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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:35

Halloween '17

 

It’s that time of year again! Trick-or-treaters, pumpkin carving and who could forget those good old plastic vampire teeth. In this blog we’ve written some ideas to make the most of your Halloween this year!

 

Creepy Cocktail Recipes:

 

bloody-brain-shooter

 

Bloody Brain Shooter

Channel your inner mad scientist with this Bloody Brain Shooter. Mixing acidic lime juice and Irish cream causes the cream to curdle, creating brain-like strands in the shot.

 

Ingredients:

40ml strawberry vodka such as Stoli

4ml Rose's lime juice

8ml Bailey's Irish Cream

Splash of grenadine

Method:

  1. 1.Chill vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass.
  2. 2.Using a straw, dip some Bailey's Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey's put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey's in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Bailey's will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of Bailey's.
  3. 3.Repeat the straw/Bailey's process to build a "brain" in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the 'blood' to the mix. Down the hatch as a shot.

Recipe courtesy Dan Goss, Downtown Grill and Brewery, Knoxville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

vampire-cocktail

 

 Vampire Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

30ml triple sec

15ml white crème de cacao

Drizzle of grenadine

Method:

  1. Blend the ice cream, triple sec and white crème de cacao together until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into stemmed cocktail glass
  3. Drizzle grenadine over the top.

Recipe courtesy American Professional Bartending Schools of Illinois in Chicago

 

 

 

black-devil-martini

 

 

Black Devil Martini

Ingredients:

60ml dark rum

15ml dry vermouth

Black olive

Method:

  1. A martini of a different colour, dark rum and a black olive garnish give this drink its midnight hue. Rim the glass with coarse orange sugar to dress it up for a Halloween party.
  2. Stir and strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with olive.

Recipe courtesy American Professional Bartending Schools of Illinois in Chicago

 

 

If you’re not a big cocktail fan, why not try this pumpkin pie recipe?!

 

 

pumpkin pie

 

 

Ingredients:

750g/1lb 10oz pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks

350g sweet shortcrust pastry

Plain flour, for dusting

140g caster sugar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp fresh nutmeg, grated

1 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs, beaten

25g butter, melted

175ml milk

1tbsp icing sugar

 

Method:

  1. Place the pumpkin in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15 mins or until tender. Drain pumpkin; let cool.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use it to line a 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Chill for 15 mins. Line the pastry with baking parchment and baking beans, then bake for 15 mins. Remove the beans and paper, and cook for a further 10 mins until the base is pale golden and biscuity. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Increase oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Push the cooled pumpkin through a sieve into a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, salt, nutmeg and half the cinnamon. Mix in the beaten eggs, melted butter and milk, then add to the pumpkin purée and stir to combine. Pour into the tart shell and cook for 10 mins, then reduce the temperature to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Continue to bake for 35-40 mins until the filling has just set.
  4. Leave to cool, then remove the pie from the tin. Mix the remaining cinnamon with the icing sugar and dust over the pie. Serve chilled.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2011

 

 

 

Halloween Events in Sheffield:

Saturday 28th October –

-          Fearfest 17 – Magna Science Adventure Centre

-          Halloween Special – Corporation

-          Detonate Sheffield Halloween – O2 Academy

-          Halloween Disco Spooktacular – Hope Works

Tuesday 31st October –

-          Halloween fancy dress takeover – Corporation

-          The Nightmare Project – Area Sheffield

-          Halloween Silent Disco – The Leadmill

More event info here:  https://www.skiddle.com/cities/sheffield/halloween.html

 

Happy Halloween from us at Home!!

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