Cocktail specialist Funkin is supporting bars, pubs and clubs this Halloween with 1,200 bar kits and a pumpkin-carving competition for bar staff.
Available from October, the serving kits, decoration kits and giveaway kits will help outlets to transform themselves into a perfect Halloween hangout.
Bars will be provided with an assortment of specially designed Funkin-branded items including ceramic or plastic skull tiki mugs, bar mats, drink umbrellas, glow-in-the-dark stirrers, tent cards, cobwebs, bunting, drink menus and glow sticks, plus tasty Funkin lollipops so consumers can have their own “trick or treat” to take home.
To get staff into the Halloween spirit, Funkin is challenging bars to a pumpkin-carving competition. Entrants can show off their creative carving skills by uploading their handiwork as an image or video onto Funkin’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/funkincocktails for a chance to win Halloween-themed prizes. Click “like” to be kept up to date on confirmed competition details.
Funkin chief executive Andrew King said: “We are excited to offer pubs, bars and restaurants the opportunity to take part in Halloween activities no matter how big or small, with these new kits that will help our customers drive sales.
“The importance of Halloween, swiftly followed by Bonfire night, is vital to the on-trade and a great cocktail opportunity as cocktails outsell wine and beer on special occasions.
“Making cocktails easy is at the core of our business and we have created three simple, great-tasting Halloween cocktails that allow staff to serve consistent quality drinks to more customers at one of the busiest times of year.”
100ml Funkin Brazilian
50ml Dark rum
Pour Funkin Brazilian over ice, sink the grenadine and crown with dark rum. Garnish with lime and orange wedges and a sprig of mint
Dead Celeb Cooler
100ml Funkin Hollywood
25ml Vanilla vodka
Shake all ingredients and pour over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange wedge
Ruined Daiquiri (pictured top)
100ml Funkin Strawberry Daiquiri
Shake all ingredients and pour over fresh ice. Garnish with a strawberry or orange peel