Spirited Halloween Cocktail Recipes

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Word has it Halloween is right around the corner. That’s right, the day where kids can’t wait to stuff their face with candy and adults (along with some non adults) like to pour alcohol down their throat. For many adults the hardest thing for us to come to grips with is the fact that as we get older holidays are less and less appealing to us. Then there are those of us that refuse to be left out on the fun. While dressing up in cute little fairy costumes and spider man outfits may not be necessarily “cool” anymore, you can still have fun on Halloween with a little creativity and a bit of “liquid courage”. Below are a few Halloween cocktails from around the web sure to make your Halloween a night to remember, or better yet to forget.

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Citrus
1 oz. Mango Nectar or Juice
0.5 oz. Orange Juice
0.5 oz. Fresh Sour*

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and pour into a goblet glass and garnish with a slice of orange and a mint leaf laid flat on top. *Combine 0.25 oz fresh lime juice and 0.75 oz simple syrup.

vampires-elixirVampire’s Elixir
1.5 oz. Pinnacle Raspberry Vodka
.75 oz.   Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz.    Half and Half
Strawberry Syrup

Dress strawberry syrup on the inside and rim of a chilled martini glass.  Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass.  Garnish with vampire teeth.

Black Widow
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry


0.5 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice

Raspberry Syrup

Draw a spider web on the inside of a chilled martini glass with raspberry syrup.  Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.  Garnish with plastic spider.

Red Zombie
1.5 oz. SKYY Vodka
3 oz. Tomato Juice
0.5 tsp. Finely Grated Horseradish
1 tsp. Barbeque Sauce
3 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
3 Dashes Tabasco Sauce
0.5 tsp. Finely Chopped Chipotle en Adobo
red-zombiePinch of Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Generous Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Pinch of Celery Seeds
1 Celery Stick
2 Large Green Olives
2 Lychee Fruits

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass.  Garnish with green eye balls, laid across the rim of the glass*.
*Cut the end of a stalk of celery so it measures 5-6 inches long and split the stick in half lengthwise.  Slide the green olives into two lychee fruits to make eye balls and push the thin celery stick through both as garnish.

apple-punchWicked Witch Apple Punch
1 750 ml bottle SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit
1 750 ml bottle Sparkling Apple Cider
1 64 oz. bottle Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 Liter Ginger Ale
2 cups Pineapple Juice
Red Apple Slices

Combine all ingredients in a large black witch’s cauldron with ice and stir.  Garnish with large slices of red apple floating on top and dry ice.

October Screwdriver
3 oz Blavod Vodka
3 oz Orange Juice
Another classic redone thanks to Blavod Black Vodka. Pour orange juice in a collins glass filled with ice. Float Blavod vodka on top to create the desired effect. Garnish with a candy corn speared straw.

1 1/2 parts Kahlua
1/2 part Martell V.S. Cognac
1/2 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
1/4 part fresh lemon juice
1/2 part simple syrup
Blood orange wedge for garnish

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled, half sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with orange wedge.

Candy-Apple Cocktail (Not Pictured)

1½ ounces Veev Acai Spirit
1 ounce apple cider
½ ounce apple liqueur
¼ ounce simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain over ice into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a caramel-covered apple slide

Recipes compliments of Common Man Cocktails, Skyy Vodka, and Blavod Vodka. Check out some other recipes from Blavod to keep you in the Halloween spirit. Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook.

Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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