Halloween is one of those holidays that people either love or hate. Regardless of your stance on costumes, candy, and crowds, there’s one aspect of the holiday that everyone can agree on: cocktails! Whether you are throwing a Halloween party or just need to de-stress from the throngs of sugar-high trick-or-treaters, Haute Living has compiled a list of haunting cocktails to help you celebrate in style.
For a festive cocktail with a little kick, whip up a batch of Grapefruit Inferno. Concocted from smokey Mezcal and fresh grapefruit juice, it’s the perfect mixture of tang and heat that will please ghouls, goblins, and fairy princesses alike.
1.5 oz Mezcal
1.5 oz grapefruit juice (fresh)
.5 oz fresh ginger syrup
5 dashes of Hell Fire Bitters
2 oz Bohemia
Build cocktail in a Collins glass and stir. Garnish with Jalapeño slices.
Ward off evil spirits—or just keep the party going a few extra hours—with this fresh twist on the classic Corpse Reviver cocktail. Featuring smooth tequila, tart lemon juice, and a hint of absinthe, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
⅔ oz Herradura Silver
⅔ oz Lemon Juice
⅔ oz Lillet Blanc
⅔ oz Cointreau
Spray of absinthe
Spritz a little absinthe into a chilled coupe glass and set aside. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard, strain into the chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a twist of lemon zest.
Nothing screams Halloween like pumpkins, and this seasonal cocktail created by the Whiteface Lodge definitely fits the bill. Featuring a blend of spiced rum, hickory syrup, and pumpkin puree, it’s sure to make you feel all warm and toasty inside.
2 oz spiced rum
1 oz hickory syrup
Splash of lemon
Bar spoon of pumpkin purée
Shake ingredients. Pour in high ball with club soda, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.