Halloween Archives – LUSHWORTHY

As much as I enjoyed receiving free candy from random neighbors as a kid, you have to admit that Halloween is pretty darn amazing as an adult. You still get to dress up. And as an adult there’s the endless parties. Oh, the parties! From ghoulish house parties to more frightening affairs, you’re bound to find some fun to get into this Halloween. And if you plan on throwing your own Halloween celebration, you need to A. Invite me and B. Check out these frighteningly delicious, Halloween-inspired cocktails from Captain Morgan, Snow Leopard Vodka, DeLeon Tequila, and more!

The Plundering Pumpkin (Pictured Above)


1 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Original Spiced Rum 3 oz. Pumpkin Beer

1 oz. Ginger Ale

Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice, garnish and stir.

Basil Hayden’s Pumpkin Bourbon Cider

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon ¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice ½ part Sweet Vermouth ¼ tsp. Superfine Sugar ¾ part Pumpkin Puree 6 dashes Angostura Bitters 2 parts Dry Hard Cider 1 piece of Fresh Nutmeg (for garnish)

1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)

Combine pumpkin puree, superfine sugar, sweet vermouth, bitters and lemon juice into a mixing glass. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and ice. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with dry hard cider. garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Hey folks! So, I’m taking part in a really cool event here in Atlanta on October 30. The event is called HalloWine, and it’s a Halloween-themed wine tasting. Attendees will take part in a guided wine tasting, and then mix and mingle while enjoying a wine cocktail of my creation. Here’s the fun part, I’ve created three wine cocktails and I want you all to vote on your favorite. The wine cocktail with the most votes will be served at HalloWine.

To buy tickets for HalloWine, which will take place at The Wine Shoe in Castleberry Hill, you can visit Eventbrite. Early Bird tickets are currently $40, and will go up to $45 after October 24.

You can vote for your favorite HalloWine wine cocktail, below! I’ve listed the ingredients for each wine cocktail next to its name.

Which HalloWine wine cocktail is your favorite?

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Oh Halloween, how I used to love rocking a witch costume nearly eight years in a row, and the drowning sensation that at times occurred while bobbing for apples at Halloween parties jam-packed with the 12-and-under crowd. Glad those days are over. Let’s be real here folks, aside from the seemingly unlimited candy, Halloween is a lot more enjoyable as an adult. And no, I’m not referring to the skimpy costumes (where’s your creativity people!) or sketchy (although somewhat enjoyable) warehouse parties, I’m talking about the cocktails! Brands tend to go all out once fall rolls around, but they really up the creativity for Halloween. Hence the reason why I feel like this blog post has 88,000 drink recipes. They all looked so creative and tasty, so I had to share.

I’m not sure what my plans are this Halloween. They always tend to differ tremendously from year to year, but if I get to make at least two of the cocktails below, I’ll be quite content.

Cheers to a safe, enjoyable, and of course Lushworthy Halloween!

Graveyard Gruel (Pictured Above)


1.25 parts Courvoisier VSOP .75 parts DeKuyper Rootbeer Schnapps

1 part Pineapple Juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

It’s no secret that the fall season tends to welcome a bevy of tasty, new recipes and with the arrival of Halloween in a few weeks we’re sure to be treated to drink recipes for a number of spooky, adult-friendly sips. Among those sips is Licor 43’s Mini Beers. This shot created by Licor 43 is perfect year-round, but with the addition of a little orange food coloring they become an ideal addition for Halloween. So, be sure to get your hands on a bottle of this yellow-hued, Spanish liqueur as you find that perfect Halloween costume (check out this BuzzFeed post I’ve been eyeing for inspiration) and good times will sure to be had once October 31 rolls around!

Licor 43 Mini Beers


2 Parts Licor 43

1 Part Heavy Cream

Orange Food Coloring


Begin by chilling a bottle of Licor 43 and some shot glasses.  You can also prep the cream prior to your guests’ arrival by dropping food coloring into the cream until the desired shade of orange (note that the Licor 43 will serve as the yellow of the Candy Corn so the orange will need to be pretty vibrant).  When you are ready to serve, simply pour the chilled Licor 43 2/3 of the way up in the chilled shot glasses.  Top with one part of the orange-colored heavy cream.  The cream will float to the top, resulting in a layered effect that looks just like traditional candy corn.

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As I mentioned on here before I don’t think there’s a holiday that passes where there isn’t a specialty cocktail dedicated to that particular occasion. But I have to say that hands down my favorite cocktail-friendly holiday has to be Halloween. There’s just sooo many unique drink recipes liquor brands come up with for that particular holiday. And I absolutely can’t wait to create my own “Lushworthy Creation” for Halloween. But the Halloween drink recipes are already rolling in with Cockspur Rum being one of the first to announce their spooky, Halloween-inspired cocktails. Check out the recipes for Cockspur Rum’s Killer Cocktails, the “Poison Apple Martini” and “Mayhem Martini” below.