12 Scary-Delicious Halloween Cocktails
Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with these creative libations.
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Dark and Spooky
A Halloween variation on the famous Dark and Stormy cocktail, this intense libation from the Hilton Chicago blends dark rum and ginger beer and serves it in a glass with a black salt rim. For added impact, you can top it off with a candy spider.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
Eye See You
Appropriately named by the mixologists at Mediterranea restaurant in Atlanta, this colorful cocktail combines vodka, blackberry and citrus syrup plus Earl Gray bitters in a glass with a red tinted sugar rim. You can create own eyeball garnish with raspberries and blueberries or cherries and marshmallows. The possibilities are endless.
Candy Corn Martini
New Orleans is renowned for its world famous cocktails but also for being one of the most haunted cities in the U.S. In celebration of Halloween, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside conjures up their famous Candy Corn Martini which is made with Grand Marnier, Aperol, a pineapple juice float and a whipped cream topping.
I'll Trade Ya!
Inspired by the big candy trade between trick-or-treaters as they sift through their treasures at the end of All Hallow’s Eve, this craft cocktail evokes the flavors and smells of your favorite candies such as chocolate, toffee and pralines. As created by Eduardo Porto Carreiro of JCT Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta, I’ll Trade You combines Rittenhouse rye, white creme de Cacao, Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur, Fee Brothers’ Aztec Chocolate Bitters and Black Walnut Bitters into a delicious concoction.
The Dragon Slayer
Pumpkin Spiced Latte-tini
For those who love all things pumpkin, you can’t go wrong with this creamy libation from Del Frisco’s Grille in Nashville or their many locations. It features a blend of Stoli Vanil vodka, pumpkin puree, half and half and a sprinkling of nutmeg.
Spooky Side Car Citrus
Patron Citronge orange liqueur, brandy and fresh lemon and lime juices are the magical ingredients that make this cocktail a popular taste sensation at Grand Rapids’ Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. It’s even better if served in a salt rim glass with a slice of lemon.
What’s Halloween without a little witchcraft? This potent brew from Biltong Bar at Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is an inspired combination of genever (Dutch gin), Liquore Strega (an Italian herbal liqueur), lemon, burnt honey, saffron, ginger and Spanish bitters. For the grand finale, a star anise is floated on top and it is served with an absinthe flame finish.