Easy Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Easy Halloween Cocktail Recipe with Bacardi Rum


My favourite Rum in the whole world is Bacardi Rum. This past weekend my agency G of G Inc had me partner with Bacardi Canada to serve up some delicious Halloween inspired cocktails. I have come up with my own version of the Zombie cocktail it’s easy and delicious and the best part is you can also adapt this drink into a punch bowl sized beverage to be enjoyed at parties, events and showers during any season not just Halloween.

1 oz. Bacardi Superior rum
1 oz. Bacardi Black rum
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz orange juice
1 tsp. grenadine syrup
1 tsp. superfine sugar or stevia
Garnish with Cherry and Orange Slice

Drink photo is from The Cooking Channel 



Easy DIY Zombie Halloween Costume

DIY Zombie Halloween Costume 

  1. Find an old school or distressed t shirt like this awesome one I found thrifting that literally says zombies on it.
  2. Use pale makeup to cover your entire face including lips , you want to look dead so making your lips look colorless is a good way to give off the corpse look.
  3. Use a light red blood toned blush on cheeks as a hint of color , line your eyes and use a good mascara to make them really pop. I have blue eyes and I am happy with the way they look however some people like to use contacts to make their eyes look even more spooky.
  4. For the hairstyle, go for the rats nest disheveled I’ve been eating people all day sort of look. I recommend to wash it the day before your Halloween event and when you wake up in the morning spray it with hairspray and tease and backcomb it really big, I add a few curls to make it look more stylish but the backcombing and hairspray give the locks a wild look.
  5. Take fake blood and put it all over your face neck and body to make it look like you are the undead feasting.
  6. For the bottom half depending on where you are going you could be more casual with jeans and sneakers or for the evening look make it more sexy with black leather leggings and heels or booties.

Anyone of any gender or age can make this easy costume with a few modifications or personal touches. Have 2 Halloween parties? Make night 2 a zombie version of night 1 costume.  Choose themed clothing or costumes  some examples are saved by the bell 90’s fashion, stranger things character or your favorite celebrity, a pregnant woman might include a zombie baby doll tummy. Whatever costume you like for Halloween just use the above DIY zombie costume steps in addition to your favorite Halloween costume.



How to be more popular at parties and social gatherings

Tips for being popular at parties and social gatherings
Treat others how you would like to be treated
1. Remember others names
Calling someone by name and taking the time to remember a name in this busy society goes a long way in making lasting positive impressions on others. Science has proven that we remember things in three’s so I like to have three pathways set up to remember names.
  • First I makeup a rhyme like for Robert, Robert Bobert
  • I then connect Robert to someone I know “Robert is Becky’s husband” or “Robert like my Uncle Robert”
  • My final connection is made by saying the name back to Robert three times
  • “How are you Robert” “ Helen have you and Robert seen the latest movie?” “do you have any pets Robert?”
2. Ask open ended questions
People like to be listened to and some people are shy, avoid yes or no questions that block the flow of conversation and use open ended questions an example of an open-ended question is “what is your favorite restaurant and why?” an example of a question that blocks the flow of conversation would be “do you like food?”
3. Shift the Conversation from yourself to others to allow others to talk about themselves.
I used to be a nervous rambler and anytime I met someone I would nervously talk about myself, this lead me to knowing little about people that I met in life and always being left with a feeling of longing to see them again to ask more questions. I made it my mission to learn as much as possible about others and share as little as possible about myself unless of course I am asked and then I provide short concise answers, this way others are left wanting to learn more and you leave knowing a lot about your new social connections.
4. Use body language to show others you are interested in them
Making eye contact with others who are speaking and leaning in or mirroring others body language goes a long way in making others feel more comfortable and want to be around you. When making eye contact remember to look down then back up every few seconds so you don’t come across too intense. If you are speaking, make sure to use your eyes to engage with everyone fairly especially in groups of three.
5. Do not exclude others
Get togethers are for making friends and being social be mindful not to create circles that exclude other people from joining because you will miss out on building new relationships and may make others feel secluded or left out. Treat others how you yourself would like to be treated, chances are high that if you find yourself at the same get together as another person that you are likely to see them again so don’t be rude.

