Haunting Spirits for a Spooky Evening
By Halle Cook Published September 2020
Spooky season is upon us and throwing a hauntingly good celebration is one of the best excuses to test out some new booze. We love any reason to create fun, themed libations and Halloween is no exception! It can be overwhelming to find just the right spirit to spike your themed cocktails with, so we’re here to help you plan and discover some scary good choices to feature at your festivities.
Nothing screams Halloween like a skull. This scary shape embodies all that All Hallows’ Eve intends—a night where spirits can roam the world of the living. Not only does Crystal Head Vodka make a delicious mixer for a creepy cocktail, but it also works as a party decoration! It is a vodka distilled from peaches and cream corn and filtered through semi-precious crystals called Herkimer diamonds to create a super naturally pure spirit.
Boo! Oops, didn’t mean to scare you… or did we? Mwah, ah ha ha ha! If you are a tequila person, or looking to celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, Ghost Tequila is the perfect choice. This agave distilled spirit is infused with a touch of ghost pepper to give an extra kick. Spice up your supernatural soirée by adding this to your drink menu!
Halloween is all about the suspension of disbelief. Not only are we encouraged to acknowledge ghosts and ghouls, but spirits of all kinds! Bacoo 8 Year Rum is named after a mythical Caribbean creature. It is said that when found, the Bacoo will grant wishes. However, if the creature is not kept content, the finder’s luck may change. If you’re dressing up as a pirate on Halloween enjoy this lively-bodied rum with caramel notes or check out these 9 other rums worth jumping the plank for.
Every other day of the year we are told not to talk about blood, gore and guts while eating, but during October it’s encouraged! We peel grapes to be eyeballs and leave spaghetti as guts; so why not represent blood with a blood orange gin. This gin has a sweet, fruity flavor that highlights the Sicilian blood orange. It’s scary how good this spirit is when mixed with some cranberry juice and tonic water!
The devil is truly trying to tempt you this Halloween…into drinking bourbon! Devils River Bourbon is filtered through limestone using water directly from the Devils River in Texas. It is a high rye whiskey using double the rye for an extra (vampire) bite. Take a chance on dancing with the devil and pour yourself a glass neat, on the rocks or with your favorite bourbon mixer.
Embrace the burn of fire(ball) on Hallows’ Eve. Fireball is a widely known whisky and the perfect spirit to spike all sorts of chillingly good cocktails. Its cinnamon flavors are delicious for a fall-flavored bite. Branded with a fire-breathing dragon, you don’t have to be dressed up as a knight in shining armor to drink it, but it’s highly recommended.
Looking for a spirit to better fit your Halloween theme? Shop more haunting spirits below to help craft a super(natural) night!
Already have your spirits sorted? Discover our selection of wicked wines that will both trick and treat your ghoulish guests here.
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