When you are planning a themed event it’s important that you consider everything from the decorations and outfits down to the food and drinks.
It all adds to the drama and the little touches can make all the difference to your event.
We love a themed event here at Toot Sweets & Co Mobile bars and for this Halloween Cinema event our small team got together to brainstorm a few ideas based on the brief from the client.
The Halloween event on this occasion had a strong zombie theme and the client wanted a welcome drink that would set the scene as soon as guests arrived. Of course, we had to do this in the middle of summer to give us time to try a few options, see if they worked and also give us time to create, design and print off the drinks menu. We tried a few variations of cocktails but this one was the winner.
This little beauty is called the Blitzed Zombie. The title of the cocktail pretty much describes the look of the drink perfectly.
This drink does indeed look disgusting but on the night it went down a trick or treat (see what we did there?!).
How do you make it? we hear you cry! Well we started with chilling a Martini glass, added a little red grenadine by drizzling this down the inside of the glass with some of it settling at the bottom of the glass.
We had found some large jellied eyeballs which were so realistic it was uncanny. These were squidgy and extremely lifelike. The inside of the jellied eyeballs was filled with a jam like liquid so when you bit into it the jam would ooze out the side. Absolutely disgusting but perfect for this cocktail!
Once the grenadine was added the eyeball was plopped in the glass. Already the drink looks realistic and totally on point for the theme of the event.
We added a couple of shots of Peach Schnapps to the glass and over the top of the jellied eyeball. Using the back of a spoon we poured in some Baileys which gave a curdled effect as soon as it hit the schnapps giving the impression of a section of the brain. To garnish we added a black paper straw and a sprinkling of blue sweets (millions) to add a little crunch and chewy sensation.
Again, this cocktail looks disgusting but oh so beautiful all at the same time.
As guests arrive they received a Blitzed Zombie drink (other drinks were available too) and this really set the scene for the evening.
They were knocked back quite quickly and you could hear squeals from people who reached the bottom of the glass when the eyeball hit their lips. The squeals continued as their teeth bit through the eyeball adding to the excitement and drama of the event.
It certainly started the night in the right way and guests had a great time.
After the welcome drinks were served we provided a fully stocked mobile bar with a fantastic selection of locally sourced wines, spirits, lagers, ciders and soft drinks, served in sustainable and environmentally friendly glassees.
The bar menu was redesigned and we themed all the drinks with different names and had them printed and put up around the venue so guests could choose their tipple.
So this Halloween try this cocktail yourself. If you can’t find the jellied eyeballs you can always use a chocolate eyeball wrapped in foil – just be careful not to swallow it whole and remove the paper before consuming!
This image was taken by Andrew Thompson and the locally sourced flowers and pumpkin was provided by The Blossom Parlour.