Happy Halloween! It’s been a busy few weeks. I’m in the process of selling my condo, buying a house, packing, and enjoying bonding with my daughter while on maternity leave. We’ll be settled into our new house by the time I go back to work in December. And, i’m really excited to cook and entertain in my new kitchen. The kitchen is brand new and open to a family room so i’ll finally be able to cook while entertaining and not have to be all by myself in the kitchen when guests come over.
Here is a photo of the three of us all dressed up for Antonio’s company Halloween party. Adriana has such a happy demeanor and was so excited to put on her costume. We feel so fortunate and adore her so much.
Just in time for your Halloween parties tonight and for upcoming holiday gatherings, BevMo!’s cocktail expert, Jordan Catapano, has brewed up some frightful concoctions that are a real treat! If you’re looking for inspiration for your holiday gathering, there is a spine-chillingly delicious Boo Blizzard Cocktail and a creative Pumpkin Marshmallow Martini, perfect for the pumpkin spice-loving ghoul in your life.
Pumpkin Marshmallow Martini
2 ounces Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
2 ounces Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka
½ Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree
Dash Ground cinnamon
Dash Ground cloves
Halloween Pumpkin Peeps for Garnish
Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the Fulton’s, Pinnacle vodka, honey, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and cloves, and shake to mix. Strain into a glass, then garnish with a skewer of Halloween pumpkin Peeps.
Boo Blizzard Cocktail
2 cups Dolce de Leche Ice Cream
1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka
4 Oreo Cookies – for gluten free, use Glutino’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
1 White Ghost Peeps
Add the ice cream, Kahlua, and Pinnacle marshmallow vodka to a shaker. Stir until the spirits are mixed in and the ice cream is soft. Pour into a small glass and cover the top with crushed Oreos. Impale the Peeps with a straw, sink it into the cookie crumble, and serve.
Photos and recipes used with permission from BevMo!. For more great recipes, visit BevMo!’s Thirsty Times Blog