Seasonal Cocktails Perfect For Halloween

You can't have a Halloween party without a few cocktails! Get into the spirit with these seasonal fall beverages from Effen Vodka and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon.

Basil Hayden's bloody delight cocktail

Created by Charles Joly, Chicago4 Festive Halloween cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
  • 3/4 parts ginger liqueur
  • 3/4 parts fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 part agave nectar
  • 1/2 part tart cherry concentrate
  • Ice
  • Orange zest

Directions:

  1. Drizzle cherry concentrate around the inside of a martini glass, letting it slowly drip down the sides.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  3. Strain into the cherry concentrate-lined glass, squeeze orange zest oil on top of cocktail and garnish with orange zest.

Effen Vodka spiced pumpkin cocktail

Created by David Nepove — National President, U.S. Bartender's Guild4 Festive Halloween cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Effen Vodka
  • 2 parts pumpkin mix (see recipe below)
  • 3/4 parts pasteurized egg white
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream, grated vanilla and nutmeg, if desired.

Pumpkin mix

Ingredients:

  • 8 parts canned pumpkin
  • 8 parts freshly pressed apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin spice
  • 8 parts spiced syrup (see recipe below)

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix together.

Spiced syrup

Ingredients:

  • 8 parts water
  • 8 parts white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice or 5 whole allspice pods

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients, except sugar, in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
  2. Strain and refrigerate. Spiced syrup will last up to 2 weeks.

Basil Hayden's spooky pumpkin sour cocktail

Created by Joaquín Simó, New York City4 Festive Halloween cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
  • 1/2 part fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part maple syrup
  • 1 heaping bar spoon canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 part allspice dram
  • Ice
  • 3-4 pieces candy corn

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
  2. Garnish with skewered candy corn.

Effen Vodka pumpkin patch fizz cocktail

Created by David Nepove — National President, U.S. Bartender's Guild4 Festive Halloween cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Effen Vodka
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part cinnamon syrup
  • 2 parts club soda
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, except soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass with ice.
  2. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wedge.

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