This has been a challenging year on all fronts, and, unfortunately, most of us won’t be able to enjoy Halloween in the same raucous manner we’ve come to expect. That doesn’t mean there should be a lack of candy and boozy treats, however. After all, just because you’re stuck inside or limited to a small gathering, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy yourself. That’s why we’ve stirred and shaken up some scary good cocktails to transform your Halloween 2020.
From a wickedly wonderful Scotch mix to a devilishly delicious Rum concoction to a hell-raising-ly good Gin drink–and many more–SpiritedZine’s list of Halloween 2020 cocktails is sure to put the treat back in what is usually the year’s scariest night. We even have a cocktail for all of those filled with wanderlust and another for chocolate lovers.
Here Are 9 Scary Good Cocktails To Transform Halloween 2020:
- 1½ oz SIA Scotch Whisky
- 1 oz Pur-Likor Spice Blood Orange Liqueur
- 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 Dash Soda
- Glassware: Coupe Glass
- Garnish: Nutmeg
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Gently stir all ingredients for 15-20 seconds. Pour into a glass half filled with ice. Sprinkle with Nutmeg.
“From The Ashes”
Created by Il Caminetto, Whistler
- 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
- 1 oz Aperol
- ¾ oz Orange Rooibos Tea Syrup
- ¾ oz Citric Acid or Lemon Juice
- Orange Twist
Shake the Empress 1908 Gin, Aperol and tea syrup on ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Serve citric acid or lemon juice on the side. Garnish with an orange twist.
Created by Josue Romero, The Garnish Guy
- 2 oz Apothic Red
- 1 oz Cognac
- 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup*
- 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 3 oz Hot Water
- Garnish: Cinnamon Stick, Apples, Star Anise, Nutmeg
Place all the ingredients into a heat resistant container, including the garnishes, and stir until all the ingredients are fully combined. It makes two servings.
*Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 1/2 Cup of water, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 6 cinnamon sticks in a heat resistant container. Let it steep and allow for it to cool off, remove the cinnamon sticks, cover it up, and maintain in the fridge.
- 1.5oz of Kikori Whiskey
- 1.5oz of Rice Apple Milk*
- 1.5oz of Cinnamon Apple Tea
- 1.5oz of Simple Syrup
- *Heat rice milk and 4 slices of apples, simmer until apples are soft, then strain and cool.
- Glassware: Collins Glass
- Garnish: Apple slices and cinnamon stick.
Add all ingredients to a shaker, with ice. Shake and strain.
- 1 oz. Diplomatico Mantuano
- 1 oz. Fresh espresso
- Chocolate milk
Stir and top with steamed hot chocolate milk and dark chocolate gratings. Enjoy!
Devil After Dinner
- 35ml Diablesse Caribbean Rum
- 20ml Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
- 20ml Cranberry Syrup
- 20ml Port
- 25ml Lime
Shake with ice & strain into a martini glass.
Pumpkin Apple Cider
- 2 oz Broken Shed Vodka from New Zealand
- 1½ oz apple cider
- 1 oz Re’al, Pumpkin Puree Infused Syrup
Add all ingredients to the shaker with ice. Shake, strain and pour into martini glass. Garnish rim glass with crushed Graham Crackers.
- 2 oz Partida Añejo Tequila
- 6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider
- Heavy Cream
In a small warm wine glass, add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish with grated fresh nutmeg over cream.
Rome with a View
- 1 oz / 3 cl Campari
- 1 oz / 3 cl Cinzano Extra Dry
- 1 oz / 3 cl Lime juice
- ¾ oz / 2.25 cl Simple Syrup
- Top with Soda
- Garnish: 1 slice of orange
- Glass: Highball
Shake all the ingredients except the soda and strain into a glass with fresh ice. Add the Soda, stir and top with a slice of orange Created by Michael McIlroy, from Attaboy in New York.