Spooky Halloween Cocktails To Drink This Halloween

While it may be one of the scariest nights of the year, it can also be the most fun and creative with costumes, food and our favorite drinks. We’ve compiled a list of cocktails you won’t want to miss from apple based drinks to candy corn, we’ve got you covered. No tricks here, all treats!


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Light My Fire

  • 1.5 oz NOLET’S Gin

  • .75 oz homemade cucumber and rosemary cordial

  • .75 oz lime juice

Method: Shaken served on a highball topped with champagne garnish a dehydrated lime and rosemary topped with .25 oz of burned chartreuse


 Candy Corn Gimlet

Candy Corn Gimlet

Candy Corn Gimlet

By Head Bartender Nick Rini of Refinery Rooftop.

Inspiration for cocktail: "I really like to take things people think are really sweet and make them sexy, especially during Halloween when everything is candied. This drink is a play on a vodka gimlet but with candy corn infused vodka that I make."

Recipe:

  • 2oz candy corn vodka

  • 1oz lime juice

  • .75oz simple syrup

  • .5oz liquid egg white

  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

Method: Combine all of the above ingredients together, shake hard, and strain into a coupe


 The Blood in Hand

The Blood in Hand

The Blood in Hand

by Tullamore D.E.W. Ambassador Tim Herlihy

Ingredients

  • 1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

  • 1 part Cherry Liqueur (preferably Cherry Heering)                        

  • 1 part Sweet Vermouth             

  • 1 part Orange juice, freshly squeezed                            

Method: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.  Shake, and strain into a rocks glass


 Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Ofrenda 

by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Ambassador

Ingredients

  • 2 Parts Milagro Reposado

  • 1 Part Fresh Mandarin Juice

  • 1/2 Part Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1/4 Part Green Cardamom (Orange Blossom) Honey Syrup

  • 1/2 Part Egg White

Method: Put all ingredients into a Boston shaker, add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass/coupe. Garnish with Edible Marigold.


Vampire Kiss 

 Vampire Kiss

Vampire Kiss

by Glenfiddich Ambassador Allan Roth

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Glenfiddich Project XX

  • ½ part sweet vermouth

  • ¼ part olosoro sherry

  • ¼ part tawny port

  • 2 dashes whisky barrel aged bitters

  • Orange peel, to garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients except the orange peel in a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a coupe.  Express the orange peel over the cocktail and discard.


 Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

  • 2 oz Hibiscus-infused D’USSE Cognac

  • 1 oz Rose Water

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla bean syrup

  • 2 dashes Cinnamon Syrup

  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco

GARNISH: Red rose petal

Method: Add D’USSE, rose water, vanilla syrup, and cinnamon bitters into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Martini & Rossi Prosecco and garnish with a rose petal.


 Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire East Gin

  • .75 parts Pumpkin puree

  • .5 part Xante Pear Brandy

  • .5 part Simple syrup

  • .75 part Lemon juice

  • .5 part Egg white

GARNISH: Pear slices and cinnamon

Method: Combine ingredients and shake hard, serving up or down in glass. Garnish with pear slices and cinnamon.


 Geb’s Reviver

Geb’s Reviver

Geb’s Reviver

  • 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin

  • .75 oz Pineapple lemon oleo

  • .5 oz Lemon juice

  • .5 tsp Matcha powder

GARNISH: Dehydrated rhubarb & carrot powder

Method: Shake gin, lemon, juice and matcha powder and pour into glass. Top with Oleo foam, dusting powder garnish on top.


 Old Orchard

Old Orchard

Old Orchard

  • 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin

  • .75 oz Apple Cider

  • .5 oz Amaro Montenegro

  • 1 barspoon Maple syrup

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

GARNISH: Angostura-stained apple fan, cracked black pepper

Method: Shake ingredients and strain into a rocks glass. Top with apple fan and black pepper.


Black Mamba,

 Black Mamba

Black Mamba

Courtesy of Hudson’s - Mixologist, Roman Tartakovsky

  • 2 oz Blavod

  • 1 oz Chambord

  • 1 oz Bols Amor Parfait

  • ½ oz Blue Curacao

  • Fig Garnish

  • **Dry Ice**

Method: Pour Vodka, Chambord, BOLS, and Curacao into mixing glass, Add generous amount of ice, stir. Prepare Martini Glass with ice to chill. Dump ice out of martini glass. Pour stirred martini into chill glass. Garnish with fig


Witching Hour 

by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mattias Horsema

Ingredients:

 Witching Hour

Witching Hour

  • 3 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

  • .5 Part Chambord

  • 1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 Part Lavender Syrup

  • Dry Sparkling Wine (to top off)


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