The air is cool, the leaves are changing colors, and everyone is hurrying to find costumes for the 31st!
Halloween is the best, and whether you take the spooky approach or like to take a pop-culture costume angle, Halloween parties are best served with a side of seasonal cocktails. We collected a list of several spooky cocktails you’ll enjoy concocting and sipping with a good horror movie or among friends and family on the big night.
From vodka to tequila, rum and more, these are the tasty and terrifying cocktails you’ve got to try this Halloween season.
This martini features Grey Goose with citrus flavor from Orange Bitters and orange zest.
Stir in a cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass. For garnish, hold a flame up to blood orange zest until it blackens slightly.
The dark, fruity and chocolate flavors of D’usse VSOP Cognac pairs great with the combination of orange syrup and ginger beer.
Build in shaker with ice and pour over ice.
Grey Goose L’Orange adds a sweetness to this bitter-and spice-infused cocktail with martini bitter and martini ambrato.
Build in rocks glass. Add big ice cube. Stir and garnish with fun Halloween candy.
This cocktail from Santa Teresa 1796 was inspired by the killer in '90s classic Scream. It features a perfect mixture of sweet, mixing white wine with chocolate and cinnamon.
Stir to combine. Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
From David Smietana, food and beverage manager at Kilkea Castle, this raspberry vodka cocktail puts a little sweet with its sinister.
Directions: Chill a martini or cocktail glass. Pour the Chambord or raspberry liqueur and premium vodka into a Boston shaker. Add a handful of ice and the raspberries. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. If using the colored sugar, dip the rim of the chilled glass into cold water and then into the sugar. Fine strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. Top with the prosecco. Toast and enjoy!
From the minds of the 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL., this cocktail uses tequila, citrus juices and simple syrup to create a hauntingly delicious flavor.
Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice.
This sweet sip from The Bungalows Key Largo mixes the festive flavors of peanut butter with vanilla vodka, chocolate liqueur and Baileys.
Directions: Combine all ingredients into shaker. Shake very well to fully introduce the peanut butter to the cocktail. Rim a martini glass with peanut butter and crushed peanut butter chocolate candies. Pour into glass. Enjoy!
This cocktail fuses bourbon and chocolate to create a devilishly delicious combination, perfect for autumn and spooky season.
Directions: Soften the chocolate using a double boiler method or hot plate on low. Once the chocolate is half melted or softened, add the bourbon and stir for about 15 seconds, then leave to rest for about an hour in a sealed jar. Filter the mixture in a coffee filter. Stir all the cocktail ingredients in a mixing glass with ice for about 30 seconds. Strain and serve up in a chilled coupe. Garnish with an expressed orange peel and chocolate. Cheers!
Photography by: Courtesy of Grey Goose; Courtesy of D’usse; Courtesy of Santa Teresa 1796; Courtesy of Kilkea Castle; Courtesy of Marriot; Courtesy of The Bungalows