DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Boxes and Booze offers a Halloween cocktail recipe.


If you have been following my blog you will have seen the whimsical citrus peel art I like to make to accompany some of the cocktails. I’ve even gone so far as to make homages to actual pieces of art, like the Mona Lisa, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. This Halloween, I’ve created a little citrus version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, to accompany a frighteningly good cocktail of the same name.

It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that on Halloween, someone’s last word might be a scream. So of course, this is a Last Word variation, modified with flavors of the fall season. The Last Word is a classic cocktail that I’ve featured here many times. This version uses cranberry and apple liqueurs in place of the traditional cherry liqueur. I also added a splash of Campari to give it a touch of blood red. It’s so good you’ll want to scream – in delight! It’s a delicious way to celebrate the season, and brush up on your art history while you're at it. Happy Halloween!


The Scream

¾ oz gin

¾ oz lime

¾ oz yellow Chartreuse

½ oz cranberry liqueur

¼ oz apple liqueur

¼ oz Campari

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a favorite glass. Garnish with a mini masterpiece.