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Spooky Sipping: Halloween Gin Cocktails

by Fern McCoy on 21st October 2019 No comments

All hallows eve approaches and thus, so do the parties.

Whether you’re hosting at home, attending a do or taking the little ones out to accept sweeties from strangers; gin will certainly be needed.

Behold three options to keep the whistles whet and the ghoulies at bay.

Bloody Satan

Now as we know, we are partial to a curl of orange in our G&T’s, but that’s not ‘spirited’ enough for this time of year.

We suggest the following ingredients:

  • 30ml Mr Hobbs Gin
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 15ml dry vermouth
  • 15ml blood orange juice
  • Topped with light tonic water

Garnish:

  • Blood Orange wheel

Method:

Combine all your ingredients, minus the tonic water in a cocktail shaker, give it a jiggle! Your mixture should be positively quivering by this point. Decant into a coupe glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a wheel of blood orange, because, quite frankly, anything with the word blood in it pairs perfectly with the season. 

Rhubarb & Ginger Clincher

Using our Mr Hobbs Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur, we have added a scary seasonal twist, a little something to keep your guests entertained and more importantly, quenched.

We suggest the following ingredients:

  • 50ml of Mr Hobbs Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur
  • 15ml Simple Sugar Syrup
  • Ginger Ale
  • 15ml Maritini Rosso

Garnish:

  • Rhubarb Strips

Method:

Pour the gin, simple sugar syrup and ginger ale into a high ball glass (extra points if crystal cut) and give it a little stir with a cocktail pick. Using the cocktail pick to guide the Martini Rosso, gently pour over the mixture so it mainly sits at the top of the glass- Think: blood curdling … Lastly, in a ‘here’s one I prepared earlier’ style, you will magically present your rhubarb ‘rusty nail’ garnish.

To produce said garnish is straightforward, but most effective in wowing party goers. You take a string of rhubarb and wrap it around a wooden spook to create a ‘nail’ type arrangement. Pop in the oven to dry out/ rust up and once set it provides an interesting pièce de résistance to keep them guessing.

Raspberry & Elder-power Potion

Our Mr Hobbs Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur is used to make this witchy cauldron of chilling cocktail. Plenty of liqueur with lashings of prosecco is bound to have a spine-tingling effect and the creepy garnish will give them something to chat about in between spells. Simple but certainly effective.

We suggest the following ingredients:

  • Mr Hobbs Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur
  • Dry Prosecco, or similar.

Garnish:

  • Blueberries
  • Mint Leaves

Method:

Now depending on the size of your cauldron, and size does matter here, you’ll want to combine 1 part Liqueur to 3 parts Prosecco. Get your wooden spoon out and make sure it’s all mixed together, but not overmixing to avoid flatness.

Then to prepare your blueberry garnish you will need to take an ice tray that produces round ice, fill with water and then within each compartment you will place one blueberry. Once these are frozen you are left with eyeball like garnishes which you can place throughout the cocktail and/or in glasses. Sprinkle over a few mint leaves for that Autumnal effect and you’re done.

Here’s to all the tricks and even more of the treats!

From the unusually macabre, Mr Hobbs Gin.

Fern McCoySpooky Sipping: Halloween Gin Cocktails

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