Autumn has well and truly arrived and it’s time to get out the coats and gloves and stay cosy! It also means that Halloween is just around the corner!
There’s something magical about Halloween (beyond the witches, wizards, goblins, and ghosts that show up at the door) and it’s a great excuse to have fun ... and a sugar overload!
We have put together our favourite Halloween drinks to help you stay toasty….and there’s just a little bit of spookiness thrown in for good measure! And, of course, we have a fabulous choice of mugs in which to enjoy your chosen tipple!
Halloween Hot Chocolate
A traditional white hot chocolate…with a slight Halloween twist!
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Green food coloring
- Halloween-shaped marshmallows
- Gummy worms
Heat up the milk and white chocolate chips on a stove over low-medium heat. Whisk until chocolate is melted and milk is hot. Remove from heat and stir in the food coloring until desired color is reached. Pour into Mclaggan mugs and then add marshmallows and worms for garnish.
Traditional mulled wine is incredibly easy to make and one of our absolute favourites to drink outside in a Mclaggan mug.
- 750ml bottle of dry red wine
- 1 orange, sliced
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 star anise
- 2-4 tbs sugar, honey, or maple syrup
- ¼ cup brandy
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a low simmer (be careful not to boil or you’ll boil off the alcohol). Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Let the wine simmer at least 15 minutes. Strain and serve hot.
A traditional non alcoholic recipe with flavours that ooze this time of year!
- 10-12 medium apples, cut into wedges
- 2 medium navel oranges, peeled and sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 gallon water
- dark brown sugar, to taste
Place the apples and oranges in a slow cooker. Then, add the cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in a cheesecloth spice bag, Next, add the water (enough to cover the fruit plus 1 inch). Heat on high for three hours.
Then, remove the spice bag and mash the fruit as much as possible and then strain the mixture removing the cooked fruit. Finally, add brown sugar to your desired sweetness and enjoy hot ... in a Mclaggan mug of course!