I present:
The Banana Banshee:
- 1/2 oz. Crème de Cacao (preferably the white variety)
- 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz. Cream
Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Plain, simple and sinfully delicious! Now – you can make this drink a SCREAMING Banshee If you add a 1/2 oz of Vodka and reduce the Banana Liqueur by 1/2.
This last one has a long list of ingredients, so get to stocking your bar:
The Blue Ghost:
- 1oz Crème de Cacao (white)
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz. Coconut Rum
- 1 oz. White Rum
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 4 oz. Cream
Plop everything into a cocktail shaker and proceed to knock yourself out. To take this drink to another level you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream in place of the cream, you just have to shake a little longer. This recipe will make shots 10 shots or 3 or 4 small sized sipping cocktails.
So, there you go, three different spooky drinks to try out before the BIG night. I will be back next week with a few more brain numbing concoctions for you to try. Until then, please get off my lawn!