It’s almost Halloween 2020, and we have some Halloween drink ideas for you! At home celebrations and small get-togethers are what it’s all about this year! We are making the best out of it with a spooky home-made Bloody Bar. You and your friends will surely enjoy crafting Micheladas, Bloody Marys, and Bloody Marias at this self-serve station. These make the perfect Halloween cocktails!
It’s Not a Bloody Bar Without Bloody Mix
We recommend grabbing a high quality cocktail mix. Our go-to bloody mix is Twang’s Reserve Michelada Cocktail Mix. This is an all natural, small batch michelada recipe created from 7 vegetable juices, organic Worcestershire sauce, real lime juice, ancho chilis and a unique blend of seasonings. Without any artificial ingredients, this mix is Thirsty Approved!
This mix comes in 16 and 32 ounce bottles. You can also order a pack of 12 – 2.5 ounce mini bottles. The mini bottles are our favorite! This will make it easy for you and your guests to ensure you get the perfect serving of mix when making Micheladas.
Using a bottled mix will save you time and allow you to focus on decor and creating creepy garnishes!
Creepy Garnishes Are a Must!
Spooky garnishes are essential for a Bloody Bar. We made some creepy radish eyeballs and hotdog finger garnishes! These are surprisingly simple to make.
Hotdog Finger Ingredients
Hotdog Fingers Steps
Cut small slits into the hotdogs where the “knuckles” would be.
Carefully carve out a “nail bed” into the tip of each hotdog.
Cook the hotdogs.
Radish Eyeballs Ingredients
Olives with Pits
Radish Eyeballs Steps
Roughly peel the radishes. Be sure to leave streaks of red skin. This will give your eyeball garnishes a realistic and creepy touch.
Core out a small hole in each radish.
Stuff each radish with one olive.
There are so many other good garnish options for a bloody bar. Here is a list of what we keep stocked on our bloody bar. You can choose as many or as little as you would like!
If you ask us, a salt rim is an absolute must when sipping bloody beverages. Our favorite salt for a Bloody Bar is from twang.com. You definitely need to have this tangy salt on your Bloody Bar. It’s called Sunrise Spice. This salt has the perfect blend of mild chilies, spices, kosher flake salt and a hint of lime. Twang has so many different flavors. Explore their website and find the perfect salt for your palate!
There are 3 types of cocktails you can make at a Bloody Bar: Micheladas, Bloody Marys, and Bloody Marias.
Bloody Marys are made with vodka and Bloody Marias are made with tequila. One bottle of each a vodka and a tequila should do. Try experimenting with Mezcal. This will bring a rich and smokey flavor to your Bloody Maria. We recommend having a jigger available on your Bloody Bar. For a tasty cocktail try 1.5 ounces of booze and 4 ounces of mix.
We used some antique bottles we found at the Dollar Store to serve our booze in. Spooky decor on the Bloody Bar is essential!
Be sure to get some beer for the Micheladas. We recommend using a Mexican Lager. Dos XX Lager is one of our favorites. This is a very popular beer that should be easy to get your hands on. To make a Michelada you will simply need to add 2.5 ounces of mix to a 12 ounce beer.
If you are wondering what is dripping from the rim of our glass, it’s Mexican Chamoy! This is a savory and sometimes sweet sauce and condiment in Mexican cuisine made from pickled fruit. Chamoy may range from a liquid to a paste consistency, and typically its flavor is salty, sweet, sour, and spiced with chiles. We got our Chamoy from Casa Mezcla on Instagram. If you are able to get your hands on some Chamoy we highly recommend it!