Posted: Oct 18, 2013 11:00 AM
 
Halloween is the one holiday that's all about the tricks and the treats. Combine the two in these adults-only Halloween cocktails. Whether you're serving party guests or hanging out at home, these spooky libations are sure to satisfy the witch in you.

Halloween just isn't Halloween unless you have some spooky treats to enjoy. While caramel apples and candy corn are good for the kids, us adults prefer something a little more grown up. So go ahead, grab your cocktail shaker and make you and your adult party guests these Halloween cocktails to enjoy this holiday season. Costumes optional, but highly encouraged.

Corpse reviver #2

Serves 1

There are various versions of the corpse reviver cocktail out there. We like #2 for enjoying on Halloween because it tastes delicious and can be made with Death's Door Gin to make it even spookier.

allParenting Corpse reviver #2

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc (Blond)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of absinthe to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds to combine all ingredients.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!

Zombie cocktail

Serves 1

The zombie cocktail was first created back in the 1930s. The juices can be adjusted based on what you have on hand and your taste preferences, but don't leave out the four different types of rum. Oh, and don't forget to serve this with a straw. You don't want to end up a zombie before you finish your glass.

allParenting Zombie cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1-1/2 ounces gold rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/4 ounce apricot brandy
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (adjust to taste if needed)
  • 1/2 ounce 151 rum
  • Sprig of mint, maraschino cherry and/or a fresh spear of pineapple for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the 151 rum in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds to combine all ingredients.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled zombie glass.
  4. Float the 151 rum on top and garnish with a sprig of mint, maraschino cherry and/or a fresh spear of pineapple.
  5. Enjoy through a straw!

Satan's whiskers

Serves 1

There are two versions of a Satan's whiskers cocktail. This one, featuring Grand Marnier, is the "straight" version. To make it "curled," use orange curaçao instead.

allPArenting Satan's Whiskers

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • Dash of orange bitters to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds to combine all ingredients.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!

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