3 Themed Cocktails for Halloween Celebrations

Halloween LightsIt's Halloween weekend, so let's celebrate! As I've blogged in the past, creating a signature cocktail is a great way to save money on drink costs at your events. For your Halloween celebration, check out some of these great themed cocktail options from popular restaurants and bars across the country, according to Nightclub & Bar.

Spook-Tini

NYC restaurant and bar Tenjune is serving this spooky creation at its Halloween 2009 event.

1.5 ounces Absolut
1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
1.5 ounces fresh lime juice
1 tsp. cinnamon water
1 ounce blood orange juice.

Shake all ingredients and pour. Garnish with a fig slice.

Witches Brew

This magical potion will be enchanting the Halloween partiers at New Orleans' Whiskey Blue, located in the W Hotel.

2.25 ounces Bacardi Light
2.25 ounces Meyers Rum
1.25 ounces Bacardi 151
2.5 ounces pineapple juice
2.5 ounces orange juice
1.25 ounces sour mix
1.25 ounces Grenadine

Fill glass with ice and add ingredients; blend. Garnish with Gummi Worms.

Jack-O-Lantern

Served at the N9NE Steakhouse restaurant in Las Vegas, this Halloween libation is fairly involved. But when all is said and done, it's certainly worth the effort for such a tasty and smooth drink.

1. Prepare Vanilla Bean Syrup overnight

Bring 2 cups of water and 2 cups granulated sugar to a boil. Infuse over night with 1 whole vanilla bean, opened and seeded.

2. Blend Pumpkin Puree Mix

15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
2 ounces each: Baileys, Butterscotch Schnapps, caramel sauce, brown sugar
1 ounce Goldschlager
1 ounce vanilla bean syrup
1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
Dash of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg

3. Make Vanilla Bean Butterscotch Whipped Cream

Whip 12 ounces heavy whipping cream, 1 whole vanilla bean, opened and seeded, and 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps to stiff peaks.

4. Mix drink

1 ounce Harlem Liquor
0.5 ounces Ketel One
2 ounces Pumpkin Puree Mix
0.5 ounces Vanilla Bean Syrup

Shake ingredients in mixing tin and strain into martini glass lined with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with Vanilla Bean Butterscotch Whipped Cream.
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