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A Spirited Halloween

After the kids wrap up their trick-or-treating, relax and enjoy a grown-up treat with one of these creative, Halloween-inspired cocktails.

A Spirited Halloween

Pictured top to bottom, left to right.


Vampire Punch

18 ounces SKYY Infusions Cherry
8 ounces lime juice
6 ounces cranberry juice
2-1/2 ounces grenadine
Lemon-lime soda
Fresh cherries, pits removed

Wash and remove pits and stems from fresh cherries, and muddle in cocktail shaker. Combine the rest of the ingredients except soda in bowl and stir. Top with the soda and muddled cherries.

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka


Candy Corn Cocktail

2 ounces SKYY Infusions Pineapple
1-1/2 ounces orange sherbet, softened
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce milk
1 ounce simple syrup

Combine SKYY Infusions Pineapple and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear collins glass.

Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass.

Combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka


Vampires Elixir

1-1/2 ounces SKYY Infusions Raspberry
3/4 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce half and half
Strawberry syrup

Dress strawberry syrup on the inside and rim of a chilled martini glass. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with vampire teeth.

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka


Ghostly Coolada

2 ounces SKYY Infusions Pineapple
1 ounce cream of coconut or coconut milk
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 circular chocolates

Place all ingredients except chocolate in cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a cocktail glass, and float chocolate circles on the top of the drink for your Ghostly Coolada's eyes.

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka


Jack O'Lantern

2 ounces SKYY Infusions Citrus
1 ounce mango nectar or juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh sour (see below)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, pour into a round glass and garnish with an orange slice and a mint leaf laid flat on top. (Fresh sour is 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice combined with 3/4 ounce simple syrup).

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka


Witch's Brew

1-1/4 parts Canadian Club Classic 12
1/2 part Tuaca Vanilla Citrus Liquor
4 parts hot apple cider

Add Canadian Club and Tuaca to a coffee mug. Top off mug with hot apple cider. Top with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon, if desired.

Photo & recipe courtesy Canadian Club


Corpse Reviver (not pictured)

1-1/2 parts Canadian Club Classic 12
2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
2 heaping bar spoons (about 1-1/2 parts) cinnamon apple sauce

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a dash of ground cinnamon and/or a slice of apple.

Photo & recipe courtesy Canadian Club


Ghoul-Aid (not pictured)

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12
3 to 4 parts cranberry juice
Splash of grenadine

Photo & recipe courtesy Canadian Club

Add all ingredients to a tall glass filled with ice, stir and serve.

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