Halloween Cocktail + Stencil DIY

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!

Halloween Cocktail Stencil:
-1 plastic lid
X-Acto knife
-marker
spider web printout
-printer

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

1 1/2 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. creme de cacao
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1 egg white
Wilton black color mist

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

Credits // Author and Photography: Natalie Jacob. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Nice article. MICHELLE is right u can use this for coffee as well.

  • In case you’re looking for one last trick to impress your Halloween guests with, this is it! 😀

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  • This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! Love how perfect it turned out!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • Yessss! This is a super trick and treat of course! I like this post so much!
    i will do it! thanks for sharing!
    This week Euframe has a halloween post too! Check my scary post at the blog
    Thanks Teo from Euframe.blogspot.comhttp://euframe.blogspot.gr/2017/10/all-hallows-eveing.html

  • What a super cool idea, you could use this for coffee as well!
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    • You can totally do this for latte art as well Michelle. I used the food color spray because it was black for Halloween but you can also put bitters in a spray bottle and use that as well. Cheers!

  • Amazing de co.The recipe looks creepy
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  • This is such a rad idea!!!! I’m gonna have to try this for our Halloween party, thank you for sharing.

    • I hope you do Kristin. Don’t forget to take a pic and tag it with #abmhappyhour and #abmhalloween so I can see! Happy Halloween!

    • Thanks so much Elsie! I’m so happy with how it came out and I can’t wait to make more for other holidays. Glad you liked it! xo

  • Wow, I never would have thought to use a lid like that! It’s amazing how small details like that can make such a big difference.

    • I was originally going to use thick cardstock but then I thought it should be food grade plastic and reusable. The small to-go container lid was a perfect size.

  • Not related, but a quick UI website request. After the 3 most recent posts there’s a “View Older Posts” button and I wish it would take me to a thumbnail view of all the most recent posts, rather than listing out the full post of all the most recent posts. Then I need to scroll, scroll, scroll, to see all the posts rather than just snippets of the most recent ones. Let me know if this makes sense and thanks so much!

  • You’re right, this is so quick and easy. How do you guys even think of these DIYs, they’re genius!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    • Thank so much, Charmaine! It was so easy and I can’t wait to try more stencils.

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