With October in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re sipping on this Halloween. Whether you’re passing out candy or celebrating in full costume with friends, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek have the perfect cocktail recipes suited for any spooky celebration you have planned. Cocktails like the Basil Hayden’s Harvest Sour or Knob Creek Hot Buttered Bourbon are guaranteed to sweeten your scary night with their unique flavor.


Basil Hayden’s® Harvest Sour ~ Recipe By: Scott Lobianco (Chicago, IL)


  • 1 ½ part Basil Hayden’s ® Bourbon
  • 1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4 part Cinnamon Syrup
  • 3/4 part Lemon Juice
  • 5 Dark Cherries
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters

METHOD: Add cherries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Combine remaining ingredients into cocktail shaker with muddled cherries. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Knob Creek® Hot Buttered Bourbon


  • 2.5 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • 6 parts Apple Cider Butter
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • Ginger Spice

METHOD: Pour apple cider into a medium saucepan and heat through. Add the Knob Creek® Bourbon and stir to combine. Carefully pour the mixture into a pre-warmed mug. Add a dollop of butter and stir with the cinnamon stick to combine. Sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg and a pinch of ginger spice over the top for an aromatic touch.