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Halloween raspberries with worms recipe

Halloween raspberries with worms recipe

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Molecular gastronomy at your service for a fab Halloween party!! A little bit of agar-agar for the worms, orange juice and fresh fruit for a healthy Halloween treat. If agar flakes aren't available at your local supermarket, you can buy online or at Japanese and other Asian grocery stores.

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IngredientsMakes: 1 plate

  • 200g fresh raspberries
  • 100ml orange juice
  • 1g agar agar flakes
  • a small bowl of ice water

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:5min setting › Ready in:15min

  1. Pour orange juice into saucepan and bring to the boil. When orange juice boils, add the agar agar and whisk together.
  2. Using a syringe, extract some of the agar and juice mixture from the saucepan and put syringe to cool in ice water; let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Arrange raspberries on the serving plate. Using syringe, eject small 'worms' of mixture onto plate and arrange so that they're 'attacking' the raspberries.'s frightfully good!

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Halloween is around the corner and everyone is gearing up for costume parties and trick-or-treating.

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We may not have as many trick-or-treaters as usual this year, but that’s no reason not to celebrate Halloween to the fullest. First, put up your scariest outdoor decorations and then transform the inside of your house into a mini haunted mansion. Now, put on your best costume and start preparing your Halloween feast. Because we’re all going to be spending Halloween night curled up on the couch watching all of the best horror movies, we suggest making a Halloween grazing board that’s filled with enough snacks to last all night long. A Halloween grazing board is also a show-stopping centerpiece for any small get-togethers you may be planning with your Quaran-team and it’s actually way easier to make than you’d think. First, here are the ingredients you’ll need to get started:

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Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Halloween is this Saturday. Raise a glass to the season of spirits by mixing up one of the Halloween cocktail recipes below. You can find even more Halloween cocktail recipes here.

Dark Reviver

1 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1⁄2 oz. Lemon Juice
1⁄2 oz. Orange Juice
3⁄4 oz. Aperol or Amaro Nonino or
Amaro Montenegro or Amaretto
1⁄4 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal Powder or 2 capsules—break capsule

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly, Hawthorne and fine strain into a coupe glass. Cut a thick orange peel. Light a match and express the orange peel oil into the flame over the cocktail. Then rim the glass with the freshly flamed peel. Place a freshly sliced orange twist on the edge of the glass.

Recipe courtesy of Corralejo Tequila.

Grave Digger

2 oz. Hard cider
2 oz. Bourbon
2 oz. Regatta Classic Ginger Beer

Combine cider and bourbon over ice in a glass. Top with Regatta Ginger Beer and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Regatta Craft Mixers.

When In Doubt, Dress Like A Cat

5 oz Widow Jane Bourbon
1 oz OM Meyer Lemon Liqueur
75 oz Frangelico
5 oz Liquid Alchemist Passionfruit syrup
2 oz Passionfruit juice
5 oz Lemon
Top with OM Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Liqueur Float

Shake and pour over crushed ice in a highball glass.

Recipe courtesy of Claire Mallett, Catch One (Los Angeles).

Spooky Spritz

1 ounce OM Coconut & Lychee Liqueur
1 ounce Aperol
1 ounce mango juice

Build in a steamed wine glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with orange wheel. Decorate with candy corn!

Recipe courtesy of Ombassador Angela @ glitterbarcart (Santa Fe, NM).

Tanteo Morgue-rita

2 oz. Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Tbsp. Activated Charcoal Powder

Add all the ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and pour into a Tanteo Jalapeno Salt rimmed, ice-filled Coupe Glass.

Recipe courtesy of Tanteo Tequila.

