5 Orange Cocktails for Halloween

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5 Orange Cocktails for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some of our favorite cocktails in the holiday’s brightest, most festive hue — perfect for a Halloween party. Gather friends, mix drinks, and toast to the spookiest night of the year.

 

Clementine and Campari

Clementine and Campari

 

2 Tbs. (1 fl. oz.) Campari

2 Tbs. (1 fl. oz.) fresh clementine juice

6 Tbs. (3 fl. oz.) Prosecco

Clementine twist or wheel for garnish

 

Pour Campari into a chilled champagne flute. Top with clementine juice, then Prosecco. Garnish with a clementine twist or wheel and serve at once. Serves 1.

 

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

 

5 cups chopped papaya, plus cubes for garnish

1/3 cup (3 fl. oz.) fresh lime juice, plus 6-8 lime wedges for garnish

1 cup sugar

2 cups gold tequila

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz.) Grand Marnier

Ice

 

In a blender, in batches, combine 8 cups water, papaya, lime juice and sugar. Blend on high until completely liquid and frothy. Transfer to a pitcher, add tequila and Grand Marnier, and stir to combine. Serve in individual glasses over ice. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and a cocktail skewer of papaya cubes. Serves 6-8.

 

Michelada

Michelada

 

1 Tbs. coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder

1 lime wedge

2 Tbs. tomato juice

1 Tbs. fresh lime juice

1 Tbs. hot-pepper sauce

Ice cubes

1 bottle (12 fl. oz./375 ml.) Mexican beer, or to taste, chilled

 

On a small plate, stir together the salt and chile powder. Moisten the rim of a tall glass with the lime wedge and dip the rim in the sale mixture to coat. Reserve the lime wedge.

 

Pour the tomato juice, lime juice and hot-pepper sauce into the glass and stir to mix well. Fill the glass about two-thirds full with ice cubes. Gradually pour in the beer. Squeeze in the juice from the lime wedge and serve. Serves 1.

 

Orange Blossom Gin Fizz

Orange Blossom Gin Fizz

 

Ice as needed

1/4 cup gin

2 Tbs. yuzu or fresh lemon juice*

1/4 orange, cut into 2 wedges

1/2 tsp. orange flower water

1 Tbs. simple syrup

1/4 cup club soda (soda water)

Orange blossom for garnish (optional)

 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, yuzu or lemon juice, orange wedges, orange flower water and simple syrup. Cover, shake well and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with the club soda. Garnish with an orange blossom and serve immediately. Serves 1.

 

*Note: Yuzu tastes like a combination of grapefruit and mandarin. Look for it in bottles in Asian markets; if you have trouble finding it, substitute any citrus juice—the more exotic, the better.

 

Blood Orange Punch

Blood Orange Punch

 

1 bottle (750 ml) dry sparkling wine, chilled

1 bottle (25.3 fl. oz./750 ml) blood orange-satsuma cocktail mixer, chilled

1 small blood orange, thinly sliced

 

In a punch bowl, stir together the sparkling wine and cocktail mixer. Float the blood orange slices on top. Serve immediately. Serves 12.

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