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Devilish and delicious, Dress The Drink Halloween Collection of Signature Cocktails created by Dress The Drink’s Premier Mixologists would make any witch rethink how she blends and mixes her potion of persuasion.
The Halloween Collection offers a munchy medley of berries, fruits, and blends to ignite the fire of festivities for your guests. Goblins and Ghosts will be your party crashers just to taste the liquid treats you are serving.
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Test your horror film knowledge below.
By truly scary Emilio at Dress the Drink
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1.5 oz BACARDI Gold Rum
1/2 oz BOLS Apricot Brandy
1/2 oz BACARDI Dark Rum
Dress The Drink Black Sea Salt Pineapple Blend
Dress The Drink Black Sea Salt Pineapple Fruit Chip
Rim half of chilled martini glass with Dress The Drink Black Sea Salt Pineapple Blend. Combine all ingredients in chilled ice shaker and shake for 1 minute. Garnish with Dress The Drink Black Sea Salt Pineapple Fruit Chip. Bewitching’s glow is a ray of sunlight peeking through the cobwebs. Beware of the Werewolves and Mummies who are lurching in the shadows with their eyes on the Dress The Drink Black Sea Salt Pineapple Fruit Chip.
By truly scary Emilio at Dress the Drink
2 oz Sparkling Wine
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Blavod Vodka
Dress The Drink Blood Orange Black Sugar Blend
Dress The Drink Blood Orange Black Sugar Fruit Chip
Rim chilled flute glass with Dress The Drink Blood Orange Black Sugar Blend. Combine all ingredients in chilled ice shaker and shake for 1 minute. Garnish with Dress The Drink Blood Orange Black Sugar Fruit Chip.
Screaming Spirits will leave your haunting guests screaming for more! So refreshing and so very easy to make. For the full effect make sure you use Blavod Vodka!
By truly scary David at Dress the Drink
1.5 oz Hangar One Chipolte Vodka
1 oz Blavod Vodka
2 oz V8 juice
Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
Splash of Lemon Juice
Splash of Tobasco Sauce (Optional)
Dress The Drink Horseradish Rosemary Bacon Blend
Dress The Drink Horseradish Rosemary Bacon Tomato Fruit Chip
Rim half of chilled martini glass with Dress The Drink Horseradish Rosemary Bacon Blend. Combine all ingredients in chilled ice shaker and shake for 1 minute. Garnish with Dress The Drink Horseradish Rosemary Bacon Tomato Fruit Chip.
No party at your House Of Horrors could be complete without Scary Mary! A very tasty signature Bloody Mary vexed with a ghoulish twist. All bloodthirsty vampires will be sipping their Scary Mary with pride.
By truly scary David at Dress the Drink
1 1/2 oz HCT Blanco
1 oz BOLS White Crème de Cocao
3/4 oz Coconut Milk
Splash of Club Soda
Dress The Drink Black Coconut Sugar Blend
Dress The Drink Coconut Black Lemon Fruit Chip
Combine Blanco, BOLS White Crème de Cocoa and Coconut Milk over ice and shake well. Strain into a half rimmed rocks glass. Filled bottom of rocks glass with dry ice and top with ice. Splash club soda and drizzle Sambuca over the ice. Garnish with Dress The Drink Coconut Black Lemon Fruit Chip.
Halloween Decor – Burping, Bubbling, Smoking Water using Dry Ice
Use the tongs or gloves to place a piece of dry ice in a glass of warm water. Immediately, the dry ice will begin to turn into carbon dioxide gas and water vapor, forming a really cool cloud! This cloud is perfectly safe for the children to touch and feel as long as they do not put their fingers far enough down into the water to accidentally touch the dry ice.
To create the best effect, be sure to use warm water. Over time, the dry ice will make the water cold and the “smoking” will slow down. Replace the cold water with warm water and you’re back in business!
Oooh Ahhh Awesome Bubbles Who would have guessed that you could have this much fun with soapy water and a chunk of dry ice? Fill a tall glass or plastic cylinder with warm water and add a squirt of liquid dish soap like Dawn or Joy. Use gloves or the tongs to place a piece of dry ice into the soapy water. Get ready for a room full of ooohs & ahhhs!
