A chill in the air and candy corn on grocery store shelves can only mean one thing: it is officially autumn!
As October rolls in, we all don our spooky apparel for a month of trick-or-treating and scary movies ahead. But let's make sure our celebrations are inclusive of everyone. One great way to consider the whole crowd? Serve up some seasonally crafted mocktails at your Halloween bash. Here are five of our favorites. 🎃
1. 🍎 Apple Pie Punch 🥧
Nothing says fall like apples. From pie to apple-picking and bobbing for apples at your local festival, apples and autumn are a match made in heaven. You can conjure up a delightful sober concoction known as Apple Pie Punch to honor this sacred fruit of the season.
Mix your fave fresh apple cider with some white grape juice to start. Add in a splash or two of ginger ale for a refreshing bubbly twist. Top with apple pie spices and garnish with a cinnamon stick if you're feeling fancy. Delish!
2. 🍯 Butter Beer 🍺
Where are the Harry Potter fans? Everyone can enjoy a creamy Butter Beer experience, but it is a staple beverage during October for you witches and wizards at heart. And it's remarkably easy to make!
Start with cream soda and butterscotch syrup and gently mix until all the syrup is incorporated. Add in a dash of melted butter to give it that signature taste that you can't resist. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
This sugar bomb of a drink embodies indulgence at its finest and is the perfect way to ring in the season on a cool, full moon night.
3. 🎃 Pumpkin Pie Martini 🍸
Pumpkin: you either love it, or you loathe it. If you're on team pumpkin, fall is your time to thrive. With pumpkin flavor taking over, making its way into coffees, breads, soups, and everything in between, October is truly the Month of The Pumpkin.
Honor this beloved time by shaking (or stirring) up some Pumpkin Pie Martinis. This decadent drinkable dessert features sweetened condensed milk, half and half, and pumpkin puree. Combine all ingredients and add pumpkin pie spice to taste. Line the rim of your martini glass with graham crackers for a delectably autumnal after-dinner drink.
4. ❤️ Cranberry Orange 🧡 Sangria
Fall is associated with all things cozy and warm, but you can keep things cool with this refreshing Cranberry Orange Sangria! With its rich red hue and tart sweetness, cranberry brings brighter energy to the month of October. Leaves may be crunching under your feet, but you can still soak up the last moments of the summer season with this delicious sangria!
Simply combine cranberry and orange juice with freshly sliced citrus and halved grapes. Muddle, chill, serve.
5. 🍅 Bloody Mary 🍹
Bring the ghost story to life this Halloween by putting a spooky, sober twist on this classic cocktail. The tomato juice brings a deliciously bloody color all on its own, but get creative with the add-ins!
Ever notice how olives look like eyes? Or how some pickles look like witch fingers? Rim your glass with crushed peppercorns and decorate to your heart's content.
Cheers to a Sober Spooky Season
October means Halloween and pumpkin patches and ghost stories by the fire. With these mocktail recipes, you can celebrate this beloved season to the fullest. Cheers!