When it comes to cocktails sometimes I am oblivious on what to order in a restaurant or bar. My mind goes blanks or I am stuck undecided. My first problem is the pressure to quickly order when I don’t know what’s on offer and my second is that I don’t like drinks that are strong tasting. I like fruity, light, fizzy or creamy drinks that taste more like desserts than just a plain drink and I think that’s why I prefer to make my own cocktail recipes at home. I have time to taste test what I like and what I don’t like as much as play around with various flavors together.
We have teamed up with 31DOVER.COM before to try some new recipes for the holidays. They have never let us down. It’s October and what better thing to celebrate coming up for the adults is Halloween as much as it’s for kids too. Who doesn’t love a Halloween Adult Cocktail, I mean Costume party? Don’t lie!
Halloween Cocktail Inspiration
We were sent this delicious Mozart Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice liqueur to test out. I had never had it before so I was keen to try a small sip and see. It was creamy but not heavy and the hint of chocolate with the pumpkin spice is right up my street for flavor. At first, I thought to pair it with coffee for a more subtle recipe but it’s not Christmas it’s Halloween and therefore I went for a Halloween inspired Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Martini. Drizzling that chocolate syrup, pouring that heavy cream and dressing it up with cinnamon sticks and star anise for the perfect combination.
Halloween Treats For Hungry Guests
While I am all about the cocktails, you can’t have a party without some tasty snacks. You could go all out on the Halloween theme with Candy Corn Brownies, Halloween snowballs and Halloween snack mix. Or if you are serving your pumpkin spice cocktails at a fall party but not fully embracing Halloween then you could serve some of my other popular party foods.
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Martini
- Double Shot Mozart’s Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice liqueur
- 1/2 cup double cream
- Hershey’s chocolate syrup to swirl
- 1 Star Anise
- Dash Cinnamon
Swirl Hershey chocolate syrup inside martini glass, leave a blob at bottom to mix in later
Add 1/2 cup or roughly 3/4 small martini glass full of cream
Pour in swirling motion one shot of Mozart’s Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice liqueur and then repeat to give an orange swirling look
Gently put spoon to give one or two stirs in the middle be sure not to fully mix ingredients
You want it a marble effect for taste as much as style
Add star anise and sprinkle cinnamon on top for added flavor
Simple Cocktails For The Perfect Party
The key to a successful cocktail party is drinks that you can make up in no time at all. You don’t want to be stuck behind the scenes doing all the hard work while your guests have fun! These chocolate pumpkin spice martinis are made by the glass in just 1 minute – giving you more time to mingle and enjoy yourself.
You could also offer your guests a Vampire Fizz Cocktail for a lighter drink that you can whip up in seconds.
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Martini
This cocktail, for me, is like a delicious dessert to sip on. The flavors like a macchiato mix as you sip it each time. Sometimes you get a stronger chocolate taste and sometimes the pumpkin spice is overwhelmingly tasty. The cream calm the two strong flavors together making the perfect Halloween cocktail.
What kind of cocktails do you tend to order out or make at home? Have you created a special cocktail you love for the holidays? I would love to know the recipe leave a comment below. What do you think of my Halloween Martini above??? Don’t forget to pin the below to your cocktail boards on pinterest. We love sharing our creations with the rest of the world. Happy Halloween!
Love pumpkin? Me too! Here are some of my favourite pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin brownies
- Pumpkin Fudge
- Mini pumpkin cheesecakes
- Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel drizzle
- White chocolate pumpkin spice cinnamon swirls
- Roasted pumpkin seeds
- Pumpkin spice latte
*We were sent this tasty liqueur from 31Dover.com for this collaboration