If you caught Monday’s ghostly photo shoot, you may have noticed the the frightful bites and creepy cocktails that graced our wooded party. Since they’re perfect for just about any kind of Halloween bash, today we’re serving up the instructions and recipes for both those adorably spooky pumpkin macarons and Camille’s Poison Berry Smash cocktail. Keep reading for all the delicious details…

*photography by Melanie Grizzel

Classic pumpkin flavored macarons are a great addition to any fall party, but we wanted to jazz ours up to look unquestionably Halloween-ish. Get the instructions to recreate this fun party treat below, or make a simpler version by coloring the entire macaron orange, then using a black food coloring marker to draw a grinning jack-o-lantern face.

Creepy Pumpkin Macarons

Supplies:

  • light orange macarons
  • orange, brown and green food coloring markers (I love this brand)
  • floral wire

Instructions:

  1. Start with freshly made macarons. Any pastel color will do, but we think light orange looks best. And of course, if they’re pumpkin flavored, all the better.
  2. Use the orange food coloring marker to draw a colored in circle on one side of the macaron.
  3. With the brown food coloring marker, carefully draw a thin line outlining the orange circle. Then draw curved lines as pictured, making the orange circle look like a basketball.
  4. Then use the brown marker to create curved corners on each drawn line, as pictured. Then use the green marker to draw leafy greens to the top of the pumpkin.
  5. Cut a piece of floral wire in half, then twist around one of the markers.
  6. Insert the twisted floral wire in between the two meringues. Option to add a second, thinner twisted floral wire onto the first, or cut a leaf out of a sugar sheet and insert at the stem.

Up next is a specialty cocktail recipe that’s just as delicious as it is sinister. This year, ditch the keg for made-to-order servings of this Poison Berry Smash


Poison Berry Smash

Serves serves 2

ingredients


  • fresh blackberries
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup gin
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • juice of 2 limes
  • sparkling wine
  • fresh thyme
instructions


  1. Add 16 blackberries to a cocktail shaker, mash with a muddler. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin, agave and lime juice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Fill a highball with ice. Strain blackberry mixture into glass, filling it 1/3 of the way. Tilt glass and careful pour sparkling wine over the top, letting it float on top of the blackberry mixture.
  3. Garnish with blackberries, lots of thyme, straws and creepy candy
20 comments
  1. 1
    kelly colchin | October 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    That drink looks DELISH!

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  2. 2
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | October 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Such great Halloween treats! The macaroons are so cute and the drink looks amazing.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

    Reply
  3. 3
    arielle | October 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    ummm, pumpkin macarons?? yes please! so good.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

    Reply
  4. 4
    Thalia @ butter and brioche | October 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Oh my god those macarons are just the best I have ever seen. WOW. Definitely inspired to recreate the recipe for my Halloween event. Thanks for sharing it, Pinned!

    Reply
  5. 5
    Loverly | October 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Loving these spooky treats, and that drink looks delicious!

    Reply
  6. 6
    Sayeh, The Office Stylist | October 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Those macarons look too pretty to be real and eat them!! lol The drink looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing these recipes! Now Halloween doesn’t have to be just for kids!! I’m too inspired!! Love it!
    -Sayeh, The Office Stylist
    http://www.TheOfficeStylist.com

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    • Chanel Dror | October 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Sayeh! We love making Halloween chic and stylish 🙂

      Reply
  7. 7
    Alexandra Serna | October 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Now I really want to have a Halloween party!! #nevertoooldforHalloween #pumpkinmacarons

    Reply
  8. 8
    Marlene | October 28, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Wow! Such lovely ideas here! I especially love the glassware you are showing here. Where can I find any of the pieces?

    Reply
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