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A trip to Japan inspired Denver bartender Jason Patz to combine matcha (a vivid green-tea powder) with Japanese whisky.

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These 10 elegant Halloween cocktails are tastefully garnished and romantically spooky.

Traditionally, various objects—a coin, a ring, a pea—were baked inside the loaf as a kind of fortune-telling game. Double strain into a chilled glass. Create the look using—wait for it—string cheese. DIY Halloween Decorations to Spook Everyone, 30+ Easy Halloween Party Cocktails from GoodHousekeeping.com. Many of these recipes are filled with everyone's favorite fall flavors, which means all pumpkin fans and apple lovers will quickly be asking for a refill.

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Start listening to T+L's brand new podcast, Let's Go Together! Natalie Migliarini over at Beautiful Booze makes a delicious one. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. A pirate’s life (and cocktails) for me! Required fields are marked *. If you do want to go all out with Halloween gore, there are plenty of tricks that bartenders keep up their sleeves for just such an occasion. Because the mixers in this drink are fresh and festive on their own, Maretz recommends simply replacing the spirit base with water and adjusting the ratio to 1.5 oz.

Reduce the heat and simmer for approx. I hope you love these elegant Halloween cocktails as much as I do! You’re welcome. Tricks and treats aside, a delicious signature cocktail is an absolute must for even the most bare-bones (get it?) Planning a Halloween night is always great fun. Of course, we’re not kids anymore, so these drinks will be without the fake chopped fingers.

For the gingerbread syrup (makes enough for 7 drinks). This classic cocktail is perfectly fruity and only faintly smoky—an approachable drink for people who aren't sure they like Scotch and with a name like Blood & Sand, it’s perfectly suited for Halloween.

Fine strain into a coupette and garnish with another sprig of dill pegged to the glass. Or maybe  you don’t want to make food for your Halloween party at all and want to “feed” your guests with just some nice healthy smoothies?

For this thick and creamy pumpkin lassi from chef Rupam Bhagat of Dum in San Francisco, be sure to use a nice, healthy squash for a smooth texture and rich flavor.


METHOD Place all ingredients in to highball glass. Perfect for a refined, gothic Halloween cocktail party.

this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. You can pass out single servings or make a big batch in a punch bowl—there’s nothing more Halloween than a big bowl of blood. Lastly, if you're not quite a mixed drink person, or would love something spooky to sip on while you experiment with making some cocktails, we recommend the The Prisoner Wine Company's gorgeously packaged Eternally Silenced Pinot Noir as well as the robust Red Blend and buttery Blindfold White Blend, both festive options to have around Halloween. So, be sure to experiment and find out more about what you like — everyone's perfect cocktail is different. This festive, tart mocktail combines multiple forms of incredible citrus fruit: orange, lemon and mandarin orange juices, plus orange syrup and orange peel.