‘Tis the time of the year where partygoers expect hair-raising concoctions. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some spooktacular sips.
Texan Morgue-a-Rita: (Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole)
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish rim with lava salt and add dried chili pepper.
*Smoky Simple Syrup:
Directions: Pour equal parts sugar and water into a saucepan with one dried chili pepper. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. Remove chili pepper and set syrup aside.
Clase Azul ToKillYa Pumpkin:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and mix. Strain into coupe glass.
The Blood in Hand:
Directions: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass.
Caramel Apple: (Created by NYC mixologist, Allison Kave of Butter & Scotch)
This recipe creates 2 servings
Directions: In a saucepan, combine Baileys Pumpkin Spice, Dickel Rye and apple cider over medium heat for ten minutes. Stir well. Pour contents into a coffee mug. Top with skewer of apple cider doughnut holes alternating with caramel apple slices. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an apple slice.
Mulled Wine with Rum and Apple Brandy: (Recipe by Ashela Richardson, Flor de Caña Ambassador)
Directions: Warm all of the ingredients on the stovetop. Serve in mug garnished with spices and orange peel.
Brockmans Black & Gold:
Directions: Shake all ingredients and serve over cubed ice into a Hurricane Glass. Apply one spray of edible gold glitter to the top half of the glass to stand out against the black food coloring. Garnish with a lemon wedge fan.
Purple Haze Martini:
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Truly Red Potion Punch: (Created by Natasha David, Nitecap)
Directions: Mix pomegranate juice, red wine, blanco tequila and Cointreau together in a large punch bowl. Top with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange. Stir to combine and garnish with blood orange slices.
Cruzan® Black Diamond Swizzle: (Created by Jane Danger, NYC)
Directions: Muddle two strawberries in the bottom of a Belgian beer glass with the red bitter liqueur and fill with cracked or crushed ice. Then, in a cocktail shaker combine fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Whip and shake with no ice. Pour lime juice and cane mixture over ice, and fill again as needed. Gently float Cruzan® Black Strap Rum on top. Garnish with strawberry and lime wedge.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in shaker over ice. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a fig and thai basil leaves.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown: (Available at Quarter + Glory, DC)
Directions: Combine all ingredients (with the exception of Schlafly Pumpkin Ale) into a mixing tin add ice shake vigorously, double strain into a chilled ice full pint glass top off with Schlafly pumpkin ale and grated nutmeg.