June 15, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Putting the BOO in Booze for all Your Halloween Parties

With Halloween just around the corner, spooky parties and get-togethers are inevitable. What better way to knock the socks off your guests than with some of these simple, yet fun, themed cocktails? These boo-y mixed drinks are so easy a brainless zombie could make them!

 

Hello Halloween Sparkler – This fruity cocktail is great for making large batches!

Photos and recipes courtesy Barefoot.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Bubbly Red Moscato
  • 3/4 ounce Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/4 ounce Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 ounce Black Cherry Soda
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • 2 Pineapple Slices
  1. Place juices and soda in wine glass over ice.
  2. Add orange slice and pineapple slices.
  3. Top with Bubbly Red Moscato. Stir. Garnish with gummy worms.

 

Spooky Spumante – A frozen drink is fun to serve to the goblins and witches on the dace floor!

Photos and recipes courtesy Barefoot.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Bubbly Moscato Spumante
  • 1 1/2 ounces Apricot Nectar
  • 1 ounce Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Mango Chunks
  • Purple sprinkles or sugar

Instructions:

  1. Rim glass with citrus wedge.
  2. Dip lip of glass into sprinkles. Set aside.
  3. Place juices, frozen fruit and simple syrup into blender on high. Blend until completely smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared glass.
  5. Top with Bubbly Moscato Spumante.

 

Sparkling Green Goblin – A spiced apple-flavored beverage that would put any apple orchard to shame

Photos and recipes courtesy Barefoot.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Moscato wine
  • 1.5 oz champaign
  • 2 oz spiced apple cocktail mixer

Instructions:

  1. Rim the edge of a champagne flute with green sugar crystals.
  2. Pour well-chilled Moscato, champaign and spiced apple cocktail mixer into the flute and stir.
  3. Garnish with a skewered green grape and, for a deeper green color, add one drop of green food color
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