Trick or treat, give me something good to...drink? Let's face it; as we get older, Halloween is all about the cocktails. Whether you’re dressed as the infamous Christian Grey or Captain America, the highlights of the night are the creative (and sometimes ghoulish) drinks. Restaurants and bars throughout New York have created their own spooky and delectable cocktails that will entice and inspire anyone, no matter where you are on Halloween.
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One of the most anticipated events of the night is the annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village where you’ll find Horchata and the succulent ruby red Beatlejuice; the mixture of tequila, beet juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
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This ghoulish and creative trilogy of Halloween cocktails comes from The Liberty NYC. From The Girl with the Mermaid Hair to the CRUZ Green Goblin, all of them will leave you wanting more. The Menage a Voila Martini looks like it could come from a witch’s cauldron, but the mix of vodka and dry vermouth makes a wickedly tasty drink.
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As a child, we all loved candy corn, but The Meatball Shop has whipped up a liquefied adult version with thethe Candy Corn Jell-O Shots, which are made with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka different flavors of Jell-O, as if the candy version were not enough. Other creative Halloween cocktails include the Bleeding Heart from David Burke's Fishtail, Frankenstein's Gimlet from The Stanton Social, and Potion De Muerto from Evelyn NYC.
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Halloween drinks are not only about the scare factor, but also about embracing seasonal flavors like Hakkasan NYC did by creating the Hallows Eve, which includes fresh apple cider, Baron Tequila, cinnamon powder, and a cinnamon stick garnish that makes people feel they are among the fall foliage, while the Pumpkin Float at Hill Country Brooklyn mixes beer with apple cider that gets topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.