The witching hour is nearly here, so make sure you’re prepared with a cauldron filled with the magical ingredients from one of these Halloween concoctions.
1. Candy Apple Margarita:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.
2. The Girl with the Mermaid Hair: (Created by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty NYC)
Directions: In a mason jar, gently place two different colored cotton candy bunches (Mermaid Hair). Mix all ingredients and shake over ice; slowly pour over the “Mermaid Hair” to liquefy and morph the color of the cocktail. Once all is liquefied, top with ice, a straw and enjoy.
3. Spooky Sipper:
Directions: Pour vodka and cherry juice over ice. Top with lemon-lime sparkling water. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.
4. Hocus Pocus Martini:
Directions: 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.
5. Knob Creek Bourbon Street Nightmare:
Directions: 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.
6. Grande Pumpkin Spiced Smash: (Created by Joshua Perlman of Avec Restaurant, Chicago, IL)
Directions: Put all ingredients, including pumpkin puree in a shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour into a double Old fashioned glass on the rocks.
7. Spooky Shooter:
Directions: Layer all ingredients into a shot glass, Disaronno first, then the Amarula and then the vodka.
8. Laphroaig Trick or Treat:
Directions: Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
9. Basil Hayden’s Spiced Apple Brew: (Created by Thomas Waugh)
Directions: Muddle small slice of fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, black tea, apple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters over ice and shake. Strain into a tall highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fan of apple slices and mint sprigs.
10. Gummy Graveyard:
Directions: Pour all ingredients into an iced shaker. Shake and strain into a freshly iced highball glass. Send the gummy bears to their final resting place in the glass as garnish.