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The Best Halloween Cocktails 2018 | #HQscare

The Best Halloween Cocktails 2018 | #HQscare

Add some spirit to your soirée with our edit of the best Halloween cocktails, perfect for every occasion.

We’ve already hooked you up with our very own Halloween music playlist, but if you wanna make sure you’ve got the party to attend this year, why not take some ‘spo from our edit of Halloween drinks?

Please drink responsibly.

Best Halloween Cocktails 2018

  • Morgue-a-rita Cocktail
  • Ghostly White Wine Spritzer
  • Caramel Apple Punch
  • Dark and Spooky
  • Dark Russian
  • Vodka Black-ade
  • Shaken and Stirred
  • Spook Spiced
  • Blood Orange Juiced
  • Drink Your Greens
  • Peach Screach
  • Inject Some Fun
  • Twist and Screach
  • Pumpkin Beer
  • Blue Murder
  • Devilled Martini
  • Espresso Ginger Beer
  • Bitter Ale
  • Halloween Iced.

1. Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail

This truly gruesome cocktail is a spooky take on the classic margarita. The morgue-a-rita cocktail recipe serves four people and is made extra creepy by adding sugary green goo to ooze down the glass, definitely Instagram-worthy!

Ingredients:

  • 59ml light corn syrup
  • Green food colouring
  • 118ml fresh lime juice
  • 237ml carbonated water
  • 177ml tequila
  • 85ml triple sec
  • 4 cherries
  • 4tsp maraschino cherry syrup

Method:

The first step to making this creepy cocktail is creating the green goo to rim the glasses. First of all, take the light corn syrup and slowly combine with green food colouring until you get your desired shade. Next, freeze the glasses to frost them, then dip each glass into the syrup and turn upside down to allow it to drip down eerily. Insert stirrers through maraschino cherries for each drink and set aside with the glasses.

For the cocktails, combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour one teaspoon of the maraschino cherry syrup into each glass, add a cherry and stirrer then strain the cocktail very carefully into the glasses until about ¾ full. Top up the glass with carbonated soda and enjoy!

2. Ghostly White Wine Spritzer

Forget Halloween; make this night all about Hallo-Wine. This ghostly white wine spritzer not only tastes delicious but it also glows under UV light! Super easy to make and incredibly impressive, it’s 100% worth getting together with the squad to enjoy these pre-party!

Ingredients:

  • 142ml of your chosen white wine
  • Tonic water to make ice cubes

Method:

First of all, you need to make the tonic water flat by opening the bottle, squeezing the air out, placing the cap back on and shaking until the bottle fully expands. Next, pour the tonic water into an ice tray and freeze to make ice cubes. Making them from flat tonic water will prevent the ice cubes from melting so quickly. Pour wine over the ice cubes in a large wine glass and enjoy!

3. Caramel Apple Punch

Perfect for Halloween parties, the caramel apple punch is the ultimate sharing cocktail to get everyone in the Halloween spirit, without the gruesome ghoulishness. Just remember to prepare it the day before so you don’t get caught without your cocktail on the day, otherwise you’ll be experiencing a truly terrifying disaster!

Ingredients:

  • 2l apple cider
  • 296ml spiced rum
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 thinly sliced red apple

Method:

Take a large pitcher or punch bowl and mix the apple cider, rum and lemon juice, then chill for up to 12 hours. Add some ice, garnish with the apple slices and serve. This recipe serves 6 so remember to double up on ingredients if your squad are bringing plus ones!

4. Dark and Spooky

If you’re a fan of gin, we know you’ll be into this fruity Halloween cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 4oz gin
  • 2oz pomegranate juice
  • 1oz syrup

Method:

  1. Combine 4oz of gin, 2oz pomegranate juice and 1oz of syrup in a large cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake for a minimum of 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass and serve.
  4. For an extra stormy effect, add one cube of dry ice to each glass.

5. Dark Russian

Forget a White Russian, we’ve put a spin on the classic to make sure it’s perfect for every single Halloween party ever.

