10 Cocktails for Halloween

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10 Cocktails for Halloween

Your Deadpool costume fits. Sort of. You have all the candy. Sort of. But the kids and the dog have taken most of the blame for the mysteriously missing peanut butter cups. You have your trick-or-treat route, party schedule, or freaky-deaky in-home Haunted House all mapped out. But you don’t have your signature Scary-Ass Cocktail.


Maybe we can help. Here are a few suggestions pulled from a worldwide (or at least multi-regional) panel of Spooky Drink-meisters.

Pumpkin Flip

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Recipe via NOLET’s

1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin 
1 oz. Pumpkin Puree 
1 Whole Egg 
.5 oz. Maple Syrup 
1 Bar Spoon Sugar 

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about one minute). Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass. Dust the top with nutmeg to garnish.

The Jimadores Paloma

Created by Cody Goldstein

2 oz. Patrón Reposado
3 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Smoke Hibiscus Syrup
5 dashes of Peychaud Bitters
5 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Ginger beer to fill
Pinch of Salt
Grapefruit snake peel as garnish

Directions: Add grapefruit, lime, salt and Patrón into shake. Add with ice and shake for 5 seconds. Straining into a Collins glass and fill with ginger beer. Pour Hibiscus Syrup on top and dash Bitters as well. Snake Grapefruit peel inside glass.

The Sacrifice
Created by Stephen Halpin

2 oz. Patrón Extra Anejo*
.5 oz. Patrón Aged Orange Liquor*
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
1.5 teaspoons Orange Juice
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Strain and serve up
in a chilled Nick & Nora or coupe glass with twist of lemon.

Cocktail Bling

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Created by Pam Wiznitzer, Creative Director of Seamstress (NYC)

.75 oz. Campari
1.5 oz. Vodka (SKYY was used here; choose your own adventure)
1 oz. Lemon-infused Cinzano Bianco*

Directions: Stir ingredients in mixing glass with ice and strain into a coupe glass over crushed ice. Garnish with edible gold flake and, if desired, Campari on the Rocks candy ring from Sweet Saba

* Lemon-infused Cinzano Bianco: Slice four lemons and let them steep in one bottle’s worth of vermouth overnight. Strain back into bottle and keep refrigerated.

Smokin’ Head Caesar

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2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
5 oz. Clamato (Caesar) or tomato juice (Bloody Mary)
dash of Worcestershire sauce
dash of hot sauce

Ingredients for Rim Garnish
.25 tsp. salt
.25 tsp. pepper
.5 tsp. smoked paprika

Directions: For the rim garnish, mix all the spices and add to a plate. Twist the wet rim of the glass through the seasonings. For the cocktail, add all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Add ice to rimmed glass and pour cocktail carefully.

Casa Crazy Eye

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1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
2 oz. Lychee Liqueur
.25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
4 Basil Leaves
Thick rim of salt, sugar, Oreo cookie crumbs* (equal parts)

Directions: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle herbs. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 12-15 seconds. Fine strain into a small martini glass. Garnish Luxardo cherry inside lychee ball (as eye ball) through skewer.
*To add sugar, salt, oreo rim – Wet rim of glass with lime wedge and agave nectar and roll rim through mixture.

The Zombie

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Recipe from Bacardi

2 oz. Bacardi Superior
2. oz. Bacardi Gold Rum
1 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Orange juice
1 oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. Grenadine

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Stir with a bar spoon and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Casa Crawler

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2 oz. White Tequila (Casamigos Blanca was used; your loyalties are your issue)
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Real Blueberry Purée
8-10 Mint leaves

Directions: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into collins glass. Add ice. Garnish with pop rocks, mint sprig, and 2-3 sour gummy worms.

The Darkside

1.5 oz. Nerimoff Original Vodka 
2 oz. Black Currant Juice
.5 oz. Chartreuse
Directions: Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, and strain into a chilled martini glass 

Poison Apple Martini

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Recipe by Foxwoods Resort Casino

2 oz. Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
1 oz. Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
2 oz. Cranberry juice
1 oz. Apple juice

Directions: Pour whiskey, schnapps and juice into a mixing glass filled with ice. Use a spoon to stir until the mixture turns ice cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an apple slice shaped like a half moon. Place plastic bat (available at any craft store) in the center of the moon. Do not consume plastic bat.

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