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Ten Spectacularly Spooky Concoctions For Halloween Happenings

Nicole Barylski

Pinnacle Halloweenie-Tini. (Courtesy Photo)

Halloween is the time to break out all the mixology tricks and treats to create a concoction that is spectacularly spooky. If you're in need of a little inspiration, here are ten magical mixtures that witches, goblins, princesses, zombies, and superheroes will all enjoy.

Headless Horseman. (Courtesy Photo)

1. Pinnacle Halloweenie-Tini:

 • 1 part Pinnacle Caramel Apple Vodka
 • 1 part Apple Juice

Directions: Shake and pour into glass.

2. Headless Horseman:

 • 2 oz. Usquaebach Premium Reserve
 • .75 oz. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal
 • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions: Add ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir and strain in to cocktail glass.

3. El Diablo (a.k.a 'the devil'):

 • 1.75 oz. Partida Reposado
 • .75 oz. fresh Lime Juice
 • .5 oz. Agave Nectar
 • .25 oz. Crème de Cassis
 • Ginger Beer

Directions: Shake all ingredients except for ginger beer with ice and strain into a highball glass. Top with ginger beer and stir.

El Diablo (a.k.a 'the devil'). (Courtesy Photo)

4. Sugar Skull Margarita:

 • 1 1/2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
 • 1 1/2 parts Frozen Limeade
 • 3 parts Fruit Punch Soda
 • Dragon Fruit slice for garnish (optional)

Directions: Combine tequila, limeade, and fruit punch soda in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Garnish with a dragon fruit slice.

5. Basil Hayden's Pumpkin Bourbon Cider: (Created by Larry Piaskowy)

 • 2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
 • 3/4 part fresh Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
 • 1/4 tsp. Superfine Sugar
 • 3/4 part Pumpkin Puree
 • 6 dashes Angostura Bitters
 • 2 parts Dry Hard Cider
 • 1 piece of Fresh Nutmeg (for garnish)
 • 1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)

Directions: Combine pumpkin puree, superfine sugar, sweet vermouth, bitters and lemon juice into a mixing glass. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Add Basil Hayden's Bourbon and ice. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with dry hard cider. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Sugar Skull Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)


6. Grey Goose Diabolique:

 • 1..5 part Grey Goose Le Citron
 • 1/3 part Cointreau
 • 1/3 part fresh Pineapple Juice
 • 3/4 part fresh Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 part Crème de Mure

Directions: Build all the ingredients apart from the Crème de Mure in a mixing glass. Top with cubed ice and shake. Fine strain into a highball glass, then add a cap of crushed ice. Drizzle with Crème de Mure and garnish with a pineapple slice and mint.

The Bloodhound and El Deunde Verde. (Courtesy Photos)


7. The Bloodhound:

 • 1 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin
 • 1 oz. Whiskey

Directions: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass over ice.

8. El Deunde Verde (The Green Goblin):

 • 1 1/2 oz. 1800 Silver Tequila
 • 1/2 oz. fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
 • 1/2 oz. fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice Cordial
 • 1⁄4 oz. Green Chartreuse

Directions: Combine ingredients, serve over ice and garnish with lime wedge.

Fright-tini, Basil Hayden's Pumpkin Bourbon Cider, and Midori Spider's Kiss. (Courtesy Photos)

9. Fright-tini:

 • 1 part Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
 • 1 part DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps
 • Squeeze of fresh Lime
 • 2 parts Seltzer
 • Apple Slices (for garnish)

Directions: Shake all ingredients except seltzer vigorously with ice. Pour mixture into a cocktail glass, top with seltzer and garnish with apple slices.

10. Midori Spider's Kiss:

 • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
 • 1 part Pinnacle Vodka
 • Splash of fresh Lemon Juice
 • A dew dashes of Grenadine
 • Chocolate Fudge

Directions: Pipe a chocolate web into a martini glass and place in the refrigerator to chill. Combine Midori Melon Liqueur, Pinnacle Vodka, and lemon juice in a shaker and strain into glass. For a blood effect, gently pour grenadine into glass using a spoon. Garnish with a chocolate dipped orange slice.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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