While most of us love a good cocktail for any occasion, these festive Halloween concoctions are just the thing when you’re looking for something a bit over the top, spooky or simply different!


Walking Dead

Heavy on the Tequila, lighter on the Mezcal, equal parts eerie and life-giving.

Created by Masa Urushido

Stir ingredients and strain over large ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon twist and edible flower(optional).



The theatric addition of the blazing cinnamon would give Beelzebub himself a run for his money

Created by Masa Urushido

  • 2 parts Maker’s 46 Bourbon
  • ¾ part lemon juice
  • ¾ part of grilled peach sherbet*
  • 2-3 mint leaves for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves and top off the drink by flaming ground cinnamon.

*Sherbet recipe: Grill 2-3 peaches (or any seasonal fruit) until nicely charred. Mix the peaches in a blender with equal parts white sugar and strain.


Vampire Blood

A sweet, red elixir that’s easy to suck up.

In a rocks glass, muddle 1 strawberry and top with ice. In a shaker tin, muddle one strawberry and add liquid ingredients. Dry shake for 30 seconds and add ice. Shake with ice for 1 minute. Strain into rocks glass and serve.


Friday the 13th

Despite the name, your friends will be lucky to have you shake up this coconut treat

Created by Masa Urushido

Dry shake all ingredients until frothy and well combined. Add ice and firmly shake again. Strain mixture into a frozen coupe glass. Stencil the #13 with angostura bitters.


Bitter Spell

Like witches’ magic, this cocktail will transform before your eyes as the blood-red Campari ice block melts

Created by Casa Luca in D.C.

Place Campari rock in an old-fashioned glass. Add liquid ingredients and stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with an orange twist.

*Campari Rock, 3/4 part Campari, 2 parts Water, Mix Campari and water and freeze in ice mold.



It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that these will be the hit of the party

Created by Niccole Trzaska of Drinks by Niccole

Makes 12-14 Jell-O shots

  • 5 ounces Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
  • 5 ounces water
  • 5 ounces
  • Tres Agaves Margarita Mix
  • 1 Packet of Gelatin
  • Garnish = Lemon Lime rock candy for “brains”

Mix all ingredients until smooth and no bubbles. Pour into a silicone mold in the shape of your choice (such as skulls). Add 1 Sour Patch kid to each mold set in refrigerator until it becomes a gel (Gelatin is not a solid nor a liquid it is both. So the higher the alcohol the thinner the mixture will be)


Davey Jones’ Fashioned

A rum old fashioned, fit for the damned pirate captain of the deep sea… or your friend that prefers their drinks on the boozy side

Add ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Stir and serve.

*Orange Simple Syrup: Add equal parts sugar and water in a pot with orange peel. Heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove peel and allow to cool.


Mounds of Treats

Coconut and chocolate, overlooked candy bar, fantastic cocktail combination. Trick or Treat!

Created by Niccole Trzaska of Drinks by Niccole

Stir all ingredients while hot, top with whipped cream.