Halloween cocktails for a heady party
Drinks set the mood for a party and when the occasion is Halloween the preparations need to be spooky and distinctive. Drinks are a vital component of a Halloween party which also includes uncanny interior decorations, creepy costumes, sinister music, and delectable recipes.
Caramel apple punch – This is a simple preparation of spiced rum, apple cider, lemon juice and apple slice for garnishing. For this drink you need:
- 1 quart of apple cider,
- 2 tablespoonful fresh lemon juice,
- 1 ¼ cup of spiced rum,
- Thin slices of apple
Pour apple cider and rum in a pitcher or bowl, add the lemon juice and mix it well. Place it inside a refrigerator for 12 hours. Serve chilled with crushed ice and apple slices as garnish.
Vampire punch – Pomegranate is the chief ingredient of this drink. The other ingredients are:
- ½ cup gin;
- ½ cup Campari;
- ½ cup squeezed fresh orange juice;
- 3 cups chilled club soda;
- ¼ cup sugar;
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds;
- Thin slices of orange.
Pour the sugar in ¼ cup of water and stir the mixture over medium flame till the sugar is completely dissolved. Put off the flame and let the syrup cool for a couple of minutes. Mix all the ingredients, except club soda, pomegranate seeds and orange slices, well in a bowl or pitcher and chill it for about 12 hours. Before serving add club soda, pomegranate seeds, and orange slices.
Pumpkin Martini – This drink is a must for a Halloween party. This is a liqueur made from pumpkin puree and vodka. Ingredients needed are:
- 3 tablespoonfuls of vodka;
- 1 tablespoonful pure pumpkin puree;
- ¼ tablespoon of pumpkin pie sauce;
- 1 tablespoon of sugar,
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup;
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
1/8 of pumpkin pie spice is first added to sugar on a plate. A pre-chilled martini is first dipped in ice and then in sugar. Vodka, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, remainder of the pumpkin pie, and vanilla extract are mixed and shaken vigorously with ice inside a shaker. The liquid is then strained and served in pre-chilled glass.
Denver Halloween Costume Party
DOORS OPEN: 9pm.
OPEN BAR: 9pm-1:45am
Open Bar includes
Beer -Wine -Martinis -Margaritas -Smirnoff Vodka -Bombay Gin -Bacardi Rum -Jim Beam Bourbon and -Dewers Scotch.
BEST OF THE BALL COSTUME CONTEST: $1,000 grand prize winner. Contestants will be judged on creativity, presentation and originality. Contestants must register during check in at the Halloween Party.
MUSIC: Best of Top 40, Dance, Pop, Hip-Hop/Soul.
DRESS CODE: Be creative. Unfortunately Naked is not an option at our Denver Halloween parties.
SEATING: Scattered seating will be available.
CHECK IN: Must have a valid photo ID and ticket to check in.
AGE: This event is 21+.
COAT CHECK: $5 per item.
PARKING: Covered parking is available in the Wells Fargo parking garage directly across from Sherman St. Event Center.
ATM Machines: located at the Wells Fargo one block from venue:
- This event is open bar but please bring cash to tip bartenders.
- Security and Denver Police will be ensuring safety.
- NO Re-Entry will be permitted.
- A smoking area will be available outside.
- THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! TICKETS WLL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
REFUNDS: There are NO refunds on tickets purchased for the Denver Halloween Costume Ball.
Please email, call or text for more information: Info@DenverHalloweenBall.com or 720.319.8441
Halloween parties are the rage among people in Denver. Denver is considered one of the best places to be during Halloween season, and the parties are something of a spectacle. People flock to Halloween parties to show off their carefully selected and executed looks, specially planned for Halloween. The range of costumes on display at a typical Halloween party in Denver can be quite fascinating to behold. People actually start planning for Halloween parties months before in order to come up with interesting and eye-catching costumes that would turn heads and add to the Halloween ambience. If you have exhausted your Halloween costume ideas over the last few years and are wondering how to dress up for this year’s parties, here are a few ideas which you consider –
- Little Red Riding Hood – This cult classic children’s story has its own shades of fear and scares, and could very well supply the perfect Halloween party look for kids. The immediate association that kids and adults alike have with the look makes it a perfect foil for the Halloween ambience. The look is easy to accomplish- start off with a simple dress in white or grey. Accompany this with a shiny red cape, something which is easily available, and complete the look with a basket of goodies.
- Zombie – Zombies have been around for a long time, but with the new wave of zombie stories rising to popularity on television and movies, they have had a new lease of life as far as Halloween parties are concerned. You can get elaborate zombie costumes are most Halloween themed shops which have very life-like detailing and would definitely make you the center of attraction.
- Werewolf – As with vampires, werewolves also have been receiving quite a lot of attention recently. Look out for an authentic werewolf costume and use it to great effect to scare your friends at Halloween parties. These costumes sometimes also come with realistic werewolf sounds which you can trigger via switches.
- Your Favorite Killer – Serial killers suddenly become superstars during the time of Halloween, and you cannot pass up the chance to dress up like your favorite one and wow everyone at Halloween parties. Get your Freddy Krueger mask, a hat and a few steel talon attachments for your fingers for the Elm Street look, or pull out your old jacket, get a rusty steel blade and put on your Jason mask for the Friday the 13th
- Frankenstein’s Monster – Rustle up some bandages over a bloodied shirt, and apply some black paint for the dirty look, and you can very well be the star of the party as the Frankenstein monster.
- Witch – For female Halloween enthusiasts, a long, flowing black dress coupled with a flying broom and a wooden wand can be a great way to bewitch your friends at Halloween parties. Complete the look with loud makeup and practice some evil-sounding incantations to heighten the spectacle.
- Vampire – This look is hard to beat as it is sure to be one of the most popular and breathtaking costumes, ideal to spice up a Halloween party. The count is an old favorite among Halloween fanatics, and with some of the props available nowadays it is possible to make the look incredibly authentic and chillingly life-like. With the standard black cape, you can now put on a combination of fake vampire fangs, white face paint and fake blood to create a sinister effect from scratch.
DENVER — The skies will be clear for perfect viewing the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in Colorado on Thursday afternoon. But the biggest no-no is to look directly at the sun to see the eclipse.
The eclipse will begin at 3:18 p.m., reach its maximum about 4:35 p.m. and be over by 5:44 p.m. In the Denver metro area, about 55 percent of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon.
NASA’s advice is: “Don’t stare. Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the moon can still cause pain and eye damage. Direct viewing should only be attempted with the aid of a safe solar filter.”
There are old tricks to view the eclipse indirectly, including punching a hole in cardboard and projecting the light through it onto a surface away from the sun.
Or let a tree do the work.
“Overlapping leaves create a myriad of natural little pinhole cameras, each one casting an image of the crescent-sun onto the ground beneath the canopy,” NASA says.
The Fiske Planetarium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder will have eclipse viewing on Thursday afternoon. It also has several special solar filters that are available for $5.
The Denver Astronomical Society will be at the University of Denver’s Chamberlin Observatory from 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Solar scopes will be set up next to the observatory and safe filets will be available.
Or, the best way to see the eclipse will be online, at EarthSky.org.
The next solar eclipse in North America will be in Aug. 21, 2017, and it will be more dramatic because it will be a rare total eclipse.