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3 Spooky Cocktails for Halloween Movie Night!

If you haven’t yet noticed by the pumpkin heads, fake spider webs and bat decorations coming out left right and center, Halloween is around the corner. Good thing? Maybe, it just reminds me that we are in October and how unprepared for Christmas I am. Again.

Whilst the Halloween concept is growing in Australia. We have started to incorporate it into our holiday traditions. Mainly because it’s fun, but also because we tend to take from the American culture (aka movies).

I personally never got on the bandwagon with Halloween. I never had the urge to go around asking neighbours for treats or dressing up even. At an early age, I had already worked out that my chances of my neighbours being prepared to give me free treats were very much not in my favour.

So, now that I’m 28 (no kids), my main goal on Halloween is to hide in my house, porch light off, and pray that no stray kid will knock on my door.

Am I the Halloween Grinch? Probably.

So, if your main aim on Halloween is to pretend that you are not home; we’ve selected our top 3 movie picks for Halloween. If you can invite your besties over and make these yummy cocktails, well that just makes it a whole lot more enjoyable!

hocuspocus
// MOVIE //

All time favourite, Hocus Pocus! After moving to Salem, Max explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their friend Allison. Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy). With the help of a magical cat (who for some messed up reason, I had a crush on) the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

// LITTLE FACT //

The actor who plays Thackery Binx, Sean Murray, is not the same person who voiced the character/cat. Jason Marsden was the voice of Thackery and went onto become a prolific voice over actor. Sean Murray was later McGee in NCIS. Shock horror! …and now I have the NCIS theme music in my head.

// COCKTAIL //

We’ve selected the Purple Potion Cocktail for this movie pick! <Click here to download the recipe>

hitchcock

// MOVIE //

Okay, we were originally going to go with Psycho, but have you seen the box set collection of the Twilight Zone!? It’s awesome! So we decided to make this a general Alfred Hitchcock category, because… we can. Watch whatever you can get your hands on!

// LITTLE FACT //

Alfred Hitchcock bought up all copies of the original novel for Psycho ($9,000USD worth), so that hardly anyone would know how the story ended. He also filmed on a closed set and forced cast and crew to sign an agreement promising not to mention the ending to anyone. There were no advance screenings either.

// COCKTAIL //

We’ve selected the Blackbeard Cocktail for Alfred Hitchcock! (heads up, super sweet) <Click here to download the recipe>

beetlejuice

// MOVIE //

Any Tim Burton film is perfect for Halloween, but Beetlejuice takes the cake!  (well, we think anyway). Barbara and Adam are a normal couple… who happen to be dead. They have spent their death decorating their house and making it their own, but unfortunately the Deetzs family moved in.  Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help. He’s an interesting character.

// LITTLE FACT //

Harry Belafonte’s song “Day-O,” which is in the film’s memorable song, was the final song played at the memorial for actor Glenn Shadix (who played Otho in the film), who died in 2010. Now that’s an interesting song choice for a funeral!

// COCKTAIL //

We’ve selected a super easy ‘cocktail’ for this one! Why not put the theme down to pretty straws you can buy at target hey?? leave the fancy stuff for the cocktail queens! Besides, we have some serious movie watching to do! <Click here to download the recipe>

And there you go! We hope you found some inspiration from this blog post. If you have any questions or would like to give us some feedback, you can contact [email protected] or just comment on our facebook page.

xx Nikki (Luxah Store Rep)
Happy Halloween Everyone! ♥

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