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Nine Hauntingly Delicious Concoctions To Try For Halloween

Nicole Barylski

Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher, Cruzan Haunted Cinn, and Beetle Juice. (Courtesy Photos)

Whether you are hosting a ghostly Hamptons Halloween get-together, or plan on preparing for a zombie apocalypse and vampire invasion with a movie marathon, here are nine hauntingly delicious concoctions to try.

1. Beetle Juice: When whipping up a cocktail your first thought might not be bugs, but don't let the name of this concoction dissuade you.

 • 1.5 parts Courvoisier Rosé
 • .5 parts DeKuyper Crème de Cassis
 • Orange Juice
 • Lime wedge

Directions: Build cocktail in an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a lime squeeze.

The Killer Zombie and Basil Hayden's Spooky Pumpkin Sour. (Courtesy Photos)

2. Cruzan Haunted Cinn: Showcasing favored fall flavors, this hauntingly tasty concoction is the perfect treat for when you return from trick-or-treating with the kids.

 • 1.5 parts Cruzan Velvet Cinn
 • 1 parts Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
 • .5 parts DeKuyper Blood Orange Liqueur
 • Float DeKuyper Hot Damn! Liqueur
 • Flamed Orange Zest

Directions: Combine Cruzan Velvet Cinn, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum and Blood Orange Liqueur in a tumbler over ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a small amount of DeKuyper Hot Damn! Liqueur on top and finish with a flamed orange zest.

3. Black Pumpkin: Stop by Rowdy Hall (10 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-8555, www.rowdyhall.com) in East Hampton to try this Halloween inspired cocktail.

 • 2 oz. Infused Pumpkin Spice Vodka
 • 14 oz. Guinness Stout

Directions: Pour 2 oz. Infused Pumpkin Spice Vodka into the bottom of a pint glass. Pour Guinness over vodka.

Black Pumpkin. (Courtesy Photo)

To Infuse Vodka: Cube 3 cups of cheese pumpkin and roast in oven at 375 degrees until the edges are brown but not totally cooked. Add to 1 liter of vodka while warm along with 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 2 cloves and 1 vanilla bean split down the middle. Let infuse 4 to 7 days. Taste daily and removing the cinnamon and cloves if they become more pronounced. Strain though a wire strainer, then cheesecloth. Finish by straining through a coffee filter.

4. Children of the Thorn Punch: If you are hosting a Halloween bash, save some time by whipping up a batch or two of this ghoulish party punch in advance. The rich red hue will have partygoers wondering what they are sipping on.

 • 1 bottle Thorny Rose Red Blend Wine
 • 16 oz. Fresh brewed Black Tea
 • 8 oz. Cognac
 • 1 Orange (cut into half moons)
 • 2 Lemons (cut into half moons)
 • 3 Organic Plums (cut into half moons)
 • Club Soda

Directions: Combine all ingredients except Club soda and chill overnight. Serve in a large punch bowl. Top off with club soda.

5. Basil Hayden's Spooky Pumpkin Sour: It's all about the pumpkin flavors for Halloween, so try this cocktail created by Joaquín Simó.

 • 2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
 • .5 part Fresh Orange Juice
 • .5 part Lemon Juice
 • .5 part Maple Syrup
 • 1 heaping bar spoon Canned Pumpkin Puree
 • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
 • 1 part Allspice Dram
 • 3 or 4 pieces Candy Corn

Snickertini and Pumpkin Cobbler Bellini. (Courtesy Photos)

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with skewered candy corn.

6. Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher: For candy in a cocktail try this sweet treat created by mixologist George Carney.

 • 2 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
 • 1 oz. Peach Liqueur
 • Splash of Cranberry Juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

7. Snickertini: Another candy inspired cocktail, this libation will be adored by chocoholics.

 • 1.5 oz. Sobieski Karamel Vodka
 • .5 oz. Irish Cream
 • .5 oz. Amaretto
 • .5 oz. Chocolat Royal Liqueur
 • Splash of Cream
 • Crushed Peanuts for garnish

Directions: Using the muddler, crush peanuts, dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in simple syrup, then dip in crushed peanuts. Combine Sobieski Vodka, irish cream, amaretto, Chocolat Royal and cream in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard. Strain into peanut-rimmed martini glass.

Children of the Thorn. (Courtesy Photo)

8. Pumpkin Cobbler Bellini: Combing pumpkin flavors with a little bubbly, enjoy after adoring all the adorable trick-or-treaters.

 • 4 oz. Chilled Peach LeSutra
 • 1 oz. Chilled Pumpkin Spice Liquer
 • 3 oz. Chilled Champagne
 • 1 tsp.Cinnamon and Sugar for garnish
 • Candy Peach Slice or Candy Pumpkin for garnish

Directions: Combine Peach LeSutra and Pumpkin Spice Liquer. Top with Champagne. Pour into cinnamon and sugar rimmed champagne flute and garnish with Peach Slice or Candy Pumpkin.

9. The Killer Zombie: While watching your favorite zombie movies like "Dawn of the Dead," and "Warm Bodies," drink this Halloween concoction which won't make you feel like the walking dead.

 • 2 oz. TY KU Citrus Liqeur
 • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
 • .5 oz. Dark Rum or Myers
 • .5 oz. Lime Juice
 • Dash of Amaretto
 • Dash of Grenadine
 • Jelly Candy for garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with Jelly Candy as garnish.

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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