Can’t get enough of spooky spirits for the scary holiday? Don’t be frightened-we have more dangerously delicious cocktails to sip and savor! Halloween isn’t just for kids, so don’t be tricked and instead, treat yourself to candy-infused cocktails from some of our favorite hot spots.
Festive partygoers planning to dress up and get down this Saturday night should head over to Justin Timberlake’s own Southern Hospitality in New York City where guests will be able to participate in a high-stakes costume contest. Best of all, you can indulge on this tantalizing, lip smacking cocktail that even the skinniest supermodels in attendance won’t be able to resist.
1 part Vodka
½ part Raspberry Liqueur
1 part Cranberry juice
1 part Champagne or sparkling wine
Slices of Lemon
Slices of Lime
Add vodka, raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, and champagne/wine in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour drink in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with slices of lime and lemon, as well as gummy worms.
For the most futuristic celebration of the year, Manhattan’s celebrity hot spot 1OAK will be serving an exclusive vodka specialty “potion” that, simply put, is out of this world.
2 oz. Clementine-infused vodka (We used Clementine SVEDKA)
2 oz. Orange juice
Pinch of Ginger
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Splash of Grenadine
Muddle cilantro in bottom of a shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients, except grenadine. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glass and add a splash of grenadine for color. Garnish with candy corn on a toothpick.
Want to venture out of the craziness that will be New York City for Halloween? Simply head east to Queens for Strawberry’s Sports Grill where you can enjoy the freakishly wonderful Scream Soda, a tasty elixir that’ll have you howling from delight.
1 ¼ oz. Spiced rum (We used Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
5 oz. Lemon-lime soda
1 Kiwi slice
Add ingredients in a hurricane glass and gently stir. Garnish with a kiwi slice.
Ay dios mio, who says the festivities have to end after Sunday night? Keep the party going with the flavorsome punch stirred up at Manhattan’s Meatpacking District favorite Abe & Arthur’s Restaurant. Dukes De Los Muertos, inspired by the traditional Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, will knock you out cold because it’s that delicious and mesmerizing. Be warned, Dukes De Los Muertos isn’t for the tame, but if you’re able to pull it off, you’ll be the toast of the town. Let's pull out the dukes!
Dukes De Los Muertos
1 part Vodka (We used Absolut Brooklyn)
1 part Dry Vermouth
1 part Dimmi Liqueur
2 parts Lemon-lime soda (We used 7UP)
Grenadine (For color)
10 Plastic skulls
6 Plastic eyeballs
4 Orange Halves
Over-proof rum (We used Bacardi 151)
3 Rubber fingers
1 Large hand shaped ice block with grenadine for blood
Mix ingredients into a punch bowl with regular ice and stir until chilled. Garnish with skulls, eyeballs, rubber fingers, hand-shaped ice block with grenadine, and orange halves filled with over-proof vodka and on fire. Serve tableside with skeleton ladle and rocks glasses.