Six Must Try Halloween Inspired Cocktails


With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what cocktails are going to be served at the parties.

In case you missed it, check out part one of this Halloween cocktail series! One of the six locations of Tajima, located in San Diego, has an extensive cocktail menu. They are getting in the Halloween Spirit by offering spook-tac-ular drinks for the month of October.

The Drunken Pumpkin

The Drunken Pumpkin

The Drunken Pumpkin

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (or any brand)
  • 1 oz. RumChata
  • 1 oz. pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto or almond extract
  • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of dark rum (Gosling’s Black Seal works perfectly)
  • Optional: sprinkle of pumpkin spice
  • 1 – 2 star-anise cloves
  • 1 – 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Sugar in the Raw (for rim)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients (in shaker) and shake until blended evenly. Rim a glass (a rounded rocks glass or brandy snifter are recommended, but any glass will do) with Sugar in the Raw and add ice cubes. Strain ingredients into glass. Top with a splash of dark rum. Garnish with star-anise cloves and cinnamon sticks. Sprinkle with pumpkin spice for extra pumpkin flavoring


Osaka Pirate  cocktail

Osaka Pirate

Osaka Pirate

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. rum – any brand works
  • 1 oz. brewed black tea
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • lemon wedge

Preparation: Brew black tea and let cool. Once tea is cooled, combine black tea and rum and stir. Combine everything into a shaker and shake until blended evenly. Pour into glass and garnish with lemon wedge


Beetlejuice cocktail

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey – any brand works but we used Jameson
  • 1/2 oz. yuzu liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. honeydew melon syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Dr. Pepper
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 drops of winter melon bitters
  • lemon wedge

Preparation: Combine whiskey, yuzu liqueur, orgeat and honeydew melon syrup into a shaker and shake until blended evenly. Pour into a mason jar or similarly sized glass. Float Dr. Pepper. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice. Add winter melon bitters. Garnish with a lemon wedge


ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky is providing some Halloween cocktail recipes that are perfect for any socially distant gatherings! These cocktails are perfect for any festive activities.

ABERFELDY Ghoul Bowl

ABERFELDY Ghoul Bowl

ABERFELDY Ghoul Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1 oz. Islay Scotch
  • 1 oz. Ancho Reyes Liqueur
  • 4 oz. spiced apple cider
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. grenadine
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • ginger beer (to fill)

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a small punch bowl or scorpion bowl with crushed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, star of anise and an orange wheel.


Broken Spire

Broken Spire

Broken Spire

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 3/4 oz. Pinot Noir Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • dash of absinthe

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and shake to combine. Strain over a big ice cube and garnish with Filthy Cheery.


Vampires of Perthshire

Vampires of Perthshire

Vampires of Perthshire 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1/4 oz. apple cider syrup
  • 1/4 oz. averna
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a glass and stir. Express oil of an orange peel and discard.





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