Instead of the dry ice just bubbling in the water to make a cloud, the soap in the water traps the carbon dioxide and water vapor in the form of a bubble. The children will see the bubbles climb out of the cylinder of warm, soapy water and explode with a burst of “smoke” as they crawl over the edge.
Add some food coloring to the water to make the demonstration more colorful. If you want to give the exploding suds an eerie glow, drop a glowing lightstick into the water along with the dry ice. The lightstick will give the bursting bubbles an eerie look.
Floating Bubble You’ll notice that when you add dry ice to water, the cloud of carbon dioxide and water does not go up into the air, but instead falls towards the ground. Why? This cloud-like mixture of carbon dioxide and water is heavier than the surrounding air. You’ll use this little piece of science trivia to perform the amazing Floating Bubble trick.
A small fish aquarium works well for this activity. Fill the bottom of the aquarium about an inch deep with warm water (take the fish out first!). Use gloves or the tongs to add a few pieces of dry ice. Of course, the dry ice will begin to smoke turning into carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Using a bubble wand and a bottle of bubble fluid, blow a few bubbles into the aquarium (it’s a little difficult so be patient). To everyone’s amazement, a few bubbles will appear to float in mid-air in the aquarium. The bubble is really just floating on a cushion of invisible carbon dioxide gas.
Try a Spooky, Bubbling Beverage The next time you have a craving for a sparkling beverage, make your own batch using what you know about dry ice. Fill a bowl or pitcher with apple juice and use gloves or tongs to add a few large pieces of dry ice. While the mixture is bubbling and burping, the apple juice is being carbonated by the dry ice. Carbon dioxide gas is mixing with the juice to make a “sparkling” drink. Your local hobby or craft store is sure to have a spooky looking Halloween cauldron that would hold a large batch of apple juice and dry ice. Wait until the dry ice is completely gone before serving the apple juice. It’s a spooky carbonated drink.
Lightsticks… the Eeeeeeerie Glow! Make a trip to your local supermarket or Halloween store to find a supply of lightsticks. When you bend the lightstick, a small glass tube breaks and the chemicals in the lightstick mix. The result is an eerie glowing light that is safely contained within the walls of the lightstick. Drop a lightstick into your bubbling dry ice potion for a great eerie effect.
All About Dry Ice
First of all, here’s the background information and safety lesson on dry ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide. Instead of melting, dry ice turns directly into carbon dioxide gas but does not melt like real ice. Dry ice must be handled with care as it is -110 degrees F ( -78 degrees C). It must be handled using gloves or tongs, as it will cause severe burns if it comes in contact with your skin. Never put dry ice into your mouth. When you drop a piece of dry ice in a bucket of water, the gas that you see is a combination of carbon dioxide and water vapor. So, the gas that you see is actually a cloud of tiny water droplets.
Eat, Drink And Be Scary Quiz
Horror Film Quiz by Dress the Drink:
1. Which musician influenced the title of The Shining?
A. John Lennon
B. Bob Dylan
C. Jimi Hendrix
D. Elvis Presley
2. Which horror film was the first to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?
A. Rosemary’s Baby
B. The Silence Of The Lambs
C. The Exorcist
3. Which film set a record with the highest amount of screens showing it on the opening weekend?
A. Scream 3
B. Paranormal Activity 2
C. The Sixth Sense
D. Saw 3D 5.
4. Which horror film has the highest body count?
A. Dawn of the Dead
B. 28 Days Later
D. Ghost Ship
5. In the Nightmare on Elm Street song, what comes after “5, 6”?
A. Throw your stones and sticks
B. He’s a problem you can’t fix
C. Grab your crucifix
D. Burn candles to their wicks
6. Which horror film does Martin Scorsese call the scariest of all time?
A. The Haunting
B. The Wicker Man
C. Don’t Look Now
D. The Shining
7. The notorious final scene of which movie was filmed backwards to make it even scarier?
A. Friday The 13th
C. The Blair Witch Project
D. A Nightmare On Elm Street
1. A – John Lennon
2. C – The Exorcist
3. A – Scream 3
4. A – Dawn of the Dead
5. C – Grab your crucifix
6. A – The Haunting
7. B – Carrie
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