5 Spookiest Spirits to Try This Halloween

Whether you’ll be hosting a get together with festive friends or plan on binge watching all 10 installments of Halloween alone this year, you’ll need something scary (and spiked) to get you though.

Winona Wallbanger

Serve: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1 ounce vodka (like Loft & Bear), ½ ounce Galliano, ½ ounce pür•likör spice, 1 ounce blood orange juice, and ½ ounce Bittermens Speed Craft Grapefruit Cream Soda Syrup. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with blood orange wheels.

Recipe courtesy of E.P.&L.P in West Hollywood, California.

Black Magic Margaritas

Serve: Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in the black sanding sugar. Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food coloring until desired black color is achieved. Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime.

Recipe courtesy of Delish.

Dark & Stormy

Serve: Combine 4 oz. gin, 2 oz. pomegranate juice, and 1 oz. simple syrup in a large shaker. Add ice to the shaker, and shake for at least 30 seconds, and serve. For an added stormy effect, add a small cube of dry ice to each glass.

Recipe courtesy of Thumbtack.

The Zombie Cocktail


Serve: Combine light rum, dark rum, apricot liqueur, orange juice, and bitters using a cocktail shaker. Pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with the shot of Bacardi 151, then garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Recipe courtesy of Thumbtack.

Purple People Eater Cocktail

Serve: On a small plate, add purple sugar. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (or cranberry juice or just water) and gently dab the top the glass in the purple sugar, coating the rim. Set glass aside. Combine vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until combined. Fill the sugar-coated glass with ice. Pour purple people eater cocktail mix into glass until full.

Recipe courtesy of Homemade Hooplah.

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