13 Devilishly Delicious Dia de los Muertos & Halloween Cocktails!

Fall is here and that means it's almost time for Halloween and Day of the Dead! But when it comes to spirits, we think they're better in drinks. Here are some wickedly fantastic shots, cocktails and drinks to try:

1. cocktails slide 01

La Bru-ja-ja-ja

Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
2 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
2 teaspoons fine sugar
1/2 ounce lime juice
Sugar (to rim glass)
1 lime wedge
 
Instructions:
  1. Combine Don Julio Blanco, pomegranate juice, fine sugar and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake well.
  2. Rim r glass with sugar.
  3. Strain ingredients into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with lime.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Rock glass

2. cocktails slide 02

Crisp Harvest Sparkler

Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
3 oz.     Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato
2 oz.     Sparkling Apple Cider
A dash of Angostura
 

Instructions:

Combine all in champagne flute.

 

3. cocktails slide 04

Hennessy Big Apple
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1.5 oz Hennessy VS
.5 oz calvados
.25 oz cynar herbal liqueur
1/3rd oz of Agave Nectar
.5 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 dash fee brothers cherry bitters
 
Glassware
Rocks Glass
 
Garnish
Pear fan
 
Instructions
1. Add all liquids to a shaker tin with ice and shake until well chilled
2. Strain into Rocks glass with fresh crushed ice
3. Garnish with a pear fan

4. cocktails slide 05

Hennessy La Ofrenda (The Offering)
 
A tribute to Mexico and the traditions of Dia De Los Muertos
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1.5oz Hennessy V.S
.5 oz Brewed Espresso
.5 oz Agave Nectar
2 oz Almond Milk
2 Dashes of Aztec Mole Bitters
Grated Ibarra Mexican Chocolate
 
Glassware
Martini Glass
 
Garnish
Grated Ibarra Mexican Chocolate
 
Instructions
  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass 
  • Garnish with a fresh grate of Ibarra Chocolate

5. cocktails slide 06

Hennessy VS Blood Orange Punch
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 oz Hennessy V.S
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
.5 oz POM Pomegranate Juice
.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Old Fashioned Bitters
Splash Chandon Brut
3 Blackberries
2 Lemon Slices
2 Orange Slices
Marigold Flower
 
Glassware
Stemless Wine Glass
 
Garnish
Marigold flower
 
Instructions
1. Combine Hennessy, Grand Marnier, blood orange, pomegranate, lemon juices, bitters and fruit into a shaker with ice
2. Shake vigorously and pour into a stemless wine glass
3. Top with a float of Chandon Brut
4. Garnish with a Marigold flower

6. cocktails slide 07

Grape to meet you
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
 
1.5 oz Hennessy V.S
5 white grapes
5 mint leaves 
.25 oz fresh lime juice
Dash of fee brothers lemon bitters (6 drops)
Splash of soda
 
Glassware
Rocks Glass
 
Garnish
3 grapes
 
Instructions
1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice
2. Shake until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass, and splash of soda
3. Garnish with 3 grapes on a skewer

7. cocktails slide 08

Goblin’s Blood
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 ½ oz. Patron XO Café Coffee Liqueur
½ oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
 
Instructions:
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

8. cocktails slide 09

Wake the Dead
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 oz. Patron XO Café Coffee Liquer
1 oz. Patron silver
½ oz. Espresso
 
Instructions:
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

9. cocktails slide 10

Thin Lizzy Borden
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 ½ oz. Patron XO Café Coffee Liqueur
1 oz. Irish Whiskey
 
Instructions:
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

10. cocktails slide 11

The Raven
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
1 ½ oz. Patron XO Café Coffee Liqueur
Cola
 
Instructions:
Combine ingredients over ice and garnish with a lime.

11. cocktails slide 12

Pumpkin Patch-tini (from Havana Central in NYC)
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
 
1 ounce Bols pumpkin smash liqueur
½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
½ ounce high proof rum
½ ounce gold rum
2 ounces ice cream base
Pinch of cinnamon sugar
Cinnamon sugar rim
 
Instructions:
 
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.

12. cocktails slide 13

Blood Orange Habanero Margarita
           
By Chef Richard Sandoval                     
                         
Ingredients for the margarita
1 oz. 100% Agave Tequila Reposado
1 oz. house sour mix
1 oz. habanero-blood orange syrup (recipe below)
Wedge of lime for garnish
 
Instructions:
1.      Mix all ingredients into a mixing glass, then add ice and shake vigorously.
2.      Garnish glass with a rim of store-bought mole negro sauce or ground chiles and a lime wedge.
 
Ingredients for the blood orange-habanero syrup:
2 pints blood orange juice
1 whole habanero pepper
 
Instructions:
1.      Reduce at medium-high heat until thickened into a syrup.
2.      Remove habanero before combining with other cocktail ingredients.

13. cocktails slide 13

Dracula's Kiss
 
Ingredients (makes 1 drink):
 

1 1/2 oz Montelobos

3/4 oz Lillet Rose

3/4 oz Strawberry Simple Syrup

1 1/2 oz Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice

1 1/2 oz Soda Water

Instructions:
Combine ingredients (except soda water) and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass prepared with a half salt rim, garnish with a lime wheel.