The Patronous Spell Cocktail {Entertaining & Recipes}

A cocktail party needs cocktails. Obviously. So, in preparing for my Harry Potter cocktail party on October 29th, I am going to be posting some ideas on my blog of cocktails that fit the theme, are tasty and don’t require $90 worth of liquor to make. Simple, snazzy. My motto.

Today, we’ll be making a Patronous Spell cocktail inspired by the folks over at True Lemon. One day I was on Twitter, and I asked for some ideas, and the lovely social media rep from their company suggested making something called a Patronous Spell, and it stuck with me. Mostly because Patron=tequila=love.

But, I had to make it sorta creative and very Halloween. And very Harry Potter. For this cocktail, I used a photo I saw on Pinterest that reminded me of Ron’s awful fear of spiders.

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Off we go.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought a pack of ice trays and then I went to Dollar Tree to snag up a bag of spiders. Total cost thus far: $2.50

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I snipped off the ring part of the spiders using scissors, and then I soaked all the spiders in some hot water. These will be in glasses that people will be drinking from, so I felt this was absolutely necessary. I rinsed them really well because I didn’t want soapy ice cubes.

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Put a spider in each compartment:

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I had to kinda put them sideways so they’d fit properly. I filled them with water, let them freeze a few hours, and got to brainstorming a creepy drink.

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I wanted something my friends would enjoy drinking, and most of us love margaritas. We also love strong drinks, so I knew what cast of ingredients I needed.

The Patronous Spell Ingredients:

-Patron (or any cheap tequila): 1.5 oz per serving

-Pomegranate Margarita Mix: 4 oz per serving

-True Lime: a pinch/dash per serving

-Salt for garnishing, if desired

-Spider ice cubes: about 5-6 per glass

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I took a glass, and filled it with ice cube spiders. Creepy, eh?

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I like how some of the legs stick out of the ice cube. Honestly? Well, yeah, it’s kinda creepy.

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Another spider trying to escape his frigid future.

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Sprinkle a dash of the True Lime into the glass, pour all liquids in, swirl around with a straw, and you got yourself a fantastic, easy, impressive cocktail. This would be good for any Halloween party. You could even make a bunch of ice cubes in advance and keep them in a bowl so you don’t need to buy tons of ice trays. The pomegranate mix gives it a murky, weird color.

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Doesn’t look really appetizing. So, you could always use food coloring to make it a rich, bright color OR, you could get creative with this $5 light bulb from Home Depot.

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I have this bulb in a floor lamp, and let me show you what it can do to a drink display with just the click of a button (the lightbulb has a button where you can change the colors- neat!):

It can be red:

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It can be green:

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And it can be blue:

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That light bulb is such an inexpensive way to add instant flare and ambiance to a party, food/drink display or an entrance. Neat, right? It’s just an entertaining tip I wanted to share with ya. The best part about this cocktail? Even when the glass is empty, it still makes for some spooky décor.

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There ya have it. The Patronous Spell.

Are there any Halloween cocktail recipes you love? Are you bewitched by my yummy Patronous Spell?

I’ll be back tomorrow with a DIY Halloween wreath using some lovely craft products, and I’ll also have more news on my big news: I’m a Kmart Latina Smart Ambassador! Me? I know! Crazy. I am so psyched and honored to be part of these great opportunities.

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6 Comments

  1. Mrs. Wonder
    September 22, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    I am passing this along to a relative, she is just turning 21 and is obsessed with harry Potter.

  2. Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    September 22, 2011 / 6:36 pm

    LOVE THIS! Love the Harry Potter reference! Love the fun ice cubes! And LOVE the idea for the lighting! 🙂 Very cool! I still maintain, if I lived anywhere near you, I would SO wanna be at that party! haha! OH. And I voted. 🙂

  3. Stef at TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com
    September 22, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    I LOVE this idea! You're so creative! Question for you… what's "True Lime"?

  4. Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones
    September 23, 2011 / 2:09 am

    This is FABULOUS i'll be headed to the store to grab some spiders!!

  5. Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
    October 3, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Very cool!

  6. Ashleigh and Tiffani
    December 16, 2011 / 7:22 am

    Omigosh! I love this idea! How adorable is that for Halloween! I am you lateest follower. I currently live in Spain and blog about our life here. I wrote a cookbook about Spanish food and wine/cocktails with my friend and now that we are working on our second book, we have started a blog for our books…we hope you'll follow us too!

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