With Halloween landing on a weekend, what better way to celebrate than sipping some festive-themed cocktails?
Whether you’re enjoying the spine-tingling spice of The Catoctin Creek Pumpkin Pie Rye or refreshing your palette with a Hocus Pocus, it’s no trick that these cocktails will go down a treat.
The Catoctin Creek Pumpkin Pie Rye
This pumpkin inspired cocktail allows you to enjoy this holiday’s favourite winter squash whilst still feeling that welcoming warmth that comes with a glass of whisky.
90ml Roundstone Rye
30ml spiced syrup*
1 tbs of pumpkin puree
1 tbs of condensed milk
For the spiced syrup
In a crockpot, combine ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of water, orange peel from 1 orange, 5-6 cloves, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of nutmeg. Cook on low for 30-45 minutes, ensuring that the syrup is consistent and fragrant.
For the cocktail
Simply combine 90ml of Roundstone Rye, 30ml of spiced syrup, 1 tbs of pumpkin puree and 1 tbs of condensed milk and shake for 30 seconds in a cocktail shaker.
Pour over ice, and top with whipped cream if desired.
Whether you are on your witch’s broom or in your own front room, a Hocus Pocus should be your drink of choice. Thanks to Simon Quay, Soda Bar, Lyon for inventing this “witches brew of flesh (fruit) and frogs (lime jam),” this fruity cocktail is perfect for those who may have already had their sugar fix.
Mix a pulp slice of fresh watermelon, Nouaison Gin, fresh grapefruit, a teaspoon of lime jam and Aperol in a shaker and shake well.
Double strain your potion into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a slice of watermelon and the spell is complete.