Spooky season has begun and we’ve got the perfect cocktail and movie pairing to make your at-home movie nights even spookier. Scroll down, if you dare, to find out what you should be sipping and streaming this Halloween!
In the wise words of Green Day; wake up now because September is over, and you know what that means, spooky season has arrived! It’s that time of year again when you can binge on your favorite Halloween horrors for the rest of the month, or go check out a ton of new releases. The only thing your party is missing is a cocktail and we’re here to help. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your movie nights from home, check out the best cocktails to pair with the new Halloween movies premiering this season below!
Wendell & Wild: Demon Juice
If you’re looking for a Key and Peele reunion, get ready for Wendell and savage. The animated film brings the duo together again, but instead of creating sketches; they happen to be demons. Wendell and savage explores the world of two scheming demon brothers who make a deal with a punk rock-loving teenager so they can leave the underworld and live out their lives in the “land of the living.”
Get ready to pucker your lips because demon juice is the perfect drink to mix with diets Wendell and savage will brew. Demon Juice only requires a few ingredients that are easy to get at any store near you. All you’ll need is lime soda, sour apple pucker, orange vodka, triple sec, neon green food coloring, simple syrup, and silver cake shimmer. If you want to take it a step further, add frozen grapes to make your drink look like eyeballs floating around! Be sure to add Halloween sprinkles around the edge to be festive!
You can get your demon juice and stream Wendell and savage October 21 on Netflix.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow: Halloween Punch
Priah Ferguson and Marlon Waynes are no strangers to horror classics. Waynes is known for starring in the Scary Movie and A Haunted House franchises, while Ferguson is known for playing the iconic Erica Sinclair in stranger things. The two have now decided to join forces in this father and daughter duo. The Curse of Bridge Hollow tells how a father and daughter are forced to work together to save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit brings Halloween decorations to life and wreaks havoc.
When you watch a movie about Halloween decorations coming to life, the only drink you think is appropriate is a Halloween punch. Punches are simple to pull off when you’re hosting a big gathering for your horror parties at home. All you need for this fruity cocktail is a fruit punch, ginger ale, ice cold orange juice, bacardi rum and a black sugar rim for decoration.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow is available to stream October 14 on Netflix.
Hocus Pocus 2: The Witches Brew
Guess what? The witches are back and better than ever! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy returned almost thirty years later to reprise their roles as Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus 2. In this sequel, three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters back to Salem and must find a way to stop child-starved witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
The only couple that can accompany this film is to prepare the witches cocktail. All you need for this drink is vodka, lime juice, raspberry liqueur, sprite, silver cake shimmer, and finally some purple food coloring. Be sure to top this spell with a cherry to make it a little hocus pocus.
If you’re in the mood for a double feature, you can watch Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 streaming now on Disney+.
Halloween is over: the cereal killer
A serial killer who seems like he could never die is Michael Myers. Myers is known as one of the most notorious killers since the late 70s for starring in the Halloween franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in this cult classic. Four years after her last meeting with Michael Myers, Laurie Strode finally decides to break free and embrace life. However, a local murder unleashes a cascade of violence and terror, forcing her to confront the evil she cannot control.
The perfect pairing you can sip during this slasher flick is The Cereal Killer. This cocktail is ideal for an after-dinner meal and a cozy evening at home. All you need for this is brandy, grain-infused whole milk, vanilla extract, and finally some simple syrup. Be sure to grab your favorite cereal and vanilla frosting from the store to top off your drink with that perfect sweet edge.
You can get your sweet tooth and spread Halloween ends on Peacock from October 14.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism: Exorcist
Exorcisms have always been the hallmark of the horror genre, but how about trying to help your best friend pull a demon out of his body? Elsie Fischer, best known for her starring role in Bo Burnham’s comedy-drama Eighth Grade, stars as Abby in this new version of The Exorcist. The film revolves around teenage best friends Abby and Gretchen as they battle an otherworldly demon that occupies the residence of Gretchen’s body.
The Exorcist is the perfect drink you can make while watching another classic demon story. All you need to mix up this malt includes basil, lemon, lime, and simple syrup. To get this absinthe mousse, be sure to add egg white, simple syrup, water, and absinthe together.
You can stream My Best Friend’s Exorcism and sip that green paste now on Amazon Prime.
Grimcutty: Blood Sac
If only internet memes could kill… no, I mean literally. Shannyn Sossamon is no stranger to the horror genre. She played roles in A missed call in the same way Claim and now makes her return to the horror world playing a mother of two. Grimcutty tells the story of a creepy internet meme that is spreading panic among parents all over town, convinced that their children are hurting themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty begins attacking teenage Asha Chaudry, her parents think she cuts herself as part of a dare. When no one believes her, she must find a way to stop Grimcutty once and for all.
The perfect chord for this bloody new movie is the A bag of blood. This cocktail is simple to create for any movie night at home and you can also order the blood bags online at Amazon! The only ingredients you will need in this bag are orange juice, grenadine, tequila, and red food coloring.
Grimcutty is available to stream October 10 on Hulu.
When you pick up your Halloween candy at the store for these tricks or treats, be sure to get your hands on these ingredients so you can enjoy a few sips and scare right from your own home this season. Let us know on AfterBuzzTV which duo you’ll be rocking and watching this year!