Halloween Cocktails ft. Baileys Almande + Cranes

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Halloween is drawing near and we all know by now that it's my favourite season! I haven't hosted a halloween party or a halloween afternoon tea (which sounds amazing) but I think I'll have to next year. If you're planning a halloween party or boozy afternoon tea then hopefully these cocktail ideas with Baileys and Cranes will give you some inspiration - also check out the video at the end of the post, I'm actually very happy with it, unlike most of my other videos!

*Baileys Almande (£20)
I love the original Baileys but they now have a range of varieties to choose from including their new dairy free almond drink which is naturally suitable for vegetarians and vegans. I love that so many brands are now making dairy free versions of their original products or adding new vegan options! It tastes delicious - sometimes almond flavoured drinks and food can be very artificial tasting and overly sweet but this isn't, thankfully! Don't get me wrong, it is very sweet but not overly so for me although I love sweet drinks.
The Baileys bottle is just gorgeous and perfect as a gift but it also features three recipe and serving ideas on the back including an iced coffee with baileys which is what I made as I just love coffee, especially iced coffee (and to be honest it is one of the easier cocktail recipes you could make). To make it, I add a lot of cold brewed coffee into my Kilner glass jar along with ice cubes, a little gingerbread coffee syrup (as I said, I like sweet drinks) and about two shots of Baileys but add as much or as little as you want. Also if you don't want it to be extra sweet omit the coffee syrup! Instead of a Kilner jar I think this cocktail would look great in a tall coffee glass or even the glass teacup I've used below from Teapigs.
I also made a couple of glasses of Baileys on it's own because while my favourite way to drink it has been as a festive and boozy iced coffee, it does have a nice flavour alone too. If you don't like almonds or marzipan flavours then this probably won't be for you but I do and it makes a great sweet halloween cocktail. It would be ideal for Christmas too as Baileys is the ultimate christmas drink to me.

One note of the iced coffee with Baileys Almande is that it has a tendency to look split in the glass and I don't know if that's due to the coffee I used or the Baileys Almande but it tastes great anyway - just stir it and it will look normal again. I also added these cute star straws to a couple of the cocktails in todays post - they're from a TreatBox a while go, check out All Subscription Boxes to read my subscription box reviews.
Next up, I used the delicious *Cranes Cranberry and Blood Orange Liquor (£19.95) to make the next two very easy and quick cocktails. The Baileys drink is quite white in colour which I think fits the theme of halloween (ghost cocktail anyone?) but I think the Cranes liquor is absolutely perfect for the halloween season.

The first drink I had to serve in a cute glass teacup from Teapigs as it looks adorable and it would be great for a halloween afternoon tea! I mixed fresh orange juice with a little vodka and the Cranes liquor to make a fruity, delicous and incredibly easy cocktail using items you probably already have in your kitchen.
Lastly for the cocktail ideas, I simply added a bottle of tonic water to a craft beer glass (I love the shape of these glasses) and added the liquor - it's simple but delicious and very easy to make for a halloween party. I added the star straws again but you could even add edible glitter, pomegranate seeds or blood orange segments to the cocktail too.

The flavour of the Cranes liquor is so delicious, I'm not usually a huge fan of cranberry flavoured drinks (or cranberry flavoured anything) but in this drink it's tangy, refreshing and very moreish. I think this one will be a hit with so many people and it looks very halloween themed in the glass as well!
Thanks so much to Baileys and Cranes Drinks for kindly sending me the products to try out! I don't make cocktails very often but it was definitely fun making these and trying them, especially the Cranes liquor and tonic water combo - simple but very delicious. I also think the Baileys drink will be a hit and it's always good to have options for everyone to try, whether they're vegan or not.

Check out my quick halloween video below where you can see the drinks in more detail and a very quick demo of how I made them. I'm quite a perfectionist so I'm not completely happy with the video but I'm loving the music!

What do you think of these cocktail ideas? Do you celebrate halloween? Will you be trying #BaileysAlmande or the Cranes Liquor? 

17 comments

  1. Ooooo YUM! That looks so so good! I need to get a bottle of baileys soon - its been too long!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. It sounds perfect and so yummy!

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  3. They sound so good. Also really loving your photos.
    Clem xx
    http://www.clemloves.co.uk

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  4. This sounds so good and your photos are amazing x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  5. Ahh these cocktails sound amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  6. This sounds amazing!! Your photos are so lovely too x

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  7. Your photos look so good Heather!

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  8. These look so amazing, great pictures! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

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  9. I don't drink but it's great that Bailey's have Vegan options!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. Cranberry and blood orange sounds like a delicious combination.

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  11. I don’t drink alcohol but I can see these working well at a party.

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  12. I adore that Cranes Liquor and the Baileys sounds so good. X

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  13. I love the fact that they have a dairy free version!!

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  14. Ooh the Bailey's Almond sounds delicious! Normal Bailey's with hot chocolate is so yummy and I love the Strawberries & Cream one they do as well xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  15. These sound so yummy - I love cocktails! x

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