The Halloween Bar Cart idea came from being asked last week to contribute something Halloween appropriate for this week’s email subscribers for inRegister magazine, our local print magazine for the Baton Rouge area.
Each month, I contribute recipes for my column, Aimee’s Pretty Palate, but because I work so far ahead, it’s always fun to include things in the newsletter that are a bit more in the moment.
And of course, with Halloween happening next week, it’s safe to say we’re in the spooky moment.
I tend to stick with classic Fall decor rather than spooky, but made an exception this year with my skeleton and her matching dog friends. I have followed a lady on Instagram forever who dresses up her skeleton, named Mary Margaret, and for years I’ve wanted to put a bow on a skeleton of my own.
I don’t know how I feel about the creepy dog skeletons but tried my hardest to venture into spooky territory this year.
The Bacon Pecan Cheeseball Pumpkin recipe can be found here.
A bar cart isn’t complete without a cocktail so I whipped together a Not So Scary Satsuma Cocktail.
The Satsuma flavored rum is perfect for color coordinating your festivities.
- 3 ounces Bayou Rum Satsuma flavored liqueur
- 8 ounces orange juice
- juice of 1 medium lemon
- 2 ounces simple syrup (1 cup sugar + 1 cup water)
- Orange slices, garnish
- Prepare the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the cocktail ingredients with 1 cup of ice. Shake vigorously until contents are well blended and the shaker becomes cool to the touch.
- Strain into prepared cocktail glasses. Garnish with an orange slice.
- *You will have enough simple syrup to make a large batch of cocktails.
- **Serving size will depend on <g class=”gr_ gr_453 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep” id=”453″ data-gr-id=”453″>size</g> of glass used.
And if you read my latest Instagram post, you’ll know that I don’t always participate in the Halloween festivities, despite my retiree neighbors dressing up like Smurfs and skipping through the hood…or the family that offers hayrides. Sometimes, I just hide in the house with the lights off. With my dogs.
Don’t hate me.
But if I do participate, then participate I do!