drinks

Zombie Brain Shooters

The perfect shooter for a Zombie party has to be a Zombie Brain Shooter. These are a great visual shooter and they are simple to make but require a slow steady hand to get the right separation of layers in the glass.  We served these at our Zombie party and they went were a real hit.

These are very nice indeed - Enjoy  Julie

Zombie Brain Shooter

To make a zombie brain shooter fill a shot glass 3/4 full with peach schnapps. Then very gently pour Bailey’s Irish Cream on top, I have found that pouring over a teaspoon can slow the flow to get a better result.  When almost full add a small amount of blue Curacao then grenadine syrup or a good heavy red cordial.

Halloween Dragon Blood Punch - Alcoholic

Halloween Dragon Blood Punch, this is a delightful combination of Malibu Rum, Cointreau, tropical soda and ginger ale. Great for a Vampire Halloween party, recipe below.

See the full party here.

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Dragon Blood Punch - Vampire Party

Halloween Vampire Punch

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Malibu
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • 6 cups tropical fruit punch soda
  • 6 cups Cranberry Juice
  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 2 litres Ginger Ale
  • Lots of vampire teeth iceblocks

Method

  1. Combine everything except the ginger and iceblocks in the punch bowl.
  2. Top with the ginger ale.
  3. Add ice blocks.
  4. Enjoy

Halloween Bloody Eyeball Punch (non alcoholic)

This year we had a vampire themed halloween party so a "Bloody Eyeball Punch" was created.  This is a really nice punch enjoyed by young and old, recipe below.

See the whole party here.

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Bloody Eyeball Punch

Halloween Vampire Punch

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Caster sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • red food colouring
  • 4 litres red creaming soda
  • 2 litres good vanilla ice cream.

Method

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook string over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved,
  2. Remove from the heat and add the milk and almond extract.
  3. Transfer to a large jug and allow to cool to room temperature, then move to the fridge to chill.
  4. When ready to serve, transfer the mixture to the punch bowl.
  5. Add food colouring a bit at a time until you reach your desired colour.
  6. Add soda, leaving space for the ice cream.
  7. Add ice cream using a scoop
  8. Pop in some washed eyeballs
  9. Enjoy

 

Halloween Cranberry Punch - Love Potion Punch

One bowl of punch is never enough for a large halloween party, so this year we had three.  One alcoholic and two non alcoholic for the children.

A super nice punch was our Cranberry punch which we served as non-alcoholic but a shot or two of Vodka would work a treat with this punch.

For this party we created a set of free downloadable halloween punch tents so you can create the look at home. You can catch the entire party here.

Enjoy Julie

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 part cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Ginger Ale
  • 1 part Lemonade
  • 1 or 2 sliced lemons

Method

  1. For this punch you have to work out the capacity of your punch bowl, then simply divide by 3 to work out your quantities.
  2. Ensure all ingredients are well chilled ahead of time.
  3. Pour all ingredients into your punch bowl, stir and add the lemon slices.
  4. Enjoy

Halloween Punch - Tipsy Witch - Free Printables

Halloween is perfect for a large bowl of punch or two.  This year our Halloween theme was a Hansel and Gretel Witch party so a tipsy witch punch was definitely in order.  

For this party we created a set of free downloadable halloween punch tents so you can create the look at home.  You can catch the full party here

This was absolutely delicious, but not for the children.

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Punch - Tipsy Witch

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Malibu Rum
  • 1 bottle Blue curacao
  • 500ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 bottles Pineapple soft drink 

Method

  1. Ensure all ingredients are well chilled
  2. Mix the Malibu, Blue Curacao and lemon juice in a punch bowl.
  3. Top up with pineapple soft drink, 1 or 2 bottles will be required depending on the capacity of your punch bowl.
  4. Serve and Enjoy

 

 

 

Halloween Melting Witch Punch

Halloween Punch is just so good.  This year we had a Hansel and Gretel Witch Halloween party and had three punch's representing Witches.  We called this punch the Melting Witch Punch.

