Halloween is not just for kids and neither are milk drinks. While trick or treating is a big part of the night for them, adults love to watch scary movies and enjoy tasty snacks with friends. After the little ones crash from their sugar rush and go off to dream of their candy treasures, whip up these three spooky sips.
These mocktails and cocktails utilize milk and other dairy products. Unlike many alternatives on the market, unflavored real dairy milk contains no added sugar and is naturally sweetened with lactose. Between its subtly sweet flavor and creamy texture, milk is a great ingredient to add for your holiday mocktails and cocktails.
Alcoholic Milk Drinks: Pumpkin Cream Espresso Martini
Espresso martinis are in right now. So is pumpkin everything. This Halloween, why not create a mocktail that combines your much-needed caffeine and your essential fall flavor?
To make a nonalcoholic pumpkin cream expresso martini, shake espresso, milk, and pumpkin puree together with ice. Pour into a glass. Mix heavy cream, milk, pumpkin purée, and nutmeg. Pour into the glass over the espresso blend. Top with nutmeg and garnish with espresso beans if desired.
Chai Spice White Russian
A white Russian is perhaps the most popular cocktail that uses dairy, so of course there needs to be a trendy version for your 2023 hosting.
Pour ice into an old fashion glass. Add vodka, Kahlua, chai, and frothed heavy whipping cream to the glass. Before sipping, blend as desired and garnish with your spice of choice.
Spooky Milk Drinks: Ghostly Bourbon
This spooky cocktail is a variation of bourbon milk punch. Adding milk brings a creamy texture to the bite of bourbon. If you are seeking a nonalcoholic version, try our Holiday Milk Punch which uses chai and cinnamon.
To make a Ghostly Bourbon, add bourbon, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, simple syrup, and ice to a shaker. Shake well. Rim a glass with nutmeg and add ice. Pour the bourbon mixture over the ice. Top with nutmeg if desired and serve. As you sip, the nutmeg on the rim will mix with the milk punch, bringing additional flavor to your next taste.