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Halloween inspiration

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Halloween weekend is fast approaching and the colour orange has never been so appealing! We have picked out some of the finest inspiration for you to throw the best Halloween themed party, or drinks of some sort!

Halloween Mood

Flavours: pumpkin, orange, ginger, butternut squash, cinnamon, cranberry, chocolate

Characters: bats, ghosts, cats, spiders, cobwebs, witch, Harry Potter, eyeballs

Colour code: anything that looks like blood, lime green, orange, white


 Halloween Franken-cupcakes


Toffee apple muffins 


Halloween ghost cupcakes 



Zombie punch


Spiced orange pumpkin bowl 


Hollow out a medium size pumpkin and fill halfway with ice. Depending on the size of your pumpkin, pour in 4 to 8 bottles of Crabbie’s Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Top with sliced oranges.

To make citrus ice cubes: Take 1 orange and use a peeler to create small orange zest peels to curl up and put in each tray. Take a second orange and cut in quarters, then cut each quarter into small triangle slices that will fit in the ice cube tray. Freeze.

To rim glasses: Mix the 2 tablespoons cinnamon, ¼ cup sugar in the raw, and 1 tablespoon allspice in a small bowl and then pour evenly onto a small plate. Rim each glass with orange slices to create a wet layer for the sugar mixture to stick to. Roll the rim of your glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture, add a few citrus ice cubes to your glass.

Black cauldron 


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice…

  1. Combine 1½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila, ¾ part fresh lemon juice, ¼ part agave syrup, ¼ part sage simple syrup, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, and 1 capsule activated charcoal, which adds a jet-black hue and a light smoky flavor to the cocktail.
  2. Shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Smoked pumpkin


In cocktail shaker filled with ice…

  1. Add 1 ounce Ketel One Orange, ¼ ounce lime juice, 1 ounce Illegal Mezcal, 2 heaping bar spoons of pumpkin butter, and 2 dashes orange bitters.
  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with cubes ice. Garnish with an orange twist and a sprinkle of flake smoked salt.

Pumpkin Carving

A quick how to on youtube

For your toolbox

Bargain: 9 piece carving kit for £1!


For the experts…

Pumpkin pro safety power saw


Carved creations beyond the norm

Great lanterns



Elaborate table centrepieces


A practical wine holder


Some of your favourite animated characters

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Anything looking other than a pumpkin!





Spooky decor



And don’t forget about our delicious pumpkin crisps!


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