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Halloween isn’t just for the tween-set; adults know how to have a frighteningly good time too. Case in point, there are more than 220 million Halloween ideas saved annually in the U.S. on Pinterest and no surprise Hollywood is a major inspiration this year — Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and Stranger Things are all costume and party themes that are trending on the social media platform right now.
But what’s a celebration without libations? From creepy to cheeky, scroll through five cocktail recipes that are sure to lift spirits and keep guests having a bloody good time.
1 oz. DISARONNO
3 oz. Bourbon/Rye
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange Peel Garnish
Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
1.5 oz of Clase Azul Plata tequila
0.5 oz de Strega
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 oz of real lemon juice
1 oz of pumpkin spice syrup.
0.5 oz egg white.
Method: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients in shaker, shake and strain into a chilled glass.
1½ oz. Nemiroff Original Vodka
2 oz. Black Currant Juice
½ oz. Chartreuse
Method: Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled martini glass.
2 oz Kentucky straight bourbon
1/2 oz demerara syrup
½ oz lemon juice
1 egg white
1 candied pumpkin (optional)
Method: Roast a pumpkin wedge, braised with ginger, at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Muddle the pumpkin in a shaker. Combine with bourbon, demerara syrup, lemon juice and egg white. Dry shake. Add ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Garnish with two drops of Angutura bitters, and one candied pumpkin, placed over the egg white foam.
Created by Hemant Pathak from Junoon NYC
1 oz. DEWAR’S 12 Blended Scotch Whisky infused with Rye and turmeric
1 oz. Applejack
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. Ancho Reyes
¼ oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. egg white
Method: Rinse the Coupe glass with Absinthe. Combine all ingredients, dry shake and pour into a glass.
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