Witches' Brew-ski and Other Scary Halloween Cocktails

October 9, 2014

Whether you are throwing a big Halloween costume party or just watching scary movies with a couple of friends, a themed cocktail is in order to celebrate this spooky holiday.  I would recommend a hot pumpkin tequila toddy or a cafe loco is you're planning a quiet night in.  A candy apple margarita or a scary skele-tini are better suited for an end of October bash because they can be shaken up on the spot.  No matter what you choose, these tasty cocktails are guaranteed to make this spooky holiday unforgettable.


Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy

2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part DeKuyper® Mixologist Collection Ginger
6 parts apple cider
1/2 part real pumpkin puree
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Small lemon sliced into wheels
Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Dash of fresh ground nutmeg

In a non-reactive sauce pan, combine all ingredients except the whipped cream and heat just until steam rises then lower heat to keep warm. To serve, ladle into coffee mugs, top with whipped cream and dust with fresh ground nutmeg.

Candy Apple Margarita  

1 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part DeKuyper® Hot Damn! ® Cinnamon Schnapps Liqueur
1 part lime sour
1 part candy apple soda
1 lime wedge (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Café Loco

1 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part Kamora Coffee Liqueur
4 parts coffee
2 tsp. cinnamon sugar (1 part cinnamon, 4 parts sugar) plus more for dusting
Whipped cream
Cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)

Combine hot coffee and tequila. Mix in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Float whipped cream on top and dust with cinnamon-sugar. Garnish with cinnamon sticks (optional) and enjoy!

Witches’ Brew-ski 

1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 part chilled light beer
2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
Apple slice for garnish

Mix all ingredients over ice and serve. Garnish with apple slice.

Scary Skele-tini

2 parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
1 part fresh blood orange juice
Candy corn for garnish (optional)

Combine blood orange juice and vodka in an ice shaker. Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass. Optional: garnish with candy corn. Enjoy!

Spooky Sipper
1 part Skinnygirl® White Cherry Vodka
3 parts lemon-lime sparkling water
Splash of cherry juice
Lime wheel for garnish
Cherry for garnish  

Pour vodka and cherry juice over ice. Top with lemon-lime sparkling water. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.

*All recipes courtesy of Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl Cocktails