Halloween is just around the corner & the award-winning, family-owned distillery of William Grant & Sons has five cocktail concoctions (and one deadly spirit) to complete your Halloween festivities.
Sailor Jerry Candy Apple
2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
8 parts warm (real) apple cider
Stir ingredients. Garnish with Cinnamon stick. Serve in desired tempered after dinner glassware.
The special blend of Caribbean rum, natural spices and flavors of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is the perfect complement to the warm apple cider on a crisp Halloween night. www.sailorjerry.com
2 parts Milagro Reposado
1 part Fresh Mandarin Juice
½ part Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ part Green Cardamom (Orange Blossom) Honey Syrup
½ part Egg White
Put all ingredients into a Boston shaker, add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass/coupe. Garnish with Edible Marigold.
The award-winning Milagro Tequila ages their Reposado for six months in American oak barrels, four months longer than most other reposados, the result is an inviting balance of oak and agave that creates a robust, balanced and festive cocktail. www.milagrotequila.com
The Bloody Fall
2 parts Reyka Vodka
2 parts Fresh-squeezed Heirloom Tomato Juice
¼ part Lime Juice
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
2 dashes Tabasco
Pinch of Celery Salt, Cumin, Salt & Black Pepper
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker except and roll back and forth. Serve in Collins glass and garnish with lime wedges, mini peppers and cherry tomatoes on a rosemary skewer.
Enjoy this bloody favorite made with Reyka Vodka, which hails from Iceland and even uses lava rocks as a natural filtration system to create a silky smooth finish. www.reyka.com
We couldn’t help share these frightening cocktails one last time. Both are made with Tullamore D.E.W., the triple distilled blend of three types of Irish whiskey and the world’s second largest Irish whiskey brand. www.tullamoredew.com
Vampire’s Weakness (a Boulevardier)
1 ¼ part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
1 part Campari
1 part Sweet vermouth
Garnish: 1 Bloodied Eyeball – Made using a Lychee, a blueberry and fruit preserves which create the veins.
Pumpkin Fright (Irish Old Fashioned)
2 part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
¾ part Bénédictine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Orange bitters
Garnish: Orange slice, Pumpkin Face Garnish
Day of the Dead – November 1
“Tequila to wake the living, mezcal to wake the dead.” Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the spirit that wakes the dead, Montelobos Mezcal, an artisanal mezcal produced with 100% organically certified agave espadín in Oaxaca, Mexico. www.montelobos.com
The team at William Grant & Sons asks that you please measure responsibly.