Ingredients:

  • 1oz dark rum
  • 1/2oz double cream
  • 1/2oz cinnamon syrup
  • 1 medium egg
  • ice
  • 2oz sparkling apply juice
  • activated charcoal powder
  • cinnamon

Method:

  1. Mix 2oz dark rum, 1/2oz heavy cream, 1/2oz cinnamon syrup and 1 medium egg white in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Dry shake for 30 seconds, add ice, and shake again.
  3. Strain mixture into a fluted glass.
  4. Pour 2oz of sparkling apple juice into the same glass, finishing with two pinches of activated charcoal powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Serve.

6. Vodka Black-ade

Need to create a themed cocktail quickly? Simply create a classic vodka lemonade with a pinh of charcoal powder to add into spook.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1 1/2oz of Tito’s handmade vodka and 3oz of lemonade into the glass.
  3. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal and serve.

7. Shaken and Stirred

Things are about to get dark up in here. We’ve created the best Halloween cocktail for those who like things a little fruity.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2oz vodka
  • 2oz blackcurrant juice
  • 1/2oz chartreuse

Method:

  1. In a mixer, add 1 1/2oz of Absolut, 2oz blackcurrant juice and 1/2 oz chartreuse.
  2. Stir ingredients together with ice.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and serve.

8. Spook Spiced

With a mix of fruit and spices, this is the perfect seasonal drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2oz orange vodka
  • 1/2oz passionfruit puree
  • 1/2oz white grapefruit juice
  • 3/4oz cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 dashes of absinthe
  • ice

Method:

  1. Combine 1 1/2 parts of absolut madrin, 1/2 part Malibu, 1 part passion fruit puree, 1/2 part white grapefruit juice, 3/4 part cinnamon schnapps and 2 dashes of perno absinthe.
  2. Pour over crushed ice in a clear glass.
  3. Top with 1/2 part cappalletti and garnish with cobwebs and plastic spiders for that spooky Halloween effect.

9. Blood Orange Juiced

One of our favourite Halloween cocktails, this mix features a range of fruits to add a sweet edge to a spooky celebration.

Ingredients:

  • ice
  • 1/2ox galliano
  • 1/2oz blood orange liquer
  • 1oz blood orange juice
  • 1/2oz grapefruit syrup
  • 1 blood orange

Method:

  1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine 1oz vodka, 1/2oz Galliano, 1/2oz pür•likör spice, 1oz blood orange juice and 1/2oz  grapefruit cream soda syrup.
  2. Shake well and strain over fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with blood orange wheels and Halloween props.

10. Drink Your Greens

‘Tis the season to be green, so make the most of our tequila-based cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2oz tequila
  • 1/2oz mezcal
  • 3/4oz fino sherry
  • 1/2oz pear liqueur
  • ice

Method:

  1. Combine 1 1/2 parts tequila, 1/2 part mescal, 3/4 part fino sherry and 1/2 part pear liqueur.
  2. Strain mixture over a large ice cube and pour into a glass.
  3. Garnish with an edible flower for a sugar-skull vibe.

11. Peach Screech

Next on our list of the best Halloween cocktails 2018 is a peach-based drink that is perfect garnished with whipped cream and seasonal sweets.

Ingredients:

  • grenadine
  • pineapple juice
  • whipped cream vodka
  • 2oz sparkling peach juice
  • whipped cream
  • candy corn

Method:

  1. Beginning with grenadine, layer pineapple juice, whipped cream vodka and 2oz of sparkling peach juice into a martini glass.
  2. Top with whipped cream and candy corn pieces.
  3. Serve.

12. Inject Some Fun

If you wanna go big at your Halloween party this year, pull out all the stops and serve with syringes perfect for any Halloween zombie costume.

Ingredients:

  • 1oz vodka
  • 3/4oz grenadine
  • 3oz lemonade
  • ice cube
  • lemon slice

Method:

  1. Using 1oz of vodka and 3/4oz of grenadine, make injection syringe shots.
  2. Pour 3oz of lemonade into an old fashioned glass finishing with an ice cube and a slice of lemon.
  3. Serve, injecting the vodka shot into the glass.

