8 Halloween Cocktails That Are Scarily Delicious
By Mallory Ambrose | October 27, 2023
Halloween is famous for an incredible amount of indulgence—talking about you, bowl of fun-sized candy we can’t stop eating—and while we’re all up for kid-friendly candies, there’s something to be said for taking the opportunity for some grown-up treats as well. After all, how often do you get the chance to experiment with dry ice, or serve up a flaming sip? Whether you’re putting together a special drink for a Halloween party, or looking for a place to enjoy a spooky cocktail, we’ve got plenty of recipes and destinations for Halloween cocktails that are sure to wow.
STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill
Ready to start off your Halloween weekend with a tasty, yet spooky, celebration?
STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill are gearing up to host Boos & Booze Brunch, a Halloween-themed brunch. The special event will be held on both Sat., Oct. 28 and Sun., Oct. 29.
The restaurants will be decorated for the holiday, and the all-things-Halloween celebration also includes a Welcome Back Pumpkin menu. A live DJ will be playing Halloween-themed music.
Chili’s Grill & Bar – Trick or Treat-A-Rita
The $6 Chili’s Trick or Treat-A-Rita is a fang favorite! This premium mix of Lunazul® Blanco Tequila is shaken with Tito’s® Handmade Vodka, fresh sour and strawberry puree is topped with Classic Frozen Margarita and sweet & tart Halloween candies.
Loews Atlanta Hotel‘s Saltwood Bar – Witch’s Love Spell
This cocktail was created at Loews Atlanta Hotel‘s Saltwood Bar. Begin by placing a king cube in a rocks glass. Next, add St. Germain, lemon juice and splash of simple syrup; then shake. Strain over the king cube, and then slowly pour the Empress Gin on the king cube to allow the second color to settle. Garnish with lemon wheel and a black cherry.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, NYC – Morton’s Candy Corn Old Fashioned
3 dashes of orange bitters
1 orange slice
.5 oz Monin Candy Corn Syrup
2 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey
Muddle bitters, orange, and syrup in a large old fashioned glass. Add ice to top of glass and add whiskey. Garnish with 4-5 pieces of candy corn.
Crooked Branch, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – Ghostini
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz white chocolate liquor
.5 oz Frangelico
Whipped cream to top
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Top with whipped cream.
The Living Room, Park Hyatt New York – Otto’s 1923
1 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label
.5 oz Kahlua
.25 oz Cynar
1 spoon peanut butter
1 Butterfinger bar
Dry shake* all ingredients first, then shake with ice and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with Butterfinger crumbles, and half Butterfinger stick.
Note: The cocktail’s name is a nod to the Butterfinger candy bar’s origins; it was created in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois by Otto Schnering
3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar, The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL – 3:30
From the minds of the 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL., the 3:30 cocktail uses tequila, citrus juices, and simple syrup to create a hauntingly delicious flavor.
1½ oz Corazon Blanco Tequila
½ oz Mindoro melon liqueur
½ oz pineapple juice
¾ oz fresh yuzu juice
½ oz simple syrup
Housemade black sesame salt rim
Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice.
It’s time to embrace the eerie this spooky season and these cocktails are the perfect way to do it! Happy Halloween!