Green Zombie Punch

6 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
22.4 oz. (2 bottles) Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
18 oz. green apple soda
1/2 gallon lime sherbet
1/4 tsp. black food color
2 tablespoons water
Candy eyeballs

Pour Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and two bottles of Smirnoff Ice Green Apple into a punch bowl and stir together until blended. Float scoops of lime sherbet on top of punch. Pour green apple soda over scoops to create foam. Mix food color and water. Drizzle foam with black food color mixture and garnish with candy eyeballs before serving. Variation: This can also be made without the sherbet and black spray, and with candy eyeballs on a skewer in each glass. Serves 4-6

Recipe courtesy of Smirnoff.

Fiery Fieri

2 oz Santo Mezquila
1 oz Agave Nectar
1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
0.5 oz Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim

Rim 10oz glass with chipotle chili sugar blend, fill with ice and set aside. Fill mixing glass 2/3 with ice and add Mezquila, agave nectar, lime juice, BBQ sauce, and Australian bitters. Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed 10oz glass and serve.

Recipes courtesy of Santo Spirits.


1.5 oz. Balcones True Blue 100
1.25 oz. Blood Peach Puree
.5 oz. Ginger Puree
.5 oz. Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain. Serve over cocktail ice into a rocks or Collins glass and garnish with lemon curl.

Recipe courtesy of Balcones Distilling.

Smoke, Mirrors and Colors

1.5 ounces of Crystal Head Aurora
1 ounce of dry vermouth
½ ounce of mezcal

Add all ingredients to mixing glass stir. Strain into a coupe glass. This cocktail has dry ice: use with caution and do not ingest.

Recipe courtesy of Crystal Head Vodka.

Spooky Sips

2 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Raspberry Simple Syrup (boil fresh raspberries with simply syrup)
2 oz. Cucumber Juice
2 oz. Lime

Topped with Taffer’s Mixologist’s Cucumber Jalapeno Sparkling Craft Cocktail. Muddled jalapeno if you’re feeling spicy!

The Redemption

2 oz. Santo Tequila Blanco
1/2 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. House-made fresh lemon sour
1 1/2 oz. Clementine and Peach flavored sparkling soda
1/2 oz. Blood orange soda (floater)

Combine all ingredients but the blood orange soda in a shaker. Shake and strain over a tall rocks glass filled with ice. Add floater of blood orange soda. Garnished with a slice of blood orange on a skull skewer.

Recipes courtesy of Santo Spirits.


1 part Kraken® Original
1/2 parts brown sugar and clove syrup*
1/2 part water
1/4 parts allspice dram
1/2 cup pumpkin puree

*Brown Sugar and Clove Syrup:
1. Make brown sugar and
clove syrup using 1:1 brown sugar to water.
2. Simmer with a handful
of cloves for 10 minutes.
3. Strain and allow to

Whipped cream, grated cinnamon, corned candy and/or cinnamon stick – optional

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir thoroughly and pour the cocktail into a hollowed-out pumpkin. Ladle into glasses with ice and garnish with whipped cream, grated cinnamon, corned candy and/or cinnamon stick.

Passionate Souls Paloma

1 1⁄2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1⁄4 oz. Simple Syrup
3⁄4 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Passion Fruit Pureé
5 Dashes Cayenne Tincture
3 Drops Angostura Bitters
Top with Grapefruit Soda or Grapefruit Beer
Rim with Tajín
Rocks Ice

Combine all ingredients except for grapefruit beer into a cocktail shaker, shake thoroughly. Rim the Collins glass with Tajín, then add fresh rocks ice. Hawthorne and fine strain the cocktail over rocks in the glass, then top off the cocktail with grapefruit soda or grapefruit beer. Garnish with a dried blood orange wheel and a torched grapefruit half-moon.

Recipe courtesy of Corralejo Tequila.

Smoke Show

2.5 oz bourbon
1/4 oz grade A maple syrup
1/4 oz water
2 dashes orange bitters
1 dash angostura bitters

Stir all ingredients in cocktail tin with ice, strain into small bottles. Insert applewood smoke into the bottle. When ready to serve, pour over ice in glass, or one large cube and see the smoke billow up from the glass.

