Costumes? Check. Decorations? Check. Morgue Music? Check. Creepy Cocktails?
As the saying goes, “The devil’s in the details” and providing your party guests with a selection of themed spooky spirits will take your Halloween party to the next level. Impressing today’s crowd is going to take providing options beyond the obvious “Bloody Mary” so consider some of these diabolical drinks.
As many of you already know, Herbs & Rye is one of my personal favorite local restaurants here in Las Vegas and they were gracious enough to share the recipe for their perfectly suited cocktail “The Diablo” (see below).
Starting with a Collins glass filled with crushed ice:
1.5 oz Tequila
0.75 Creme de Cassis
0.75 Lime Juice
1.5 oz Ginger Ale (top)
Another local favorite is the beheaded beverage “The Headless Horseman” found at the Edge Steakhouse inside the Las Vegas Westgate Hotel (see below).
Developed by bartender Mike “Mikey” Thompson, this delicious drink starts off with a coated glass rim of Salted Caramel and Toasted Coconut.
1.5 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Pumpkin Spice
3/4 oz Kahlua
1 oz Espresso
Finished off with a blast smoked Coffee Ball.
Over at the sibling-run haunt, the Velveteen Rabbit in the Las Vegas Arts District you’ll find craft cocktails & beer amid an eclectic and vintage decor, Their latest Halloween cocktail offering is named “Jeepers Peepers” and consists of Lychee Vodka, Cherry Heering, Chia, Honey, Grapefruit, Lime, and Burlesque Bitters (see below).
I thought it only fitting to include a “Witches Brew” in honor of the Sanderson Sisters returning this year in Disney‘s “Hocus Pocus 2“.
The woman behind the crafty blog “Creative Ramblings“, Sarah Vanderkooy shared her rancid recipe with us.
1 oz Vodka
6 oz (1 can) Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz Blue Curacao
Eyeball Ice Cubes
A super easy crowd-pleaser for any Halloween party monster is the “Blood Bag Cocktail” which only requires two ingredients.
Once you’ve secured your supply of empty blood bag drink containers (which you can easily find online), use a funnel to fill with two (2) parts Vodka and one (1) part Cherry Liqueur. Setting your filled “Blood Bag Cocktails” out on a bed of ice will help you kill two birds with one stone as it adds a gruesome touch to your Halloween decorations as well as a quick and easy self-serve option for your party guests.