{Wine Wednesday} Cheers to Halloween!

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How will you toast Halloween? As you know, I’ve been scouring the internet for all-things Halloween. And in today’s post, some great (and surprisingly simple) adult beverage options to celebrate Halloween tomorrow.

Check out these recipes, head to the liquor or grocery store and enjoy!

First, the Brain Hemorrhage shooter from the Coyote Thistle blog. This looks so gross, but also looks so easy to make– and I love any and everything with peach schnapps.

Coyote Thistle Brain Hemorrhage shooter

Make one for yourself:

  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 2 drops Grenadine

In a shot glass, pour in the Peach Schnapps. Slowly add the Irish Cream followed by the grenadine.

Next, we’ve got the Vampire Raspberry Bite from Alexandra Hedin, one of my favorite lifestyle and entertaining experts in Seattle.

2013-10-30 Vamp bites

Make one for yourself: 

  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine
  • 2 oz Absolut Raspberri
  • 4 oz Talking Rain raspberry-flavored sparkling water

Mix the corn syrup and grenadine in a shallow bowl, one that is as wide as the rim of your glass. Turn the glass upside down and cover the rim with the “blood.” Add the vodka and the sparkling water for a “berry” refreshing and slightly scary Halloween cocktail. (Also? I’m planning on making these for our True Blood premiere party next June!)

And in true Megan’s Island and Wine Wednesday fashion, here is a third option, one that we’ll for sure be indulging in: a red blend from Ghost Pines.

About the wine from the Ghost Pines website:

Our Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend showcases the complexity and balance that the right combination of the right grapes can achieve. The Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in this blend act as the stoic Dr. Jekyll, while the Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese are a classic Hyde: assertive, aggressive and maybe even a little disturbed. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry pie are framed nicely by salted caramel, spice and truffle notes. Rich and full-bodied, this blend offers chewy tannins and a long, luscious finish.

Ghost Pines Red Blend 2011

Spooky. [Spoiler alert: we enjoyed this wine last night and it was quite good. It was incredibly dark and full-bodied. I’d recommend it!]

Cheers and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! What will you be drinking tonight/tomorrow to celebrate?

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