Recipe courtesy of Courtesy of BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles.

Reyka Vodka Pumpkin Spice Latte

2 parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Coffee Liqueur
1 part Heavy Cream
1/2 tsp. of Pumpkin Pie Spice
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Pumpkin pie spice dust

Shake. Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Serve on the rocks.

Recipe courtesy of Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka National Ambassador.

Wicked Witch Shots

Sanding sugar
Corn syrup
1 cup water
1 package (3 oz.) grape gelatin
1 cup Smirnoff Ice Grape
.75 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Gummy worms & candy bugs

Pour sanding sugar on a small plate. Rub the rim of each shot glass with corn syrup, and press the glass upside down into the sanding sugar to rim the glasses. Pour water in a saucepan and bring to just under a boil. Add grape gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved, then remove from heat. Add Smirnoff Ice Grape and No. 21 vodka, stirring well. Pour into shot containers and refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut gummy worms in half and place in each shot, allowing part of the worm to stick out. Let shots sit two more hours before serving. Sprinkle with candy bugs. Yields 12 shots.

Halloween Recipes | Spooky And Spectacular Halloween Food Ideas

However, one of the best ways to enhance the spirit of this holiday is to whip up some fun and excitement with a few spooky and spectacular Halloween recipes! Here, I will provide you with the details on a couple of recipes that are among my personal favorites. My hopes and intentions are that these recipes are ones that you will find hauntingly inviting! If not inviting, maybe they can at least give you a nice little spook!

Sugar cookies are exceptionally popular when it comes to spooky and spectacular Halloween recipes ideas. There are many different types of cookie cutters available that represent common schemes and themes of this particular holiday. You can purchase cutters that are shaped like bats, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, and more!

All you need for this particular recipe is about two cups of butter, three eggs, two cups of sugar, five cups of flour, one teaspoon of vanilla, and approximately three to four tablespoons of milk. Simply mix all of your ingredients together and then roll out the mixture - much like you would for biscuits. Next, take your cookie cutter and break the shapes. Then, use food coloring to enhance the appearance of the cookies and bake on 350F for approximately ten to fifteen minutes!

The next spectacular haunted Halloween recipe that I am sure that you will love and your guests will find appealing is witches brew. This is sure to be an interesting centerpiece for any type of Halloween party! First, you will need to gather some basic supplies. These are a pack of raspberries, two cups of cranberry juice, approximately two liters of ginger ale, some unflavored gelatin, and gummy candy that reflects the Halloween theme - like worms or snakes.

Spiders are great if you can find them in gummy style! Combine the raspberries and the cranberry juice in a rubber glove and freeze it. Then, take the leftover raspberries and put them in the base of a bowl, and top with the gelatin. Next, all you have to do is add the frozen "hand" you created earlier and pour in the ginger ale. Once this is done, add your scary gummy creatures and you are all set! As you can see, there are many fun and scary Halloween recipes available!

  • 8 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (separated)
  • 1/2 cup cold water (divided)
  • 2/3 cup raspberry juice (see note)
  • 12 tablespoons sugar (separated)
  • 8 tablespoons corn syrup (separated)
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • Optional: food coloring

Prepare an 8- x 8-inch pan by wetting it lightly with water.

Place 4 tablespoons gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water to soften for about 5 minutes.

Place the raspberry juice, 6 tablespoons sugar, and 4 tablespoons corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.

At this point add food coloring, if you're using it.

Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour, until set.

Repeat procedure with orange juice: place 4 tablespoons gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water to soften for about 5 minutes.

Place the orange juice, 6 tablespoons sugar, and 4 tablespoons corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.

At this point, add food coloring, if using.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan.

Pour over raspberry layer and refrigerate for 1 hour, until set.

When set, turn out of the pan and cut with a sharp knife into long, thin strips to resemble worms.