This is a non alcoholic punch which was a favourite with the children..

For this party we created a set of free  halloween punch tents so you can create the look at home.  

Enjoy Julie

Halloween Punch - Melting Witch

               Halloween Free Printables

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Caster sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • green food colouring
  • 4 litres lemon / lime sode
  • 2 litres good vanilla ice cream.

Method

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook string over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved,
  2. Remove from the heat and add the milk and almond extract.
  3. Transfer to a large jug and allow to cool to room temperature, then move to the fridge to chill.
  4. When ready to serve, transfer the mixture to the punch bowl
  5. Add food colouring a bit at a time until you reach your desired green
  6. Add lemon / lime sode, leaving space for the ice cream
  7. Add ice cream using a scoop
  8. Enjoy

Tequila Lick, Sip, Suck

Mexican Dinner Parties have to be one of my favourites.  They are very bright and vibrant and the cooking is not overwhelming.  One of the many key elements of a Mexican dinner Party has to be tequila, and at my parties tequila is served in many ways.  They form the basis of the classic Lime Margarita and for the first time in quite a while I also served tequila straight via the other classic lic, sip, suck.

For those of you not familiar with this drink, all you need is a good Tequila, salt rimmed shot glass's and some lime wedges.  You lick the salt,  down the tequila and suck the lime. 

Our full dinner party will soon be posted, but I could not resist sharing some Tequila shots.

Enjoy. 

Tequila, Lick, Sip, Suck

Tequila, Lick, Sip, Suck

Halloween Liquified Ghost Cocktail

Halloween Cocktails - Yum.  This year I've made a liquified Ghost Cocktail.  They are quite delicious and perfect for Halloween.

enjoy

Halloween Cocktail Liquified Ghost

Recipe (recipe is for one cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Vodka
  • 30 ml Lemonade or you could use soda water
  • 30 ml Cream
  • 30 ml Simple Vanilla Syrup (see notes)

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve.

Note:  To make Simple Vanilla Syrup mix one cup of caster sugar with one cup of water. slowly bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Allow to cool and add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence.  This will store well in the fridge for a few days.

 

 

 

 

Chilli Hot Chocolate - Wicked Wednesday

As winter descends and the days become shorter and colder we all look to ways of staying warm and enjoying the indoors.  I find a great lazy Sunday afternoon doesn't get much better than a Chilli Hot Chocolate, a good book and an open fire.  The combination works really well at alleviating the winter gloom.  On the other Hand, my children have not embraced the flavour of Chilli Hot Chocolate, so I find I'm also making a pot of regular Hot Chocolate, with Strawberries on the side.

So, when you next have a lazy afternoon at home, try a pot of Chilli Hot Chocolate.

Enjoy.

Chilli Hot Chocolate and regular Hot Chocolate

Chilli Hot Chocolate and regular Hot Chocolate

Recipe:

Chilli Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:  

  • 100 g good Dark Chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar (or to taste)
  • Chili Powder

Method

  1. Heat Milk in a saucepan.
  2. When warm, break the chocolate into the milk and stir until melted.
  3. Bring to almost a simmer and add a pinch of Chilli.  Taste and add more Chilli if required.
  4. If required, slowly add sugar until you reach the desired taste.
  5. Enjoy

Note:  For milk chocolate substitute the Dark Chocolate for Milk Chocolate and omit the Chill

Saint Patrick's day cocktail - Grasshopper

Today is Saint Patrick's day, the day to celebrate all things Irish and partake in a small drink or two, that are traditionally green.

This Saint Patrick's Day I'm going with the grasshopper, a creamy mint drink that is easily consumed, well maybe a little too easy!

Enjoy

Grasshopper - Cocktail

Grasshopper - Cocktail

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce creme de menthe
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce thin cream
  • Ice
  • Strawberry to garnish

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  
  2. Shake well and pour through a strainer.
  3. Enjoy