Halloween Entertaining

5 Spooky Sips for Halloween

It's pretty unfair that Halloween falls on a Saturday when we're in the middle of a pandemic, but that isn't going to stop us from doing a little spooky celebrating, even if it's on a small scale. Whether you're wanting to impress guests, or you're sitting on the couch in your costume, these rum cocktails from Tanduay are easy to make and even easier to sip (you've been warned!).  


Pumpkin Rum Old-Fashioned

2oz Tanduay Gold Rum
1/2oz Benedictine liqueur
1/2oz pumpkin syrup
dash of bitters
orange for garnish

Add rum, Benedictine, syrup and bitters to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist. 


Black Widow Smash

2oz Tanduay Silver Rum
8 fresh blackberries
1oz lemon juice
1oz honey
dash of bitters
1 tsp rosemary 
sparkling water
rosemary sprigs to garnish

Add blackberries, rosemary, lemon juice and honey to a cocktail shaker and muddle ingredients. Add the rum and bitters. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with sparkling water and gently stir. Garnish with blackberry and fresh rosemary. 


Tanduay Zombie

1oz Tanduay Silver Rum
1 1/2oz violet liqueur
1/2oz heavy cream
Luster dust

Rim a martini glass with luster dust. Add the rum, violet liqueur and heavy cream to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. 


The Poisoned Apple

2oz Tanduay Gold Rum
4oz apple cider
2oz pomegranate juice
1/2oz lemon juice
pinch of luster dust

Add rum, apple cider, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and a pinch of luster dust to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a rocks glass.


Tanduay Fall Classic

2oz Tanduay Silver Rum
4oz apple cider
dash of bitters
cinnamon sugar, apple and star anise to garnish

Rim a rocks glass with cinnamon sugar. Add rum, cider and bitters to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with apple slices and star anise. 

Cover photo by Gabby K from Pexels; cocktail photos by PlanetX

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Brittny Drye
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