Halloween is almost upon us so why not celebrate in style with some spooky cocktails? Whether you’re having a frightfully good time with friends and family this Halloween or are staying home with your special someone, these cocktails are sure to delight. Here are 5 spooky Halloween cocktails you have to try this weekend.
Try something different with Hendrick’s Orbium and Soda
Let’s start off easy. If you’re a gin fan, then why not embrace the unusual and let curiosity take the lead this Halloween? Try this slightly peculiar Orbium & Soda made with Hendrick’s Gin Orbium, a reinterpretation of the rounded house style of original Hendrick’s Gin, instilled with additional extracts of quinine, wormwood and lotus blossom essences.
It is ALMOST CERTAINLY not for everyone, nor available forever, so be sure to enjoy the new expression form Hendrick’s Gin before it’s gone forever.
Orbium & Soda
50 ml Hendrick’s Gin Orbium
Top with Soda Water
3 cucumber slices
Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
Lightly stir and serve.
Garnish with 3 rounds of skull carved cucumber slices.
Turn up with Monkey Shoulder’s The Boulevadier #3
If you’re looking to have a frightfully good time this Halloween then you can’t go wrong with a Monkey Shoulder cocktail. This blended scotch malt whisky is rich with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes, making it perfect for sipping neat or mixing in cocktails.
Celebrate this Halloween by making one of our favourite ghoulish cocktails. Spook your friends with this bloody sweet treat in an illusion of red flavours mixed with monkey goodness. Whether you’re throwing a major bash or spending the night at home treating yourself, this cocktail is sure to make your evening a little spookier and a lot tastier.
The Boulevadier #3
45ml Monkey Shoulder
30ml Sweet Vermouth
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Add ice and stir
Once dilution is reached strain into a glass
For a bit of fun, garnish with an orange jack ‘o lantern or fill a shot syringe with 30ml Campari, place the syringe in glass and allow guests to “inject” the grenadine when they’re ready to enjoy.
Get dark with Sexton’s ‘The Haunted’
This dark (yet delicious) cocktail is ideal Halloween treat. Make sure you have one on hand all night long to get you through the scariest night of the year.
50ml Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey
5ml Coffee Liqueur
5ml Maple Syrup
2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a whiskey glass over fresh ice.
Ditch the poison apple for a Hendrick’s Orchard Collins
Ditch the Snow White act this Halloween and forgo the witches poisoned apple for a delicious apple-inspired Hendrick’s cocktail instead. If you love cider and ginger flavours then this cocktail using classic Hendrick’s gin is sure to be a treat this Halloween night.
2 servings (50 mL) Hendrick’s Gin
1 serving (25 ml) lemon juice
1 serving (25 ml) of cider
1 and a half (top) doses of ginger beer
3 apple slices
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl glass filled with ice cubes. Stir lightly and serve. Garnish with a pink cucumber and apple slices for a delightfully different Halloween drink.
Head into the eye of the storm with Kracken
There is something wonderful about spiced rum and ginger beer together. Why not create the perfect storm of flavours with Kracken and ginger beer this Halloween?
The Perfect Storm
1 part Kraken® Original
3 parts ginger beer
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice.
Stir to mix and enjoy!