Best Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Finger Food

Source: Jojoebi Designs

You can make the Halloween finger food with the mini sausages, use white onion for the nail and tomato ketchup for the blood coming out of the nail. Just cut the sausages in the shape of a human finger and also make the knuckles with knife. Boil them in salt water, pour some ketchup at finger tip and add a piece of white onion as nail. Source: Jojoebi Designs

Halloween Sugary Spider

Source: Sugar free kids

The spider legs are made using Nori sheets coated with a sweet mix and decorated with sesame seeds. The sheets are baked in an oven and then laid on the strawberries which are used for making the spider’s body. Check the complete recipe at Sugar Free Kids.

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Zombie brains

source: Wiki How

These zombie brains are made with the liquor and gelatin. You just have to boil the gelatin in liquor instead of water and set it the brain-shaped moulds. For filling, you can use fresh raspberries cut into tiny pieces or you can use granulated sugar. Check the complete recipe of Zombie Brains Here. Here.

Eye Ball Eggs

These scary eyeballs are made from boiled eggs. You can use the edible colour to make the eyes and red colour for eye muscles. Check the recipe HereHere.

Creepy Jello Worms

These creepy worms are made using the gelatin. Unbelievable isn’t it? Yes, you can make these jello worms and scare your guests in Halloween party. To make these worms all you need is Raspberry jello, unflavored gelatin, whipping cream, water, food colour and flexible straws. Check the complete recipe Here.

These were my best Halloween food ideas. Try them in your Halloween Party this year and do let us know how your friends and family liked them.

Witch House in Graveyard - Halloween Pudding Cups

Posted By Savita

Today, I'm sharing a boo-tiful snack for Halloween which needs less work in kitchen and more fun in assembling with kids and family!

Snack Pack Puddings are already kid's favorite. I topped them with some crunchy, munch-y, sweet and salty topping for a Halloween Fun Snack. Once you dig-in, sometimes you eating - a monster's red eye, or graveyard mud, or creepy worms, all drenched in blood. so so "gross" yet delicious and entertaining!

I clearly remember some years ago, I had no idea about Halloween. Specially, no clue about trick-or-treats and giving candies to kids. Once on Halloween Vishal insisted me to buy candies for kid's treat. I was like, "Buy 1 or 2 small packs. How many kids can show up?!" How many?? Wow! That evening our door bell did not stop ringing. In-fact, Vishal had to run to store to buy more candies. It was really hard to say "no" to any of those cute little kiddos!

Halloween is an all-American Holiday and not everyone knows about it. Sometimes, when I share my old posts on Social Media. a few innocent souls who don't know the tricks involved in this Holiday, can't resist giving negative (actually positive :) ) feedback. Like one of the latest comment on my Spider Brioche Bread was, "yak, this looks ugly! Who will eat it?"

lol!! That's the point! All I wanted is to make it look creepy! (looks like I succeeded!)

This is my first Halloween theme post for the season. My creativity started spinning during my recent visit to Walmart. There were a lot of interesting ingredients and lots of idea for Halloween. For this recipe, I grabbed few packs of Super Snack Pack Puddings in Vanilla, Chocolate and Chocolate-Vanilla combo flavors. Plus my favorite OREO Chocolate cream cookies, some marshmallows, food color, peanuts, and raspberries.

For these pictures, I have used Snack pack Vanilla Pudding. Graveyard sign is made of Oreo Cream cookies with coat of melted Marshmallow (read instructions for details). Base of graveyard is pudding and some crushed OREO cookies and salted peanuts. If you don't like peanuts. Feel free to use any salted nuts of your choice. Oh, you know what? Some salted popped Orville popcorns will be great too!

Eyes, ghost/witch, and some worms hanging on side are easy cut-outs from rolled fondant.

I highly recommend the homemade raspberry blood tie-up the theme. It is very very easy. Just needs 5 minutes.

PS: Spiders, and spider-net back-drop are from my last year's decorations. Just to give more "Graveyard" feel to whole story. Feel free to use or change these per availability.

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