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Get in the Halloween Spirit at Home With One of These 15 Spooktacular Cocktails From Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants in the US

With the spookiest time of year just around the corner, here are 15 spooktacular drinks from across the country to get you in the spirit of Halloween. And if you’re up for traveling check out these hotels and resorts to have one made for you.

3:30 Am

3:30 AM.
Image Credit: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

Indulge in the spirit of Halloween with the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and their hypnotizing “3:30 AM” cocktail, a spooky creation named after their renowned 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar. This bewitching libation, cleverly named after the restaurant, is a mysterious blend of Corazon Blanco Tequila, Mindoro Melon Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Yuzu Juice, and a hint of simple syrup. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Corazon Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Mindoro Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Yuzu Juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • House made black sesame salt rim
  • Dry ice

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice. 

The Blood Donor

The Blood Donor.
Image Credit: Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park

Step into the Halloween spirit with The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park’s “Blood Donor” Cocktail. This spine-tingling drink is an eerie blend of Aperol, Solerno, Espolon Silver, lime juice, and simple syrup, all tinted a haunting red to match the season’s theme. What adds to the thrill? It’s creatively served in IV bags, making it a unique and playful choice for your Halloween celebrations. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Solerno
  • 1 oz Espolon Silver
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Red dye to color

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and stir together, then “inject” into the IV Bags for serving.

Skullchata

Skullchata.
Image Credit: Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Head over to Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for their their seasonal ‘Skullchata,’ served in a souvenir light-up skull mug – though not required to enjoy this spiced recipe at home! It’s perfect for cozying up by a fire to tell scary stories or snuggling up for a spooky movie marathon at home. Topped with whipped cream, this haunting horchata is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth and get you in the Halloween spirit.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Rumchata
  • 1 oz Vanilla Rum
  • ¼ oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 1 oz sweet cream (can substitute with half & half)
  • ½ oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Whipped cream 

Instructions:

Pour Rumchata, vanilla rum, Fireball, cream, and pumpkin spice syrup, into a shaker and add three dashes of cinnamon. Shake well. Strain over ice into a festive mug and garnish with whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground.
Image Credit: Zocca Cuisine D’Italia

Zocca Cuisine D’Italia in San Antonio, Texas is excited to share two delectable cocktails to try this spooky season. One sip of The Hallowed Ground or The Violet Hour will send chills down your spine. 

Hallowed Ground Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
  • .5 Aperol
  • .5 Mango Puree
  • .5 Simple Syrup
  • .5 Lime juice
  • Dark cocoa powder for the rim abd dehydrated lime wheel for garnish

Instructions:

Combine Tito’s Vodka and Aperol and shake on ice. Add the mango puree, simple syrup, and lime juice, and shake. Strain into coupe glass, after adding a dark cocoa powder rim. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

Violet Hour Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco
  • .75 simple syrup
  • .75 lemon juice
  • .5 oz Crème de Violette 
  • Ginger beer
  • Garnish: Dehydrated lime and blackberry

Instructions:

Combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake over ice and strain into Collins glass. Top with Ginger beer then sink Crème de Violette. Garnish with dehydrated lime and blackberry. 

Bloodshot Margarita

Bloodshot Margarita.
Image Credit: The Bungalows Key Largo

Indulge in a Halloween-inspired BloodShot Margarita at the The Bungalows Key Largo to celebrate the most haunting time of the year. This spooky twist on a not-so-classic margarita features silver tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, lime juice, and simple syrup with a tajin-coated edge, charred rosemary garnish, and an eyeball gummy stir stick. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 4 oz blood orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup

Instructions: 

Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake until chilled. Pour over ice. Coat the edge with tajin, add charred rosemary, and eyeball gummy stir stick. Enjoy! 

Nail in the Coffin

Nail in the Coffin.
Image Credit: Marquesa Hotel

The Marquesa Hotel appeals to the dark and mysterious with Nail in the Coffin. If there was ever a cocktail perfect for celebrating Allhallows Eve, this layered one is it! With its range of flavors and garnishments of festive décor, the Nail in the Coffin is not only delicious but fun to look at!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • 0.50 oz Solerno Bloog Orange Liqueur
  • 0.50 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 oz SKYY Vodka
  • Halloween treat of choice – garnish

Instructions: Pour the orange juice into a glass. Add the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and stir. In a separate glass, mix the Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and SKYY Vodka together. Pour the Mr. Black and vodka mixture over a spoon to layer the drink. Garnish with a Halloween treat of your choice.

