How much fun is Halloween? Here in Toronto they really go all out!
One of our favorite times of year, the leaves are turning all shades of yellow and red, plus there is no need for a ski jacket just yet!
Here are our top favorite things about Halloween…..
1: It brings out the creativity in everyone; some people go all out and have some great ideas
while others well… are just a bit odd but, points for originality all the same!!
2: Canada’s Wonderland turns into Halloween Haunt every weekend until October 31st from 7:00pm till midnight. You can find more info on it here www.canadaswonderland.com/halloween-haunt
If Canada’s Wonderland is too much of a trek for you, check out Screemers down at the Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place. It runs every weekend until October 31st from 7:00pm till midnight. More info here http://screemers.ca/
3: How much fun is carving pumpkins? Not much if you are artistically challenged like myself! There is hope, Dollarama sell a pumpkin carving stencil kit that you can use to impress everyone with your “skills” 😉
4: One of the best things about Halloween is having everyone around to watch a good old scary movie, were talking The Exorcist, The Shinning does anyone remember The Craft? If horror isn’t your thing then Hocus Pocus is a must!
5: Kids are going mad for sweets or Candy which gives us adults the perfect excuse to indulge in candy type cocktails. Here are two that CraicTo have tried and perfected over the years. If you don’t want to work up a new cocktail or drink recipe, you can always add ghoulish garnish like gummy worms, lychee or grape eyeballs, black sugar rimmed glasses or Halloween themed icecubes to your drink of choice.
Vodka Jelly worms
Make these the same way you make your normal Vodka jelly.
- 2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry jello
- 1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 cup Vodka
- 100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
- Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)
1) Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water and vodka
2) Let it cool to lukewarm and then add whipping cream (2/4 cup)
3) Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
4) Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
5) There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.
And voila! Jello worms are served.Green Ghoul Martini with Blood Garnish Cocktail Recipe
- 2 ounces Midori Melon Liqueur
- 2 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix1 ounce
1)Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2)Shake well and strain into blood rimmed martini glass.
Did we leave anything out?
What are you doing this Halloween? As always let us know
L & S xx