Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

“Hold the dark holiday in your palms, Bite it, swallow it and survive, Come out the far black tunnel of el Día de Muerte And be glad, ah so glad you are… alive! Calavera…Calavera…”  -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree If you’re looking for the complete Halloween experience with costume contests, spooky cocktails, food and music, then celebrate at the Tuck Room NYC’s Halloween Party on … Continue reading Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the neighborhood and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming night of little costumed ghouls and goblins than sipping on a pumpkin … Continue reading Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Get in the “Spirit” of Halloween with a Spooky Smoked Maple Cakes Cocktail

Prepping your home for the invasion of little goblins and ghouls on Halloween is a festive occasion. While your hanging decorations and pouring treats in the cauldron, whip up a tasty delight for yourself. After all, you deserve a bit of play time too. Continue reading Get in the “Spirit” of Halloween with a Spooky Smoked Maple Cakes Cocktail

Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and offerings for those that have passed on. Dia de los … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

Red and Black Candy Apples

October 2017, Basil & Salt Magazine Staff Each season we are search for new recipes, tips, tricks, decor and everything Halloween.   Caramel and candied apples are always on the menu and these beauties by Matt Bites have us bubbling and brewing in the kitchen. Ebony branches poked inside shiny black and red gleaming apples will add a festive and spooky touch to the Halloween … Continue reading Red and Black Candy Apples

The Origins of Trick or Treating

There are many ways we celebrate Halloween and trick or treat is the most popular choice.  As a child, I remember flying through my front door after school, donning my ebony witchy costume, blacking out a tooth or two with wax and pulling my pointy hat down hurriedly on my head.   I grabbed my orange plastic pumpkin and relished that deliciously wicked feeling when I … Continue reading The Origins of Trick or Treating