Get In The Halloween Spirit — Exclusive Parties, Cocktails, and More!

Dress up and release your inhibitions this Halloween — whether going to a soiree or hosting your own — we’ve got you covered in our Halloween guide!

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Get ready, guys and ghouls, for an epic Halloween in NYC and beyond! The city is bursting with terrifying haunted houses, Halloween parties and more pumpkin-packed events.

Whether you enjoy getting seriously spooked while watching the scariest horror films of all time or prefer to celebrate Halloween by leaf peeping while visiting some of the greatest fall getaways from NYC, we’ve got you covered.

Get In The Halloween Spirit

From exclusive events, haunted hotels, the perfect costume, to decorations — one thing for sure we can guarantee — is that you’ll have a devilish time this Halloween.

MONSTER: A Halloween Party at The McKittrick Hotel

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announced their highly anticipated annual celebration, Monster: A Halloween Party, taking place throughout the legendary hotel on Friday 10/27, Saturday 10/28, and Halloween night, Tuesday 10/31.

Monster: A Halloween Party invites guests to unleash their inner beast and discover the monster within. Spectacles will unfold as they explore a forbidden dreamscape filled with monsters, myths, and live acts ranging from intimate to epic in scale.

Partygoers can celebrate, dance, and drink throughout the night as they immerse themselves deep within The McKittrick Hotel, where the true monster is revealed. Guests are encouraged to dress as their inner monster or in all black. Inspiration is provided on the hotel’s website.

Produced by Emursive, the party was conceptualized and directed by Conor Doyle and Oliver Sayer, founders of immersive creation studio, One Hundred, and dance artist and choreographer, Marla Phelan, the Associate Choreographer/Director to Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway touring company.

All three creatives trace their roots back to performing in Sleep No More and other Punchdrunk works. They have shaped many of The McKittrick’s parties and special events, including the hotel’s A Midsommar Night’s Dream and New Year’s Eve soirées.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

This Halloween Nubeluz at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is throwing a special Masquerade event. In honor of this spooky evening, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad has launched a limited time package titled “The Masquerade at Nubeluz & Overnight Stay for Halloween” that is available for one night only from October 31st to November 1st.

Guests who book will receive accommodation in a guestroom or suite for two, two tickets to the exclusive Masquerade at Nubeluz, and breakfast for two the next morning in Zaytinya. The evening will be full of enchantment with classic cocktails and creative cuisine facing the most spectacular skyline views of New York City.

Tickets will include a premium open bar, Nubeluz’s favorite snacks and specialty cocktails. Guests are encouraged to showcase their creativity and style with masks and alluring costumes. The night will have interactive entertainment by DJ Danny Estrella and Aerial Artistry.


It’s the ultimate oceanic dance party! Submerge yourself in PUBLIC’s exclusive lair, Artspace and dance to the NYC’s hottest DJ’s Alexandra Richars, Aku + Niks, and The Muses. Get ready for an Oceanic Nightmare of A Time and mingle with glamorously undead mermaids, sirens, and creatures of the sea. This is sure to be an unforgettable time.

Hosted by: Michele Clarke, Bob Barrett, Tyler Burrow, Peter Davis, Dianne Brill, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Dustin Pittman, Ben Pundole, Sophie Sumner, Liz Vap & Tyrone Wood.

When: October 31 at 9pm

Where: Artspace at PUBLIC Hotel

Tickets can be purchased, HERE $28.77 each ticket purchase comes with a complimentary cocktail

The Highlight Room

This Halloween, The Highlight room will be hosting events Saturday (10/28), Sunday (10/29), and Tuesday (10/31). The all-season rooftop is the perfect place to kick off Halloween weekend with specialty cocktails and commanding views of the New York skyline.

The Highlight Room Halloween Saturday, October 28th (11:00 pm — 4:00 am)

Sounds by Lilcay (6:00 pm — 11:00 pm) and Turbz (11:00 pm — 4:00 am). Free entry from 6:00 pm — 11:00 pm, ticketed entry beginning at 11:00 pm.

Ticket Link: HERE

Magic Forest Sunday Bubbles, October 29th (5:00 pm — 12:00am)

Sounds by Lohrasp Kansara

VIP Reservations: HERE

The Highlight Room Halloween Event, October 31st (10:00 pm — till late)

Sounds by Marty Rock

Ticket Link: HERE

Freehand New York

Step Right Up Folks & Welcome To Broken Shaker Midnight Circus, with specialty cocktails by Bacardi, Grey Goose and Patron. Vibe out to DJ BLVD, have access to a circus makeup artist and get circus glam ready.

