It’s not about the costumes or even the candies. The real reason we love Halloween is that it’s another excuse to have a party. It’s a chance to bring friends together for a ghoulishly good evening fun.

Originating in Scotland, Halloween evolved out of a pagan celebration on the eve of the Catholic All Saint’s Day, which occurs annually on November 1. It’s an evening celebration that gradually flourished and found its way to England, Europe, America and Asia. Over time, different practices have developed, such as carving Jack-O’-Lanterns from pumpkins, decorating the front door and porch with eerie decorations, dressing up in costumes, and trick-or-treating. These are all traditions that you can incorporate into a Halloween party, but it could be too generic to be spooky and exciting for your guests. 

For a petrifying party with a nice creepy edge, how about making some shocking and tasty libations? Not only can you gulp down your favourite brews, you can also show your guests a howling good time. Here’s a ghastly drink that is so easy to make it’s scary!
Cocktail Ingredients:

  • ¾oz Tequila
  • ½oz Malibu Coconut Rum
  • ½oz Bols Lychee Liqueur
  • 2 to 3oz 7-up
Eyeball Garnish: 

  • Peeled, seedless lychees
  • Cherries
  • Red Guava Syrup

  • For Eyeball Garnish: Fill lychee with teaspoon cherry. If you have enough time, immerse it in red guava syrup to create a bloody eyeball effect.
  • For Cocktail Glass: Add ice cubes to wine or serving glasses and chill them in the freezer before serving.

  • Add Tequila, Rum and Lychee Liqueur to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and stir slowly in a clockwise motion using a cocktail stir stick. 
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Add 7-up for guests who like a sweeter, less alcoholic taste. 
  • Garnish with lychee eyeballs.
For an evenly balanced flavour of Tequila, Coconut Rum and Lychee Liqueur, it is recommended to use the stirring method to mix this cocktail. Shaking it vigorously will melt the ice and leave a stronger Tequila taste. Please try it out and make adjustments to accommodate you guest preferences. I hope you like and enjoy this recipe for a frightfully happy Halloween!

 Information provided by AFTER TASTE‧ASIA