Bottoms Up — October 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

Celebrate Halloween with Some Brew-Ha-Ha

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If tantalizing your tastebuds is on the menu for Halloween this year, then you’ve hit the jackpot. Adults need fun flavors, too, and luckily, you can indulge in the form of a cocktail. Here are some of our favorite Halloween cocktails to liven up your party or night out.

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Pumpkin Spice Latté (Courtesy of The Lindeman)
2 oz pumpkin spice vodka
1 oz espresso
1 oz Kahula
2 oz Bailey’s Irish cream.

Shake and pour into martini glass with sugar rim.

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Paloma Negra (Courtesy of Milagro Tequila)
2 parts Milagro Silver
1 part Ruby Red Grapefruit (FRESH)
.75 parts Agave Nectar
.5 parts Fresh Lime Juice
1 Activated Charcoal Capsule
Top with 3 parts Club Soda

Garnish with grapefruit peel and a charcoal and kosher salt rim.

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Apple Cider Gin Fizz (Courtesy of mixologist Francis Verrall)
2 oz of Victoria Pink Gin
1 oz of apple cider
1.2 oz of brown sugar simple syrup
1 egg white
dash of half and half
Club soda
Cinnamon sugar for Glass rim
Cinnamon stick for garnish

Rim glasses with cinnamon sugar. Place first 5 ingredients in shaker, shake vigorously for a couple minutes. pour into glasses and top off with club soda. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

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Wicked Black Forest Punch (Courtesy of Bounce Sporting Club)
1.5oz Jägermeister
.5oz Kirshwasser
.25oz Velvet falernum
.5oz Hibiscus tea syrup agave syrup agave syrup (1-1 tea to agave)
.5oz Lemon juice (fresh)
.5oz Passionfruit juice
.25oz Orange juice (fresh)
.75oz Pineapple juice (fresh)
1 dash angostura bitters
2oz Top Ginger beer

Shake and strain everything but ginger beer. Add crushed ice or pellet ice, top with ginger beer, garnish & serve.

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The Candy Corn Margarita (Courtesy of Blockheads NYC)
2oz Tequila
4oz Lemon Lime Juice
1oz Candy Corn simple syrup*

Blend with ice and garnish with Candy Corns. *To create the Candy Corn simple syrup: boil one cup of water with one-cup candy corn-agave syrup-vanilla extract.

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost Pepper (Courtesy of Park Avenue Autumn)
2 oz Ghost Pepper Tequila *
¾ oz Dark Crème de Cacao
¼ oz Cinnamon infused syrup**
¾ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and cinnamon stick. *Infuse 1 dried ghost pepper into 1 liter of tequila for 24 hours. ** 1 cup sugar, one cup water, 6 cinnamon sticks. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Let cool before straining out cinnamon.

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Dark as Night (Courtesy of Cruzan Rum)
1 part Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1/4 part Falernum Syrup
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
6 parts Cider

Combine Black Strap, falernum syrup and fresh lime juice in a mixing glass. Pour cider into a rocks glass and slowly float mixture over top of the cider. Finish with fresh grated nutmeg and a lime or orange peel.

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Baker’s Autumn Seelbach (Courtesy of Dominic Venegas)
1 part Baker’s Bourbon
1/2 part JDK & Sons O3
1/2 part Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
5 dashes Baked Apple Bitters
5 dashes Tiki Bitters
Hard Cider

​Combine Baker’s Bourbon​, ​JDK & Sons O3, fresh pressed apple cider, and bitters in a mixing glass over ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and top with hard cider. ​Garnish with a long apple twist.

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Orange Pumpkin Smash (Courtesy of Captain Morgan)
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
2 oz. orange juice
2 oz. club soda

Combine Jack-O’Blast and orange juice in a glass filled with ice and stir. Top with club soda and enjoy.

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Solerno Halloween Sour (Courtesy of Charlotte Voisey)
2 parts Solerno
½ parts sugar syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Shake and strain, into a tumbler or stemless wine glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a blood orange.

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Headless Horseman (Courtesy of Be Mixed)
3 oz Be Mixed Margarita
1 oz no sugar added apple cider
2 oz Mezcal
Cinnamon and salt

Pour Be Mixed Margarita, apple cider and mescal into a shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain into a glass over ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt.

Want to stick to the pumpkin theme this year? We’ve got you covered on that, too!

Twisted Talk: What are your plans for Halloween? Which of these cocktails do you want to try the most? Discuss below!

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