Costume Contest Winner Announced At Midnight

Winner Receives A One-night Stay At Freehand NY *subject to availability

When: October 27 at 4pm

Where: Broken Shaker Rooftop at Freehand New York

Tickets can be purchased, HERE $15 advanced ticket; $20 at the door

Pink Taco

Pink Taco, the rocker- chic Mexican restaurant that has been serving up tacos with attitude since 1999 will be decked out with full hallow décor to celebrate the festivities. From 6PM to close, the restaurant will be hosting a one-of-a-kind event, serving up Happy Hour specials (ALL NIGHT), music, face painting and a costume contest where 1, 2 and 3rd place winners get PT Gift cards along with the first 25 guests through the door receiving Pink Taco swag. Enjoy PT favorites throughout the evening such as $8 dollar margaritas and OG Pink Tacos, and more while you dance the night away.

The Dia De Los Muertos themed Halloween bash will be available at all locations, NY, Miami, L.A, D.C, and Boston.

The Times Square EDITIONParadise Club

Engage in Halloween hedonism at Paradise Club, the high-energy nightlife destination on the 7th floor of The Times Square EDITION. This season, the captivating venue will host a series of exclusive events where costumes, drinks, and debauchery are encouraged.

10/26 | Paradise Club After Dark | 10PM — LATE | Reserve Your Space

10/27 | CACHÉ LIFE Presents The Wild Forest | 11PM — LATE | Reserve Your Space

10/28 | Paradise Club Presents Labyrinth | 10PM — LATE | Reserve Your Space

10/29 | Paradise Club Presents The Witching Hour | 10PM — LATE | Reserve Your Space

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

The Pink Pumpkin Patch at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is officially open and this transformation blends the spooky allure of Halloween with the year-round elegance of the rooftop bar and lounge. Expect to find pink flowers, pumpkins, corn stalks, festive wheelbarrows, and new signage. As you move to the East Terrace, you’ll encounter the iconic staircase, set against the backdrop of the Empire State Building, adorned with a vibrant floral and pumpkin installation. The creative vision for this pop-up was conceptualized by Yvonne Najor, Vice President for Tao Group Hospitality, in collaboration with Design House Décor.

Arlo SoHo

Arlo Soho’s Halloween Bash is back and better than ever! On Saturday, October 28th from 10pm to 2am, Renwick Hospitality Group is throwing a Spooky Spectacular with three different parties under one roof. Enjoy a 4-hour Premium Open Bar with light bites, live music & a DJ, dancers, costume contests, prizes, a photobooth, a haunted disco and more. Get your tickets early or beware– early discounts are also available. Tickets available here.

The Rockaway Hotel + Spa

To celebrate the spooky season, The Rockaway Hotel + Spa will host a Halloween Masquerade Ball and a brunch as part of their Brunch Club series.

Saturday, October 28th | The Masquerade Ball will take place on The Rooftop with unprecedented, sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Offering light bites, live DJ sets, and surreal vibes, the ball will be complete with a prize for the best costume. Tickets can be purchased here, and the event is 21+.

Sunday, October 29th | From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, The Rockaway Hotel + Spa will host their The Brunch Club, a Sunday brunch series with a Yacht Rock theme. Located in The Pool House, the family-style brunch with bottomless cocktails is complete with beats by DJ Paddy Tubz. The 21+ brunch is offered to groups of 4 minimum for $75, and reservations can be made here.


Ophelia will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos-themed event on Saturday, October 28th, from 5 pm ’til late. With twilight cocktails from 5–10 pm and a moonlight soiree continuing on through the night, the rooftop lounge will be decked out in Dia de los Muertos decor while Ophelia staff in themed masks to adorn the venue beautifully to honor the celebration. Bleeding into Sunday morning, the space will welcome guests for a Muerts Cocktail Brunch from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All guests are encouraged to embrace the masquerade spirit with their attire, and reservations can be made here.

Mezze on the River

From Friday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 31st, Mezze on the River is conjuring up a Halloween-inspired feast! Sip on the specialty cocktail, the Pinktini, made with Tito’s vodka, Baileys, espresso, and grenadine and adorned with mesmerizing rose gold flakes. Indulge in delicious pink-themed food specials, including a complimentary Roasted Tomato Bisque Shot. Mezze on the River will decorate the space with spooky pink decor and invite guests to dress up in their best pink costumes. Reservations can be made here.

Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch at Pollyn in Williamsburg

Greg’s Trees has transformed Pollyn (115 Broadway at the Corner of Bedford and Broadway) in Williamsburg into Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch open now through October 31st with fun for the whole family to enjoy. Pick from a massive selection of pumpkins, fancy gourds and tons of Halloween decor. There will be special pumpkin painting activities and pumpkin carving everyday along with Instagrammable photo opportunities and more.

BloodManor NYC Celebrates 20 Years of Terror

BloodManor, New York City’s premier haunted attraction is thrilled to announce its 20th year anniversary, marking two decades of spine-chilling scares and thrilling entertainment. In honor of this momentous holiday season, BloodManor has prepared another year of unforgettable theatrical quality production, with three new rooms. This year’s experience will leave visitors more afraid and excited than ever! The 20th-anniversary season will showcase an array of horrifying attractions, mind-bending theatrics, and bone-chilling surprises, ensuring a night of terror unlike any other.

