So Good It's Scary

With Halloween right around the corner, anything goes. Ghosts, vampires and pumpkins are crucial parts of the holiday, so incorporate them into fun, festive cocktails for your patrons to sip on during the Halloween season. Be creative and channel the inner ghoul in the cocktail glass to have your guests imbibing these scary sippers.

Swamp Thing
Courtesy of The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley

1 oz. Patron Tequila
1 ½ oz. Zen Green Tea Liqueur
2 oz. The Perfect Purée Coconut
½ oz. fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.



The Itsy Bitsy
Created by celebrity chef Travis London

1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 

½ oz. SKYY Vodka

1½ oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur

3 blackberries
Garnish with large slices of red apple floating on top and dry ice.

Muddle 2-3 blackberries in shaker. Place remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with black rimming sugar. Garnish with cocktail pick and blackberries.


Mayhem Martini
Courtesy of Cockspur Fine Rum

2 oz. Cockspur Fine Rum
½ oz. triple sec
½ oz. Godiva Liqueur
Orange twist for garnish

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass and garnish.


Cherry Noir Fizz
Created by Manny Hinojosa for Perfect Puree

1½ oz. Grey Goose Cherry Noir
¾ oz. Crème de Yvette
1 oz. The Perfect Purée Cherry
1/8 oz. balsamic vinegar
¼ oz. simple syrup
club soda to top

In a mixing glass, add Cherry Puree, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Crème de Yvette, balsamic vinegar, simple syrup and ice. Shake and serve in a tall glass, over the rocks and top with club soda. Garnish with a cherry.



Black Apple
Courtesy of Jim Beam

1 part Jim Beam Black
2 parts fresh pressed apple juice 
1 part fresh lemon sour 
Build over ice in a tall glass.

Garnish with a lemon or orange wedge.

Blood Orange Mochaccino

Courtesy of illy issimo

½ can of illy issimo Mochaccino
1oz. blood orange infused vodka
1/6 oz. simple syrup
Garnish with an orange slice

Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 with ice. Add 1oz Blood Orange Infused Vodka. Add 1/6 oz Simple Syrup. Add 1/2 issimo Mochaccino. Shake vigorously several times in a back and forth motion. Pour into glass straining the ice. Garnish with slice of orange.



The Spidey

Courtesy of SKYY Vodka

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange

1 teaspoon of passion fruit syrup

½ oz. of orange juice

½ oz. of pineapple juice
1 tsp hibiscus syrup
hibiscus flower

Shake all drink ingredient together and pour over ice into a lowball glass. Garnish with a hibiscus flower and a teaspoon of hibiscus flower syrup (gives it a bloody feeling and the flower resembles a spider)


Death in the Afternoon
Courtesy of Shindigz and

½ oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz. Kahlua
½ oz. Crème de Cacao
1 oz. Chocolate Syrup
2 oz. milk
4 oz. Ice Cream
Whipped cream to garnish
Chocolate flakes to garnish

Blend all ingredients. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate flakes on the top. Alcoholic Blended and Frozen, served in a Margarita glass.


Panamanian Devil
Created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash

2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo rum
1 oz. chilled espresso
3 drops liquid smoke
¼ oz. simple syrup
Spray of Lucid Absinthe

Shake first four ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass rimmed with smoked chili powder.  Spray on top of drink some Lucid Absinthe.
Garnish: flamed orange peel.



Charbay Bloody Orange Cocktail
Courtesy of Charbay

2 oz. Charbay Blood Orange Vodka
Juice of 1 whole orange (or 1½ oz. fresh blood orange juice)
1 oz. simple syrup

Prepare glass: mix corn syrup with red food coloring, drizzle around edge of Martini glass to look drippy, oozy. Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed Martini glass. Garnish with a skewer with Halloween candy.