December 14, 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween Bear

Halloween has turned into the most over-the-top holiday this side of New Year’s Eve. So needing any extra help to make this is a memorable day probably isn’t needed, but when you decide to celebrate Halloween there are so many options to choose from. From scary places to tasty cocktails Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some of our favorite things to help celebrate Halloween.Halloween has turned into the most over-the-top holiday this side of New Year’s Eve. So needing any extra help to make this is a memorable day probably isn’t needed, but when you decide to celebrate Halloween there are so many options to choose from. From scary places to tasty cocktails Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some of our favorite things to help celebrate Halloween.

Halloween Bear

If you can’t give a scare in person, you can send a 3-D art Halloween card from Lovepop. Much more than a card, when these are opened you get a stunning pop up witch or Halloween bear that is as much art as it is a card. If you don’t want to go to the post office or you are out of stamps, Lovepop allows you to order online. They can handwrite a message in your card and mail it directly, so you can send a personalized card from your phone in about a minute.

For more information, visit: Lovepop

Witch’s Brew

HI-CHEW partnered with Allison Kave of bar/bakery Butter & Scotch to create delicious candy-infused seasonal cocktails.

Mysterious Mezcal

  • Ingredients:
    • .5 ounces Mysterious Flavor HI-CHEW Infused Mezcal**
    • 1.5 ounces coconut milk
    • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
    • .5 ounce simple syrup
    • 1 large egg white
    • Angostura bitters for garnish
  • Method: Measure the mezcal, coconut milk, lime, simple syrup, and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously without ice for about 10 seconds, then fill with ice and shake for another 30 seconds, until very frothy. Double strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with Angostura bitters
  • **Infusions: The infusion ratio is one candy per one ounce of liquor. Soak candy until dissolved.
Mysterious Mezcal

Banana Choco Delight

  • Ingredients (Serves 2):
    • 2 ounces Banana HI-CHEW Infused Overproof Dark Rum
    • 1.5 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1.5 cups whole milk
    • 3 ounces dark chocolate
    • 1.5 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • Whipped cream and banana garnish
  • Method:  In a small saucepan, heat half of the milk until warm, then whisk in the cocoa until no lumps remain. Add the remaining milk, chocolate, sugar, and peanut butter, and whisk until all is melted, smooth, and hot. Remove from the heat, stir in the rum, and divide between two mugs. Top with fresh whipped cream and a slice of caramelized banana.
  • **Infusions: The infusion ratio is one candy per one ounce of liquor. Soak candy until dissolved.
Banana Choco Delight

The Angry Spell is a cider-infused cocktail made by Angry Orchard mixologist partner Jeremy Oertel, sure to send chills down your spine with its crisp and refreshing flavor.

Ingredients:

4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

1 oz White Rum

0.75 oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Ginger Syrup**

0.5 oz Creme de Cassis or Creme de Muir

Method: Add White Rum, Lime Juice and Ginger syrup to shaker. Strain into Collins glass with ice. Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and Crème de Cassis. Garnish with lime wheel and blackberries.

**Ginger Syrup

Ingredients:

1 cup Finely Chopped Fresh Ginger

2 cups Sugar

2 cups Water

Method: Peel the ginger and then finely chop. Add all ingredients to the pot and bring to boil. Allow to cook for 2 min then remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine strainer. Keep refrigerated.

The Angry Spell

Caesars Entertainment offers you a number of scary options if you are in Las Vegas.

Sip and Socialize

  • Kick-off Halloween weekend at VISTA Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace. From Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31 you can lighten up your spooky night with the Yelloween Cocktail made with Cointreau, Belvedere Citrus, elderflower, lemon juice and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
  • Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Alto Bar at Caesars Palace’s one-year anniversary beginning Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Dance the night away with a live DJ and enjoy crafted cocktails for a night filled with spirited fun.
  • Stop by ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails at The LINQ Promenade to celebrate early with a special Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 28. Play your favorite party games and enjoy $5 shots to get in the Halloween spirit.
  • Virgil’s Real Barbecue at The LINQ Promenade is celebrating Halloween with The Virgil’s Cauldron. The spooky one-gallon cocktail comes complete with Skyy Vodka, a bleeding ice hand crawling out of the cauldron and guests’ choice of “brew” including strawberry, peach, grapefruit, blueberry and raspberry lemonade flavors. The magical concoction, priced at $46, is perfect for sharing with friends and is available until Tuesday, Oct. 31.

 

 

Win Big With Festive Contests

  • Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will offer two chances to strut your stuff in your best costume on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29. Conquer your fears and enter the costume contest for a chance to win $5,000 in prize money on Saturday night and $2,500 in prize money on Sunday night. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, sexiest and most original costumes. Drink specials and a DJ will keep the party going all day and night. General admission is free with VIP Seating priced at $100 per person on Saturday and $50 per person on Sunday. The contest will take place at 10 p.m. both nights. For early registration call (702)523-4977 or visit https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood.
  • VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will host “Villains & Vixens” on Saturday, Oct. 28. Enter the sexiest costume contest for a chance to win cash prizes and special offers. First place will win a $1,500 prize, free night stay at Rio and a $200 food and beverage credit; second place will win a $1,000 prize, free night stay at Rio and $100 food and beverage credit; and third place will win a $500 prize and $50 food and beverage credit. Dance under the moon to the sounds of DJ Vegas Mickey of the Wild Ones and try the spooky Witch Doctor cocktail, complete with dry ice. Admission is priced $20 for women and $30 men.

 

Party Under the Moon

  • Enjoy a night of cocktails, music and Halloween fun under the moon at the open-air street party, Carnaval Court, at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Bacardí will host a haunted bat-themed party on Saturday, Oct. 28. Sip on spooky cocktails such as the Bacardí Zombie, Bacardí and Cola or the Bacardí Ocho Old Fashioned. Guests can enjoy flair bartending from charismatic bartenders, experience a special performance by the Dancing DJs and enter the costume contest for a chance to win $2,500.
  • Enjoy spellbound nights at The LINQ Promenade with a spooktacular show of mystery and magic at the Fountain Stage at The LINQ Promenade every hour from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28 will be filled with Halloween festivities at The LINQ Promenade. Children can “triq or treat” from 2 to 6 p.m. to collect sweet treats and surprises from participating restaurants and retailers. Guests can enjoy special performances at the Halloween Bash from 6 to 11 p.m. Adults can enter the adult costume contest at 9 p.m. for a chance to win $15,000 in cash prizes.

 

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