There’s nothing more exciting than fall and decorating for the first holiday of the season! While you’re making the yard, house and bar cart scary for Halloween, don’t forget to go the extra step and spook-ify your cocktails too.
This Halloween cocktail stencil DIY is super simple, very inexpensive, and once you know how to do it, the possibilities are endless!
Related: Need a cocktail recipe? Check our cocktail archive for inspiration.
Take your spider web image and reduce the size by 50% and print. Place the plastic lid over the printout and trim it to the size of the lid. I actually used a lid from a delivery food quart container. Save those lids for future stencil projects! Trace the spider web onto the lid using a marker.
Use your X-Acto knife to carefully remove your tracing on the lid. After all the pieces are removed, wash your lid in warm soapy water and let dry.
Spider Bite Cocktail, serves 1
You can make any cocktail you want that contains egg white. The foam from the egg white gives a thick enough head to transfer a design onto the top of the drink. I made something with chocolate because I wanted the drink to be reminiscent of Halloween candy.
Add your egg white to the larger side of your cocktail shaker and the rest of the ingredients to the smaller side. Pour the smaller side into the larger side and dry shake. Open up your shaker, add ice, and shake again. This time, shake the drink long and very hard. We want the cocktail to have a very nice, thick foam from the egg whites.
Pour into a coupe glass, hold your stencil over the glass and spray the black color mist over the top.
This cocktail stencil was so easy to make and it really made my Halloween drink extra festive. After figuring out how to do it, I will definitely be making more stencils in the future! Making the stencils on food-safe plastic is inexpensive, but the best part about it is you can save them and reuse them.
The Spider Bite Cocktail was simple to make as well and the flavors go so well together. Even though the rum and cacao are sweet, the lemon juice dries it out a bit for a well-balanced drink. Will you be making yourself a Halloween treat? Don’t forget to eat, drink, and be SCARY! xo Natalie
P.S. Check out 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home for more recipes!