Four of our top picks for getting creepy with Cheeky this Halloween!
In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve we wanted to share our take on the classic Daiquiri with some magic by the hearth fall flavors and a nod to the many other potions and elixirs you can conjure year round using Cheeky fresh juices and syrups.
It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!
Bette Midler’s portrayal of the cunning, hilarious, and buck-toothed Winifred Sanderson in the 1993 hit Hocus Pocus has become just as iconic as some of the tried and true cocktails in the classic cocktail cannon. Keeping with our Hocus Pocus theme, who could forget the heroic if “mangy” feline, Thackery Binx. In honor of his ingenuity, perseverance, and ageless black cat charm we’re calling our newest cocktail the Daiquiri Binx!
1. The Daquiri Binx
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into any stemmed cocktail glassware.
*Cheeky Rum Recs:
- Privateer Queen’s Share: This Rum, aged a minimum of 2yrs and distilled in Ipswich, MA, is true to its name. The Queen’s Share is colloquially the best barrels in any given distillery reserved for royalty. We loved the golden raisin, macadamia, and toasted coconut flavors in this aged beauty.
- Santa Teresa 1796: We love this Venezuelan Rum that is a bold blend of distillations of various ages (some up to 35 years!) into an incredible spirit with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, and prunes.
**Cheeky Ingredient Highlight: St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram is a liqueur made with allspice berries native to the West Indies. It has bold notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg making it a perfect companion to the Daiquiri Binx’s baking-spice flavors.
Where the classic Daiquiri is an impossibly perfect blend of lime juice, simple syrup, and any well made white (unaged) Rum, we’ve taken the recipe’s skeleton and twisted and bent it with some unique flavors. Incorporating ginger syrup as our sweet element and opting for the deeper more complex flavors of aged Rum makes the Daiquiri Binx rich with warming notes of baking spice and fresh ginger root. We’re going to go ahead and say this particular potion won’t have you necessarily feeling “younger in the morning” but it just might bring out the child in you while you run amok celebrating All Hallow’s Eve under the full moon.
Feeling Inspired? Here are a few of the eerie-named classics we’d love to enjoy over and over again for all eternity.
2. Death in the Afternoon
A favorite of Hemingway, this is a simple combination of sparkling white wine with the perfect dose of absinthe. As Dracula not-so-comfortingly notes: “The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul, but you are safe with me.” Drink before dark.
3. Corpse Reviver #2
A famous draft to wake the dead (or severely hungover), the beauty of this potion is in the balance of its 5 ingredients. Equal parts Gin, Lemon Juice, Orange Liquor, and Lillet Blanc (an aromatized wine) this boozy cure-all is completed with a rinse of that curious distillate mentioned above, Absinthe. Absinthe is a high-proof spirit distilled and flavored with medicinal botanicals such as sweet anise and artemisia (also called mugwort, are you feeling totally witchy, yet!?).
4. Rum Punch for the Whole Coven
And finally we’re going to throw back to our Jamaican Rum Punch from earlier this season. This is a great batched option if you need to stave off the thirsty ghouls and guests at your Halloween fête while you attend to other magical mystical party tasks.
Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl with plenty of ice and leave a ladle for self-serving. Simply double the recipe to accommodate more guests!