Tuesday, October 4, 2011


As you all know Halloween is my favorite holiday and one of the reasons for that is all the fun parties you get to go to. I am so happy that author Vanessa Morgan dropped by to give us some of her favorite beverage recipes. I can’t wait to try one at my next party. And now here is Vanessa.

Want to celebrate Halloween with some rich and comforting pumpkin treats? The following drinks add warmth and zest to cold October nights.

Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream LiqueurHarvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
Pumpkin pie spice, rich vanilla, brown sugar and other Halloween-related flavors are combined into a suave cream liqueur. A perfect bedtime sip on a windy autumn evening, the Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur from Heaven Hill Distilleries comes into 750ml bottles at 12,5%.
Trick or Treat Pumpkin Coffee
Trick or Treat Pumpkin Coffee Latte
I usually never drink coffee, but I gladly make an exception when there’s pumpkin involved. The cute Halloween package of the Trick or Treat Pumpkin Coffee Latte alone is enough to recapture the spirit of Halloween. The taste of pumpkin is rather discreet, so if you’re a pumpkin addict like me, you might want to add a little extra pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin WineThree Lakes Pumpkin wine
Three Lakes prides itself on having made the first and only wine entirely made out of pie pumpkins. It was originally conceived for the October Pumpkin Fest and has become so in-demand that it is now sold year-round. The Pumpkin Wine has a smooth, semi-sweet touch similar to a traditional Chardonnay.
Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea
Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea
Bigelow has a delightful collection of tea flavors to suit every season and holiday. Their Eggnog Tea is a real classic and so is their Pumpkin Spice Tea – a mouthwatering mix of black tea, natural pumpkin flavors, cinnamon, licorice root, clover and ginger.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
Pumpkin spice hot cocoa has never been commercialized as such (at least not to my knowing), but it’s a rich, round Halloween treat that you can easily prepare at home. Heat a cup of almond milk and mix with 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add pumpkin pie spice to taste for a smooth and satisfying hot drink that will warm the hearts of friends and family.

Thanks so much Vanessa for taking the time to share these great recipes with us, and bringing  some festive fun our way. Find out more about Vanessa’s spooktacular  work below.  
About Vanessa
You probably love being frightened on Halloween, so why not try one or more of Vanessa Morgan’s creepy books as they’ll guarantee a good scare for the nights leading up to Halloween. Vanessa Morgan is a screenwriter and novelist and has been called the ‘female version of Stephen King’. She’s also behind the popular online comic Avalon Cat Cartoons (http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com). She lives in Belgium and is currently writing a vampire movie for Radowski Films. You can find out more about her at http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com.

Drowned Sorrow

Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan is the story of a remote New England village where water has become a supernatural element that can think… and kill. An overprotective mother discovers its secret, but by the time she realizes that her daughter’s life is in danger, it might already be too late. Drowned Sorrow was inspired by horror movies such as The Ring, The Wicker Man, Dark Water and Dagon. It has been called the scariest novel of the year, so be careful what you are getting yourself into.

The Strangers Outside

The Strangers Outside: Two sisters return to their remote holiday cabin after a day at the seaside, but little do they know they’re being surrounded. Soon after their arrival, the girls will come face to face with the strangers outside. When the assailants make their intentions known, things take a shockingly terrible turn and an intense battle for survival will begin. The Strangers Outside has recently been turned into a film starring Pierre Lekeux and Iulia Alexandra Nastase.

The Strangers Outside movie images used in music video

Happy Reading everyone,


  1. I must try the coffe and tea. I drink about two pots of coffe a day and would die for a pumpkin flavore cup. Fab post. Thanks for all the great ideas for fall drinks!!

  2. Curious to try those drinks... pumpkin liquor sounds good... looks like a Halloween Baileys :-) The video is great also... spooky stuff!

  3. Thanks for sharing those yummy-sounding drinks Vanessa! I want to try them all! I saw your post over at "A Nest For All Seasons".

  4. Hi,

    I came over for the guest blog. I love pumpkin drinks.

    I'm a dark fiction author as well.


    P.S. Your blog is spooktacular. *grins* Newest follower...


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