10 Halloween Themed Cocktails You Will Love (2021)

Two red halloween cocktails on tray

If you are looking for some extra creative Halloween-themed cocktails, I think that our “top ten Halloween cocktails that creep up on you” post will take your Halloween up a notch.

Dirty White Mother

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The Dirty White Mother is just a spin on the White Mother cocktail, only with the addition of heavy cream to add a little extra sweetness and texture.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe & Ingredients

Cosmopolitan cocktail in martini cocktail glass and lemon twist garnish

The Cosmopolitan cocktail was popularized by the TV show “Sex and the City”, but have you ever actually tried it? Let’s have some fun.

Corpse Reviver #2

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The Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail can truly bring back the dead with its potent mix of gin, lemon, Cointreau, and absinthe. Handle with care!

Champagne Cocktail

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The Champagne Cocktail is a celebration in a glass. It’s an easy cocktail that is bubbly, elegant, and sure to make any occasion feel special.

Abbey Cocktail Recipe & Ingredients

Abbey cocktail with cherry garnish in coupe glass

Did you know the Abbey cocktail inspired the famous Abbey Road album by the Beatles? Well, that was a bold-faced lie. Still, it’s a great drink!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Cocktail Hammer is a mixology-centric website that provides an extensive array of resources for home bartenders, professional mixologists, and cocktail enthusiasts. Here are some responses to the most frequently asked queries to help enhance your cocktail crafting skills.

To start home bartending, you'll need a few key tools. A cocktail shaker is essential for mixing drinks, and a jigger will help you measure the ingredients accurately.

A bar spoon is useful for stirring and layering drinks, while a strainer ensures a smooth, sediment-free cocktail.

A muddler is important for crushing herbs or fruit, and a citrus peeler or zester is useful for adding garnishes. Finally, you may want a good-quality knife and chopping board for preparing ingredients.

There are a few key techniques that are critical for home bartending. Shaking is a common technique used to mix, chill and dilute drinks quickly. Stirring is used when you want to maintain the clarity of the drink while still mixing the ingredients. Muddling is used to extract flavors from fresh ingredients like herbs or fruit.

Layering is another technique that involves carefully adding different liquors or mixers so that they sit in separate layers. Finally, garnishing not only makes your cocktail visually appealing but can also enhance its flavor.

Proper storage and maintenance of your liquors and mixers can extend their shelf life and preserve their quality. Unopened bottles of spirits are stable and can be stored for many years. Once opened, they should ideally be consumed within 1-2 years.

Store spirits in a cool, dark place, upright, to prevent the alcohol from breaking down the cork. Liqueurs should be stored similarly, but keep in mind they have a shorter shelf life due to their sugar content. Vermouth and other wine-based aperitifs should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 1-2 weeks.

Mixers, too, should be refrigerated after opening and used within the recommended timeframe on the label. Fresh ingredients like lemons, limes, and herbs should be bought regularly to ensure they are always fresh when used in your drinks.