What To Drink Now: Halloween Cocktails

If you are looking for something to sip while the ghouls and goblins, witches and princesses, and dozens of kids like my nephew dressing as a fox, singing “What does the fox say?” visit your front porches this evening looking for treats, consider mixing up one of these tasty combinations, guaranteed to create a spooktacular night. A few spirit selections these were sent for editorial consideration.

cointreau appleCointreau Apple Crisp
2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
Pinch of nutmeg
Directions: Build all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.  Stir well and garnish with apple slices.

Trick or Treat-ini
1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
1 oz Pineapple syrup
2 bar spoons Benedictine
2 dashes Peychaud Bitters
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

autumnAutumn Delight
2 oz. Wild Turkey Spiced
6 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
Directions: Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Dust rim with cinnamon. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick. You can also make a hot apple cider version if you prefer.

CRUZ Spook-tini
2 oz Cruz Tequila (this smooth, floral and spice filled, 100% blue agave tequila, a part of the Trinchero family better known for their wines, has recently become available in Texas)
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz agave nectar
2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
Directions: Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker with a splash of water and shake until chilled. Serve over ice in a martini glass.

bleeding berryBleeding Berry
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Peach Puree
1/2 oz. Hibiscus Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Raspberries
Raspberries for garnish
Directions: Muddle Raspberries on the bottom of a rocks glass then add ice. Shake all ingredients, except hibiscus, together in a shaker. Pour over ice and raspberries. Add hibiscus juice to “bleed” through cocktail.

Kilbeggan Masquerade Mixer
2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1/2 part DeKuyper Mixologist Series Ginger Liqueur (or Domaine de Canton)
1 part Fresh Apple Juice
1 part Fresh Lemon Sour
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a red and orange sugar rimmed cocktail glass.

SpiderVenom rSpider Venom
1 oz Tarantula 100 Plata tequila
0.5 oz Raspberry puree
0.5 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Tarantula Azul
Shake all ingredients except the Tarantula Azul with ice and serve in shot glass; then layer the Tarantula Azul on top.

JacKu-Lantern
3 ounces TY KU Coconut Sake
.5 ounces Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick garnish
Directions: Shake the sake, liqueur and a dash of cinnamon together in an ice filled shaker; strain into a martini glass and serve with a cinnamon stick.

ruffinoRuffino Elisir Magico
6 oz Ruffino Moscato d’Asti
.5 oz Nux Alpina Black Walnut Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Directions: Add Black Walnut Liqueur and bitters into a wine glass over ice. Top with 6 oz of Ruffino Moscato d’Asti.  Serve in a wine glass with an orange twist.

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

Our SideDish newsletter features Dallas’s newest dining spots, scrumptious recipes from local restaurants, and news on breweries, cocktail hours and more.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Dining

Dining

Bars

Bars

Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

BBQ

BBQ

View All

View All

Comments