Trick-Or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat.
Image Credit: Ocean Key Resort & Spa

The spooky season is way s’more fun with a dessert-style cocktail! There is no trick to this treat. You’re promised a delicious mix of vanilla and chocolate flavors topped with a house-made toasted s’more at Ocean Key Resort & Spa.

Ingredients:

  • 0.25 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.25 oz Chocolate Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Kahlua 
  • 1.50 oz Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cocoa – for rim
  • House-made toasted Graham Cracker S’more – garnish 

Instructions: 

Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until completely mixed. Rim chilled martini glass with cocoa. Garnish with s’more.

Morgue-a Rita

Morgue-a Rita
Image Credit: National Hockey League

To help you get in a spooky spirit, the NHL (National Hockey League) is preparing the Morgue-a-rita at three NHL arenas. This spooky spin on a premium margarita with a black salt rim and activated charcoal for a dark complexion can be found at TD Garden in Boston, KeyBank Center in Buffalo, and at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1.25 oz Finest Call Margarita Mix
  • 0.75 oz Agave Nectar
  • Dash Activated Charcoal
  • Garnish: Black Salt, Lime Wedge

Instructions: 

Rim glass with Black Salt and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in Black Salt-rimmed glass. Garnish and serve. 

Pumpkin Pie White Russian

Pumpkin Pie White Russian.
Image Credit: The Brown Palace

Celebrate Halloween and with The Brown Palace and enjoy a wickedly delicious cocktail that features vodka, Kahlua, and Fulton’s Harvest pumpkin pie cream liquor. What’s more…you’ll find the savory taste of fall in every sip with a dash of cinnamon. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 ½ oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin pie Cream liqueur
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick

Instructions: 

Pour the vodka and Kahlua into glass over ice. Top with Fulton’s pumpkin liqueur and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

Blood Drive

Edison Halloween Blood Drive.
Image Credit: The Edison in Disney Springs

Looking to spook a big group this Halloween, check out the Blood Drive at The Edison in Disney Springs. Bringing together the flavors of Espolon tequila, aperol, solerno blood orange liqueur & lime, this blood-curtling drink is served over a king cube from a blood bag. Recipe serves 5.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Aperol
  • 5 oz Solerno
  • 5 oz Espolon Silver
  • 3.75 oz lime juice
  • 2.5 oz simple syrup
  • Red dye to color 

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together. Inject the mixture into IV Bags for serving. Best served over a king cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. 

The Ghoulie Madison

THE GHOULIE MADISON.
Image Credit: Madison Hotel

Get ready for a spooktacular beverage from the Madison Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. The Ghoulie Madison libation is a delightfully spooky beverage to get you ready for the Halloween season!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Premium Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry

Instructions: 

Add Vodka, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup to a Shaker with Ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. “Sink” Pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon downside of glass and add a spooky cherry garnish.

The Spooky Pelican

The Spooky Pelican.
Image Credit: Pelican Grand Beach Resort

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale is mixing up a scary good cocktail, the Spooky Pelican for your entertainment needs. This concoction is shaken with Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and Don Julio Tequila, Chocolate Liqueur and Blue Curacao offering rich espresso and chocolate notes for an eerie-sistable delight.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • ½ oz Don Julio Tequila
  • ½ oz Chocolate Liqueur
  • ½ oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 dashes foam bitters

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and dry shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for at least 30 more seconds (wet shake). Pour into rocks glasses over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange twist.

Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom.
Image Credit: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar

This Halloween season, the Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in Savannah, GA, has the perfect drink for you. The Sweet Venom is all treat, no tricks – featuring vodka, liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup. This frightful drink features blackberries, raspberries, orange bitters on top and garnished with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz liqueur 
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup 
  • 3 blackberries
  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters 
  • Garnish: black sugar for rim, dried blood orange 

Instructions:

Combine vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and shake on ice. Add grenadine and simple syrup, and shake. Strain into a glass and top with blackberries, raspberries, and orange bitters. Garnish with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.

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