It’s the “spookiest” season of the year and we’ve got you covered with these specially curated beverages that are sure to make your Halloween even more “spooktacular”.
We’ve rounded up a list of must- try cocktail recipes from top bars and restaurants across the United States, which you can also have fun trying from the comfort of your own home.
From magical concoctions, like the “3:30 AM”- made with dry ice for a hauntingly horrid presentation, to “creepy cocktails” like the “Blood Drive” – an eerily red libation.
3:30 AM – By Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Indulge in the spirit of Halloween at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, with their hypnotizing “3:30 AM” cocktail- a spooky creation from their renowned 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar. This bewitching libation, cleverly named after the restaurant, is a mysterious blend of Corazon Blanco Tequila, Mindoro Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, fresh Yuzu juice, and a hint of syrup. What sets it apart is the attention to detail, featuring a house-made black sesame salt rim that adds an extra layer of flavor and allure. For an added touch, the concoction is complete with dry ice which creates a haunting- looking presentation.
- 1 1/2 oz Corazon Blanco Tequila
- 1/2 oz Mindoro Melon Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 3/4 oz Fresh Yuzu Juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- House made black sesame salt rim
- Dry ice
Combine all ingredients and stir/shake. Pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice.
The Ghoulley Madison at The Madison Hotel – Washington, DC
Enchanting experiences are brewing up at the Madison Hotel, from hauntingly delightful themed cocktails at the bar, to eerie yet elegant decor. Escape to the ghoulishly glamorous getaway and try The Ghoulley Madison libation.
- 1 ½ oz. Premium Vodka
- 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
Add Vodka, lemon juice and syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. “Sink” pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon, down the side of a glass and add a spooky cherry garnish.
Blood Donor – The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park in Estes Park, Colorado
Step into the spirit of Halloween with The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park’s “Blood Donor” Cocktail. This spine-tingling libation is an eerie blend of Aperol, Solerno, Espolon Silver, lime juice, and syrup- all tinted in haunting red to match the season’s theme. It’s creatively served in IV bags, making it a unique and playful choice. Whether you’re staying at the Ridgeline Hotel or exploring Estes Park, this ghostly elixir promises a taste of the supernatural that perfectly complements the spooky ambiance of the holiday.
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1 oz Solerno
- 1 oz Espolon Silver
- .75 oz lime juice
- .5 oz simple syrup
- Red dye to color
Combine all ingredients and stir. “Inject” into IV Bags for serving.
If you’re craving a wickedly good cocktail this Halloween, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in Savannah, Georgia has the perfect drink for you. The Sweet Venom is all treat, no tricks – featuring vodka, liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cranberry juice and syrup. This frightfully fantastic drink is topped with blackberries, raspberries and orange bitters.
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz liqueur
- ½ oz grenadine
- ½ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz cranberry juice
- ¼ oz simple syrup
- 3 blackberries
- 2 raspberries
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- Garnish: black sugar for rim, dried blood orange
Combine vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and shake on ice. Add grenadine and syrup and shake. Strain into a glass, and top with blackberries, raspberries and orange bitters. Garnish with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.
Morgue-A-Rita – Delaware North at TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts), KeyBank Center (Buffalo, New York) and UBS Arena (Elmont, New York)
The National Hockey League (NHL) is getting into the Halloween spirit with the Morgue-a-rita- available at three NHL arenas. Aptly named as players send their opponents “to the morgue” – this spine-chilling concoction is a spooky spin on a premium margarita with a black salt rim and activated charcoal for a dark complexion. Hockey fans and patrons can find the beverage at retailers this fall, including 1928 Club, Legends and Harborview at TD Garden in Boston, New Amsterdam Bar and Lexus Club at KeyBank Center in Buffalo; in addition to Patron Carts and the Suites Mixology Cart at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
- 1 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
- 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
- 1.25 oz Finest Call Margarita Mix
- 0.75 oz Agave Nectar
- Dash Activated Charcoal
- Garnish: Black Salt, Lime Wedge
Rim glass with Black Salt and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in black salt-rimmed glass. Garnish and serve.
Blood Drive at The Edison in Disney Springs – Orlando, Florida
Looking to spook a big group this Halloween, check out the Blood Drive at The Edison in Disney Springs, served in IV bags by an official Edison phlebotomist- lab coat and all. Bringing together the flavors of Espolon tequila, aperol, solerno blood orange liqueur and lime, this blood-curdling drink is served over a king cube from a blood bag.
- 5 oz Aperol
- 5 oz Solerno
- 5 oz Espolon Silver
- 3.75 oz lime juice
- 2.5 oz simple syrup
- Red dye to color
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Inject the mixture into IV Bags for serving. Best served over a king cube in an old-fashioned glass.
No matter which one you try, or perhaps you try them all…. ENJOY and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!