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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Wicked Black Forest Punch (Courtesy of Bounce Sporting Club)
.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.
The Candy Corn Margarita (Courtesy of Blockheads NYC)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!