If you were looking for the perfect destination to throw an Industrial-meets-Americana Headless Horseman Party, then you came to the right place. There a few spots open in our October calendar, so check out these links for quick ideas to get your party together:
http://www.johnnydeppweb.com/ (It’s legitimate inspiration- he played Ichabod Crane in the late 90’s)
http://seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/ ( a great pre-party destination)
http://www.pinterest.com/jesscoot/halloween-brunch/ (This is Seattle. People are ready for a party at any hour, and the morning fog makes breakfast the scariest time of day)
If you need more inspiration, Drink of The Week presents the Headless Horseman in liquid form:
This cocktail is usually made with clear vodka. But its Halloween-appropriate name just screams out for black vodka to make the spooky even spookier.
2 oz black vodka
3 dashes bitters
Pour the vodka and bitters into a Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in ginger ale.
Garnish with a slice of blood orange.
If you have more time, here is the Martha Stewart twist on boozy Headless Horsemen, brought to you by Midwestern Home Magazine, It looks intense; you might need a double-shot of espresso before attempting.
2 ounces dark rum
1 tablespoon spiced pumpkin butter (see recipe)
1/2 ounce Demerara simple syrup*
Hot water to fill
Garnish: Cinnamon stick
Mix all ingredients (except garnish) in a large mug and stir a few times to melt the butter. Garnish with the cinnamon stick.
*To make Demerara simple syrup, combine equal parts water and Demerara sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool, store in sealed container, and refrigerate.
Spiced Pumpkin Butter
1 pound (4 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup dark brown sugar