With only 5 days to go I am glad to say the menu is FINALLY set.....The main attraction will be the MONSTER MASHED POTATO bar. I just LOVE the idea of serving them in martini glasses too, I love love love a great martini any day, but fill my martini glass with mashies and my favorite toppings... I am in pure bliss....Ingredients on the bar will be ...
Fluffy White Mashies
Grilled Sliced Flank Steak
Grilled Sliced Garlic Butter Chicken Breast
Mini Shrimp with Alfredo
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Jack Cheese
Crumbled Blu Cheese
Can you say YUMMMMMOooOooooo
The biggest decisions came with the drink menu this year... I wanted something a little creepy, mixed with really good ingredients. I am tired of buying all kinds of new concoctions and getting stuck with leftovers because what looked cook didn't taste so great.. even if it is Halloween. So each of the cocktails below have been tried and tested and enjoyed quite well and I am excited to be sharing them with our guests this year. The only one not shown below is the Brain Hemorrhage we are still going to offer it, but as a "shot" in an actual 60 ML plastic syringe, I will have the syringes filled with the peach schnapps and grenadine already and the guests will suck in the Baileys to create their hemorrhage.... wicked cool!
1 oz. apricot brandy
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. dark or Jamaican rum
1 oz. lime juice
2 dashes grenadine
1 oz. Bacardi 151 rum
Mix light and dark rum and brandy in a cocktail shaker, add lime juice and grenadine. Shake well and strain into a higball glass filled with cracked ice.
Fill glass with orange juice but leave enough room to float the 151 on top. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
2 oz. mixed pineapple and cranberry juice
2 oz. 7-Up
1 1/4 oz. shot Malibu Coconut Rum
Mix juices and 7-Up in a highball glass. Pour shot down the side of the glass right before drinking.
You can even mix up a batch of this Halloween Moon Hue inspired drink in a large cauldron and let your guests ladle it out into cups.
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. vanilla simple syrup
1 oz. cream
2 oz. soda
Mix vanilla simple syrup, cream, vodka and soda and serve in a martini glass.
Warm Carmel Apple recipe for a Single Serve
6 oz. apple cider (heated)
Shot of Butterscotch Schnapps
Pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
In a glass coffee mug or heat-resistant goblet, combine your heated cider and Schnapps. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add cinnamon stick.
1 1/2 to 2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 1/2 oz. blueberry-beet syrup (recipe below) careful this STAINS
3/4 oz. lemon juice
Crush blueberries and syrup together, then pour mixture and all other ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. For garnish, use a lemon slice colored with beets.For syrup: Boil equal parts water and sugar along with several slices of raw beet and small handful of blueberries. Strain out solids and let liquid cool before use.