Halloween Cocktail Round-Up Slideshow
October 25, 2010
Great Pumpkin (PDT)
Nothing sums up the thrill of fall better than Charles Schultz’ masterpiece “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” In lieu of the show, PDT's Jim Meehan offers a seasonal flip in its place: kind of like Lucy picking up the football before Charlie Brown kicks it.
Witches Kisses (PDT)
Jim Meehan’s tequila-based ode to George Kappeler’s Widow’s Kiss relies on saffron-hued Strega, Italian for witch, in place of Yellow Chartreuse and cinnamon-spiced apple butter instead of Bénédictine. Think of the lemon juice as the broom the husband failed to specify in the widow’s will.
Ghost of Mary (Prune)
Though not originally conceived as a Halloween cocktail, this cocktail takes the spirit of the classic Bloody Mary, and updates it with the use of tomato water.
Brother Jimmy's Bloody Beer (Brother Jimmy's BBQ)
With a name like Bloody Beer, this twist on the classic Bloody Mary from Brother Jimmy's BBQ in New York, is perfect for your upcoming Halloween celebrations.
Pumpkin Candy Corn Hot Buttered Rum (Trader Vic's)
A skull mug. A flaming floating shot of 151 rum. Pumpkin AND candy corn. This Halloween cocktail from Trader Vic's in Atlanta has got it all going on.
The Jacked O' Lantern (Mel's Burger Bar)
This seasonal spiked milkshake from Mel's Burger Bar in New York features custom-made pumpkin ice cream from local manufacturer Max and Mina's.
Vile Bile with Blood Clots (Montage Beverly Hills)
This cocktail, from Chef Ruskell of Montage Beverly Hills, tastes better than its name would suggest. A true concoction for the walking dead, featuring kalamanzi soda and habañero brew.
Corpse Reviver #2 ('inoteca Liquori Bar)
A classic cocktail made here with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blond Lucid Absinthe, freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Blood & Sand ('inoteca Liquori Bar)
Another cocktail classic with a name fit for Halloween revelry. It mixes Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky, with Cherry Heering M&R Sweet Vermouth, and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Hocus Pocus (Forty Four)
A spellbinding mixture of gin, Combier, Carpano, Antica, and Fernet Branca combines in this original cocktail from Forty Four in New York.