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Halloween beverages

Halloween beverage tips and recipes that will create a fully immersive spooktacular experience

Halloween is becoming scarily popular, with an estimated UK consumer spend of £420m in 2018. As the nation continues its love affair with Halloween, 2019 celebrations are set to be bigger and better than ever before. So the odd ghoulish decoration behind the bar will no longer inspire the increasingly expectant consumers or party-goers.

Here are some tips and spooky recipes to help create a point of difference this Halloween. 

Top tips for creating the best Halloween beverage experience

  1. Have some fun – Combine more unusual flavour combinations in your drinks or even include edible insects to give party goers a lighthearted shock this Halloween.
  2. All about the garnish –  All Hallows Eve is a great opportunity to really make your drink visuals pop! Edible sweets in the shape of bugs or eyeballs or brains can help to enhance the spooktacular experience, while Le Fruit de MONIN Raspberry can help to replicate blood. Get creative!
  3. Decorations are essential- Most people desire a fully immersive experience, which starts from the moment they walk through the door. Many enjoy being ‘scared’, so good decoration around the rooms is essential. 

Haunting Halloween Drinks Recipes

These creative recipes from drinks companies MONIN and Gin Mare are set to go down a treat this Halloween.

Creepy Crawly Frappé

Creepy Crawly Frappe
  • 30 ml MONIN Chocolate Cookie syrup
  • 1 scoop Le Frappé de MONIN Vanilla
  • 120 ml milk
  • 1 cup of ice

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Pour into your cup and garnish with a selection of creepy crawly themed toppings.

Spooky Caspa-cino

  • 15 ml MONIN Vanilla syrup (or any other flavour)
  • Double Espresso
  • 180 ml milk

Add the vanilla syrup and double espresso to the cup and steam your milk until frothy. Pour frothed milk into the cup, garnish with ghoulish ghost toppings

Red Pickle Tickle

  • 50ml Gin Mare 
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of red cabbage pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon of clear honey

Place all ingredients in a cocktail tin and shake hard. Strain into a martini coupe. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Don’t Feed the Zombies

Don’t Feed the Zombies
  • 30 ml MONIN Blood Orange syrup
  • 1 scoop Le Frappé de MONIN Vanilla
  • 120 ml milk
  • 1 cup of ice

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Pour into your cup and garnish with a selection of zombie themed toppings.

Death by Hot Chocolate

Death by Hot Chocolate
  • 15 ml MONIN Chocolate Cookie syrup (or any other flavour)
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • 240 ml milk

    Prepare the hot chocolate and add in the chocolate cookie syrup. Top with whipped cream and a large heaping of chocolate.

Pickled Quail’s Egg Martini

  • 50ml Gin Mare 
  • 10ml dry vermouth (Martini or Cinzano)
  • 1 pickled quail’s egg

Stir the gin and vermouth over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pickled quail’s egg on a cocktail stick.

The Poison Apple Cocktail

Poison apple cocktail
  • 20 ml MONIN Apple Pie Syrup
  • 50 ml gin
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml apple juice
  • 0.5 grams charcoal powder

    Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or goblet. Garnish with an apple slice.

Mare Pumpkin Flip

Gin Mare cocktail
  • 60ml Gin Mare
  • 1 whole egg
  • 30ml buttermilk
  • 20ml pumpkin beer syrup
  • Dehydrated long pumpkin
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise

To make the pumpkin beer syrup:
Find a seasonal pumpkin beer – one with spices added is best. Pour beer into a sauce pan and stir vigorously to remove CO2. Add equal parts sugar. Heat/stir until dissolved, then let cool.

Method: 
Add ingredients into a shaker tin without ice. Dry shake hard for 10 seconds. Then add ice and shake hard for approximately 20 seconds. Double strain into a chilled glass and dust with nutmeg.

Festive Snapper

  • 50ml Gin Mare 
  • 150ml tomato juice
  • 10ml port
  • 10ml fresh lemon juice
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a cocktail stick of a Spanish hot pepper, an anchovy, a gherkin, an onion, and an olive.

With these spooktacular beverage tips and tricks your Halloween festivities are set to go down a treat!

MONIN flavoured syrups can be purchased at https://www.monin.com/uk/.