While "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The name of the festival historically kept by the Gaels and celts in the British Isles which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". Halloween was originally called All Hallows eve, which means the evening before All Saints' Day. "Hallow" is an Old English word for "saint". This was shortened to Hallowe'en and finally to Halloween.
Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, visiting haunted houses or rumored ghost places, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
Trick or Treating by kids dressed as their favorite monster or superhero on Halloween Eve is anticipated during October. It is a perfect holiday for adults as well. We love to dress up too! Halloween is also one of the biggest Holidays for parties and that means cocktails and beers - prepare your beer mugs!
I’ve found a numerous lists of drinks with strange if not scary names served during Halloween parties and I’ve decided to share a few with description, this might help make the party more interesting, what else will get everyone in the Halloween mood? You and your guests might want to try and have a few or more sip, hoping the taste is not as eerie as it sounds. Enjoy these dastardly drinks of murderous martinis, beastly beers and creepy cocktails!
Bloody Mary - a mix of vodka and tomato juice and usually other spices or flavorings such as Worcestershire sauce, peri-peri sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery, olive, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail. For a non-alcoholic version try the Virgin Mary.
Devil’s Pale Ale - brewed with 6 select malts and 4 premium hops, it has a rich mahogany color, reminiscent of early English pale ales. Prepare yourself for a devilishly good time.
Satan’s Whiskers - a very classic cocktail, it is mixed with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth and fresh orange juice, and the mixture is given crisp depth by adding orange bitters and the gentle sweetness of orange liquor.
Black Widow Martini - is a very sweet martini so be warned! It is blended it with blackberry brandy, vodka and pureed blackberries and black sugar crystals for the rim. Bloody Rum Punch - this is a take on a traditional Sangria but the darkness gives it the perfect blood color making it a Halloween party must. As with most Sangria’s, prepare this a couple of hours in advance to allow all of the ingredients and flavors to come together nicely. If the above drinks are too gruesome to hear than you think it tastes then better stick to your favorite beer but be sure that the spirit is still there! Happy Halloween.