13. Twist and Screech

Simultaneously sweet and sour, this Halloween cocktail is perfect for a whiskey lover.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black raspberry sparkling ice
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1oz whiskey
  • 2oz kiwi and strawberry sparkling ice
  • 2 kiwi slices

Method:

  1. Reduce 1 cup of Black Raspberry Sparkling Ice with 2 tablespoons of white sugar until it forms a thick syrup.
  2. Drizzle the syrup over the exterior of a cocktail glass.
  3. Chill with 1 part whiskey and 2 parts kiwi & strawberry sparkling ice.
  4. Garnish with two kiwi slices.
  5. Serve.

14. Pumpkin Beer

Thought pumpkins were only needed for your decorations this year? Think again.We love how this Halloween cocktail uses a pumpkin to serve up.

Ingredients:

  • medium pumpkin
  • ginger beer
  • orange slices (to garnish)
  • 2 oranges
  • 2tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp all spice

Method:

  1. Hollow out a medium pumpkin and fill halfway with ice.
  2. Fill the pumpkin with ginger beer and top with sliced oranges.

To make the citrus ice cubes:

  1. Take 1 orange and using a peeler, create small orange zest peels to curl up and put in each tray.
  2. Take a second orange and cut it into quarters, then cut each quarter into triangle slices that will fit in the ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze.

To rim the glass:

  1. Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon, 1/4 sugar and 1 tablespoon of all-spice in a small bowl.
  2. Pour evenly onto a small plate.
  3. Rim each glass with orange slices to create a wet layer for the sugar mixture to stick to.
  4. Roll the rim of the glass into the sugar mixture.

15. Blue Murder

Impress this year with this blue-coloured drink, perfect for adding a lil zest to any party.

Ingredients:

  • ice
  • 1oz gin
  • 1oz light rum
  • 1oz tequila
  • 1oz vodka
  • 1 1/2oz blue curaçao
  • 2oz sour mix
  • sparkling water to serve

Method:

  1. Using a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1oz gin, 1oz light rum, 1oz tequila, 1oz vodka 1 1/2oz blue Curaçao and 2oz sour mix.
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with sparkling water and serve.

16. Devilled Martini

Better the deveil (martini) you know. Garnish with chilli “horns” for a drink that does it for the ‘gram.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices chilli
  • 2oz tequila
  • 1oz passionfruit puree
  • 1/2oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2oz agarve syrup
  • lime to garnish

Method:

  1. Using a cocktail shaker, combine 2 slices of chilli, 2oz tequila, 1oz passionfruit puree, 1/2oz of fresh lime juice and 1/2oz agave syrup.
  2. Shake well and strain mixture into a rimmed martini glass.
  3. Top with fresh chilli ‘horns’ and a lime spiral for garnish.

17. Espresso Ginger Beer

Wake up your Halloween cocktails with this espresso-infused ginger beer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • spiced rum
  • fresh lime juice
  • ginger beer
  • lime to garnish

Method:

  1. Combine 1/4 cup of ground coffee with spiced rum at room temperature.
  2. Let the mixture soak for 30 minutes and strain.
  3. Using a cocktail shaker, combine 2 parts coffee-infused-rum and 1/2 part fresh lime juice.
  4. Shake and strain into a Collins glass.
  5. Top with 1/2 part ginger beer and garnish with a lime wheel.

18. Bitter Ale

Add some bitter to your celebrations this spooky holiday with this ginger ale and cranberry bitters mix.

Ingredients:

  • 4oz ginger ale
  • 2oz gin
  • cranberry bitters
  • grenadine to garnish

Method:

  1. Combine 4oz ginger ale and 2oz gin in a glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with cranberry bitters.
  3. Gently pour grenadine around the inside of the glass to create a ‘dripping’ effect.
  4. Garnish with spooky accessories and serve.

19. Halloween Iced

Last on our list of the best Halloween cocktails, try this drink with dry ice for impact.

Ingredients:

  • ice
  • 1 1/2oz Courvoisier VSOP
  • 3/4oz Rootberr Schnapps
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • cherry to garnish

Method:

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1 1/4oz of Courvoisier VSOP, 3/4oz of Rootberr Schnapps and 1oz pineapple juice.
  2. Shake well and strain mixture into a glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and serve with dry ice for a smoky effect.

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