waitrose halloween cocktails

Creepy Cocktails for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, so here is a selection of deliciously spooky cocktails from Waitrose & Partners. All recipes serve one, so just scale up the measurements to suit your event.

The Poltergeist

A pale, fluffy sour with biting citrus notes provided by the sherry and elderflower. This would make a perfect welcome drink at the start of the evening.

20ml vodka
10ml Tio Pepe Sherry
20ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
10ml fresh lime juice
1 generous tsp lemon sorbet

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake hard and fast. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Sprinkle with blueberry powder if liked.

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

An indulgent late-evening sipper with warm winter spice and rich coffee notes to keep any party going until the wee small hours.

40ml vodka
15ml Kahlua
10ml pumpkin spice syrup
25ml espresso or strong brewed coffee

A pared strip of orange zest

Add all the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir to combine. Fill with ice, then shake hard for around 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe or martini glass, then twist the pared orange zest over the glass to release its oils onto the surface of the cocktail.

Bloody Bramble

A fresh, elegant cocktails that combines fresh citrus and rich dark fruit; the perfect post-meal pick-me-up. The cassis spiders through the crushed ice to blood-curdling effect.

50ml gin
25ml lemon juice
14ml simple syrup
Crushed ice
10ml cassis

Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a rocks glass. Half-fill with crushed ice and churn with a spoon until diluted. Fill the glass to the top with more crushed ice. Drizzle the cassis on the top.

waitrose halloween cocktails

El Diablo

The sweet pepperiness of tequila in this purple-tinged punch combines alluringly with sharp lime and fruity Chambord. The devil is in the detail for this elegant sparkling drink.

40ml silver tequila
20ml Chambord raspberry liqueur
25ml fresh lime juice
40ml ginger ale

Scale up the ingredients to suit your gathering and put in a jug or punch bowl. Add a handful or two of ice and stir until mixed and cooled. To serve, pour into glasses filled with ice.


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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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