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[SIP AND SAVOR] Spooky-Good Halloween Cocktails

If you are entertaining at home this weekend, here are a few of our favorite holiday inspired drinks. Turn up responsibly!

Pinnacle® Halloweenie-Tini

    1 part Pinnacle® Caramel Apple Vodka
    1 part Apple Juice

Shake and pour into glass.

Bobbing For Apples

    2 parts Pinnacle® Caramel Apple Vodka
    1/2 part DeKuyper® Buttershots® Schnapps
    2 parts Apple Cider

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with caramel on the rim.

Pinnacle® Spooky Pumpkin Pie

    2 parts Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka
    1 part Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka
    2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
    1 part Fresh Orange Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with graham cracker crust (optional)

Midnight Ghost

    1 ½ parts Malibu® Black
    1 part vanilla simple syrup*
    1 part cream
    1 part lemon-lime soda

Shake ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, then strain into a martini glass. *For vanilla simple syrup, add a few drops vanilla extract to a mixture of one part sugar and one part water
 
Malibu® Black Cat

    1 part Malibu® Black
    3 parts ginger beer

Build over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

The Green Beast

    1 part Pernod Absinthe
    1 part simple syrup
    1 part fresh lime juice
    4 parts water
    Thinly sliced cucumber wheels

Build in a Collins glass or punch bowl over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices. Shake ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, then strain into a martini glass.
 
Spiced Russian


    1.5 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
.
    5 part ABSOLUT Mandarin

    1 part half and half


Build over ice in a rocks glass, and stir. Garnish with freshly-grated nutmeg.

Pommes et Raisins

    2 parts Courvoisier® VS
    3/4 parts fresh squeezed lime juice
    1/2 parts mint syrup
    Hard cider beer

Shake and strained into a pilsner glass. Top with hard cider beer. Garnish with frozen white grapes

Negroni Française

    1 ½ part Courvoisier® VSOP
    ½ part Campari
    ½ part Sweet Vermouth
    2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine the VSOP, Campari and Vermouth in a shaker over ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and add bitters. Garnish with an orange slice.

Pumpkin – Clock Strikes Midnight

    2 oz Hennessy Black
    1.5 oz Pumpkin puree
    1.5 oz 10% creme
    1 oz simple syrup
    4 dashes angostura bitters
    Garnish: Grated cinnamon

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake until chilled, fine strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice, garnish with fresh grated cinnamon.

The Girl with the Mermaid Hair

    1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
    1/4 part Butterscotch Schnapps
    1 part coconut water
    1/4 part fresh lemon juice

In a mason jar, gently place two different colored cotton candy bunches (the "Mermaid Hair"); mix all ingredients and shake over ice; slowly pour over the Mermaid Hair to liquefy and morph the color of the cocktail. Once all is liquefied, top with ice and a straw.
 
Morphing Potion #9

    2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
    1/4 part Cherry Heering
    1 dash Chocolate Mole Bitters
    1 2×2 cola cube*
    3/4 part soda water
    Orange swath

Place one cola cube into a short rocks glass; add Maker’s Mark, bitters, and soda water. Drizzle Cheery Herring over the top of the ice cube (which will slowly sink to the bottom of the cocktail for bloody effect!); stir briefly to incorporate and lay an orange swath over the surface of the drink. *Cola cube: Freeze Mexican Coca-Cola overnight in a 2×2 ice cube tray
 
Haunted Hacienda

    1 1/2 parts Pisco Portón
    3/4 part sweet vermouth
    1 dash Angostura bitters
    1 Campari ice cube*

In a short rocks glass, combine Pisco Portón, sweet vermouth and dash of Angostura bitters. Place the Campari ice cube in glass and if desired, garnish with a SMALL pinch of pink salt. As the salt hits the cube, it will spur the Campari cube to melt.*Campari ice cube: Overnight, freeze a mixture of Campari and water, at a ratio close to 50:50

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