10 spooky cocktails for a gin-soaked Halloween

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1. Bleeding Heart Martini

Pickled beetroots actually bleed in this creepy crawly take on the classic gin cocktail. Mix one up yourself and see!

Bleeding Heart Martini Gin Cocktail

Image: Martha Stewart

Method:

Pour the gin and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
Rub the rim of a martini glass with the wedge of lemon.
Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass, spear 1 to 2 pickled baby beetroots on a cocktail stick to make them 'bleed' into the cocktail!

Ingredients:

70 ml gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
Wedge of lemon
Pickled baby beetroots






2. Vampire Punch

This punch has a bit of a bite! Perfect for serving up at your Halloween party…warn guests if they drink too much they might have a bit of a pain in the head, as opposed to the neck, in the morning!

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Image: Waiting on Martha

Method:

Combine the gin, Campari, sugar syrup and orange juice in a punch bowl. Chill for up to 12 hours. Just before serving, add the soda water, pomegranate seeds, and orange. Serve over ice.

Ingredients:

355ml gin
355ml Campari
50ml sugar syrup
300ml fresh orange juice
50g pomegranite seeds
750ml soda water
1 orange cut into slices


3. Satan’s Whiskers

It may sound like a devilish gin cocktail, but it tastes absolutely heavenly...

Satan's Whiskers Halloween Gin Cocktail

Image: Christopher Buecheler/DrinkShouts

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a blood orange wheel.

Ingredients:

30ml gin
15ml triple sec
15ml sweet vermouth
15ml dry vermouth
15ml blood orange juice
2 dashes of orange bitters



4. Eyeball Martini

This one may make your eyes water…but don’t worry - we have extras! Make these spooky eyeballs to garnish your martini with!

Eyeball Martini Halloween Gin Cocktail

Image: Martha Stewart

Method:

Drain the lychee in a sieve and carefully insert a grape into the centre of the fruit. Spear them with a cocktail stick or just drop them in your drink!

Ingredients:

Tinned lychees
Green and black grapes




5. Corpse Reviver #2

Bring yourself back to life with this zesty classic.

Corpse Reviver Number 2 Gin Cocktail

Image: Will Shenton

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a cherry at the bottom of the glass.

Ingredients:

30ml gin
30ml triple sec
30ml Lillet Blanc
30ml orange juice
1-3 dashes of absinthe
Cocktail cherry to garnish


6. The Last Word

A couple of sips of this gin cocktail and you'll find yourself doing the 'Monster Mash'!

The Last Word Gin Cocktail

Image: Vicky Wasik/Serious Eats

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe.

Ingredients:

20ml gin
20ml freshly squeezed lime juice
30ml cherry liqueur
30 green Chartreuse


7. Obituary

Absinthe, gin and dry vermouth... if you can survive this powerful cocktail, you'll love it!

Obituary Halloween gin cocktail

Image: S&C Design Studios

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe.

Ingredients:

60ml gin
15ml dry vermouth
15ml absinthe


8. Black Cat

Double, double, toil and trouble... this pitch black drink is the cat's meow!

Black Cat Old Tom Gin Cocktail

Image: Neat Bottle Shop

Method:

Muddle grapefruit zest and the simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add all other ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist

Ingredients:

Pinch of grapefruit zest
1 tsp simple syrup
30ml Old Tom gin
30ml Mezcal
20ml Punt e Mes
20ml Amontillado sherry
Grapefruit twist


9. Slime Rickey

A Halloween cocktail for ghostbusting gin lovers everywhere.

Slime Gin Rickey Cocktail

Image. Martha Stewart

Method:

Freeze the grapes for at least one hour, until firm. Meanwhile, in s small saucepan, stir together the sugar and lime juice until the sugar has completely dissolved. leave to cool.
In a punch bowl stir together the gin, sugar lime syrup, soda water and frozen grapes. Serve over ice.

Ingredients:

250ml gin
200g granulated sugar
200ml freshly squeezed lime juice
750ml soda water
1/2 punnet of seedless white grapes


10. Holland Razor Blade

A gin cocktail from the sour family that's sure to frighten your taste buds this Halloween. Garnishing with razor not recommended!

holland razor blade gin cocktail

Image: Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Method:

Combine gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled coupe and sprinkle the cayenne pepper on top.

Ingredients:

55ml gin
20ml sugar syrup
20ml fresh lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper


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