I love Halloween and all things about it from the scary to the gory to the cute. Of course with having two young kiddos I can’t have my decorations around the house be too gory or overly scary, so we tend to be on the more cute halloween side of decor. Ghosts fall into this category so we will be decorating with lots of ghosts this year, and I will be sipping a few of these liquid ghost Halloween cocktails this month. I made these liquid ghost Halloween cocktails for the Holiday Food Party. That’s right! Its that time. The last holiday we did was Bastille day ( seriously so fun to do) and since the entire group of bloggers just loves Halloween we could hardly wait for it to happen.
I so totally believe in ghosts. Why? Because I have seen them. I LOVE haunted houses ( not the crazy ones that are mean the scare the poop out of people just at Halloween) but real deal haunted. Like The Stanley Hotel – stayed there. The Hotel Del Coronado – been there during the day, its supposedly way haunted, The Queen Mary – been there when I was younger. There are so many lists of the top haunted places in America and I would love to see them all. Creepy, I know. The Stanley was one of the creepier places I have been. It is in Estes Park Colorado and it is where Stephen King got his inspiration for the novel, The Shining. There is a grand piano in a room off the main grand entry way that will randomly play music and it is not a player piano. Its so super creepy when you get to witness it. Then there is Timberline Lodge, in Oregon, which I have also been to that was used for some of the outside scenes for The Shining. It just looks scary from the outside, but inside it is a really neat ski lodge.
I would really love to stay in all of the top haunted hotels in America at some point. I have been to a couple on this list here but not spent the night at all of them. I think I would need a lot of liquid courage to spend the night at one of these haunted hotels. There was a bar I used to go to all the time with friends when I lived in Summit County, Colorado that was totally haunted. As in its famous for being haunted and we saw the ghosts a few times. No lie. This was some freaky stuff. I am getting chills thinking about it. Not cold chills, Its Vegas and 85 degrees out right now.
The bar we hung out at was called The Brown. Its a historic landmark in Breckenridge, Colorado and a very cool place to hang out. Good food, different rooms had different things to do. Darts in one room, pool tables in another. We would walk by the stairs and out of our peripheral vision see legs and feet at the top of the stairs. It was the ghost sitting there. Some of my friends were beyond creeped out when in the women’s bathroom and swore they saw the ghost in there a few times as well. Creepy!!
- 2 ounces coconut rum ( or vodka - I prefer Bacardi coconut or Ciroc Coconut Vodka)
- 1½ ounces white Creme de Cacao
- 1 -2 tsp vanilla simple syrup
- 1½ ounces heavy cream ( or half and half)
- Add everything with ice into a cocktail shaker.Shake well until chilled. Pour into glass and serve immediately
I also had a little too much fun with my new fog machine for these pics. I decided I wanted that extra creep factor so I got a smoke machine and it is AWESOME. I was convinced my neighbors were going to call the 911 thinking my house was on fire with all the smoke pouring out but I am glad they didn’t. My kids thought the fog machine was awesome too and I will have it outside my house on Halloween with lots of ghosts of course. Check out how awesome all these recipes are for the Holiday Food Party!!
1. Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes from Chocolate Moosey
2. Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail from Pineapple and Coconut
3. Peanut Butter White Chocolate Popcorn from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
4. Nutty Peanut Buttery Caramel Apples from Hungry Couple
5. Creepy Crawly Coffee Cake from Gotta Get Baked
6. Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
7. Baked Chocolate Donuts with Pumpkin Bourbon Glaze from Crumb
8. Count Chocula Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treats from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
9. Devil’s Wing Sauce from Magnolia Days
10.Spider Web Cookie Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
I love my Holiday Food Party group. Such a fun and talented group of bloggers! Please stop by and give their recipes some comment love. We all work so hard on these fun group posts!
Cheers and have a happy and creepy Halloween!!