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With Halloween on the horizon, and the Day of the Dead just behind, it’s definitely the time for spooky stories and haunted thoughts and a magical cocktail to enjoy while watching the marathon movies of horror, all washed down with candy candy

Add to that the appearance of a rare blue moon appearing on October 31st and stick around for three days, you just know the spirits will be out for a little while

So get into the spirit with a spirit, and always drink responsibly, especially as the holidays approach

Drink Me Something really mysterious about a drink called Drink Me! Courtesy of Empress 1908 Gin (empressgincom), this special gin is handcrafted in copper stills in small batches and is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC

1-1 / 2 oz famourite gin (Empress 1908 Gin suggested) 1/2 oz mezcal (or tequila if desired) 3/4 oz pomegranate juice 1/2 oz agave juice 2 dashes of sprinkles edible silvery (optional – you can find it in delicatessens)

Add everything except the gin and sprinkles to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until cooled and filter into a small bottle Add a few dashes of edible sprinkles and swirl to combine Add the gin to a cocktail glass with ice Pour the mixture from the bottle into the cocktail glass and watch the magic

Spicy Halloween Mule: We’re bringing out the Canadian vodka for this one, says Monica Carbonell, the « fairy barmer, » (liqculturecom) who created this spooky drink with Northern Keep Vodka

1-1 / 2 oz favorite vodka (Northern Keep suggested) 1/2 oz black cherry juice 3 oz ginger beer 3 slices of jalapeno

Fill a Collins glass or copper mug with ice Add the vodka, black cherry juice and top with ginger beer Add the jalapeño and stir Note: If you are looking for more spices, mix in the jalapeno peppers before ‘add your ice cream and ingredients

Magic Hour An ode to a magical evening, this delicious cocktail promises a refreshing finish Courtesy of Gray Goose (greygoosecom)

2 tbsp (30 mL) orange infused vodka (Gray Goose L’Orange suggested) 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh orange juice 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened coconut milk 2 tbsp Tbsp (10 mL) vanilla syrup Grated orange zest

Combine all the ingredients in the shaker, add ice and shake until cold Filter and serve in a highball glass Garnish with grated orange zest

Coconut Matcha Mezcal-rita A delicious, shaken and refreshing margarita made with mezcal, coconut and freshly squeezed matcha and lime syrup Courtesy of « fairy barmother » Monica Carbonell (liqculturecom)

1-1 / 2 oz favorite tequila (Los Siete Misterios Mezcal suggested) 1-1 / 2 oz coconut matcha syrup * 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice Salt and sugar mixed with a few drops of food coloring green food for rim

Line the glassware with salt and green icing sugar (Note: salt is optional) and let it sit while you create a cocktail In a shaker, fill with ice and add your cocktail ingredients Shake vigorously Add ice to your rimmed glassware and filter

An easy to create syrup for this cocktail and really anything you would like to mix with it

1 cup (250 ml) 100% pure coconut water (Grace brand suggested) 1/2 cup (125 ml) agave nectar 2 bags of Matcha tea

Over medium-high heat, place a small saucer and add all the ingredients Stir until the sugar combines and dissolves Let it boil before lowering the temperature to a constant boil; simmer for 3 minutes Filter the Matcha tea bags and let the mixture come to room temperature before using

Blood Moon We actually have a blue moon this Halloween This cocktail is definitely a soothing Halloween treat, courtesy of Bacardi Rum (bacardicom)

1 part superior rum (Bacardi suggested) 1 part acidic blood orange mix (Finest Call suggested) 2 parts ginger beer Decorate with a wheel or blood orange fangs

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes Add all the ingredients Stir to combine Decorate with a blood orange wheel or crocs

Bloody GaspesieWith a look and name in keeping with the nature of Halloween, this take on the classic Caesar is perfect this time of year Recipe courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine (corbyCalifornia)

Equal mix of salt, pepper and dried seaweed powder 1-1 / 2 oz favorite spiced rum (Chic Choc spiced rum suggested) 1/2 oz white vermouth (kayak suggested) 1/4 oz lime juice 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) Sriracha 5 dashes Worcestershire Clamato juice

For a nice spooky touch, garnish with a claw of snow crab Mix the salt, pepper and dried seaweed powder together and use it to ring a highball glass Add ice and pour in remaining ingredients except the Clamato juice and the snow crab Garnish the glass with the juice and add the crab

Demon Seal Located in the over 100-year-old Walker Library in downtown Tallahassee, Florida, Bar 1903 offers Demon Seal, a delicious rum-based drink full of fall flavor like allspice, maple and drink for ghost season Recipe courtesy of visittallahasseecom

1-1 / 2 oz favorite rum (Bacoo 12 years suggested) 3/4 oz maple chai spice syrup * 1/2 oz Dram allspice (a simple liqueur that’s been infused with allspice berries; you can substitute with a pinch of bitter allspice) 1 tsp Tbsp (15 mL) fresh orange juice 1 cinnamon stick

Mix rum, chai maple spice syrup, allspice dram and orange juice, then pour over a large ice cube Take a stick of cinnamon, light the end to smoke it and quickly add it to the drink – a covering glass to capture the smoke inside When presenting the cocktail, remove the lid and the cinnamon stick

* Prepare a simple syrup by simmering equal parts of water and sugar For the chai maple spice syrup, add 1 tsp (15 ml) syrup and a bag of chai tea and simmer for five minutes Remove the bag, cool the liquid and use

Vampire Ball This daring cocktail is a Halloween take on Bloody Sgroppino and uses Beefeater Gin’s new Blood Orange gin (aptly named) (beefeatergincom)

2 scoops of blood orange sorbet 1 oz infused blood orange or citrus gin (Beefeater Blood Orange suggested) 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice Champagne or sparkling wine A dash of grenadine

In a large cut cocktail glass, add the sorbet, pour the gin and orange juice Garnish with champagne or sparkling wine Sprinkle with grenadine to finish to really gain the upper hand

Dia de los Muertos Margarita Also known as Day Of The Dead, this agave-based cocktail is simple but offers complicated notes of haunting flavor And it wouldn’t be a Day of the Dead experience without tequila in the blend Courtesy of Hornitos Reposado tequila

1-1 / 2 part tequila (Hornitos Reposado Tequila suggested) 1 part fresh lime juice 1/2 part Triple Sec liqueur (DeKuyper suggested) 1/2 part simple syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker Shake and strain into a margarita glass Garnish with a rim of salt, a wedge of lime

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