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Break Out Your Cauldron: Ten Concoctions To Brew This Halloween

Nicole Barylski

Grande Pumpkin Spiced Smash. (Courtesy Photo)

The witching hour is nearly here, so make sure you're prepared with a cauldron filled with the magical ingredients from one of these Halloween concoctions.

1. Candy Apple Margarita:

 • 1.5 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
 • .5 part DeKuyper Hot Damn! Cinnamon Schnapps Liqueur
 • 1 part Lime Sour
 • 1 part Candy Apple Soda
 • 1 Lime wedge for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

The Girl with the Mermaid Hair. (Courtesy Photo)

2. The Girl with the Mermaid Hair: (Created by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty NYC)

 • 1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
 • .25 part Butterscotch Schnapps
 • 1 part Coconut Water
 • .25 part fresh Lemon Juice

Directions: In a mason jar, gently place two different colored cotton candy bunches (Mermaid Hair). Mix all ingredients and shake over ice; slowly pour over the "Mermaid Hair" to liquefy and morph the color of the cocktail. Once all is liquefied, top with ice, a straw and enjoy.

Candy Apple Margarita, Knob Creek Bourbon Street Nightmare, Spooky Sipper, and Basil Hayden's Spiced Apple Brew. (Courtesy Photos)

3. Spooky Sipper:

 • 1 part Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka
 • 3 parts Lemon-Lime Sparkling Water
 • Splash of Cherry Juice
 • Lime wheel for garnish
 • Cherry for garnish

Directions: Pour vodka and cherry juice over ice. Top with lemon-lime sparkling water. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.

Laphroaig Trick or Treat. (Courtesy Photo)

4. Hocus Pocus Martini:

 • 3 oz. Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine
 • 1.5 oz. Vodka
 • 1.5 oz. Seltzer
 • 1 pack Pop Rocks

Directions: Rim martini glass with pop rocks. Pour vodka and ice cold Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine into glass. Top with 3 oz. of seltzer and stir lightly.

Spooky Shooter and Gummy Graveyard. (Courtesy Photos)

5. Knob Creek Bourbon Street Nightmare:

 • 3 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
 • 3 parts Orange Juice
 • .5 part Blood Orange Syrup

Directions: Place all ingredients in a Hurricane glass over ice and mix well. Drizzle blood orange syrup over top and garnish with a black licorice wheel.

6. Grande Pumpkin Spiced Smash: (Created by Joshua Perlman of Avec Restaurant, Chicago, IL)

 • 1.5 oz. of Calvados Père Magloire V.S.O.P.
 • .5 oz. of Pumpkin Puree
 • .75 oz. of House made Spices (Clove, Lemon Peel, other)
 • .5 oz. of Lemon Juice
 • 2 dashes of Bitter

Directions: Put all ingredients, including pumpkin puree in a shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour into a double Old fashioned glass on the rocks. ​

7. Spooky Shooter:

 • .5 oz. Disaronno Amaretto
 • .5 oz. Amarula Cream
 • .5 oz. Vanilla Vodka

Directions: Layer all ingredients into a shot glass, Disaronno first, then the Amarula and then the vodka.

8. Laphroaig Trick or Treat:

 • 1.5 parts Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
 • 3 parts Apple Cider
 • 1 part fresh Lemon Sour

Directions: Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Hocus Pocus Martini. (Courtesy Photo)

9. Basil Hayden's Spiced Apple Brew: (Created by Thomas Waugh)

 • 1.5 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
 • 1.5 parts cool Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
 • 1 part Apple Juice
 • .5 part Lemon Juice
 • .5 part Simple Syrup
 • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
 • 1 slice of Ginger
 • 1 Apple
 • 2 to 3 sprigs of Mint

Directions: Muddle small slice of fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add Basil Hayden's Bourbon, black tea, apple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters over ice and shake. Strain into a tall highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fan of apple slices and mint sprigs.

10. Gummy Graveyard:

 • 1 oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
 • 1 oz. Sobieski Orange Vodka
 • 1.5 oz. Pink Lemonade
 • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
 • Splash Grenadine
 • Gummy Bears for garnish

Directions: Pour all ingredients into an iced shaker. Shake and strain into a freshly iced highball glass. Send the gummy bears to their final resting place in the glass 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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