Planning a haunting Halloween party? Nothing captures the proper spirit quite like the proper spirits. Here are some ghostly libations to raise your party from the grave.
The Corpse Reviver
This cocktail dates back to the 1930s.
1½ oz. brandy
¾ oz. Calvados or other apple brandy
¾ oz. sweet vermouth
Pour all three ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Chocolate Malted Martini
Any holiday is a good excuse to mix chocolate and alcohol. This concoction will float your spirits.
INGREDIENTS1½ oz. vodka
In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, chocolate syrup, malt powder, half-and-half and bitters. Shake vigorously, then strain into a cocktail glass.
Black Cloud Cocktail
The mixture of orange and black make this cocktail perfect for Halloween.
INGREDIENTS½ cup orange soda
In a small pitcher combine the orange soda, orange juice and orange liqueur. Divide evenly between two martini glasses. Hold a teaspoon measure upside down over the glass, slowly pour a shot of black vodka on top of the orange juice mixture so that is floats on top, creating a layered effect. Repeat with second drink. Garnish with a peppermint stick and/or a licorice wheel.
Although this cocktail looks like blood, it tastes a whole lot better — unless you’re a vampire.
INGREDIENTS2 oz. Veev Acai spirit
Combine Veev, acai juice and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with Champagne and garnish with lime wedge.
There is nothing like a little “ghost in a glass” to lift the spirits. And this one is absurdly simple to conjure.
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. vanilla simple syrup
1 oz. cream
2 oz. club soda
Blend ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Rumor has it that this libation was created to satisfy Beelzebub’s taste for rum. Certainly, the devil is in this cocktail’s details.
INGREDIENTS2 oz. dark rum
Stir rum and vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Rim a chilled martini glass in orange sugar, then pour mixture into the glass. Garnish with black olives.
The ingredients and the way it’s served say everything about this drink.
INGREDIENTS1/3 shot tequila
Following the order listed above, combine the ingredients in a shot glass. Then bottom’s up!