Halloween might be seen by some as a holiday for kids, but we couldn’t disagree more. Halloween is the perfect time to dress up, lose your inhibitions and to imbibe responsibly. So whether on the night you’re a vampire, pirate or a zombie, you’re sure to find a cocktail here to suit your taste!

So Grown-ups, take back the night with these ghoulishly good Halloween cocktails

Blood and Sand

If you’re feeling vampirish, this one might be perfect for you. With the smokey scotch mixing with the sweet cherry, this is a classic you’ll want to taste.

4 ounces Scotch
4 ounces blood orange juice
3 ounces sweet vermouth
2 ounces cherry liqueur, such as Cherry Heering
4 high-quality maraschino cherries, such as Luxardo

Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com/

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Bloody Maria

Another sanguine choice, most people will have tasted a Bloody Mary, but less people are familiar with her Mexican cousin, Bloody Maria. Swapping the vodka for the tequila makes this drink mix better with the hot sauce and salt and makes it altogether more delicious. Trust us – you’ll never go back to vodka again.

12 oz t1 Blanco Ultrafino
2 cups Sacramento Tomato Juice
½ cup fresh orange juice
1 oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tabasco
1 tsp chipotle adobo sauce
2 tbs fresh grated horseradish
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Fresh cracked pepper
celery sprigs

This recipe is courtesy of Jay Silverman of Agave Restaurant and Tequila Bar.

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Dark and Stormy

Hear that thunder and lightning? Set a sinister mood and get lost in this Bermuda triangle inspired tipple. Using Bermuda rum, this drink is perfect for your Halloween party. It only has 4 ingredients, so is a must add to your cocktail repertoire.

  • 2 ounces Bermuda Black Seal dark rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 ½ freshly squeezed limes juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel or wedge, for garnish

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Bloody Margaritas

Why not sell your soul to the devil with yet another Mexican cocktail, the bloody margarita. This truly delicious twist on the classic

4 ounces blood orange juice (Sanguinello)
3 ounces silver tequila
1 1/2 ounces triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Splash of sugar syrup
Orange slice for garnish
Coarse sea salt for glass rim

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Hot Caramel Apple Cider

It’s getting cold outside, so why not brew up a steaming cauldron of this Hot Caramel Apple cider. If you’ve got a sweet tooth this is perfect for you!

  • 1 1/2 cups apple hard cider
  • 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup of heavy whipping cream (optional)

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Zombie

Strong enough to wake the dead, the Zombie is a perfect cocktail to add to your Halloween bash. With this recipe on how to make the ‘perfect’ zombie, there are 4 different types of rum. Go easy so you don’t feel like a zombie the next morning!

1/2 ounce rum — white rum
1 1/2 ounces rum — golden rum
1 ounce rum — dark rum
1/2 ounce rum — 151-proof rum
1 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon pineapple juice
1 teaspoon papaya juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar

See the full recipe at Esquire.

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So there you have it. Six spooky cocktails to make sure your Halloween party goes well. Remember to consume responsibly.

Happy Cocktail drinking. Cheers and Happy Halloween!

 

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