8 Hella Good Halloween Drinks

Halloween seemed to start earlier this year. Perhaps everyone is looking for something to celebrate — or maybe something to be scared of, other than current events.

A specialty cocktail may make things less frightening. Here are eight Halloween recipes that we like.

The Sandman’s Serenade 

1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Orbium gin¼ part Maraschino liqueur½ part Yellow Chartreuse½ part Honey syrup¾ part Lime juice1 bar spoon White balsamic vinegar1 dash Rose water

Combine ingredients and shake. Fine strain into cocktail glass and garnish with dried rose petals

Erik Andersson, brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin created this recipe.

The Goblin

The Goblin

1 ½ parts Bacardí Superior rum½ part Midori liqueur½ part Reàl Coco½ part Fresh lime juice2 parts Dole [ineapple juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with bat or ghost gummies.

The mixologists at Bacardí created this recipe.

The Jack-O-Lantern

The Jack-O-Lantern

2 oz. D’Ussé VSOP Cognac1 ½ oz. Orange juice½ oz. Ginger ale½ oz. Grand MarnierOrange and green sprinkles and cinnamon for garnish

Place all the ingredients (except the garnish) into a cocktail shaker and shake. Rim the tumbler or rocks glass with festive sprinkles. Pour over ice and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon.

The mixologists at D’Ussé created this recipe.

Ghoul Bowl

Ghoul Bowl

2 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky1 oz. Islay Scotch1 oz. Ancho Reyes liqueur4 oz. Spiced apple cider2 oz. Lemon juice 1 oz. Grenadine3 cups crushed ice Ginger Beer (to fill)

Add all ingredients to a small punch bowl or scorpion bowl with crushed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, star of anise and an orange wheel. 

The mixologists at Aberfeldy created this recipe.

Higher Spirit

Higher Spirit

1 oz. Santo Mezquila¾ oz. Aperol½ oz. Yellow Chartreuse¾ oz. Fresh lime juice¼ oz. Agave mectar

Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a long thin grapefruit peel.

The mixologists at Santo Mezquila created this recipe.

Smoky Halloween Colada

Smoky Halloween Colada

2 oz. Casamigos Mezcal ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice¾ oz. Fresh pineapple juice¾ oz. Coconut puree by Real ¼ oz. Ginger syrup by Liber & Co.½ oz. Grenadine ½ Thick rim equal parts sugar/black lava salt

Wet ½ rim of glass with lime wedge or wheel and dip into sugar/black lava salt mixture. Pour ½ oz. grenadine directly into clear Tiki or Hurricane glass. Combine the rest of the ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into clear Tiki glass or hurricane glass. Add pebble ice, and fill to top creating a dome like top, then garnish.  

The mixologists at Casamigos created this recipe.

Monster Margarita

Margarita Monster 

1 ½ parts of Patron Silver tequila1 part Melon liqueur¾ parts Fresh-squeezed limeSimple syrup (to taste)Watermelon balls for garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with watermelon balls. 

The mixologists at Patron created this recipe.

Spooky Pumpkin

Spooky Pumpkin 

1 ½ oz. Tito’s vodka1 oz. Pumpkin spice Baileys liqueur½ oz. Kahlua

Pour contents into a shaker, Shake well pour over fresh ice. In a glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers and cinnamon.

The mixologists at Margaritaville Resort Orlando created this recipe.

Melissa Dowling is editor of Cheers magazine, our on-premise sister publication. Read her recent piece, The 2020 Beer Growth Brands Awards: The Best of the Industry.
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Timothy Kelly

Tim is the Founder & Master Distiller at Felene. He developed his passion for the spirits and hospitality business while growing-up and working in his family's restaurant and liquor store business. Tim’s passion for the epicurean lifestyle has found it’s latest manifestation in the Felene Distillery. Tim is a 5-time Gold Medal Award winning Distiller. He has won a Platinum medal at the Prestigious Los Angeles Spirits Awards and his signature vodka was named Best-in-Category by the American Distilling Institute. Mr. Kelly is also a prolific author and writer and his blog is filled with ideas, discoveries, observations and recommendations to help his readers enjoy life’s simple epicurean pleasures.

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