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Halloween recipes for adults

Have a Halloween party to remember with spooky cocktails and ghoulish canapés as well as ideas for sharing starters, cakes and pies. Fill up your cup with pumpkin punch and take a nibble from our platter of eyeballs... these recipes are seriously adult-only!

Swamp juice sour
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Swamp juice sour

This super sour is made with whisky and cider, sweetened with sugar syrup and turned vibrant yellow with a touch of food colouring. Don’t let the kids have all the fun – try our ghoulish drinks for a Halloween fit for grown-ups.

  1. Put 7-8 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker or large lidded jam jar; add 45ml whisky, 45ml cider, 1 tbsp sugar syrup, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp pasteurised egg white and ½ tsp liquid green food colouring. Shake well.
  2. Half-fill a tumbler with ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass; spoon in any froth left in the base of the cocktail shaker, if you like. For the garnish, zigzag green apple peel onto a cocktail stick. Balance on the edge of the glass and add a sprig of mint.

Tip: To make your own sugar syrup, put 100g caster sugar in a pan with 50ml water. Heat until the sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil, remove from the heat and allow to cool.

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  • Ingredients
  • 7-8 ice cubes
  • 45ml whisky
  • 45ml cider
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pasteurised egg white
  • ½ tsp liquid green food colouring
  • For the garnish
  • green apple peel
  • a sprig of mint