Halloween. A time of terrible costumes, , and kids knocking at your door asking for candy (the amount of which, let's be real, has considerably diminished since time of purchase). Make your holiday a little brighter with these delicious boozy drinks and say cheers to being an adult (or something like one).
Bitter but slightly sweet, this cocktail is exactly the drink you'd want on Hallow's Eve.
1 oz. Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. simple syrup
0.5 oz. Aperol
1 blood orange wedge
Muddle blood orange wedge with syrup in a mixing glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
A cocktail from Bar 54 in NYC, this one-and-done drink features Jameson, maple syrup, and an egg white.
.5 Dem Syrup
1/2 Egg White
Bar Spoon Maple Syrup
Muddled clove and sage
Shaken and strained over cold draft ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with sage.
Another one from Bar 54, this cocktail features lemon and triple sec for a delicious fruity drink. But don't be fooled—it packs a punch with gin, Lillet, and absinthe.
1 oz gin
1 oz Lillet
1 oz cointreau (triple sec)
1 oz lemon
Splash of absinthe
Shake all ingredients together over ice. Served in a coupe with 2 cherries.
This drink can be served hot or cold and features tequila. Any questions?
1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
¾ part apple cider
¾ part cinnamon syrup*
1 part lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
2 parts water
*To make cinnamon syrup: Mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 4 crushed cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Once cooled down, strain into a glass.
Lastly, Combine all ingredients together and serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge. Can be served hot or cold.
Make these shooters for a party, or make the cocktail version (below) for a spooky-chic dinner (even if it's just of one).
3 oz. Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime (or other soda)
Splash of orange juice
1 package of green Jello
2 cups boiling water
4 cups cold water
(Cocktail version: Add 1 1/2 oz. tequila)
Follow the instructions indicated on the package to make the Jello (with boiling water). Stir in the cold water and allow to chill for 3-4 hours. Use a utensil to break up the jello into small pieces. After that, shake together Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime and orange juice and pour into a chilled glass rimmed with salt. Add 1/2 cup of green Jello and stir slowly. Let Jello set in fridge before serving.
This delicious drink is the perfect representation of fall—you know, the boozy representation.
1.25 oz. Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. apple juice
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. honey
Shake all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Fine-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
1.25 oz. Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
.5 oz. maple syrup
1 bar spoon of sugar (or spoon of sugar)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about one minute). Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass. Dust the top with nutmeg to garnish.
Two ingredients make this as quick and easy as saying "boo."
3 Parts elit by Stolichnaya
Pour elit into a mixing glass with ice and stir until ice cold. Strain and serve up. Garnish with a cocktail onion.
Make a glass or make enough for a huge punch bowl. There are no rules.
1 parts Malibu® Black
½ part orange juice
½ part cranberry juice
½ part pineapple juice
Build in a pint glass filled with ice. Garnish with black licorice.
This drink by Josh Mazza at The Gilroy is definitely a head-turner—but fear not, it's just as delicious without the dry ice.
1 1/2 oz. The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
3/4 oz. Bittermans Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
2 1/2 oz. Almond Milk
Build into a Tiki mug. Add 1 pellet dry ice. Garnish with grated chocolate.