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Delicious Halloween Treats for your Halloween Party

October 23, 2013
Are you having a spook-tacular Halloween party but at a loss for what scary themed treats to create for your guests? The perfect Halloween treats for your Halloween party can be a hard choice but with these great Halloween treat recipes, you won't have to worry about what's happening in the kitchen and can focus on making the best costume. Below are a couple of Shooters Wood Fire Grill's favorite Halloween treats that will satisfy any taste bud!

Halloween S'mores

Here's a twist on a favorite snack, transforming s'mores into awesome Halloween treats. These Halloween treats are sure to be Halloween Party favorites.

Halloween Treats | Halloween Party | Shooters Wood Fire Grill

Graham Crackers
Nutella (Or other Chocolate/Hazelnut spread)
Marshmallow Cream
Sprinkles (Halloween themed best)

1. Break Graham Crackers into desired size
2. Spread Nutella and Marshmallow Cream on Graham Crackers (as much or as little as desired)
3. Place another Graham Cracker on top to create a sandwich
4. Shake sprinkles around sides where Nutella and Marshmallow Cream are overflowing
5. Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds
This Halloween treat is sure to get everyone loving this camp-side favorite.

Peanut Butter Eyeballs
I've got my eye on you - okay really these spooky Peanut Butter Eyeballs do. What better for a Halloween party than some eerie Halloween treats that not only are delicious but give you a scare?

½ cup of Peanut Butter
3 tablespoons of Butter
1 cup of Powered Sugar
8 oz of Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating
Black Icing
Red Food Coloring
*Wax Paper

1. Mix together in a bowl the peanut butter and softened butter 
2. Add powered sugar to mixture
3. Create 1 inch balls with the mixture
4. Put these on wax paper and allow to “dry” for 20-30 minutes
5. Melt chopped Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating (microwave or melt in saucepan on stove top)
6. Dip the peanut butter balls into candy coating and allow for excess to drip off. Place the coated peanut butter balls onto wax paper and then put in refrigerator to allow to dry.
7. Use red food coloring to draw “veins” on whites of the peanut butter eye balls to create bloodshot appearance
8. Place dot of black icing in center of the “eye” to create pupil
Always have an eye out during your Halloween party with these Halloween treats — or at least until they have all been gobbled up.

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Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes
*Not for anyone under 21 years of age
Another great Halloween treat for all those 21 or older is a delicious Pumpkin Bourbon shake. If you want to make these alcohol free, follow the same instructions minus the alcohol.

4 1/2 cartons Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Bourbon
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
About 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (preferably freshly ground)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Whip Cream (optional)

1. Put a third of ice cream, pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, and bourbon into blender along with spices. Blend.
2. Pour into individual glasses
3. Top with whip cream (optional)
This delicious Halloween treat is fun and will have you drinking down to the last drop.

Not hosting your own Halloween party but craving some delicious food and drinks? Stop by Shooters Wood Fire Grill for top of the line cuisine and our full service bar! Shooters Wood Fire Grill has an extensive menu, offering delicious dishes for everyone and awesome Happy Hour specials on some of your favorite alcoholic beverages. 

Shooters Wood Fire Grill Drinking Guide: Difference between Bourbon and Whiskey

October 8, 2013
Shooters Wood Fire Grill not only has an awesome happy hour and frequent drink specials, but a full service bar makes finding a favorite easy. But when it comes to choosing between Jack and Jim do you know the difference? The difference between bourbon and whiskey is an easy one, but often the two are confused. Let's delve a little deeper into these famous drinks of choice.

So let's get this straight…all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. Wait, what? That's right, you read it right. One main difference between bourbon and whiskey is that whiskey is created from mash of grain and aged in oak barrels, while bourbon is made in oak barrels with charcoal on the inside. The grains can include wheat, rye, barley, and corn for whiskey. Whiskey is at least 190 proof and bottled at no less than 80% alcohol content. 

Another main difference between bourbon and whiskey lies in the law. According to law, for a whiskey to be bourbon it must be made in America. Another stipulation is that bourbon must be made from at least 51% Indian corn and no more than 79% Indian corn. In addition another difference between bourbon and whiskey is that bourbon must be aged for at least 2 years, while most whiskey is aged for 7 years. With both products nothing is allowed to be added for flavor or coloring. 

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The state of Kentucky is the only state that can print its name on a bottle of bourbon. The name of Bourbon roots from a county named Bourbon County Kentucky which was named for a French family who helped shipped distilled spirits down the Mississippi River. To compete with Kentucky Bourbon whiskeys, other regions started to make their own brews and the Tennessee whiskey was born, flaunting a hint of maple-syrup. For many the difference between bourbon and whiskey are simply the roots of the beverage. Many lovers of bourbon may only claim bourbon due to their love of Kentucky and dismiss whiskey due to the link to Tennessee, and vice versa. 

Now that you know the difference between bourbon and whiskey; what exactly are some great brands to drink of each? Jim Beam is hearty bourbon with roots from Kentucky. Another great treat for bourbon is Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, which will settle nice with its rich and heavy taste. Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek will sooth any taste for excellent brewed bourbon. Needing a taste of whiskey? Johnnie Walker or Jameson whiskeys are great for any whiskey lover's tastes. Jack Daniels is another hard hitting whiskey hailing from Tennessee. All of these are top hitting liquors, no matter your preference. 

Stop on by Shooters Wood Fire Grill for only the best in drinks in Rapid City. Shooters Wood Fire Grill's full service bar offers top shelf drinking experiences for everyone! Visit our website for some of our latest drink specials. 

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