Halloween Cocktails

By Fabiana Santana

This October 31st, forget the candy (unless it’s in your drink). Raise a glass and cheers to a storm-free Halloween with your own witches’ brew, in the form of these delicious Halloween Cocktails!

New York City is not only home to the country’s most outrageous Halloween parade, it’s also home to hotspot restaurants and lounges that treat October 31st like a true celebration. And what good is a celebration without cocktails? We snagged a few of our favorite recipes from select hotspots and premium liquor brands so that you can serve up your own boo-zy cocktails for your at-home fright fest.

downloadBeetle Juice

Venue: Antica Pesa in Williamsburg
Address: 115 Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211
Phone: (347)763-2635
Price: $16


1.50 parts Courvoisier Rosé
.50 parts DeKuyper Crème de Cassis
Orange Juice


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

downloadCorpse River
Venue: Forty Four at Royalton
Address: 44 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212)944-8844
Price: $16

2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Juice of half a blood orange
3 pieces of cubed cantaloupe
Slice of blood orange.

Instructions: Build: Muddle cantaloupe with blood orange juice and Vodka in a shaker. Add Lillet Blanc and lemon juice to the shaker. Shake and strain into a classic cocktail coupe, garnish with half of a blood orange slice.

download-1-1Bloody Punch


1.25 parts Courvoisier Rosé
.75 parts DeKuyper Red Apple
1.50 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
1.50 parts Pineapple Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Build cocktail in an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge on the rim.


download-1The Living Cocktail
Venue: Henry, A Liquor Bar
Address: 356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212)554-6217
Price: $16

2 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz fresh carrot juice
Teaspoon cider vinegar
Teaspoon agave nectar.

Instructions: Stir, add more ice and garnish with a twist of black pepper.

download-2Our Lady of Satan

Venue: La Cenita
Address: 409 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10014
Phone: (646)289-3930
Price: $15

2 oz Bacardi 8 Year
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Tamarind Syrup
1 oz Canela Syrup
1/2 oz Cointreau
4-5 dashes spiced cranberry bitters

Instructions: Served on the rocks with chili-sugar run and an orange twist.

download-2-1Graveyard Gruel

Venue: Millesime at The Carlton Hotel
Address: 90 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 889-7100
Price: $16

1.25 parts Courvoisier VSOP
.75 parts DeKuyper Rootbeer Schnapps
1 part Pineapple Juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.


download-3Naughty Pumpkin Milkshake
Venue: Sugar and Plumm
Address: 377 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10024
Phone: 212-787-8778
Price: $18

2 large scoops of pumpkin gingersnap Ice Cream
1 large scoop of vanilla Ice Cream
2 oz milk
2 oz maple-pecan rum
1 half gingersnap cookie
whipped cream
ground cinnamon.

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy consistency. Top off with a dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg and a ginger molasses cookie.


download-4Lady with a Dagger
Venue: The General
Address: 199 Bowery, NY, NY
Phone: 212.271.7101
Price: $16


2 oz Absolut
1.5 oz Lychee puree
1/2 oz Passionfruit Syrup (1 puree:1 simple)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 Dropper Full Black Pepper Tincture
1 Thai Basil Leaf

image001Rum Baboolu
Venue: Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
Address: 551 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 537-0960
Price $12

2 parts Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Rum
¾ parts fresh lime juice
½ part maple syrup
1 part ginger beer
1 dash Angostura bitters

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass except the ginger beer. Add ice and shake with a Boston shaker. Strain over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an orange peel.

Instructions: Shake all ingredients and strain into coupe. Garnish: Clapped Thai Basil Leaf.