Conjuring Up Halloween Shots

Four Halloween Shots {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Four Halloween Shots {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

For some the most wonderful time of the year begins with the sprinkling of snow and pretty packages wrapped with sparkly ribbon.  For others the real magic begins earlier with the weaving of witchcraft, telling spine tingling stories in the dead of night and sipping ghoulish delights from bubbling cauldrons teeming with mysterious potions.  There’s no need to rely on a wicked witch (or bartender for that matter) to stir up batches of bizarre brew for your night of mischief.  Look into the crystal ball of spirited Halloween shots and pick your poison.  Please remember a little black magic goes a long way, so please sip responsibly.

Hellraiser Layered Shot

Hellraiser Halloween Shot {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Hellraiser Halloween Shot {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Hellraiser

1/3 part Strawberry Liqueur

1/3 part Melon Liqueur

1/3 part Sambuca

Carefully layer in chilled shot glass in the order given. Layering effect can be achieved by slowly pouring spirits over the backside of a barspoon.

Bloodied Brains Shot

Bloodied Brains Halloween Shot {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Bloodied Brains Halloween Shot {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

The Grim Reaper knocks at the door to steal your soul and leaves a bloodied mess of skeletal remains.  Within this nightmarish tragedy of rattling bones lies a chaotic swell of Bloodied Brains.

Bloodied Brains – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 part Apple Schnapps

Several drops Irish Cream

Several drops Cinnamon Schnapps

Pour chilled apple schnapps in chilled shot glass.  Drip several drops of Irish cream into shot glass in short and long drips to create brain effect.  Slowly drip chilled cinnamon schnapps over the Irish cream drops for bloody effect.

Friendly Ghost Shot

Friendly Ghost Halloween Shot {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Friendly Ghost Halloween Shot {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Don’t let a little innocence fool you.  This rebellious little phantom charms its way into the pleasure zone with its mix of tequila and chocolate then gives off a vaporously naughty bite with a hint of Absinthe.  You might find yourself sipping and savoring rather than shooting this ghostly teaser all at once.

Friendly Ghost – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

Teaspoon Absinthe

1/2 part Blanco Tequila

1/2 part Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

Place absinthe in chilled shot glass.  Swirl around and set aside.  Place tequila and chocolate liqueur in cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake to blend and chill.  Strain into absinthe laced shot glass.

Vampire Shot

Vampire Halloween Shot {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Vampire Halloween Shot {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Dracula lurks in the shadows waiting for his next victim.  He delights in their bloodcurdling cries as he quenches his thirst for blood.  There’s no need to wait to satisfy your appetite for Transylvania style treats with the Vampire shot on the menu.

Vampire

1/3 part Raspberry Liqueur

1/3 part Vodka

1/3 part Cranberry Juice

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled shot glass.

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One Response to Conjuring Up Halloween Shots

  1. The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!

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