The Halloween Brew is a refreshing fruity cocktail that’s good for anytime in the fall… or anytime, really. It blends the flavors of orange and cranberry with hints of pumpkin, spice and vanilla.
The flavors of pumpkin, spice and vanilla come from the pumpkin pie vodka. Along with the pumpkin, it has notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, plus vanilla.
If you like pumpkin spice, this drink is for you. And you may also want to check out the Pumpkin Pie Martini, which blends vanilla vodka, pumpkin puree, nutmeg and more.
You’ll have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t like the taste of this drink. And that makes it a very nice choice to serve at a party.
It’s the spice that makes this one seem like more of an autumn drink. It’s smooth and warming, and nicely balanced by the tart and sweet flavors of the fruit juices.
You can mix up a big batch in a pitcher beforehand to serve to guests. You can even serve it as a punch by pouring it into a bowl and letting guests dip their own drinks.
As you probably already guessed, it’s perfect for a Halloween party. Serve it alongside some vodka gummy worms, or Mini-Caramel Apples (made from apples cored with a melon baller) or Eyeball Cake Pops.Or you could also serve this one with Skittles Vodka in these super-cool Gothic goblets, if you want to offer guests more than one drink to choose from.
One thing I really love about this drink is the color. It’s not a harsh orange, but it’s orange enough to be the Halloween color. Set it against a black backdrop, and you’ve got it made.
If you decide to serve it as punch, set it on a table with black tablecloth. You could also just put pre-poured drinks out on the same table. Anyway you go, it looks great.
Fresh squeezed orange juice is ideal for this drink. If good juicy oranges aren’t available right now, look for some real orange juice at the grocery store.
A lot of orange juices today are mostly reconstituted artificial flavorings (you can tell if the back label says the orange juice is “from concentrate”). Try one like Simply Orange instead.
- 1 part Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
- 2 parts fresh squeezed orange juice (or Simply Orange)
- 1 part cranberry juice
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Shake until chilled, and pour the mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.