Trick or Drink? 5 Spooktastic Cocktails

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Whether you want to make a roadie for trick or treating with the kiddos or you're hosting a killer Halloween soiree, here are five cocktails you can create at home (and a few a professional can whip up for you).

Perla Negra

2 oz. Santa Teresa 1796
.5 tsp. Activated Charcoal
1 oz. Kalamansi
1 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Honey
.5 oz. Ginger
1 oz. Arrack
Top: 2 oz. Sorrel

Add activated charcoal to shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the sorrel. Shake with about three large ice cubes. Strain over crushed ice into vessel. Pack a lit votive candle into the crushed ice on top of the cocktail. Measure and pour the sorrel around the candle.

Sleep Hallow

2 oz. Applejack
1 oz. Pumpkin Puree
1/2 oz. Golden Falernum
1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Puree
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Lime
1/4 oz. Vanilla Syrup

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled glass. Coat rim with cinnamon.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

1.5 oz. Cimarron Blanco Tequila
.5 oz. Koch Espandin Mezcal
.5 Lime Juice
.5 Agave Syrup
2 tsp. Activated Charcoal Raspberry Preserves*
1 dash Bittermens Mole bitters

*Per batch: One 370g jar of raspberry preserves to 5 tsp of activated charcoal. Use the immersion blender to integrate.

candy corn cocktail

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Candy Corn Cocktail

1.5 oz. Candy Corn Infused Vodka*
.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz. Creme de Cacao
.25 oz. Lemon 

*Put one bag of candy corn into one quart of vodka and let dissolve.


Revived Corpse

1 oz. Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink
3/4 oz. Aperol
1 oz. Solerno Blood Orange
3/4 Lemon
Oil from lemon rind

Shake vigorously over ice and strain into a coupe or martini glass. 

If you happen to be in NYC, here are three spooky cocktails worth trying. #boo


Dreamsicle by Chloe

Vanilla vodka
Triple sec
Orange juice
Half & half (cashew + almond cream)
Activated charcoal


Night Burse at Pearls

Sorrel syrup
Candied sorrel flower


The Count at The Atwood

Creme de Cacao
Fresh Lemon Juice
Egg White

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