Halloween Cocktails

I'll be honest. You'd think I'm a real bar girl with lots of favorite fancy drinks. Not. Usually liquor just makes my stomach burn. But, there are occasions when a fancy mixed drink just hits the spot (I make sure to take a Zantac and eat something before the cocktail) and so I keep my eyes opened for one time of the year when a mixed drink takes on a new look--horror. I'm definitely not the delicate umbrella'd drink kinda gal, but mix me up some Bayou Slime and I will giggle like a schoolgirl.

Bayou Slime

2 parts Cruzan Dark Rum
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 part Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
1 egg white

Muddle mint leaves and syrup together, making sure to crush the mint leaves.
Place all ingredients into a shaker.
Shake until well-chilled and frothy.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with additional crushed mint leaves.

Frogs in a Blender

1 cup of ice
2 oz vodka
4 oz cranberry juice
2 lime wheels

Place all the ingredients in a blender (including the lime wheels). Blend for 3-5 seconds (ingredients will not be completely blended). Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.

Black Cat
1 oz vodka
1 oz cherry brandy
cranberry juice

Pour the vodka and brandy into a highball glass filled with ice and stir gently. The next step is to top up the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola.

Candy Corn Cordial

Infused vodka:
1/2 cup candy corn
1 1/2 cups vodka

2 ounces orange liqueur
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 large egg white
Candy corn, for garnish

Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.

Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.


  1. Frogs In a Blender is definitely the drink for me!

  2. the hangover is the worst from those drinks.

  3. Oh no!!! Not frogs in a blender!!! :( I have to admit that as long as I have been ruling the frogs....every now and then even I think of putting them in a blender :D

    Actually, sounds tasty. Thanks for the recipe!


  4. i agree with CB...frogs in a blender is sounding good now..autumn, would they recognize it at a bar if i order it thursday night?

  5. When we have girls night at your place, we can make some of these cool cocktails.

  6. I'm gonna infuse something with candy corn if it's the last thing I do.

  7. Not a huge drinker myself, but I could see myself having a sippity-sip of a few of these! As long as I can't taste the alcohol...IT'S ON!!!

  8. I'm totally going to make the candy corn cordial. That one totally curled my toes when I read the recipe. Pangs, if you infuse something with candy corn, you might consider doing it to an intimate place and the women won't leave you alone.


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