Chase Your Scares Away With These Halloween Cocktail Recipes

10.31.16 1 year ago



[Pieces of this post were originally published in October 2015]

Friends, it’s nearly the end of October. That means, if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to switch from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to something with a bit more bite. That or you’re needing something harder just so you can tolerate all the PSLs showing up on your Instagram feed.

These spooky craft cocktails have you covered for this Halloween season. We’ve even included some recipes in case you want to imbibe from the comfort of your own home:

Smashing Pumpkin — Grant Grill, San Diego

If there was ever fall in a cup, it’s this pumpkin-rum cocktail, which was featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Hey, if a drink ended up being the best thing someone ever ate, I’m onboard. If you’re not headed to San Diego this weekend, give the recipe a try at home:


  • 2 oz. Pumpkin and Star Anise Infused 10 Cane Rum
  • .5 oz. Grand Marnier
  • .75 oz. St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram
  • .75 oz. Massanez Ginger Liqueur
  • .75 oz. saffron syrup
  • 2-3 dashes cardamom bitters
  • 1 oz. fresh meyer lemon


Rim glass with spice mix of sanding sugar, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Combine liquids. Float orange putka pod as garnish.

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