Here at Smokin’ Bean, Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year. Scary films, trick or treating, eating loads of sweets – what’s not to love? One of our favourite things to do is make loads of our Halloween drinks, so we’ve shortlisted the spookiest ones. And the best part? We are going to share them with you. See what you think.
Scaring things off..
Our Spiced Flat White
Don’t be fooled by its size, this spooky little number has a double espresso and spices to give you a lift. The spicy chai mixed with the creamy milk and the shot of caffeine is a match made in heaven – or should we say – hell.
To make it you’ll need:
-Double shot of espresso
-Mumbai Railway Chai Powder
Add a double to 7oz glass, then add a teaspoon of Mumbai Chai, a splash of milk and mix. Then topped up with steamed milk.
Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
This one is our favourite to curl up and watch a scary film with (you can even make this one at home). Who doesn’t love a velvety hot chocolate with a added hint of spooky spice (ok, we’ll stop now)?
To make this, you’ll need:
-20g of Chocolate powder (we like to use our Chocolate Abyss 40% to give it a rich flavour)
-2 pumps of DaVinci Spiced Pumpkin Syrup
-Bat Stencil (optional)
Add the chocolate powder to a mug and mix with hot water. Now add the syrup and whisk. Top up with steamed milk. Lastly, to make the drink look spooktacular, use the bat stencil and chocolate dust. You can even add little ghosts (or marshmallows) to it. And if you’re not curled up on the sofa, add a shot of espresso to give this baby a boost.
Next up, our Golden Turmeric Chai
Ok, so we know what you’re thinking: turmeric? Is this a trick or is this a treat? But this is so tasty & warming, just be carefully to not over do it. Its the perfect blend of turmeric, coconut blossom sugar, warming ginger, cayenne, masala chai extract and black pepper. The subtle flavour of vanilla & cinnamon with just the right amount of spice, we love it. This is great to warm you up.
To make this spicy little number you’ll need:
-1 tsp Turmeric Powder (of course)
-1 tsp Panela Sugar (this is natural sugar to balance out all the sweets we’ve eaten)
-2 pumps DaVinci Vanilla or Cinnamon syrup
Add the turmeric powder to a cup with a splash of hot water and mix. Add the panela and your choice of syrup and top up with steamed milk.
Spiced Beet Flat White
It wouldn’t be Halloween without something red right? This is the perfect blend of sweet and spice and we love the colour, tell us you wouldn’t want to try this.
To make it you’ll need:
-1/2 tsp Beetroot Powder
-2 pumps DaVinci Spiced Chai Syrup
Add the beetroot powder and syrup with a splash of steamed milk to a cup. Then top with steamed milk and dust with a little beetroot powder (or more if you want to make it a little more gory).
Ok, so some of these drinks are a little scary but it wouldn’t be Halloween without something scary right? Like watching a scary film, screaming at the TV “don’t go down there!” but we both know they are going to do it. You have to be brave, eat that weird sweet, peep behind the pillow and watch the scary part, open that door in the haunted house or try one of these. Tell us what you think (and if it really was scary). Tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #smokinbeanies.
By Robyn Chamberlain-Webber
Smokin’ Bean Marketing Assistant