We hope this helps you both celebrate and get through your holiday season. For those who don’t drink, those who are underage, and those who act as the designated driver this festive season – Alexa, play Enrique Iglesias “Hero”.
Bruise the cardamom pods and slice the cucumber. Put them both in a large jug and add the chamomile teabag, mint leaves, lemon zest, cloves and rosemary. Top up with 500ml cold water. Leave to infuse in the fridge for 2-4 hrs.
To serve, strain the infused water and pour 50ml of it into each glass. Top up with tonic water and lots of ice. Garnish each one with a few more mint leaves and pomegranate seeds.
1 strip lemon zest
½ bunch rosemary
5 cardamom pods
1 chamomile teabag
½ bunch mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
pomegranate seeds to garnish
Spiced Apple Syrup With Clementine & Cloves
Heat the apple juice with the whole spices, ginger, zest and sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool, then strain the syrup into small bottles.
200ml apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp whole allspice
1 mace blade
2 whole cloves
small strip fresh ginger
100g golden caster sugar
1 clementine, zest finely peeled with a vegetable peeler
Nutmeg and Orange Coffee
Put the ground coffee, cinnamon stick and dates in a large cafetiere. Add the ground nutmeg, cloves and orange zest, then pour over 400ml freshly boiled water.
Stir gently with a wooden spoon to combine, then leave to steep for 4 mins. Slowly push down the plunger and serve in espresso cups.
4 tbsp ground coffee
1 small cinnamon stick
2 pitted dates
pinch of ground nutmeg
strip of pared orange zest
Put the pomegranate juice, sugar, blackberries and apple juice in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorns and orange. Heat gently until simmering. Taste for sweetness, then strain into heatproof glasses.
Now this one is for our older readers. For those readers that are of legal drinking age in whatever part of the world you may be. We know that you wanna get sheet faced, so we put a list together of BOOzey Halloween Drinks!
A Witches Heart
This one is relatively easy:
¾ Purple Viniq (or any shimmering vodka)
1 Shot Apple Crown Royal
Garnish with berries
Candy Corn Martini
Coat rim in orange sugar or nonpareils, then with a layering tool (or spoon) layer the following:
2 ½ Shots of Candy Corn Infused Vodka
3oz Pineapple Juice
3oz Cream Top Layer
½ ounce lime juice
¼ ounce grenadine
A splash of Mountain Dew
Dry ice chips, for presentation (optional)
Note: Always observe dry ice safety measures: Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow.
Black Widow Shot
Coat shot glass rim in red sugar crystals than layer the following:
½ ounces cranberry juice, chilled
1 ½ ounces black vodka, chilled
1 cherry, for garnish
Muddle lime in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients, shake well, and pour contents (including ice) into a wineglass.
2 ounces Crater Lake Vodka
3 ounces prosecco
1 ounce pear or white grape juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
3 lime slices and 3 lemon slices
What do you think? Will this help you have a BOOzey Halloween? We sure hope so!
Please remember that MDRN MAG does not condone underage or reckless drinking. Always stay safe and make sure you have a ride home!