Bottoms Up — October 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Get Your Fill of Boo-ze this Halloween



Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me plenty of booze –nothing too sweet! With Halloween comes haunts, spooks, candy, costumes, pumpkins and tons of fun. Make this Halloween one to remember with some boozy concoctions that will get you feeling eery. No matter what you’re dressing up as this year, one of these creepy cocktails will satisfy your kooky cravings.


Pick Your Poison (Courtesy of Owl’s Brew)
2 parts Owl’s Brew Pink & Black
1 part White Rum

Mix ingredient and garnish with an orange slice and strawberry.

Scary Skele-tini

Scary Skele-tini (Courtesy of Skinnygirl)
2 parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
1 part fresh blood orange juice
Candy corn for garnish (optional)

Combine blood orange juice and vodka in an ice shaker. Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass. Optional: garnish with candy corn. Enjoy!


Zombie Breakfast (Courtesy of American Honey Sting)
.75 oz American Honey Sting
.75 oz SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
.25 oz Cacao Prieto Brooklyn Roasting Co. Coffee Liqueur
.25 oz HEERING Cherry Liqueur

Pour the American Honey Sting, SKYY Infusions Blood Orange and Cherry Heering into a shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into a shot glass. Top with the coffee liqueur.

Malibu Black Blood Punch

Malibu Black Blood Punch (Courtesy of Malibu Rum)
1 part Malibu Black
½ part orange juice
½ part cranberry juice
½ pineapple juice

Build in a pint glass filled with ice. Garnish with black licorice.

Grande Pumpkin Spice

Grande Pumpkin Spiced Smash (Courtesy of Joshua Perlman, Avec Restaurant)
1 1/2 oz Calvados Père Magloire V.S.O.P.
1/2 oz pumpkin puree
3/4 oz House made spices (clove, lemon peel, other)
1/2 oz lemon juice
2 dashes of bitter

Put all ingredients, including pumpkin puree in a shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour into a double Old fashioned glass on the rocks.


Witch’s Brew (Courtesy of Never Hungover)
1.5 oz Dark or Spiced Rum
1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Red Cranberry Juice
2 oz Never Hungover

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain.


Brew-haha (Courtesy of Owl’s Brew)
2 parts Owl’s Brew The Classic
1 part Tequila

Shake with Jalapeño slices. Garnish with green sugar rim.


The Creepy Clown (Courtesy of W New York Downtown)
1 1/2 ounces roast pear vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce lemon
1/4 ounce calvados or applejack
1/4 ounce simple syrup

Add ice and shake 20x in a shaker. Strain and serve up in a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass.


Sunkin’ Pumpkin (Courtesy of Eric Binder and Wild Turkey)
1 oz. American Honey
1 bottle Gelus Orange with Activator
3 oz. Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Using American Honey, follow the directions on the Gelus packaging to create your “pumpkin.” Place the Gelus ball into decorative glass of your choosing. Fill glass half way with the Hard Cider.


Jack the Tippler (Courtesy of Sons of Essex)
2 oz Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
2 oz Half & Half
1.5o z Canned 100% pure pumpkin puree
.25 oz Maple Syrup
dash Pumpkin Pie Spice

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into high-ball glass filled with ice.


Midnight Ghost (Courtesy of Malibu Rum)
1 ½ parts Malibu Black
1 part vanilla simple syrup*
1 part cream
1 part lemon-lime soda

Shake ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, then strain into a martini glass. *For vanilla simple syrup, add a few drops vanilla extract to a mixture of one part sugar and one part water.


Hocus Pocus Martini (Courtesy of Bai5)
3 oz Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine
1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Seltzer
1 pack Pop Rocks

Rim martini glass with pop rocks. Pour vodka and ice cold Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine into glass. Top with 3 oz of seltzer and stir lightly.


Smoking Skulls (Courtesy of Andrea Correale)
1 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz grenadine
Splash of Mountain Dew
Dry Ice Chips

Pour bourbon, lime juice and grenadine in a shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into shot glass. Drop dry ice chips into shot glass and top with mountain dew. Shoot! Dry Ice chips will drop to the bottom of the shot glass. Not to be ingested by drinker.

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Malibu Black Cat (Courtesy of Malibu Rum)
1 part Malibu Black
3 parts ginger beer

Build over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Bourbon Street Nightmare (Courtesy of Knob Creek)
3 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
3 parts Orange Juice
1/2 part Blood Orange Syrup

Place all ingredients in a Hurricane glass over ice and mix well. Drizzle blood orange syrup over top and garnish with a black licorice wheel.

Twisted Talk: How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Will you be making any of these cocktails? Discuss below!

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