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Smirnoff Ice put a spell on you?

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Invited to a Halloween party by a potential friend on your course? Good. Turning up dressed as a pirate who can’t stand the taste of Smirnoff ice let alone rum? Bad.
This year ditch the 8 pack of alcopops on offer and opt on a DIY approach to your drinks, helping you handle your alcohol intake and set the taste to your own.
To impress your mates, try to put a twist on your pres’ with a cocktail or two. Here are a few concoctions to help freak things up..
For a creepier look try freezing small objects in ice to add to your drinks, by the end of the night your drink might be looking back at you!

Corpse reviver No.2
Ingredients: 2 drops Absinthe, 3 cl Lillet Blanc, 3 cl Gin, 3 cl Cointreau, 3 cl Lemon Juice.
Shake all ingredients together and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Zombie
Ingredients: 2 dashes of Bacardi, 3 cl White Rum, 3 cl Golden Run, 3 cl Dark rum, 3 cl Apricot Brandy, 3 cl Orange juice, 3 cl Pineapple juice, 1 dash Grenadine.
Shake all the ingredients, except the Bacardi, in a shaker filled halfway with ice. Pour into a tall glass and finish with a splash of Bacardi on top.

Bloody Brain
Ingredients: 1-part Peach schnapps, 1/2 part Baileys® irish cream, 3 drops Grenadine
in shot glass pour peach schnapps 3/4 of the way, pour irish cream on top (do not layer let it pour straight) then add three drops of grenadine. Result looks like a Bloody Brain!

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Paige Brook

Food and Drink Editor 2017/18

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