3 Exceptional Halloween Cocktails That Aren’t Cheesy

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For the cocktail enthusiast, Halloween can be a tricky holiday. There is no shortage of cocktails and punches with over the top garnishes and sugary, colorful concoctions that people are hell-bent on shooting. Luckily, there are several options that don’t require the enthusiast to sell their soul. Here are three that I’ve specifically selected for Halloween.
 

 

Cheers!


Corpse Reviver #2 (pictured above)

Corpse Reviver #2
 
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce Dolin Blanc (or Lillet Blanc)
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash absinthe
Instructions
  1. Add absinthe to coupe glass and swirl around to coat. Discard the excess. (Alternatively, you could use a small atomizer to mist the glass.)
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass.
 


Sage’s Serum
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Sage's Serum
 
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounce Applejack
  • ½ ounce rich blackberry simple syrup (recipe)
  • ½ ounce sage-infused Dolin Blanc (Death & Co. recipe)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • fresh blackberries and sage leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into coupe or small cocktail glass. Garnish with blackberry and sage.
 


Satan’s Whiskers
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Satan's Whiskers (Straight or Curled)
 
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ ounce London dry gin
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce orange juice
  • ¼ ounce Grand Marnier (for the "Whiskers Straight" version) or ¼ ounce orange curaçao (for the "Whiskers Curled" version)
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • orange peel for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into coupe or small cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
 



Additional Resources:
Knife pictured in Corpse Reviver #2 courtesy of MS Knives.
Death & Co. – Modern Classic Cocktails
Lucid Absinthe

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