One of the funnest - and not to mention creepiest! - families we love, the Addams family is a great group to use as inspiration for your Halloween party.
Below, Celebrations.com Expert Mark Addison mixes up a few signature concoctions based on the characters.
Be sure to check out Mark's Halloween food recipes, also inspired by the Addams family, to pair with your drinks!
Gomez is in love with his wife, Morticia, and cannot resist the urge to sweep her up in his arms and kiss her anytime that he sees her. He loves to duel and is a master of the sultry tango, which he and Morticia practice nightly.
In honor of Gomez, mix up a chocolate cocktail that will seduce your taste buds and give you a chill.
The Duel Cocktail
2 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 ounce Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka
1/2 ounce Chambord
2 cocktail shakers
5 ounce martini glass
chocolate cigar for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice and pour in Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, shake until chilled.
Strain the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur into the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Godiva Liqueur has a rich creamy flavor that complements the chocolate essence of the light, delicious vodka.
Fill the second shaker with ice and pour in the Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka and Chambord, shake until chilled.
To layer the cocktail, turn a spoon upside down and gently pour the Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka over the first layer.
Garnish with a chocolate cigar.
Morticia, the beautiful wife of Gomez Addams and mother to Wednesday and Pugsley, enjoys spending her time in the garden, cutting the heads off her roses and leaving only the stems.
Mix up a dark Halloween drink in honor of the creepy cool mom of two!
The Black Rose
1 ounce Smirnoff Vodka
1 ounce Pom Juice
1/2 ounce Rose sherbet
Splash of Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial
5 ounce Champagne Flute
Measure 1 ounce of Smirnoff Vodka, 1 ounce Pom Juice and 1/2 ounce Rose sherbet into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until the vodka and juice are blended.
Strain the contents into a champagne glass and fill with Champagne on the top of the glass.
Pugsley is the younger brother of Wednesday Addams and son of Gomez and Morticia. Oddly, his favorite past time is being tortured by his sister, so we mixed up a mocktail punch with some worms. Don't worry though! They aren't the real things Wednesday would drop in Pugsley's drink.
1 ounce Apple Juice
1 ounce Orange Juice
1 ounce White Grape Juice
1 ounce Pineapple Juice
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
1 ounce Sprite
Gummy Worms, Bugs, etc. for the ice cubes
Using an ice cube tray, place gummy worms and bugs into the compartments and then fill with water and place in the freezer until frozen.
In a rocks glass, filled with gummy ice cubes, combine even parts of each juice, top off with a splash of sprite.
Wednesday, daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams, who closely resembles her mother, enjoys torturing her brother, but as of late has her sights on another young man.
Could Wednesday Addams, the daughter of darkness, have found love? Encourage her endeavors with this fun mocktail.
Endless Love Mocktail
7 ounces Ginger Ale
1 cup Pom Juice
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Ginger Simple Syrup
Served in an 8 ounce glass
In a medicine jar combine Pom Juice, Lemon Juice and Ginger Simple Syrup.
Fill an 8oz highball glass with ice and fill with Ginger Ale.
Fill a medicine dropper with the juice concoction from the medicine jar and fuse the contents of the dropper into the highball with Ginger Ale.
Uncle Fester, Gomez’s brother, has an explosive personality and is in love with the moon. Fester runs on electrical current and can power electrical devices all on his own so shake up this cocktail in his honor.
Electric Shock Cocktail
4 ounces Mountain Dew
1 ounce Smirnoff Vodka
1/2 ounce Chambord
1 pack Strawberry Pop Rocks
8 ounce highball glass
To garnish the rim of the highball, moisten the edge using lime juice and dredge in Pop Rocks. Fill the glass with ice. Fill a shaker with ice, Mountain Dew, Chambord and Vodka, shake until mixed and chilled. Pour into glass.
** To make non-alcoholic, replace Chambord with cherry juice and omit the vodka.
Grandma practices potions, spells, and hexes, but her craft has become a bit rusty with age. While not quite sure who’s mother she really is, the Addams Family treats her like one of their own.
Witch’s Brew (warm)
For spiced tea (serves 6)
4 cups Water
4 Whole Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 Whole All Spice
8 Juniper Berries
Pinch of ground Nutmeg
Add for Cocktail
4 Lipton’s Tea bags
1 ounce Pierre Ferrand Cognac (per serving)
Splash of Orange Juice
Coffee Beans (aka Beetle Beans)
To make the tea, in a saucepan, bring water, cloves, cinnamon sticks, all spice, juniper and nutmeg to a boil. Using a sieve, strain the boiling water into a glass pitcher and add four tea bags to the mixture.
To make the cocktail, add 1 ounce brandy or cognac and 4 ounces of tea to the snifter and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and 3 coffee beans (aka beetle beans).
** To make non-alcoholic, omit brandy.
Lurch is the devoted family butler who does all the household chores except for the cooking.
Lurch exists somewhere between the living and the dead, which is why it often takes him longer than most to get something done. He remains a faithful servant and companion to The Addams Family and deserves a drink to honor him!
The Brain Freeze Cocktail
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 ounce Smirnoff Vanilla vodka
3/4 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
Splash Orange Juice
Green Wilton Color Mist Food Spray
Serve in a Wine Goblet
Spray the wine goblet with the Wilton Color Mist Food Spray. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender on a low speed for 10-15 seconds. Spoon the mixture into a wine goblet.
** To make non-alcoholic, omit vodka and replace Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur with one packet of Land O’ Lakes or Ghirardelli white hot chocolate mix (1.5 oz).
Remember to check out Mark's Addams Family inspired foods for your fete, too!
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