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A 2022 Halloween Special

Lace up your boots, charge up your proton packs, and serve yourself a glass of ecto cooler because it’s time to bust the ghosts with a 2022 Halloween Special from your favorite podcast spooks!

Listen:

Barghest Cryptid & Cocktail Sips & Spirits

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Busting Ghosts in the Halloween Special Spirit

This episode was a different format from our usual ones, kicking it off by introducing our costumes and cocktail inspired by said facades. As we discussed our costume plans, we deviated a bit, discussing each of our initial introductions to our favorite Queen of Camp, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Costumes were a mishmash of store-bought and closet-crafting, but all Ghostbusters themed. Erick dressed in the standard Ghostbusters gear with costume pieces consisting of a Ghostbusters jumpsuit from Spirit Halloween (same for the kids as mentioned in the episode) and tank top from FlexComics. Chelsea’s look was a Ghostbusting Elvira look that used costume pieces including a romper from Foxblood, patches from Athena Brands and boots from BAIT Footwear. She made the Elvira wig herself.

Be sure to check back in post-Halloween for photos of our full costumes.

What’s on the menu?

Inspired by Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler of 1989, this citrus-flavored drink from Hi-C is making a comeback as a cocktail for our Halloween special. Notes of lime and orange make this green guzzler perfect to enjoy while busting some ghosts.

Ingredient Inspiration

This episode’s cocktail is inspired by our costumes which are thanks to our children’s choice for the family theme. The beauty of this cocktail is that we can make the adult version for us and one similar to the original Ecto Cooler for the littles.

Halloween, Day of the Dead and Our Traditions Through the Years

Our special was full of Halloween spirit. We kicked off our discussions with what Halloween and Day of the Dead mean to both Erick and Chelsea as individuals. We then moved on to our annual traditions that have transformed from childhood, to dating life and practices we now adopt with our children.

What IS a Halloween Movie?

We moved on to the topic of our favorite Halloween practice, watching movies and “attempted” to define what exactly counts as a horror movie. Chelsea dropped a shocking revelation about a very popular horror film that she wouldn’t consider contains the spirit of Halloween. The conversation then moved to some of our favorite flicks to enjoy all season long.

What is your favorite movie to watch on Halloween night?

Last Call

We had so much fun putting this episode together and are already brainstorming ideas for how to make this more exciting and engaging for you in 2023! If you have anything you’d like bought to the menu next year, be sure to reach out and let us know!

Close Your Tab

Thank you so much for joining us around the bar. We hope you’ll stay tuned for even more spooky sips very soon.

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