Once again, ghouls and goblins have taken over the streets in Saskatchewan as Halloween has arrived for another year.
There’s no doubt that the holiday is one that is exciting for kids but it doesn’t mean that us adults can’t have some fun either. Once the kids have had their share, it’s time for the rest of us to unwind either with a Halloween inspired drink or a full-blown party.
Even though there’s no wrong choice when it comes to your favourite Halloween beverage, there are a few products that might add a little extra to your evening. These spirits won’t only haunt your taste buds with great flavour, you can wow your guests with their tall tales.
Baron Samedi Spiced Rum
This rum is named for the ultimate guardian for all things enchantingly dark and otherworldly in Haiti. According to locals, the Baron lives between our world and the underworld and he is in charge of making sure the dead make their way to the underworld.
The Baron doesn’t treat his job like any other though. When he’s visiting us in our world, he’s known for outrageous behaviour, colourful language and the love of a good cigar with a glass of rum.
The rum itself includes natural spices such as cocoa, cinnamon, and clove. They also use a small amount of Jamaican pot stilled rum, vanilla, and other spices to enhance the flavour.
Elijah Craig Bourbon
The story of Elijah Craig dates all the way back to 1800. Elijah was a Baptist preacher and integral part of the state of Kentucky.
Even though Elijah had his day job, his real talent was making bourbon. Oh, he was also an educator, road builder, land speculator and build the first paper and wood mills in Georgetown, Kentucky. So, his bourbon must be pretty good considering everything else he did.
What makes this bourbon great for Halloween is there’s a cloak of mystery around it. Elijah is credited with coming up charring barrels before aging the whisky, but no one knows for sure how he came up with it. One story suggests there was an accidental fire at his mill and the charred barrels changed the taste of the whisky inside.
Not only is tequila a required drink at any good Halloween party, this tequila is a perfect fit for its design alone.
The artwork on the label pay tribute to José Guadalupe Posada. José was a 19th-century artist, printmaker and a bit of a rebel. He more or less developed the skulls that are synonymous with Mexico today. His characters made powerful commentary on social injustices during his time. His art gave a voice to people who didn’t have one otherwise.
Wine & Chocolate Pairings
Once the parties are over and the kids got their stash that you’ll surely raid, the real fun begins. Visit Happy Hour right now to learn what wine pairs well with your favourite Halloween chocolate bar.