Whether it’s ghosts giving you chills or a bartender serving you chilled drinks, everyone has their own pick of activities to celebrate Halloween. For those of you staying in and putting on the costume of bartender, it’s fun to have a list of themed beverages to set the holiday mood. The following collection of themed sweet and spooky cocktails is sure to provide some adult treats. (The tricks you’ll have to come up with yourselves.)
If you’re searching for a particular spirit, here’s an index to help you find your pick of poison.
Tequila- Page 1
Vodka- Page 2
Rum- Page 3
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Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy
2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Collection Ginger
6 parts apple cider
½ part real pumpkin puree (recipe at bottom of this page)
2 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Small lemon sliced into wheels
Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Dash of fresh ground nutmeg
In a non-reactive sauce pan, combine all ingredients except the whipped cream and heat just until steam rises then lower heat to keep warm. To serve, ladle into coffee mugs, top with whipped cream and dust with fresh ground nutmeg.
Hot Pumpkin Spice Tequila
1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
3 parts cream
1 part sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
6 parts freshly brewed hot coffee
Whipped Cream and additional cinnamon (for garnish)
In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla, spices and coffee until hot. Pour into mug, add Sauza® Blue Silver and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Enjoy!
Cider Tequila Hot Toddy
1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
½ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
8 parts apple cider
2 parts cranberry juice cocktail
Lime slice (for garnish)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
In a saucepan heat the apple cider and cranberry juice just until steaming hot (do not let the liquid boil) and remove it from the heat. Stir in Sauza® Blue Reposado and liqueur. You can add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if you want a bit more spice. Serve Hot Toddies in mugs, garnished with lime slices.
Candy Apple Margarita
1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Hot Damn! ® Cinnamon Schnapps Liqueur
1 part lime sour
1 part candy apple soda
1 lime wedge (for garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
½ part Kamora Coffee Liqueur
4 parts coffee
2 tsp. cinnamon sugar (1 part cinnamon, 4 parts sugar) plus more for dusting
Cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)
Combine hot coffee and tequila. Mix in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Float whipped cream on top and dust with cinnamon-sugar. Garnish with cinnamon sticks (optional) and enjoy!
1 ounce Camarena Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao
2 ounces Fresh Orange Juice
1 teaspoon Dark Cocoa
4 pieces Candy Corn
Rim a martini glass with orange juice then cocoa powder. In a shaker, add tequila, butterscotch schnapps, crème de cacao and orange juice. Add ice and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with a toothpick of candy corn.
Pumpkin Spice Margarita
2 ounces Camarena Reposado Tequila
2 can Pumpkin Puree
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 pinch Nutmeg
2 cups Water
1/2 ounce Orange Liqueur
Juice of 1/2 a Lime
Make a pumpkin simple syrup by combining pumpkin puree with brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and strain. Combine the juice of half a lime, Camarena Reposado Tequila, and 2 ounces pumpkin simple syrup. Shake well and serve on the rocks.
Caramel Apple Tequini
Mixologist: Cheri Loughlin
1 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
2 1/2 oz Apple Juice
1/4 oz Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
Lower Calorie Cocktail: Approximately 120 calories
1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 part chilled light beer
2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
Apple slice for garnish
Mix all ingredients over ice and serve. Garnish with apple slice.
Crisp Apple Cooler
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
¾ part apple juice
¼ part agave syrup
Green apple slice for garnish
Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves. Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice.
1 part Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
3 parts apple juice/cider
½ part light rum
Lemon wedge for garnish
Mix ingredients in a shaker, and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
2 parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
1 part fresh blood orange juice
Candy corn for garnish (optional)
Combine blood orange juice and vodka in an ice shaker. Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass. Optional: garnish with candy corn. Enjoy!
1 part Skinnygirl® White Cherry Vodka
3 parts lemon-lime sparkling water
Splash of cherry juice
Lime wheel for garnish
Cherry for garnish
Pour vodka and cherry juice over ice. Top with lemon-lime sparkling water. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.
Smirnoff Sours is more than your typical vodka. It boasts its own hashtag, a responsible drinking campaign, and a decorative neon bottle. The hashtag, #myfacewhen, encourages of age drinkers to share their sour puss face reactions after taking a shot. The hashtag doubles as part of their social network campaign about drinking responsibly by providing a fun and safe group activity. The neon bottle will glow under black light – so if you are committed to going all-out this Halloween season, this is a must-have.
2 oz. Any Flavor of SMIRNOFF Sours
Taste best served as a chilled shot.
Although the best recommended drink is a chilled shot, other options include cocktails. To lessen the sour taste in a cocktail add seltzer to avoid the pucker after each sip, but to retain the sweet flavor. If you or friends choose to mix alcohol and energy drinks educate yourselves about the combination’s effects here.
Sour Captain Drop
1 oz. SMIRNOFF Sours Green Apple
0.5 oz. Spiced rum
8 oz. Energy drink
Mix SMIRNOFF Sours Green Apple and rum, pour into a shot glass, drop shot into energy drink
2 oz. SMIRNOFF Sours Watermelon
8 oz. beer
Drop shot into beer
Indulge your inner kid with Smirnoff Sours Fruit Punch, which is pretty much the equivalent to an adult Hi-C juice box. Be careful not to drink it as such.
Sour Berry Drop
1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Sours Fruit Punch
0.5 oz. Cranberry juice
8 oz. Energy drink
Mix SMIRNOFF Sours Fruit Punch and cranberry juice, pour into shot glass, drop shot into energy drink.
Van Ghost Punch
Created by Jonathan Pogash, the Cocktail Guru
2 oz. Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate
1 oz. Orange juice
1 oz. Pomegranate juice
1 oz. Club soda
Pour ingredients over ice into rocks glass and stir briefly. Garnish with a sliced orange wheel.
And for a little bit more than just Vodka…
Van Gogh Candy Corn Shooter
2 oz. Van Gogh Classic 80 Proof Vodka
2 oz. Banana liqueur
2 oz. Coconut rum
2 oz. Orange curacao
2 oz. Cream
Combine Van Gogh Classic 80 Proof Vodka and Banana Liqueur into a mixer with ice. Shake and pour into the bottom of the shot glass. Then combine Coconut Rum, Orange Curacao, Cream and a dash of Grenadine (for color). Shake in shaker with ice and gently layer on top using a spoon. Top with whipped cream.
Apple Ginger Brew
Mixologist: Tony Abou-Ganim
1 1/2 ounces Shellback Spiced Rum
1 ounce Cinnamon Simple Syrup
2 ounce Unfiltered Apple Juice
1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Chilled Ginger Beer
Lemon Spirals and Apple Slices for Garnish
In a mixing glass add Shellback Spiced Rum, cinnamon syrup cloudy apple juice and fresh lemon juice; shake with ice until well blended. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with chilled ginger beer, stir to mix and garnish with lemon spirals and apple slices.
Ghoulish Guava Punch
Mixologist: Natalie Bovis
2 cups Shellback Silver Rum
2 cups Green Tea
1 1/2 cups Guava Juice
1/2 cup Ginger Honey Syrup (See Below)
1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice
Grated Nutmeg for Garnish
Pour all ingredients into a large pitcher or punch bowl and chill in the refrigerator. Grate fresh nutmeg over the surface of the punch when ready to serve. Serve to order over ice-filled punch glasses. Or chill punch itself with a large block of ice in the bowl or pitcher.
Ginger Honey Syrup
Place a 1” long, peeled piece of fresh ginger into a saucepan, along with ½ cup of honey and ½ cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let cool and sit for a few hours. Remove ginger and bottle syrup.
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