5 Bone-Chilling Cocktails to Make at Home This Halloween

All Hallow’s Eve is almost here, and with social distancing guidelines in place, there is no better reason to celebrate at home. William Grant & Sons shared some deliciously creepy cocktails recipes with us, perfect for enjoying for a night in with a scary movie, or to pair with a haunting meal.

Mix one up this Halloween, and toast to the full moon with us @betterchicago!

To make your celebration even better, check out our favorite recipes to pair with your Halloween movie marathon here.

The Sandman’s Serenade
Created by Erik Andersson, Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin

1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Orbium
1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
½ part Yellow Chartreuse
½ part Honey Syrup
¾ part Lime Juice
1 bar spoon White Balsamic Vinegar
1 dash Rose Water Garnish with Dried Rose Petals

Method: Shake and fine strain
Glassware: Cocktail

The Blood in Hand
Created by Gillian Murphy, East Coast Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.

1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
1 part Cherry Liqueur (preferably Cherry Heering)
1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 part Orange juice, freshly squeezed

Method: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass

Blood and Sand
Brand Ambassador Allan Roth

1 part Glenfiddich 15 Year
3/4 part fresh orange juice
3/4 part sweet vermouth
3/4 part Cherry Heering

Method: In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and shake vigorously over ice for at least 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe.

Bobby Burns
Brand Ambassador Anthony Bohlinger

2 parts Fistful of Bourbon
½ part Sweet Vermouth
½ oz part Drambuie or Benedictine

Method: Combine ingredients and stir well over ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.

The Night Shift
Created by Naomi Leslie, Brand Ambassador for The Balvenie

½ part The Balvenie Week of Peat 14 Year Old
1 ½ parts The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
¼ part Cabernet Simple Syrup*
1/4 parts Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and stir for approximately 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with Star Anise.

*Cabernet Simple Syrup is made by combining two parts granulated sugar to one part Cabernet. Stir the ingredients over heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool before imbibing.


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