The Best Halloween Cocktails For Every Boy and Every Ghoul
Photo: 1800 Tequila.
Halloween is finally here. This is the time of year when ghouls, ghost and vampires are free to roam the streets without fear in search of sugary candies and chocolaty treats. October 31st is a time for children and adults to dress up and pretend that they are someone they aren’t for one night. Halloween falls on a different day of the week every year, but this year it lands on a Saturday. This means that costumed adults will most likely be foregoing the sweets for something with a little more kick.
Here are some of the best Halloween cocktails for those with less of a sweet tooth and more of a booze tooth (or three).
Best Halloween Cocktails For Your Next Party
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1 oz gin
- Absinthe rinse on the glass
- Lemon peel for garnish
Preparation: Shake, strain and serve.
Courtesy of Wes Kirk, Crafts Spirits Manager, Amanti Vino, Montclair, NJ.
- 1.5 oz Appleton Signature Blend rum
- .5 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz apple cider
- 1.5 oz ginger beer, chilled
- Lime and apple slices for garnish
Preparation: Shake with ice, drain and pour into glass. Garnish with lime wedge and slice of apple.
Courtesy of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.
Zombie Jamboree Punch
- 12 oz Overproof rum
- 12 oz dark spiced rum
- 12 oz cinnamon syrup
- 6 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 6 oz fresh pressed pineapple juice
- 20-25 dashes Angostura bitters
Preparation: Mix ingredients and serve in punch bowl garnished with half-moons of lemon and orange. Serves 20-25.
Courtesy of Andrew Johnston, Bar Manager/Head Bartender, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ.
- .5 oz Fernet Branca
- .75 oz Varnello Fantasia
- .25 oz Cointreau Noir
- 2 dash chocolate bitters
Preparation: Stir, serve up with very long orange garnish twisted along rim of glass.
Courtesy of Filini Bar & Restaurant in Chicago.
The Monster Mash
- 1 oz Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz Unti Rose
- ½ oz Bianco Vermouth
- 1 oz seltzer water
Preparation: Combine ingredients and serve in personalized bottles over ice for on-the-go accessibility.
El Deunde Verde (The Green Goblin)
- 1 ½ ounces 1800® Silver Tequila
- 1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- 1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/2 ounce Lime Juice Cordial
- 1⁄4 ounce Green Chartreuse
Preparation: Combine ingredients, serve over ice and garnish with lime wedge.
- 1 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin
- 1 oz. Whiskey
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass over ice.