Halloween is just around the corner and there’s something about the spookiness and fun of it all that I still love. Never too old I say! I always make the effort to get sweets in, ready for the trick-or-treaters (and me of course, to pick at whilst snuggled up on the sofa!) and I love seeing the efforts the little ones (and big ones) make with their costumes. This year I am in London though and taking some friends to my favourite restaurant for dinner. Do you think they will be cool with me turning up dressed as a witch? a pumpkin?
I don’t know if you follow me on Pinterest? But there’s so much Halloween inspiration on there it makes me want to be a kid all over again! Pinterest is the place to be for inspiration. There’s so much Halloween stuff, from genuinely terrifying makeup…
…to these all-too-real looking finger hot dogs?!
I also love these little witch hat cupcakes and wish I had the time and patience to make something as cute at this, this Halloween:
Or even something like this stunning idea for a carved-out pumpkin:
But, time is money at the moment and as you know I’m keeping really busy both at work and in my spare time. So, instead of faffing around with cupcakes, makeup and costumes I’m keeping my Halloween efforts strictly grown-up (except for the sweets) and have made these giant Halloween Goblet cocktails instead, what do you think?! They’re so easy to make and are delicious for a ghastly grown-up treat this Halloween!
The cocktail is my take on the classic Cuba Libre, which is usually a straight up rum and Coke with ice and freshly squeezed lime. In this version, the rum is spiced and I’ve swapped the Coke for ginger ale, added some sugar and topped with grenadine for a spooky orange glow.
Based on the original recipe from thebar.com, this is my fun take on the classic Cuba Libre and I hope you like it!
- 50ml spiced rum
- 150ml ginger ale
- A drizzle of red grenadine
- 1 fresh lime
- 1 heaped tsp brown sugar
Quarter your limes and add to a bowl with the sugar. Bash them up until the sugar starts to dissolve, then add the spiced rum.
Fill a goblet-style glass with ice.
Pour the liquid from the spiced rum, lime and sugar mixture into the goblet.
Top up the ginger ale.
Drizzle the grenadine in and serve!
For more classic cocktail recipes, check out thebar.com. They have so many on there and most come with a video to show you how to put them together like a pro.
This post was sponsored by the lovely guys at thebar.com.
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