TIPPLE TIMES

TIPPLE TIMES: POSSESS the Perfect Cocktail

Halloween cocktails by BACARDI. Attack of the Zombie, Jack O’Lantern Potion and Bat Bite recipes. Also take our challenging Halloween quiz.

possess the perfect cocktail by bacardi

attack of the zombie of halloween cocktail with bacardi

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Attack of the Zombie

1 oz BACARDI OAKHEART Spiced Rum
½ oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Orange Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Float of BACARDI OAKHEART Spiced Rum

Pour 5 ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into serving glass filled with fresh ice. Float with Oakheart rum on top.

Garnish with an orange slice.

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jack o'lantern potion halloween cocktail recipe with bacardiJack O’Lantern Potion

1½ oz BACARDI OAKHEART Spiced Rum
½ oz DISARONNO Amaretto Liqueur
1 oz Orange Juice
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Topped with Gingerale

Pour all ingredients (except ginger ale) into a mixing glass and fill with ice.
Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a snifter filled with fresh ice. Top with gingerale.

Garnish with an orange wheel set on top of snifter glass with the mint sprig sticking out of the middle of the wheel to make it look like the top of a pumpkin.

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bat bite halloween cocktail recipe with bacardi

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Bat Bite Cocktail

3 parts BACARDI Superior or Gold Rum
1 part raspberry liqueur
2 parts cranberry juice

Mix together in a shaker with ice and strain into a tall glass.

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HALLOWEEN QUIZ

1. The predecessor of Halloween is:

a. Thanksgiving

b. All Saints’ Day

c. All Souls’ Day

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2. Halloween has roots in what ancient Celtic celebration?

a. All Saints’ Day

b. Samhain

c. All Souls’ Day

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3. What did the Celtic people believe had magical properties?

a. black cats

b. turning points

c. pumpkins

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4. All Souls’ Day lives on today as:

a. 
Los Dias de los Muertos

b. Los Dias de los Guapos

c. Los Dias de los Santos

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5. Jack-o’-lanterns first got their start as what vegetable?

a. watermelons

b. turnips

c. potatoes

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6. What was the goal of trick-or-treating before candy came into the picture?

a. money

b. apples

c. soul cakes

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7. What fruit took center stage in many Celtic divination rituals?

a. cherries

b. apples

c. pumpkins

 

Answers Below

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funny halloween photo of vampire dogs

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ANSWERS

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1. The predecessor of Halloween is:

a. Thanksgiving

b. All Saints’ Day

The direct predecessor of modern-day Halloween is the festivity that began All Saints’ Day (also called All Hallows’ Day), which started at sundown on Oct. 31. The word “Halloween” is actually a shortened version of “All Hallows’ Even,” the eve of All Hallows’ Day. At some point, people began referring to All Hallows’ Even as “Hallowe’en” and then simply “Halloween.”

c. All Souls’ Day

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2. Halloween has roots in what ancient Celtic celebration?

a. All Saints’ Day

b. Samhain
Samhain, the ancient Celtic New Year that fell around the end of October, provides us with many of Halloween’s traditions.

c. All Souls’ Day

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3. What did the Celtic people believe had magical properties?

a. black cats

b. turning points
Celtic tradition held that turning points, times when things change from one state to another, held magical properties. The Celts believed the turning point of Samhain opened up a type of connection to the dead.

c. pumpkins

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4. All Souls’ Day lives on today as:

a. 
Los Dias de los Muertos
El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado , flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

b. Los Dias de los Guapos

c. Los Dias de los Santos

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5. Jack-o’-lanterns first got their start as what vegetable?

a. watermelons

b. turnips
As part of the Samhain celebration, Celts brought home embers from the communal bonfire in hollowed-out turnips, creating lanterns that resembled modern-day jack-o’-lanterns.

c. potatoes

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6. What was the goal of trick-or-treating before candy came into the picture?

a. money

b. apples

c. soul cakes
Celtic children used to walk door to door to collect soul cakes in a custom called souling. For every currant-topped dessert they collected, they said a prayer for the dead relatives of the cake’s giver.

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7. What fruit took center stage in many Celtic divination rituals?

a. cherries

b. apples
Due to their association with female deities and the pentagram shape appearing in their core upon being sliced in half, apples were often the focus of Celtic traditions. Halloween activities like bobbing for apples, drinking apple cider, making candy apples and handing out apples to trick-or-treaters comes from this Celtic tradition.

c. pumpkins

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Kester Chau

Kester Chau

Kester Cockrell Chau is the Creative Director for in the Mix's print magazine, website and social media sites. She's also the on-camera hostess for MixTV, our new media medium. In addition to graphic and web design, she has a background in journalism as a writer and editor.