James’ Top 5 Halloween Cocktails
The most important thing about a Halloween party is, of course, the drinks. Finding cocktail recipes that will both impress your friends and stay on theme is notoriously difficult – but don’t worry James Chase has your back. Here are his top 5 Halloween cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to get any party started!
- Demons are a ghoul’s best friend…
50ml Chase Vodka
25ml Lime Juice
25ml Sugar Syrup
¼ Teaspoon Squid Ink
Method: Add all ingredients to a tall glass and swizzle. Garnish with dead mint and grapefruit.
- Witches’ Blood Mulled Wine
Williams Sloe and Mulberry Gin- 37.5ml
Homemade Mulled Wine- top (see below)
Homemade Mulled Wine- (Ingredients per bottle of wine).
Decent quality red wine (Merlot Preferred)- 1 bottle
Cinnamon- 2 sticks
Clove- 1 tbsp
Star Anise- 2 whole stars
Orange slices- ½ whole orange.
Lemon Slice- ½ whole orange
Sugar- Roughly 100g
Angostura Bitters- 3 dash
Add all ingredients to a pan and gently warm (do not boil). Allow to infuse over a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool, strain liquid through a fine strainer and use.
- Haunted Carnival Cobbler
Williams Sloe and Mulberry Gin- 50ml
Whole Blackberries- 1
Whole Raspberries- 3
Cranberry Juice- 25ml
Vanilla Sugar Syrup-12.5ml (original Sugar Syrup can be used if preferred)
Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice- 12.5ml
Method: Add Fruit to the bottom of a shaker and muddle until broken down, add all other ingredients and SHAKE with cubed ice, double strain into a short glass over crushed ice.
Garnish- Fresh seasonal fruit and short straws.
- Devil’s Ruin Cider
William’s Elegant Gin/ Chase Naked Vodka- 50ml
Willy’s Cider- 200ml
Pear Nectar (see below)- 50ml
Pear Nectar- core whole pears and add to a pan on a low heat with fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup and water (roughly 25ml Lemon Juice, 25ml sugar syrup and 25ml for every 5 whole pears). Simmer for around 20 mins on a low heat. Add mixture to a food processer and puree until smooth. Bottle and Store in the fridge.
Method: Add Willy’s Cider to a pan over a medium heat, along with pear nectar, a cinnamon stick and star anise (this can be made in advanced and stored in bottles for speed of service if preferred) Add Original Potato Vodka to the bottom of a tempered glass and top with pear and cider infusion.
Garnish: Fresh apple slice and cinnamon stick.
Possessed Gingerbread Man
Chase Marmalade Vodka- 37.5ml
Gingerbread Syrup- 10ml
Crème De Cacao White- 12.5ml
Single Cream- 20ml
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and SHAKE with cubed ice, double strain into a chilled martini/coupe glass.
Garnish: Nutmeg/Cinnamon dusting, Mini Gingerbread Man.