GHOULISHLY GOOD COCKTAILS
The weather may not be cooperating with our desire to break out the knee-high boots and cozy scarves but, by gum, we’re leaning into spooky season—even if we’re doing it in shorts and a tank top. While we may not be ready for fall cocktails by the fire, we are ready for some cocktails in general because, well, we’re always ready for some cocktails. So, while none of the recipes below will involve snifters of brandy or anything that could be classified as a toddy, they will taste so delicious and make you so bubbly, you’ll forget the thermometer refuses to even budge from 80 degrees. Let’s get started with a beyond delicious sangria…
Brought to you by the awesome folks at the California Strawberry Commission, this drink highlights the taste of our luscious Well•Pict Berries fall strawberries, and is just the right blend of sweet and spice.
- 1 ½ cup California strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 small apple, sliced
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 star anise seeds
- ¼ cup orange liqueur
- 750 ml red wine
- 1 can orange or plain sparkling water
- Combine all ingredients (except for the sparkling water) in a pitcher or punch bowl and stir well.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Top with sparkling water.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with grapefruit slices, strawberry halves, and cranberries.
And how about a new one from our very own recipe page? I give you, my fellow ghosts, goblins, and ghoulies: the Raspberry And Meyer Lemon Limoncello. Worried it’s a little too summery for October? Trust us, after a couple glasses of this party in your mouth, you won’t even care. If, sweat be damned, you’re going to enjoy a traditional fall cocktail, why not cool it off with a boozy ice cube or two? Check out this handy guide to which types of alcohol should be used for ice cubes.
And, if your Halloween festivities are going to skew more silly, scary movies with the kiddos and less kick-up-your-heels in Spock ears and a minidress at the adult party of your choosing, here’s a mocktail recipe, once again, straight from our page: Well•Pict Berry Mocktail.
Image: Spiced Strawberry Sangria from the California Strawberry Commission