5 Spooky Fun Halloween Cocktails to make your Party a Monster Mash
Fall is here which means Halloween is just around the corner! William Grant & Sons, an award-winning, family-owned distillery has a variety of 5 spooky fun Halloween spirits and cocktails for you to serve at your Halloween party.
Did you know Halloween is an Irish Holiday?! Keep the tradition alive with these Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey cocktails with a spooky twist. www.tullamoredew.com
Irish Halloween Fun Facts:
- Halloween was a celebration held to mark the end of summer and beginning of winter on the night of October 31st. It was believed that this time was the bridge to the world of the dead.
- Costumes: The Celtic people would dress up in animal skins, furs and heads to trick evil spirits.
- Trick or Treating: Food such as nuts and apples would be left outside of people’s houses on Halloween as an offering to unwelcomed spirits. Hoping that if they took the food they would not enter the house.
Vampire’s Weakness (a Boulevardier)
This cocktail is inspired by the 1897 horror novel written by Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the Transylvania Vampire Count Dracula.
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet vermouth
1.25 oz Tullamore DEW
1 Bloodied Eyeball – Made using a Lychee, a blueberry and fruit preserves which create the veins.
Pumpkin Fright (Irish Old Fashioned)
2 oz Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey
.75 oz Bénédictine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Orange bitters
Orange slice, Pumpkin Face Garnish
If you prefer a fruitier cocktail, then the Bloodline made with Solerno Blood Orange Liquor is just the cocktail for you to celebrate Halloween! The versatile spirit of Solerno can be used as a base spirit as well as a modifying sweetener and shines equally in modern interpretations of both classic cocktails and original creations. www.solernoliqueur.com
1 oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 oz. fresh beet juice
1 oz. fresh carrot juice
1 oz. fresh orange juice
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
.5 oz. fresh ginger juice
Roll ingredients with ice in a shaker and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh ginger.
Pumpkins and Halloween go hand in hand. Enjoy this festive pumpkin cocktail featuring Drambuie, a full-strength, premium Scotch liqueur made with aged Highland whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.www.drambuie.com
Pumpkin Ginger Shandy Gaff
1½ parts Toasted Walnut-Infused Drambuie*
½ part Monkey Shoulder Scotch
¼ part Lemon Juice
¼ tsp Fresh Ginger
4-5 parts Pumpkin Ale
Garnish with Skewered Candied Ginger
Serve in long glass
* Toasted Walnut-Infused Drambuie- Toast nuts over medium heat until browned and you can easily smell toasted aroma. For every 1 part of Drambuie add 1/2 part of Toasted nuts. Let infuse in airtight container for 24 hours. Strain and reserve for use.
There is nothing quite like the crisp fall air, except for maybe the air in Borgarnes, Iceland, where Reyka Vodka is distilled. This coastal village has some of the world’s cleanest air, which pairs well with pure arctic spring water filtered through natural lava rocks. www.reyka.com
Pumpkin Spice Lebowski
2 parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Coffee Liqueur
1 part Heavy Cream
½ tsp. of Pumpkin Pie Spice
Combine heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice into cocktail shaker and shake. Add Reyka vodka and Coffee Liqueur and shake with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with cocoa puffs.
Although both mezcal and tequila are made using agave plants, tequila is an unsmoky spirit very different from its ancient cousin. This is reflected in the long-standing popular wisdom that proclaims; “Tequila to wake the living, mezcal to wake the dead”. Celebrate the day of the dead (whether Hallowen or Mexico’s Day of the Dead) with the spirit that wakes the dead,Montelobos Mezcal, produced with 100% organically certified agave espadín.www.montelobos.com