Halloween drinks don’t all have to be sugar-sweet punches. The best spooky cocktails balance a spirited amount of kitsch with delicious ingredients. We can’t get enough of this fun variation, so we enlisted our DrinkWire contributors to see what spooky concoctions they’d come up with. These are seven recipes worth saving this Halloween.
Sure, you want your Halloween cocktail to be innovative and spooky, but you want it to taste good too. The Vampire’s Negroni riffs on the classic, keeping the essential flavors but having a little fun with it. Plus, a small and simple application of dry ice gives it just the haunted element we’re looking for.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor The Gastronom.
Stephen King’s Carrie was actually very sweet until she went a little mad. This cocktail plays off the character’s journey—a little sweet and a little scary. If you can get your hands on some fake fingers, they make a great garnish for just about any cocktail.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Paula Lukas.
As fall gets into full swing, we begin to embrace the flavors that work better in chilly weather. Smoke is definitely one of them, warming us from the inside and playing off spirits like bourbon. Plus, this one has a presentation perfect for a sophisticated Halloween gathering.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Whiskey Muse.
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