Wales Co-operative Centre

Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru

Spooky Fair Trade Spirits

leave a comment »

The party season is upon us once again, and no self respecting Halloween ‘do’ could possibly be without a fine selection of cocktails. If only said drinks could help disadvantaged third world communities…

…Well, they can. Here’s some hellish themed cocktail recipes that use Fair Trade spirits from the lovely people at “Fair.”, the world’s first line of fair trade certified premium spirits. (

Fair Trade Black Magic

1 ½ oz. Fair. Vodka
¾ Fair. Café
Dash of Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir gently. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Fair Trade Red Zombie

1 ½ oz Fair. Vodka
3 oz. Tomato Juice
½ tsp. Finely Grated Horseradish
1 tsp. Barbecue Sauce
3 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
3 Dashes Tabasco Sauce
½ tsp. Finely Chopped Chipotle en Adobo
Pinch of Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Generous Squeeze of Lime Juice
Pinch of Celery Seeds

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with eye balls, laid across the rim of the glass*.

*1 Celery Stick
2 Large Green Olives
2 Lychee Fruits

Cut the end of a stalk of celery so it measures 5-6 inches long and split the stick in half lengthwise. Slide the green olives into two lychee fruits to make eye balls and push the thin celery stick through both as a garnish.

Fair Trade Black Widow

1 ½ oz. Fair. Vodka
3 oz Dark Grape Juice
1 teaspoon of raw sugar
4 slices of fresh ginger
4 blackberries
2 blackberries to garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle together the blackberries, ginger and sugar. Add Fair. Vodka and dark grape juice. Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries.

For further inspiration, visit

The Wales Co-operative Centre offers help and support to businesses in Wales who would like to adopt a Fair Trade policy.


Written by walescoopwill

October 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: