The fall holiday season is kicking off next week with Halloween and we’re pretty excited. We’ve already been to two pre-Halloween Halloween parties, and we’ve got 3 more lines up. Binging on candy and dressing up is ok at all ages right? This year has been especially fun because I feel like the quality of horror films really stepped it up . Did you catch “IT” yet? Exactly! But as fun as playing dress up is, we’re really here for the drinks. So this week we’re sharing some fun Halloween cocktail recipes we found that are inspired by this years scariest villains. Tell us what you think, and sleep with one eye open!
Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole
Get a glimpse of the early days of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre villain: Leatherface. This terrifying asylum escapee is sure to make you shakenly reach for that ‘killer’ spicy margarita.
- 2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
- ¾ parts fresh lime juice
- ¼ part smoky simple syrup*
- Lava salt and dried red chili pepper for garnish
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: 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.
You’ll Float Too
This cocktail is synonymous to that of the shapeshifting, demonized clown that continues to haunt our nightmares from the film “IT.”
- 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
- 1 part sweet vermouth
- Orange bitters
- Orange twist, for garnish
FOR THE CAMPARI ICE CUBES:
- ¾ part Campari
- 2 parts water
Several hours before serving, mix together Campari and water and freeze in a square ice mold. When frozen, make the cocktail: Place 2 Campari ice cubes in rocks glass. Pour all ingredients over ice cubes and garnish with a wide orange twist. Stir the drink to start the ice melting.
The Cruel Cult
The mysterious and unidentifiable cult members of American Horror Story’s “Cult” has us shaken to our core. Here’s a shot recipe that might ease our nerves as we uncover the mysteries one episode after another…
- 2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
- ½ part Lime juice
- ½ part Ginger liqueur
- Apple Cider, to fill
Add all ingredients into a shaking tin. Dry shake for 5 seconds. Fill shot glasses ½ way with Apple Cider. Pour the remaining ingredients from the shaker and fill into shot glasses.