Spooky Halloween Tea Cocktail Recipes

Skull of tea with lemons and ginger

Why should the kids get all the treats? Use tea as a base for your cocktails to add a little more zing into your fright night.

Blood Sucker Punch

Serves 8

Whether it’s vampires or leeches, you don’t want your favorite sanguinarian to go hungry, or worse yet, use you for dinner! This punch can be made non-alcoholic so everyone can join in the fun.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons loose leaf Organic Hibiscus Tea
  • 2 1/2 cups water at 208°
  • 1 cup blood orange or navel orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling wine or sparkling cider
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Rum (optional)

Directions

  1. Steep the hibiscus tea in 208° water (just off the boil) for five minutes. Strain the tea.
  2. Add orange juice and honey to the tea, stirring until completely dissolved.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator at least two hours.
  4. Fill eight glasses with ice and divide the tea mixture between them.
  5. (Optional) Add a shot of rum to each glass.
  6. Top with sparkling wine or cider and garnish with an orange slice.

Haunted Shipwreck

Serves one.

The bow of a ghost ship cuts through the mist, sunk decades ago with its load of spices and helpless crew. Consider it a warning to your liver.

This drink can be made in larger batches and served hot or chilled.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon loose leaf Coconut Chai Indian Black Tea
  • 4 oz water at 208°
  • 1/2 cup milk (non-dairy options work fine, as well)
  • 1 oz shot whiskey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey

Directions

  1. Steep the tea in 208° water (just off the boil) for five minutes. Strain the tea.
  2. In a double boiler on the stove, heat the milk.
  3. Add whiskey, cinnamon, and sweetener.
  4. Pour tea into a heat-resistant cup and add milk mixture.
  5. Serve it hot or chill completely and pour over ice.

California Ghoul

Serves one.

If the undead were all about juicing, they’d love this drink. The vanilla flavor in the Earl Grey La Creme blends well with mango, but feel free to add whichever fruit you prefer.

  • 1 teaspoon loose leaf Earl Grey La Creme black tea
  • 4 oz water at 208°
  • 1/4 cup mango or other fruit
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 1 oz shot of vodka

Directions

  1. Steep the tea in 208° water (just off the boil) for five minutes. Strain the tea.
  2. Cool the tea completely.
  3. In a blender, add the tea, fruit, sparkling water, and vodka. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve chilled.

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