Seasonal Sipping: Drink Recipes
The Nutty Aunt cocktail mixes in apple, orange and cherry flavors with a hint of nut from amaretto.
Photo courtesy of SVEDKA Vodka
There are many drink recipes dripping with fake blood or adorned with floating “eyeballs” and other accoutrements for Halloween. But if you want something that still lends autumnal flavor without the gimmicks, try whipping up these cocktails for parties or anytime throughout the season.
The Nutty Aunt includes fruity cherry, apple and orange flavors with a hint of nuts from amaretto—and if you want a little “scare,” I think the floating star anise garnish might look a bit like spiders. The Harvest Mule (pictured right) teams orange and ginger with pumpkin spice for a twist on the classics, and the Gimme Some More layers flavors of the favorite campfire treat into a grown-up dessert drink.
These recipes, courtesy of SVEDKA Vodka, include ratios of ingredients so you can either mix up a single serving or adjust to serve a number of guests. And if you are looking for more Halloween-centric creations, they can help you out with those recipes too. But when it’s time to relax, kick back with a mule. Cheers!
1 part SVEDKA Cherry Vodka
1 part apple juice
1/4 part amaretto liqueur
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
dash Angostura bitters
star anise, for garnish
cranberries, for garnish
orange wheels, for garnish
Combine ingredients (except soda water) in a large punch bowl over ice. Garnish with star anise, cranberries and orange wheels. Add a splash of soda water when serving.
Gimme Some More
1/4 part chocolate liqueur
1/2 part Irish cream liqueur
1/4 part SVEDKA Vanilla Vodka
graham cracker crumbs, to rim glass
vanilla frosting, to rim glass
mini marshmallows, for garnish
Rim the shot glass with graham cracker crumbs by dipping it into vanilla frosting and then coating it in the crumbs. In the glass, add chocolate liqueur, Irish cream and then SVEDKA Vanilla. Garnish with mini marshmallows.
11/2 parts SVEDKA Clementine Vodka
1/2 part pumpkin spice
ginger beer, to taste
cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Pour vodka and pumpkin spice into a tall glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and a gooseberry, if desired.