Never Be Rude                Always Be Polite


As Promised the worst party fails I have experienced
The first party fail happened at a wedding cocktail hour, a group of women who were long time girlfriends made a statement exclusively taking pictures together and getting other women to take the pictures while others awkwardly watched and felt left out.The girls should have made the energy more open by gathering everyone together to feel included and asking a wedding staff person to take the photo for a keepsake for the bride and groom of the special blend of friends.
The next party fail moment was at a get together where two women were clearly sitting next to one another texting to make fun of someone in the room, not sure if it was me but it felt like it because when people do rude things it makes everyone feel uncomfortable. Phone bullying is rude whether someone is trying to embarrass someone on an Instagram video or snapchat or people in the room are clearly texting each other and making fun of someone in the room the behavior is obvious and repels all good people who make life better while attracting all the people who are drama and make life worse.
The final party fail was where one woman had a low cut dress and had a wardrobe malfunction, instead of quietly pulling the woman aside this woman savagely yells across a table full of people that this woman is exposing herself, even if she was which she wasn’t you pull someone aside and quietly let them know they have a wardrobe malfunction or lipstick on their teeth, calling people out and embarrassing them is very rude and just makes the rude person seem jealous and petty.
The photo is from The Store on Queen Tea Party the owners of this Toronto store Vava and Angela also known as Hubby and Wifey are always the most fun women to party with. 

The Best things to do in Toronto for Halloween


Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace), 7-11 pm. $40-$45. To October 31. legendsofhorror.ca

Casa Loma has been transformed into a huge haunted house. Inside the house are a number of classic horror characters. The Castle has a two Kilometre trail beginning at the lower garden then through all of the winding and dark corners of the Castle.


Toronto Island (99 Harbour Square), 7:40-11:40 pm. $25. To October 31. spookylagoon.com

This is Toronto’s newest haunted horror. The Spooky Lagoon is a boat tour that sets out to discover the truth behind the 1815 murder of the first lighthouse keeper JP Radelmuller, a bootlegger who was believed to have been taken out by soldiers from Old Fort York. You can do this tour any weekend in October, maybe if you are lucky you will witness some of the nexplained lights and shadowy forms.


Colborne Lodge (11 Colborne Lodge), various times for adults, families and children. $27.50-$32.50. October 21 to 26. highpark.org

For the West end crowd, the High Park walk is the perfect scary adventure. Walk the trails at on of the cities most frequently visited outdoor attraction. The tour explores the grounds where you learm ghostly tales such as the death on Grenadier park and a visit to the Colborne Lodge house which is reportedly haunted by its former lady owner Jemimah Howard.


16 Fleming (Brampton). $5-$7. Daytime 11 am-5 pm, October 27-31. Night time, 7-10:30 pm, October 27, 28 & 31. grimmgrounds.com

This Scare Maze is complete with live actors, special fx, lights, sounds and props. This years theme is demons and the French revolution. Just a short drive from Toronto this attraction is a favourite of mine. Daytime walks are also available for younger children and are modified to be less terrifying than the night attractions.


Tickets are priced at $25.00 for adults, $16.50 for post-secondary students and youth ages 17 and under, and $21.50 for seniors ago.ca

The Art Gallery of Ontario offers a glimpse into the mind of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Over 450 items on display contained in the bleak house, 95 Artist items, 1600 comics and 2000 rarely seen books from the historical library. See life-sized figures of del Toro’s most visually striking monsters, such as The Faun and Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth), the Angel of Death (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Santi’s Ghost (The Devil’s Backbone), personal notebooks, silicone figures of characters from films and special items selected by del Toro.

 Ghosts, castles and haunted walks: Some scary things to do in Toronto as Halloween approaches Halloween Guide –
Special Thanks to CBC and Now Magazine for providing  some of the information for this post


Veuve Clicqout Apple Pie Mimosa

Mimosas are making a huge comeback in 2017. Bridal and wedding showers, weekend brunch and parties are just some of the occasions where mimosas are a popular drink of choice. Mimosas are traditionally served as a mixture of Orange juice and Champagne and they are world famous for being refreshing and light to drink. The Mimosa is named after a bright yellow blossoming flower that can be found in the South of Mexico and throughout the South and Central America’s.

Battle of the Mimosa

The origin of the mimosa is up for debate as some believe the beverage was invented at The Ritz Hotel in Paris France in the year 1925 by Frank Meier and others believe that Frank the French bartender stole the idea from a London England tavern that called their mimosa “Buck’s Fizz” The difference between the two Mimosas a the Ritz uses a 50/50 ratio while Bucks opts for a sweeter version with 75 percent orange juice to champagne.

Apple Pie Mimosa

  1. Take One Champagne Flute
  2. In a bowl mix together equal parts of Brown sugar and White sugar, season the sugar to your desired taste using Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Ginger
  3. Dip the Champagne Flute in Apple Cider and rim the Flute in the Sugar mixture
  4. You can then choose to make your mimosa the Ritz way (50 % Veuve Clicqout Champagne Brut by Veuve Clicquot and 50% Apple Cider) or the Buzz Fizz way (25% Veuve Clicqout Champagne Brut by Veuve Clicquot and 75% Apple Cider
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4  because you won’t want to drink just one