Spooky season has begun and we have the perfect cocktail and movie pairing for you to make your movie nights from home even scarier. 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 has ended, and you know what that means, spooky season has arrived! It’s that time of year again where you can go binge your favorite Halloween horrors for the remainder of the month, or go and watch a ton of new releases. The only thing missing from your night is a cocktail and we’re here to help. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your movie nights from home, see below the best cocktails to pair with new Halloween movies headed to streaming this season!
Wendell & Wild : Demon Juice
If you’re looking for a Key and Peele reunion just get ready for Wendell & Wild. The animated film brings the duo back together once again, but instead of creating sketches; they happen to be demons. Wendell & Wild explores the world of two scheming demon brothers who strike a deal with a punk rock-loving teen so they can leave the underworld and go 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 the schemes Wendell & Wild will be brewing. Demon Juice only requires a few ingredients that are easy to get at any store near you. All you will need is lemon lime soda, sour apple pucker, orange vodka, triple sec, neon green food coloring, simple syrup, and silver cake shimmer. If you want to take this one step further, add frozen grapes so it looks like eyeballs are floating in your drink! Make sure to add some halloween sprinkles around the rim to get festive!
You can get your demon juice on and stream Wendell & Wild October 21st on Netflix.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow : Halloween Punch
Priah Ferguson and Marlon Waynes are no strangers to horror classics. Waynes has been known to take part 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 the tale of how a father and daughter are forced to work together to save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.
When watching a movie about Halloween decorations coming to life, the only drink that sounds fitting is a Halloween Punch. Punches are simple to make when you are having a large gathering for your at home horror nights. All you need for this fruity cocktail is fruit punch, ginger ale, frozen orange juice, bacardi rum, and a black sugar rim for decor.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow is available for streaming October 14th 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 have come back nearly thirty years later to reprise their roles as the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus 2. In this sequel three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
The only pairing that can go along with this film is brewing up the Witches Brew Cocktail. All you need for this drink is vodka, lime juice, raspberry liqueur, sprite, silver cake shimmer, and lastly purple food coloring. Make sure to garnish this spell with a cherry to make it a little hocus pocus.
If you’re in the mood for a double feature, you can catch Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 now streaming on Disney+.
Halloween Ends : The Cereal Killer
One serial killer who seems to never be able to die is Michael Myers. Myers has been known as one of the most notorious killers dating all the way back to the late seventies for starring in the Halloween franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in this cult classic. Four years after her last encounter with Michael Myers, Laurie Strode finally decides to liberate herself and embrace life. However, a local murder unleashes a cascade of violence and terror, forcing her to confront the evil she can’t control.
The perfect pairing that you can be sipping during this slasher film is The Cereal Killer. This cocktail is great for an after dinner meal and a cozy night at home. All you need for this is cognac, cereal-infused whole milk, vanilla extract, and lastly simple syrup. Make sure to grab your favorite cereal and vanilla frosting at the store to top off your drink with that perfect sweet rim.
You can get your sweet tooth on and stream Halloween Ends on Peacock starting October 14th.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism : Exorcist
Exorcisms have always been in the horror genre guidebook, but how about trying to help your bestfriend get a demon out of their body? Elsie Fischer best known for her starring role in Bo Burnham’s comedy-drama film Eighth Grade, plays lead Abby in this new take on the exorcist. The film revolves around teen best friends Abby and Gretchen as they grapple with an otherworldly demon that takes up the residency of Gretchen’s body.
The Exorcist is the perfect drink that you can make as you watch another classic demon story. All you need to mix this evil includes basil, lemon, lime, and simple syrup. To get that absinthe foam make sure to add egg white, simple syrup, water, and absinthe together.
You can stream My Best Friend’s Exorcism and sip this green goo now on Amazon Prime.
Grimcutty : Blood Bag
If only internet memes could kill … no I mean literally. Shannyn Sossamon is no stranger in the horror genre. She has portrayed roles in One Missed Call along with Sinister and is now making her return to the horror universe playing a mother of two. Grimcutty tells the tale of a scary internet meme that stirs up panic amongst all the parents in town, convinced it’s making their kids harm themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty starts attacking teen Asha Chaudry, her parents believe that she’s cutting herself as part of a challenge. When no one believes her, she must find a way to stop Grimcutty once and for all.
The perfect pairing for this new gory flick is the Blood Bag. This cocktail is simple to create for any at home movie night and you can also order the blood bags online on Amazon! The only ingredients you will be needing in this bag include orange juice, grenadine, tequila, and red food coloring.
Grimcutty is available to stream October 10th on Hulu.
When you go to grab your Halloween candy at the store for those trick-or-treaters, make sure you get your hands on these ingredients so you can enjoy some sips and scares from your own home this season. Let us know at AfterBuzzTV which duo you’ll be stirring and watching this year!