Let the countdown begin! One till Halloween! I am so excited! Anyone planning on throwing a killer bash? If so, I've got the best potion for your party! This yummy brew is sure to bewitch your subjects, so be sure to whip up a batch post haste, and let the libations flow!
What you need:
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
1 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
How to make it:
A little prep before the party will have you ready to entertain without having to run back to the kitchen. Start by slicing the cucumber (skin on), and juicing the limes. Add to blender or food processor along with mint leaves, sugar, and water. Blend thoroughly, until smooth. Strain through a sieve into a large measuring cup with a pour spout. This will make it easier to transfer later. Use a spatula or the back of a large large spoon to help press juice through the sieve. This should yield roughly 3 1/2 cups of liquid.
Transfer liquid into a decorative bottle or glass to serve. To assemble your brew, add 2 oz of rum and 4oz of juice to you goblet (or glass), top with ice, add a fun swizzle stick, and enjoy!
For my drink station, I used a couple of vintage decanters to display the rum and juice. You can often find these at your local thrift store or antique market. I picked up these awesome goblets at the Dollar Tree. You can always find great party supplies that are budget friendly. I used a large silver bowl for a "cauldron" to hold ice. You could even pick up a plastic cauldron from the Halloween shop to make it look even better! Arrange your ingredients on a pretty tray, throw some cobwebs around, add a crow, some candles, a fake skull, and a few creepy crawlies, for a fun display to really showcase your brew! If you're guests are mixing their own potions, you may want to print up a little card with the measurements to help them out. This is so yummy and perfect for a scary sioree!
*If you've got some little goblins attending your fright fest, substitute some soda water, tonic, or lemon-lime soda for the rum. If you're not a fan of rum, you can easily substitute gin, vodka, or tequila. You could even give your guests the option by setting out a few options.*