It’s that time of year where seeing a few ghouls, creeps and witches at the bar isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Halloween is almost here and to celebrate The Empire Hotel is offering quite a few treats, and maybe some tricks, for the adult crowd. The Empire Hotel has create our signature Halloween cocktail that will take your night on spooky turn with a cocktail customized to fright and excite – the Jack O’ Lantern…available for just $15 at The Lobby Bar and bound to lead to a few tricks and treats of your own?
Jack O’ Lantern
· 2 Oz. Jack Daniels
· .5 Oz. Lucid Absinthe
· Orange Bitters
· 2 Sugar Cubes
Pumpkin Spice Tequila Cocktail
1/4 cup Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila
1/2 cup cream
2 tablespoons pumpkin spice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla and spice. Brew your coffee and divide it between two mugs. To each mug add half of the Sauza Blue Tequila and the cream mixture and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
1 ½ parts Hornitos™ Reposado Tequila
1/6 parts pumpkin puree
1/2 parts chilled instant hot chocolate (no marshmallows)
Directions: Pre-make hot chocolate and chill. Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a shot glass.
SMASHING PUMPKINS AND MORE @ 1OAK
(453 West 17th Street – New York City)
1 1/2 oz of SVEDKA Vanilla
3/4 oz of Whole Milk
1/4 oz of Simple Sugar Syrup
1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tbsp of Fig Jam
Shaken and strained into a Martini Glass and garnish with Ground Nutmeg on top.
Ben Stiller, Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, Bruce Willis, Cameron Diaz, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Bilson, Rihanna, Robin Thicke
DRESS UP AND DRINK @ TROUSDALE LOUNGE
(9229 W. Sunset Blvd. – West Hollywood)
HALLOWEEN BLOOD FLOWER
1.5 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (see cook’s note)
2-inch piece fresh ginger, unpeeled and grated
4 cups silver tequila or mezcal
2 cups freshly squeezed limejuice, strained
1 cup orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec
Cubed ice, as needed
Thinly sliced lime, for garnish
For the tea: Put the sugar, water, hibiscus flowers, and ginger in a medium container and infuse overnight in fridge( 12 hours). Remove from the fridge stir and strain. Tea keeps for five days and can be made ahead of time.
To make the cocktail: Combine the tequila, 2 cups of the hibiscus tea, limejuice, and orange liqueur in a large pitcher.
To serve, fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice, add the some of the blood flower and shake until chilled. Strain and serve straight-up in a cocktail glass garnished with lime slices. Alternatively, serve over ice in a rocks glass.
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SPOOK UP YOUR COCKTAILS @ SOUTHERN HOSPITALTY
(645 9th Avenue – New York City)
KISS OF THE VAMPIRE (ON THE ROCKS)
2oz 901 Silver
1oz Lime Juice
1oz of Fresh Blood Orange Juice
3/4 oz of Agave Nectar
3 Dashes of Tabasco Sauce
Finish it off by rimming a 12oz High Ball Glass with Cayenne Pepper Sugar
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SVEDKA’S TRICK_BOT IS TASTING SWEET @ THE BEVERLY LOUNGE
(8713 Beverly Boulevard – West Hollywood)
2 parts SVEDKA Clementine
2 parts Orange Juice
Pinch of Ginger
Pinch of Cayenne
Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Cilantro Sprigs
Splash of Grenadine
Muddle fresh cilantro in bottom of shaker. Ad ice and remaining ingredients (except grenadine) and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glass, add a splash of grenadine for color, and garnish with candy corn on a toothpick.
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DIOS MIO! FOR DIA DE LOS MUERTOS @ SL
(409 W. 14th St. – New York City)
DULCES DE LOS MUERTOS
1part Absolut Brooklyn
1part Dry Vermouth
1part Dimmi liqueur
Grenadine for color
Pre-chill all ingredients by keeping them in refrigerator. Add to Punch Bowl with regular ice and stir until chilled. Then garnish with:
10 plastic skulls
6 plastic eyeballs
4 orange halves floating, filled with 151 and on fire
3 rubber fingers
1 large hand shaped ice block with grenadine/food coloring for blood.
Serve tableside with skeleton ladle and rocks glasses
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GET SPOOKY @ THE CHANDELIER ROOM
(225 River St. – Hoboken, NJ)
1.5 oz Trump Vodka
1/4 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 T-Spoon cinnamon water (Boil water with cinnamon and sugar)
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
Shake all ingredients into a martini glass and garnish with a Fig slice.
P.Diddy, Swiss Beatz, Adrienne Bailon, Dennis Rodman, Albie and Chris Manzo, Audrina Patridge, Amar’e Stoudemire
- Last, but not least Lavo has some fabulous MIDORI Halloween cocktails!