You might be too old to go ask strangers for candy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. These Halloween drinks will make your party an *insert terrible pun*. Most of the cocktails are easy to make, wine is as simple as opening the bottle, and one option can even be poured straight from the bottle to your mouth.
Up In Flames
- 2 parts Maker’s 46
- ¾ part lemon juice
- ¾ part of grilled peach sherbet*
- 2-3 mint leaves for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves and top off the drink by flaming ground cinnamon. *To make sherbet Grill 2-3 peaches (or any seasonal fruit) until nicely charred. Mix in a blender with equal parts white sugar and strain. [Pictured above; created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole.]
- 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
- ½ part fresh lemon juice
- 1 part Grade-A Vermont maple syrup
- 1 ½ parts fresh orange juice
- Seasonal pilsner (to taste)
Build ingredients in empty shaker, add ice, shake and strain into chilled pint glass or desired beer mug (no ice). Top with a seasonal pilsner of your choosing.
- 2 parts Basil Hayden’s
- ¾ part Demerara Syrup (simple syrup)
- 2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Half of a Lemon
- 5 Fresh Blackberries
- 3 Sage Leaves (2 for garnish)
- 1 sprig of Thyme (for garnish)
Place half of a lemon and the blackberries into a cocktail shaker and lightly press with the back of a bar spoon. Add remaining ingredients, including one sage leaf, to cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with remaining two sage leaves and a sprig of thyme. Recipe by Stephen Cole.
Red, red wine
Like to party with your pinky out? Halloween drinks don’t get easier than HobNob’a Wicked Red Blend. The bottle looks awesome, and the 1st Lady of Boozist confirmed that it tastes pretty damn good.
- 1 packet Witches Brew Mulling Spice Cider Punch Mix
- 1 gallon of apple juice or cider
- 2 cups of whiskey
- apple slices (optional)
- cinnamon sticks (optional)
Empty packet into punch bowl. Pour in juice or cider and stir until mixture dissolves. Add whiskey. Serve chilled & garnish with apple slices, star anise and cinnamon sticks.
- 1.5 parts Bacardi Black
- .5 part Fresh Lime Juice
- .5 part Simple Syrup
- Dark Beer
- 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Combine Bacardi Black, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters in a shaker filled with ice, shake, strain into an ice filled pint glass, then fill with dark beer. Garnish with an Orange Slice.
El Diablo’s Paloma
- 1.5 oz. el Jimador Tequila
- 0.5 oz. Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 oz. Blackberry puree
- 2 oz. Grapefruit soda
Mix or blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a glass. Garnish with blackberries and a mint sprig.
Pumpkin spiced shots
Too lazy to make Halloween drinks? Rip a shot Jack-O’Blast, the first ever pumpkin-spiced rum from Captain Morgan. It’s like drinking pie, which is perfect for you Fireball types.
Sparkling Spiced Sangria
- 4 cups apple moonshine
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 bottle Freixenet Cava
- 4 apples, 2 oranges, 2 pears (sliced or cubed)
- 1 cup cranberries
- 4 tbsp pumpkin purée
- 2 tsp salt
- 6 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients except cava in large drink dispenser. Top with bottle of cava and let sit overnight.
- 2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional infused with dried coconut flakes
- 1/2 oz. Agave nectar
- 1/2 oz. Corn purée
- 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime juice
- 5 drops Habanero infused tequila
Coconut Infusion: place 250 grams of unsweet coconut flakes over 750 ml Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila and infuse for 24 hrs. Strain to use the infusion. Add ingredients into a shaker, add ice, shake, and serve with a double strain (use a tea strainer). Serve in a cocktail glass or coupe glass. Garnish with a tajin rim and coconut flakes on top.
Vampire’s Weakness (Boulevardier)
1 ¼ parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
1 part Campari
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir to chill and dilute cocktail, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with 1 Bloodied Eyeball.
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