Snake bitten punch: Creepy cocktails that require a few tricks but are sure to be a treat

MILWAUKEE -- Believe it or not -- Halloween is a week from today! So we called in chef Alisa Malavenda to whip up some creepy cocktails that will get you in the mood for something spooky.

Creepy Cocktails – Real Milwaukee

Chef Alisa Malavenda

Snake Bitten Punch

3 bottles or cans of ginger beer

4 C. apple cider

1 ½ C.  whiskey or vodka

3 cinnamon sticks

    Vampire Kiss :

    1.5 oz blavod black vodka ( or regular vodka)

    1.5 oz Chambord

    3 oz cranberry or pomegranate juice

    .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

    candy apple coating for rim ( recipe follows )

    Candy Coating:

      For the Cocktail : Shake all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain mixture carefully into a martini glass and garnish with fangs.

       Dark Shadows Sour

      1.5 oz black rum

      1 oz Jagermeister

      .5  oz fresh lime juice

      1 oz simple syrup

      egg white from a medium or large egg

      Garnish :

      Halloween stencil or toothpick

      1 capsule of activated charcoal or edible glitter

        Corpse Reviver

        Said to wake the dead and was created for the hang over “hair of the dog”

        1 oz gin ( I prefer Bombay for it’s botanical elements in this drink)

        1 oz Cointreau ( or triple sec)

        1 oz Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc

        1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

        Just a dash of absinthe or Pernod ( licorice flavor )

        Add all the ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain in to a chilled cocktail glass.

        Skull and Crossbones Toxic Tonic

        1.5 oz Bourbon

        .5 oz St Germain

        .5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

        1 oz peppercorn ginger syrup (recipe follows) and 4 oz soda water

        few dashes of Bitters

        Layer all the ingredients in order in a tall Collins glass. Add the skull and cross bones tea infuser with dry ice to create a creepy illusion, always taken care when using dry ice. Alternatively you can serve this drink over ice cubes.

        Ginger Syrup

        1 piece about 4 inches long of fresh ginger

        1 C sugar

        1 C water

        1 t whole black peppercorns

          Halloween Hypnotist

          1.5 oz vodka

          3 oz tonic water

          1 oz fresh lemon juice

          1 skewered piece of cotton candy

          1 glow stick

          ( black light for even more of an effect)

          Mix vodka, tonic and lemon juice in a ice filled cocktail shaker , strain into a martini glass , garnish  with cotton candy and a glow stick .

          Fiery Caramel Apple

          Small lady apples ( 8-10 or 5 -6 regular size)


          Fireball whiskey

          Bag of Kraft Caramels (11 oz) plus 2 T water

            And sometimes it is all in the garnish !

            Bleeding Beet Hearts – Orange Pumpkin Caps- h”EYE”balls -Gummy Worm Ice Cubes, Hibiscus Flowers in syrup and Dry Ice, any of these can turn your sparkling wine , martinis and old fashions into creepy cocktails and are great for no alcoholic kid friendly drinks too.