The Spellbound Cocktail, courtesy of coco + kelley
Here on the East Coast, Halloween is an especially frightening time, thanks to Frankenstorm. Many areas are still without power and coastal damage is immense, causing some cities and states to reschedule the holiday altogether. Luckily, Philadelphia was not hit as hard as many other areas, but for me, a quiet night at home still feels like the most fitting way to observe this scarier than usual occasion.
My prescription for a stay-at-home celebration of moderate proportions? A festive drink, a pumpkin-stuffed meal, and a classic scary movie (think The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, Psycho, and the like.) For those without power? Up the creepy-shadows factor with lots of strategically placed candles, substitute a Ouija board (or rounds of monster-themed Scrabble) for the movie, and double up on the drinks. (You've earned it!)
Here are a few of my suggestions for the evening...
|Ginger & Apple & Bourbon|
|Sherwood Forest Cocktail|
|Blood Orange Manhattan|
However you decide to celebrate, here's hoping that your Halloween is (safe) and happy! Cheers!
Images: as linked above.