Posted October 28, 2020

Frighteningly Good Halloween Cocktails

Eat + Drink

In honor of Halloween, we’re summoning spirits.

That’s right – our bartenders are using their mighty mixology powers to whip up cocktails inspired by the holiday and flavors of the season. Here are five recipes to try at home. No cauldron required.

Audrey 2

Audrey 2 (inspired by Little Shop of Horrors)
from Jackson 20 in Alexandria

2 oz. Milagro tequila
2 oz. Chamomile Citrus Berry Aperitea (Mighty Leaf)
1 oz. hibiscus syrup
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a hibiscus flower and a salt/sugar/ginger rim. (Use two parts sugar to one part salt to ½ part ginger.)

Pumpkin Martini
from Helix Lounge in Washington D.C.

1 ½  oz. Stoli Vanil vodka
1 oz. pumpkin liqueur
2 oz. cream

Shake ingredients together over ice. Strain and serve in chilled martini glass with cinnamon stick stirrer.

Candy Corn Martini
from Sazerac in Seattle

1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. crème de cacao dark liqueur
1 oz. Orange Curacao liqueur

Mix ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a martini glass.

Mental Ward
from Saltbox in San Diego

2 oz. rye whiskey
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
1 barspoon pomegranate molasses

Shake ingredients together. Strain into martini glass and twist with flamed orange (a piece of orange peel lit on fire, blown out and dropped in the cocktail).

Jalisco Spice
from Red Star Tavern in Portland

1 ½ oz. clove-infused Herradura Anejo tequila
2 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tsp. agave syrup

Shake ingredients together over ice. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass.

Happy Halloween!



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