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October 2007

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Gin-Based Drinks For Special Haunts


Whether you’re a Halloween party or just having a few friends over, here’s a bewitching cocktail menu. The recipes are courtesy of Martin Miller’s Gin. Masks optional.

Bloody Scream Cocktail

Also known as a Red Snapper, this is a variation of a Bloody Mary made with gin. But on Halloween night, it’s a Bloody Scream!

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2/3 cup top-quality tomato juice
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 5 dashes of Worcestershire
  • 5 dashes of hot pepper sauce
  • Healthy splash of red wine
  • Black pepper and celery salt to
  • Build in a cocktail shaker, stir
    and pour into a an ice-filled
    collins glass
  • Garnish with a celery stalk

Bloody Scream


Ghost Cocktail

During the rest of the year, this cocktail is known as a White Lady.

  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1 shot fresh lemon juice
  • Dash egg white
  • Shake the ingredients with ice
    and strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with lemon peel




Ghost Cocktail


Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail

This cocktail actually is called Satan’s Whiskers!                                  

  • 1½ shots gin
  • 1 shot sweet vermouth       
  • 1 shot fresh orange juice      
  • 1 bar spoon of Cointreau or
    other orange liqueur
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Shake ingredients with ice and
    strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist
    (the whisker)
  • If you have lychees, drop one on
    the bottom of the glass (Satan’s

Satan's Whiskers


Swamp Demon

This is a gimlet to which lime marmalade is added, giving it a “swampy” effect.

  • 2 shots gin
  • ½ shot fresh lime juice
  • ½ shot simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon lime marmalade
  • Shake all of the ingredients
    vigorously with ice, until ice cold;
    and strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with lime zest





Witches’ Brew

This is a mulled toddy—but who’s to say what those crones were really bubbling up in those cauldrons? Perhaps “eye of newt” was code for allspice.

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 3 ounces Merlot
  • 1 ounce LBV* Port
  • 1 bar spoon sugar
  • Heat ingredients gently over
    low flame; do not boil
  • Serve in glass mug
  • Garnish with lemon and orange
    slices and a cinnamon stick

*Late Bottled Vintage Port. Click to read
more about it.

Mulled Toddy


Recipes and photos courtesy of Martin Miller’s Gin. Additional material