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BOO-zy Elixirs to Mix Up This Weekend

We hope you’re ready to brew up some spooktacular sips this weekend!

This round up of Halloween libations will add a charming twist to your night and make your taste buds dance with eerie delight. Cheers to a hauntingly delightful Halloween!

Spiced Pumpkin Pasadena Martini

Courtesy of Hotel Dena — Pasadena, CA


2 oz. Woody Creek Vodka
1 oz. Monin Cold Brew Concentrate
.5 oz. Monin Spiced Pumpkin Syrup

Preparation: Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and a candied orange on a stainless steel skull cocktail pick.

The Lingering Spirit

Courtesy of Hotel Dena — Pasadena, CA


2 oz Fords Gin
.75 oz Garden Syrup
.75 oz Lime Juice
1 vial of Coconut Charcoal

Preparation: Shake and strain into a DOF glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a black spider.

Candy Corn Old Fashioned

Courtesy of The Bellmoor Inn and Spa — Rehoboth Beach, DE

2. oz. Bourbon (we suggest using a Bonded or 50% ABV Bourbon option)
.5 oz. Candy Corn Syrup*
4 Dashes Orange Bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir for 15 seconds. Strain over a large ice cube into a rocks glass. Express orange peel over liquid & rub swath on rim. Garnish with orange peel, luxardo cherry, candy corn.

*Candy Corn Syrup Recipe


300g. Candy Corns
250g. Water
150g. Fine White Sugar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a pot. Over medium heat, stir regularly until sugar and candy corns are fully dissolved/emulsified. Remove from heat and cool down to room temperature. Fine strain. Bottle, label, date, refrigerate and use as needed.

Basic Witch

Courtesy of Aloft Denver Downtown’s WXYZ bar — Denver, CO


1.5 oz. Mezcal
1.5 oz. Aperol
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Honey Simple
3 Dashes of Bohemian Bitters

Toil n Trouble

Courtesy of Aloft Denver Downtown’s WXYZ bar — Denver, CO


2 oz. Midori
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Lime
.75 oz. Simple
3 Dashes of Toasted Cinnamon Bitters

This spooky drink is inspired by The Song of the Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth!

Black Blood Sour

Courtesy of Filmland Spirits


1¼ oz. Filmland Spirits Moonlight Mayhem! Bourbon
1 oz. Amaretto
½ oz. Lemon Juice
¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/8 tsp. Activated Charcoal (or Squid Ink)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a tin with ice and shake. Double strain and then serve in a double walled martini or coupe glass. Place a small cube of dry ice in the cocktail.

Corpse Reviver

Courtesy of Sheraton Dallas — Dallas, TX


2 oz. Coconut Fat Washed Aged Rum
1.5 oz. Clarified Pineapple Juice
2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
.25 oz. Fresh Lime
1/2 tsp. Activated Charcoal
Edible Gold Shimmer

Monster Margarita

Courtesy of Twang


Twang-A-Rita Black Salt
2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Agave Syrup
Honeydew Melon

Preparation: Rim your glass with Twang-A-Rita Black Salt. Fill serving glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker add tequila, melon liquor, lime juice and agave syrup. Shake for 10-15 seconds. To garnish, scoop small balls out of honeydew melon. Place a blueberry in the center of each melon ball to resemble an eyeball. Skewer the melon eyeballs onto a cocktail stick and enjoy!

The Dead Rabbit

Courtesy of Arbella Chicago — Chicago, IL


1 oz. 400 Conejos Mezcal
.75 oz. Gran Centenario Plata Tequila
.25 oz. Cynar
.75oz Raspberry Syrup*
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Egg White

Preparation: In a shaker, add mezcal, tequila, cynar, raspberry syrup, lime juice, and egg white. Vigorously dry shake for 30 seconds. Add a scoop of ice to the existing tin and shake for another 30 seconds. Double strain into a coup and garnish with a spider ring.

*Raspberry Syrup Recipe


12 oz. Fresh Raspberries
32 oz. Sugar
32 oz. Water

Directions: In a saucepan, lightly smash half a cup of raspberry with half a cup of sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water and heat until all the sugar is dissolved, then let steep for 20 minutes.

*For Halloween, add 4 bags of Celestial Raspberry tea for that spooky black color!

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary

Courtesy of Pink House Alchemy — Fayetteville, AR

Ingredients (4 servings)

1 cup Tomato Juice
1/2 oz. Worcestershire
1/2 tbsp. Horseradish
1 tbsp. Hot Sauce
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
8 oz. Vodka
2 Activated Charcoal Capsules
1 oz. pH Smoldered Bitters
Mozzarella Ball
Gooseberry with Cape
Pepperoncini Pepper
Cherry Tomatoes

Preparation: Stir all drink ingredients together excluding vodka, actives charcoal, and bitters. In a separate glass, stir vodka with 2 capsules of activated charcoal and pH Smoldered Bitters. Rim glasses with black sea salt and lime juice. Divide the bloody mary mix between 4 glasses evenly. Then, top with vodka/charcoal/bitters mixture dividing evenly between 4 glasses. Garnish with mozzarella ball (flame with blow torch), gooseberry with cap, cherry tomatoes, and a pepperoncini pepper.

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