Cocktail Recipes for Halloween, 2018

Clear out the goblins.  Let them loose in a safe place and remove your shoes.  It's the end of the day and you are tired.  Perhaps, even a little on-edge.

Now, allow your sense of fun lead you to the kitchen for one or two of these fabulous cocktail recipes.

Now, relax.

Creepy Cocktails:

Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass
By Mariena Mercer of Rose. Rabbit. Lie in Las Vegas.

Alice in Wonderland

Typically served in The Porthole, a rapid-infusion chamber, the Through the Looking Glass houses nectarines, kaffir lime leaf, star anise, pineapple key and a blood orange chip. This Novo Fogo and milk-clarified, margarita utilizes the 17th-century milk punch process, which leaves the cocktail as
clear as a looking glass.

  • 1½ Oz Reposado Tequila
  •  ¼ Oz Mezcal 
  •  ½ Oz Novo Fogo Cachaca
  •  ½ Oz Giffard Passion Fruit Liqueur 
  • 1 Oz Lime juice
  • 1½ Oz Bols Pineapple Chipotle
  • 2 Oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 Oz clarified milk per cocktail
  • Mint sprig garnish

Candy Corn Mimosa

2 cups Stella Rosa Peach
1½ Oz tequila
1 Cup orange juice
2 Tbsp purple sugar (for rim)
Candy corn for garnish


  1. Rim a glass with purple sugar.
  2. Pour tequila, Stella Rosa Peach, and orange juice into glass and lightly stir ingredients together.
  3. Garnish with a candy corn, and enjoy!

Crystal Head Smokin’ Head Caesar


  • 2 Oz Crystal Head Vodka
  • 5 Oz Clamato( Caesar) or tomato juice (Bloody Mary)
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Tiny dash of liquid smoke
  • Garnish of your choice

Ingredients for rim garnish:

  • ¼ Tsp salt
  • ¼ Tsp pepper
  • ½ Tsp smoked paprika


  1. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and dip into salt, pepper, and smoked paprika mix.
  2. In a shaker half filled with ice, add in all ingredients and shake well. 
  3. Strain into the pre-rimmed glass filled with ice.

Optional Garnish Ideas:

Celery and lime wheel,
Bacon wrapped mini meatball with two hot peppers,
Scallop and hot pepper skewer,
Spicy halved long bean skewer

Pumpkin Spice Pie Martini


  • 2 Oz Deep Eddy Original Vodka
  • 1 Oz Dark rum 
  • 1 Oz Half n half
  • 2 Tbsp Canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Oz Maple syrup
  •  ¼ Tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  •  ¼ Tsp Vanilla extract
  • Graham crackers
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar


  1. Smash up the graham crackers, cinnamon and sugar together.
  2. Wet the rim of the glass with maple syrup and dip it into your cinnamon, sugar, cracker mixture.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients into your cocktail shaker and shake for 30-45 seconds.
  4. Pour and strain into your rimmed martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a little bit of grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

Liquid Smoke by Niall McCourt of Mandarin Hide
  • 1 1/4 oz Slow and Low Rock & Rye
  • 3/4 Coffee Infused Cynar
  • 2 Dashes of Walnut Bitters
Stir with rocks, strain and garnish with a cherry.

Tequila Avion Gummy Bear Jello Shots (Makes around 10-2 Oz shots)

Gummy Bear Syrup (Makes about one cup)

  • 1 Cup Gummy Bears (Your choice in flavor- I did half cherry half lemon. Get creative!)
  • 1½ Cups Water
  • 1 Pinch Citric Acid
  • 1 Pinch Salt


  1. Prepare a double boiler. 
  2. Add the Gummy Bears and the water to the top of the boiler. 
  3. Let Gummy Bears slowly melt into the water, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Once they are completely incorporated, transfer the mixture into a separate saucepan. 
  5. Add citric acid and salt and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the mixture has reduced to 1 cup, you’re ready to build the shots.

The Jello Shot

  • 1 Cup Tequila Avión Silver
  • 1 Cup Gummy Bear Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Powdered Gelatin (This is about half of what you’d normally use in a Jello shot, but since there’s gelatin in the Gummy Bears, you don’t need so much.)

  1. Add the Tequila Avión to the Gummy Bear Syrup while it’s still hot enough that it hasn’t started to set. 
  2. Slowly whisk in gelatin, so that there are no big clumps. 
  3. Prepare your serving vessels by spraying the insides of them lightly with olive oil cooking spray, so the shots will release more easily when they’re set up. 
  4. Transfer the mixture into a pour-able container and pour into the prepared serving vessels. 
  5. Place vessels in refrigerator and let set up (about 2 hours). 
  6. When they’re fully set, they’re ready to enjoy!

Vital Links:

Crystal Head Vodka Deep Eddy Vodka Novo Fogo Cachaca Tequila Avión Silver Slow and Low Rock & Rye Stella Rosa Peach

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