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Terrifyingly Terrific Halloween Cocktails

Pick your poison

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and that means it’s time to start getting spooky with our bar. There are plenty of fun, and original, cocktails that perfectly suit a night of chills and thrills. So when you’re party planning, consider one of these drinks to share with your guests!

The Bacardi Zombie

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This is a classic tiki cocktail that was created by the legendary Donn Beach back in 1934. We’ve taken liberties with the original recipe and tweaked it; do be warned, it may taste sweet, but it’s an absolute killer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz BACARDÍ Superior
  • 1.75 oz BACARDÍ Black
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 0.25 oz grenadine

Method: Pour all ingredients into a shaker full of ice and give it a go. Then strain and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Give it a stir with a bar spoon and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison

Hailing from the appropriately named Jekyll and Hyde restaurant in New York, this cocktail is deceptively delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. coconut rum
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • pineapple juice
  • Garnish: Pineapple wedge

Method: Combine both rums and Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a cocktail glass. Top the rest of the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Corpse Reviver #2

There are two versions of the corpse reviver, but the second one is universally accepted as the better of the two options.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash absinthe

Method: Shake all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Frozen Blood and Sand

A spin on a classic whisky cocktail that fits perfectly within the theme of Halloween. The drink is visually stunning, and has a wonderful taste of scotch and sweet citrus. This also makes a few at once, perfect for a Halloween party.

Ingredients:

  • 5.5 oz Ballantine’s 12
  • Juice of 4 blood oranges
  • 1.75 oz Luxardo cherry syrup 
  • 3 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 dashses of Angostura bitters
  • 4 slices of blood orange and 4 cherries to garnish

Method: Pour Ballantine’s, blood orange juice, vermouth, cherry syrup, Grand Marnier and Angostura bitters into a blender with 4 cups of ice. Blend until smooth. Divide between 4 coupe champagne glasses and garnish.

Swamp Water

Made with green Chartreuse, this is a cocktail that had a spirited run back in the 70’s and 80’s but eventually faded off. It’s definitely a drink that will get people talking as it is hard to ignore.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz green Chartreuse
  • 6 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 0.25 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • wedge or wheel of fresh lime

Method: Stir together the Chartreuse, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a Collins glass or tumbler. Add ice and garnish with lime wedge or wheel.

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