We have tackled Halloween Health Horrors, now it is time to explore the fun side of Halloween whether it’s creepy cocktails or ghoulish grub we have compiled an inspirational guide.
Freaked out feasts and sweet treats
Defect to the dark side with PizzaBuzz’s black squid ink –coloured base pizza, this new East London pizza joint, use their own specially created white and spelt flour blend to protect you from the horrors of indigestion. Pizzabuzz’s Halloween edition is topped with mozzarella, butternut squash, red onion, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, finished off with a drizzle of garlic –infused olive oil.
Cost £9.95. www.pizzabuzz.co.uk
Head down to London House this Halloween weekend for Head Chef, Anna Haugh’s spooked -up à la carte menu. Start with pumpkin and ginger soup (£9) served in a severed pumpkin, followed with crispy pork belly, colcannon and mini candied apples (£23). Finish with a fright as you shatter the top of a crème brûlée (£8.50) to find a blood apple filling served alongside witch finger biscuits. www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com
Treat yourself to Sweet Things’ spooky cupcakes available in chocolate and vanilla.
Six mini cupcakes (£12), six regular cupcakes (£21). www.sweetthings.biz/the-shop-bakery
York & Albany will be transforming its deli into a haunted house, an ideal destination for families – children will be kept occupied with apple bobbing, haunted cookie decorating and trick-or-treating.
Canapés will be served throughout the evening comprising of: squid ink arancini and pumpkin velouté before a ghoulish graveyard cake is cut at the end of the night. Expect special edition cocktails: rum-based Walking Dead and the whisky-based Destiny’s Eye (£10 each). www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com
For sweet treats with a spooky twist check out Carluccio’s limited edition biscuits, mini cakes and meringues in the form of bats, cats, pumpkins and ghosts.
Available nationwide priced from 85p to £3.45. www.carluccios.com
Be bold and visit The Exhibit in Balham for their one –off Poisoned Apple cocktail only available on Saturday 31st October. This twisted tipple is made from: Jägermeister, Chambord, lime, apple, juice and fresh mint, topped with absinthe foam and accompanied by a half-bitten apple. www.theexhibit.co.uk
For one night only (31st October) the curiously -named 400 Rabbits will be turning up the terror with their Vampire Negroni: Dolin red vermouth, Campari, Sipsmith gin and Hellfire habanero bitters to add bite and garnished with ruby grapefruit.
Cost £3.50. www.400rabbits.co.uk
Are you brave enough to try a base of Monkey Shoulder?! If so order The Smashing Pumpkin (£10) available for a limited period at Bread Street Kitchen, this seasonal tipple combines homemade pumpkin syrup with fresh lemon and mint, served in a mini pumpkin shrouded in dry ice.
In addition, award -winning magician Michael J Fitch will be casting spells throughout the day on Sunday 1st November. www.breadstreetkitchen.co.uk
For more seasonal cocktails try Chai of the Living Dead (£9.50) available at The Botanist Sloane Square. Chai of the Living Dead contains: Bulleit rye, frangelico, homemade pumpkin spice syrup, apple juice and topped with chai foam.