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Mixology Minute: Hallowe’en Mocktails

There is no shortage of fun cocktails out there to celebrate Hallowe’en. We here at in the Mix have shared a twist on the classic Zombie as well as the libations SKYY Spirits put together. But while I was preparing my own household for ghouls and spooks, I remembered there are two entire groups of people we are leaving out. Those who Hallowe’en is ultimately for (the kids) and those who, for whatever reason, are choosing non-alcoholic beverages (think designated drivers).

There is no shortage of recipe ideas out there. I pulled a few from the Monin site, searching by color (green, orange, purple) and after trying a few, liked the Sour Apple Crush the best. It has a great neon green glow and is reminiscent of sour candies from my trick-or-treating days.

Sour Apple CrushSour Apple Crush

1.5 oz Monin Granny Smith Apple Syrup

Lemonade

Crushed Ice

Fill a 14 – 16 oz. glass with crushed ice. Add the Granny Smith Apple syrup and fill with lemonade. Stir to mix and garnish with creepy hallowe’en candies (gummy worms, gummy bugs, eyeballs, etc.)

Another, mocktail to make to bring back memories of trick-or-treating:

Carnival Apple

.75 oz Monin Caramel Apple Syrup

Lemon-lime soda

Grenadine

Ice

In a 14 – 16 oz glass add ice, Caramel Apple Syrup and lemon-lime soda. Drizzle with grenadine and stir lightly. Amazingly enough, this tastes just like the candied apples that nice lady in your neighborhood made every year.

In your establishment or at your party, make a few mocktails available for your guests. They can be as much fun as the cocktails.

If you have your own recipes you’d like to share, feel free to leave a message in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter. Happy Hallowe’en!