Every good host provides guests with a variety of drink options. This might include a selection of cocktails along with coffee, tea, sodas and even non-alcoholic mocktails. Add a little indulgent variation to the glass by providing the same fun spirited drinkers enjoy without the alcoholic effect. Playing from the Halloween candy theme of the season and the popularity of fun filled shots that get many parties started it might be fun to fill a few glasses with a little candy.
Tootsie Roll Wrapper Recipe
Tootsie Roll Wrapper – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin
1-1/4 ounce Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
1/2 ounce Half & Half
1/4 ounce Orange Juice
Orange Twist or Candied Orange Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist or candied orange. Candied orange dipped in chocolate would also make a nice addition.
Joyful Almond Recipe
Joyful Almond – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin
1/2 ounce Amaretto Syrup
3/4 ounce Cream of Coconut
1 ounce Half & Half
1/2 ounce Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Combine amaretto syrup, cream of coconut and half & half in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to thoroughly mix. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Notation: Bring the Joyful Almond to the next level by placing the first three ingredients in a blender with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Blend. Pour into decorative glass. Drizzle chocolate over the top. Enjoy a frozen Joyful Almond treat.
Sweetheart Tart Recipe
Sweetheart Tart – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin
1/2 ounce Raspberry Syrup
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
2-1/2 ounces Club Soda
Place raspberry syrup and juices in large rocks glass. Stir. Add ice. Top off with club soda. Stir and serve. Garnish with fresh or frozen raspberries if desired.
Raspberry and Amaretto syrups called for in the Joyful Almond and Sweetheart Tart recipes can both be found on the coffee aisle of most grocery stores. While fresh juices are usually best for great tasting cocktails, bottled juices were used in these particular recipes for ease of preparation.