Step Into the Spooky Season

October 27, 2022 | By Mallory Ambrose

When the witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.” – Unknown

From the soft golden hue gleaming through jack-o’-lanterns lying underneath the moonlight to shared table tales of haunting ghosts and goblins, the spooky season of Halloween bleeds unique tradition.

There are several hotel venues who have become one with this delightfully frightful holiday hosting Halloween-inspired events where guests can fall into spectacular interactive experiences full of haunting fun.

Enjoy frightfully flavorful spooky cocktails and bites at these unique venues across the country, from whimsical cocktails, a wickedly delicious afternoon in an enchanting tearoom in Atlanta, a secret underground bar in Downtown Los Angeles, to an exquisite Sanderson Sisters-inspired tea party in Chicago.

Aimbridge Hotels and Hospitality, Halloween-Inspired Cocktails

Cocktails created by Sam Gillespie, Aimbridge Beverage Ideation Team Lead, to be showcased at the over 450 Aimbridge properties for the Halloween season.

Bride of Frankenstein


  • 1.5oz Ketel One Vodka
  • .5oz cassis
  • .75oz lemon juice
  • .75oz simple
  • 3 muddled blackberries
  • Soda

Glassware & Garnish:

Glass – Collins

Garnish – 3 blackberries on a pick

Wrapped up in Whiskey


  • 1.5oz Buffalo trace
  • .5oz coconut liquor
  • 2oz coconut milk
  • .5oz vanilla syrup
  • Topped with coconut water

Glassware & Garnish:

Glass – Collins

Garnish – fresh grated nutmeg

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mai Tai 


  • 1.5oz dark rum
  • .5oz orange liquor
  • .75oz orgeat
  • .75oz lime juice

Glassware & Garnish:

Glass – rocks

Garnish –

  • float of Hibiscus water
  • Lime wheel
  • Optional garnishes, edible flower and cherries
Astor Court at the St. Regis, Atlanta, The Haunted House of Astor Afternoon Tea

The St. Regis has become a worldwide destination for those who enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. This Halloween, Astor Court at the St. Regis in Atlanta invites all Ghouls & Boys for a spooky afternoon for tea complete with sweet treats and a wicked brew. Guests who attend this event receive one free cocktail or mocktail and are encouraged to attend dressed in their best Halloween attire.

Lilly Rose, The Wayfarer DTLA, Spooky High Tea & Highballs

Located within The Wayfarer Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Lilly Rose, a whimsical underground bar, hosts a frighteningly scrumptious Spooky High Tea & Highballs event. This experience includes a personalized tea selection as well as an assorted savory and sweet tea tower presenting chef-curated specialty bites. Complete with signature additions from French tea retailer, Dammann Frères and tea-infused cocktails of course, Lilly Rose’s Spooky High Tea & Highballs is the perfect event to attend this Halloween season.

The Gwen, Chicago, Hocus Pocus-inspired “Black Flame Tipsy Tea”

When you think ‘Halloween’ how can you not think of the infamous the Sanderson sisters? With the recent release of Hocus Pocus II, it seems as if The Gwen knows what they are doing. The Chicago hotel is celebrating the spooky holiday with Hocus Pocus-inspired libations and live acts, an exciting twist on traditional high tea.  The “Black Flame Tipsy Tea” will be held at the hotel’s restaurant, Kostali, and will feature flavorful cocktails, small bites, a DJ, live performances and of course, no shortage of Bette Midler appreciation.

Step into the world of ghosts, goblins and magic in the night, and immerse yourself in all that is the season of Halloween with the peculiar flavors and frights of these spooky cocktails and hauntingly exciting venues.

Happy Halloween!