Less-Than-Frightful Spirits – Halloween Drink Recipes You Shouldn’t Fear

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The scariest tales of spirits I’ve heard involve the creation of “spooky punches.” You know the kind. They lurk in the depths of Pinterest, lingering in the ether of large gatherings. It’s there they prey on unassuming victims using coy terms like spooky, haunted, devil, blood, etc. The kitschy names and vibrant colors lure victims. Their cognition clouds with every sip. However, the real terror doesn’t occur until the next morning. 

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Simple Cacao Nib-Infused Campari, a Bottled Negroni, and 3 Negroni Riffs

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Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.

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Billingsley Punch


Alex Day of Death & Co. named this punch after famous ex-bootlegger, Sherman Billingsley. I’ve made this recipe a few times and have modified it slightly from the original based on the preferences of myself and my guests. I’m not saying the Death & Co. recipe is wrong, just that I’ve opted to make this punch a little less sweet and a tad more boozy. Read more