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5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween

Halloween’s just around the corner, so why not treat yourself (no tricks!) with these 5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween?

BOBBING FOR APPLES
Inspired by the traditional Halloween game, Bobbing for Apples takes a fabulously subtle gin with citrus overtones and a fruity, spiced edge that works beautifully with apple and makes it something special.

Shake together over ice:

2 parts apple juice Apple Juice

2 parts Hunters Gin

1/2 part Joe & Sephs G&T Caramel Sauce

Roll the rim of  a glass in more caramel sauce and then green sugar.

Garnish with an apple slice.

BLOODY SUNDAE
Strictly speaking, this is more of a dessert than a cocktail but it is delicious and boozy. Thanks to the hazelnut jenever, this super easy drink is sweet and malty.

Blend together:

One scoop of ice cream

2 parts Braeckman Vanilla Jenever

1 part triple sec

Pour into a sundae glass.

Drizzle with grenadine.

BUTCHER'S BLOOD
Excellent if you want an easy, big batch gin cocktail with a frightening edge. For extra Halloween credibility, Butcher’s Blood uses Vones Gin which has a distinctive skull and crossbone motif.

Fill a punch bowl with ice and add:

15 parts Vones Gin

6 parts Dry Vermouth

20 parts fresh blood orange juice

6 parts Campari

Stir thoroughly then serve with slice of orange.

SATAN'S WHISKERS
Something short and sharp, Satan’s Whiskers is as classic as its namesake. Fresh, dry and complex, the drink is delightful, especially with One Key and its notable ginger and coriander flavours.

Shake together over ice:

1 part One Key Gin

1 part Dry Vermouth

1 part Sweet Vermouth

1/2 part Grand Marnier

1 part Fresh Orange Juice

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange twist.

BLUE 75
For a taste of something of the night, why not try a Blue 75? Fizz, raspberries and something with a little bite.

Shake together over ice:

1 part Pinkster Gin

1 part Creme de Cassis

1/2 part Blue Raspberry Syrup*

Strain into a chilled champagne flute

Top with prosecco.

*To make the syrup, add to a pan:

50g Caster Sugar, 100g Raspberries, 1 part Lemon Juice, 10 parts Hot Water

Keep at a medium temperature until all sugar is dissolved.

Allow to cool, strain through a sieve and it's ready to go!

*Parts made simple. Just stick to the ratios, so if you are making a jug ¼ of the jug could be 1 part, ½ the jug 2 parts. For 1 cocktail, 1 part would be approx 25ml, if you are making 2 cocktails, 1 part would be approx 50ml and so on - experiment and give it a try.

5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween

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