Throwing a bash this Halloween? You’ll need tasty beverages on hand for your ghoulish gathering, and that’s where we come in. We’ve gathered some scarily delicious tea-infused cocktails that will make your holiday soiree a total scream. This Halloween, tea will be a party treat:
1) Haunted Lantern Martini
This martini recipe from Silk Road puts a devilish spin on earl green tea. Start by infusing the company’s Earl Green tea in gin. (Or simply blend your favorite earl grey and green teas together.) Mix the Earl Green infused gin with mandarin juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake. Pour into martini glasses, garnishing with orange slices.
2) The Goblin’s Lunch
This cocktail recipe from Numi Tea brings together the star power of Earl Grey tea and vodka. Start by brewing a pot of earl grey tea. Let it cool. Combine the tea with physalis (or mango), sparkling water, and vodka in a blender. Blend until smooth, then serve chilled.
3) The Gin Goblin
This cocktail from Sugar And Charm combines green tea, cucumber, and gin for a cocktail that will have others green with envy. Additional flavor comes from mint, lemon juice, honey, kiwi, and salt. Not too sweet, it’s a great choice for guests craving relief from the magnetic candy bowl.
4) The Vampire’s Dinner
Blood red, this cocktail is the perfect signature drink for a Halloween fête. The cocktail gets its color from rooibos tea, and its R-rating from rum. Start by brewing a pot of rooibos tea. Once cooled, combine with squeezed oranges, sparkling water, and rum.
5) The Peddler’s Moon
This recipe from Martha Stewart creatively incorporates oolong tea syrup, made by simmering one part oolong tea and one part sugar in a saucepan. Combine the syrup with bourbon and lemon juice in a shaker, then strain into glasses. Top with ginger beer for or garnish with lemon zest as desired.
6) Spiked Cider Tea
This cocktail recipe from Real Simple employs a black tea bag, gin, and vanilla extract to upgrade apple cider. Easy to make and refreshing to taste, this drink’s a delicious way to enjoy any Halloween party.
7) Wicked Black Forest Punch
A hibiscus simple syrup gives this Halloween punch a deliciously sweet and unique flavor. Make the tea syrup by simmering equal parts brewed hibiscus tea and agave syrup together in a pot. Once cooled, it’s ready to join a very busy witch’s cauldron…Combine the syrup with Jagermeister, pineapple juice, cherry brandy, lemon juice, passionfruit juice, orange juice, velvet falernum liqueur, and Angosturra bitters. Refrigerate this concoction overnight. When it’s party time, top the mixture with ginger beer and garnish with lemon wedges, orange slices, or hibiscus flowers.
8) From Hell
This cocktail recipe from What Do You Crave is downright devilish, and chief among its ingredients is a strongly-brewed dose of earl grey tea. Other ingredients include: gin, an egg white, lemon, and a rose and lemon simple syrup. Combine in a shaker, and strain over ice, garnishing with rose petals.