We’ve searched the depths of our cellar crypt, avoiding the zombies and ghosts, and walking the creaking boards to bring you our top picks to ensure your Halloween party is a scream!
Follow our three step guide to make sure you have a ghoulishly good evening:
Step One – The Decor:
It’s all about the pumpkins, and in our opinion the simple Jack-O’-Lanterns are the best. Choose a large pumpkin and use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown.
Scrape out the flesh inside and then with a marker pen, draw a simple outline of a face on the outside of the pumpkin. Use the serrated knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth….and place a tea light inside the pumpkin, light it and replace the top.
A few more tealights scattered around with some fake spider webbing creates a creepy crawly atmosphere.
Step 2 – The Food:
Halloween is a night for sweet treats, and the best ones are the most gruesome looking. Try out making these terrifying and delicious ‘Maggoty’ apples.
Start by coring some fresh apples (any will do), removing any seeds or stalk and then poke some smaller holes around the outside. Melt some white chocolate in a pan and pour in some sugar puffs or similar making sure that they are all coated. Stuff the chocolate coated sugar puffs into the apples, with a few in the smaller holes to look like maggots crawling out.
Pop all of the apples in the fridge for 20 or so minutes until the filling has set, then place on a plate and decorate with some gummy worms and an other creepy crawly sweets you can find!
Step 3 – The Drinks:
This is where we come in, our chilling choices are not simply gimmicks; these are seriously delicious wines and spirits to impress:
Monte Alban Mezcal (with Worms) – intensely smoky and spicy; forget Tequila, this is the true taste of Mexico. It comes with a small bottle full of worms – enough for the whole crowd at your Halloween party or for Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). £28.95
Tamar Ridge Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir 2015 – A hauntingly good Pinot Noir, filled with ripe plum and cherry flavours and hints of spicy and savoury complexity – delightfully good value. £13.95
Some Young Punks ‘Monsters!’ Clare Valley Riesling 2014 – Delicate floral notes on the nose, the palate hits you with fleshy stone fruit flavours of apricot and white peach, with just a suggestion of “funky” mushrooms influenced by the natural yeasts from the vineyard. A great party wine. £13.95
Find the whole range of our Halloween wines here: http://slurp.co.uk/search/?search=halloween