Halloween Cocktails to Die For

Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of snake.

It’s not really the costumes. It’s not even the candy. The real reason we love Halloween—it’s another excuse to put back a couple delicious drinks.

Leave the Halloween candy to the kids. Sure, aging out of trick-or-treating is sad, but being 21 or older has its own rewards come Halloween. From boozy costume parties that go late into the night to lively spirits of every sort, it can be pretty fun being an adult this time of year.

If you haven’t started planning for the occasion yet, these spooky cocktails for grown-up golbins will definitely liven up your haunted get-together.

There’s more to Halloween-inspired drinks than Bloody Mary’s and pumpkin beer.

Here are a few to get you into the ghoulish spirit. These cocktails can quench even the scariest of thirsts!

You can even add some dry ice into the mix for tried and true special effects. Simply drop a chunk of this magic into a liquid and allow it to “boil” and emit a dense, creepy fog.

 

Sauza_HotPumpkinSpiceTequilaSauza® Hot Pumpkin Spice Tequila

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee
  • 3/4 cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

How to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla, spices and coffee until hot.
  2. Then, divide it between two mugs.
  3. Add half of the Sauza® Blue Silver and stir.
  4. Top off with whipped cream and cinnamon. Enjoy!

 

Cruzan® Haunted Cinn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Velvet Cinn
  • 1 part Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum
  • 1/2 parts DeKuyper® Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Float DeKuyper® Hot Damn! Liqueur
  • Flamed Orange Zest

How to Make It

  1. Combine Cruzan Velvet Cinn, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum & Blood Orange Liqueur in a tumbler over ice and stir for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  3. Float a small amount of DeKuyper® Hot Damn! Liqueur on top
  4. Finish with a flamed orange zest

Sauza_CandyCornMargarita

 

Sauza® Candy Corn Margarita

Ingredients

  • 3 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 4 parts Orange or Clementine Soda
  • 4 parts Light Beer
  • 1 1/2 parts Orange Liquor
  • 1/2 can Frozen Limeade

How to Make It

  1. In a pitcher combine all ingredients
  2. Chill and serve on a plate filled with candy corn in glasses rimmed with orange sugar.

 

Basil Hayden’s Spooky Pumpkin Sour

Created by Created by Joaquín Simó, New York City

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
  • 1/2 part Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/2 part Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 part Maple Syrup
  • 1 heaping bar spoon Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 dashes Angostura® Bitters
  • 1 part Allspice Dram
  • 3-4 pieces Candy Corn

How to Make It

1.     Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin, add ice and shake.
2.     Strain into rocks glass over ice.
3.     Garnish with skewered candy corn.

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