Visitors will confront their deepest fears as they journey through dark, sinister corridors filled with twisted characters and jump scares at every turn. Visitors will find themselves immersed in a nightmare fueled by technology that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. From cursed mansions to abandoned asylums, every theme promises to invoke terror and adrenaline.

BloodManor is open every weekend and some weekdays from Thursday, now through Saturday, November 4th.

Timed-entry tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. You can also follow BloodManor’s Instagram for real-time information, images, videos, and real-life experiences.

Somewhere Nowhere Has You Covered With 5 Halloween Weekend Parties

Somewhere Nowhere (112 W 25th St) is the spookiest place to party, with five Halloween events taking place back to back starting on Thursday, 10/26 with Mel DeBarge at 10pm. Friday 10/27 you can find yourself at The Villains’ Ball ft. Brandi Cyrus x Nathan Leong, Saturday 10/28 dance as the moon rises at the Halloween Sunset Party ft. DJ Pickle, and continue on until sunrise with The Book of the Forbidden Party ft. Rick Wonder x Firpo. Sunday 10/29 will conclude the weekend with the hottest, darkest party yet- The Forbidden Garden Party featuring Classmatic X Latmun.

Get Spooky at Daintree’s Halloween Parties

Experience thrills at Daintree during their Friday Night Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th, and their Tower of Terror Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th atop of Hotel Hendricks (25 W. 38th Street) in Midtown Manhattan.

Add a little sparkle and luxury to your spooky itinerary by reveling in Daintree’s one-of-a-kind view of NYC’s skyline, sipping carefully curated seasonal cocktails and jamming out to music from a Guest DJ throughout the evening. Between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., guests can party while enjoying Aussie-Asian cuisine fusion like Chicken Salt and Seaweed Popcorn, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Kangaroo Skewers and tempting plates of Oysters and drink reimagined New York classics, or distinct Australian wines.

Celebrate Hallo-Whine at Bar Schimmi

Get your waist ready for Hallo-Whine at Schimanski’s Bar Schimmi (60 N 11th St) on Friday, October 27th from 10 p.m to 4 a.m! Prepare to spend the spooky evening on your feet jamming to your favorite hip-shaking tunes. Guests will have access to a dazzling dance floor, a full-service bar, and island vibes while listening to special guest performances from DJ Billionaire Pat and friends.

Enjoy the music, fun from the host of the night, Nedra the Dancer and ambiance while sipping your fave drinks at the bar or order VIP bottle service for your squad by emailing Get tickets online by visiting

Great Jones Distilling Co.

Join Great Jones Distilling Co. for an epic Halloween edition of their popular Magic:Distilled performance with “Smoke & Mirrors” and experience rarely seen magic inspired by performances from a bygone era. Guests can expect to enter Manhattan’s first whiskey distillery since Prohibition and sip on craft cocktails by Head Mixologist Collin Frazier, and watch as NYC’s top magicians, led by illusionist Jeanette Andrews, perform table side and parlor magic before your eyes. Step back in time and experience a mind bending evening where the craft of whiskey distilling collides with awe-inspiring magic. Reservations can be made here.

Celebrate Halloween Weekend at Ainslie Bowery

Embrace the spirit of the season at Ainslie Bowery during their Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th. This 20,000 square ft. hotspot will offer the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Halloween bash. Enjoy a lively ambiance with a general admission package, including a one-hour Titos Vodka Open Bar from 10 pm to 11 pm, delectable passed cocktail party bites served from 10 pm to 11:30 pm, and the beats of a live DJ.

Savor a mouthwatering array of culinary delights such as mini burgers, risotto balls, meatballs, wood-fired pizza, and pork sliders. Tickets are priced at $25 and can be purchased by visiting,

Party at The Forbidden Palace at Slate

This Halloween Weekend, uncover the secrets of the Forbidden Palace at Slate (54 W 21st St) on Saturday, October 28th, with live music! The haunting party, which is being co-hosted by @subwaycreatures and @whatisnewyork begins at 8pm and the celebration will run ’til late with an open Vodka bar set from 8pm to 9pm. Costumes are highly recommended! Early bird tickets start at $30 and are selling fast, so grab yours at:

NoMo SoHo

Sunday, October 29, 12–2pm: Aura Portal Energy Readings

Just before Halloween, NoMo SoHo invites guests to experience the magic of Aura Portal. Saunter into the hotel’s lobby and undergo a psychic connection to the body’s energy field with express readings lasting up to three minutes. After guests receive their aura reading, they will have an image with their aura colors to take home and a guided explanation of the deeper meaning behind the hues.

Cobble Fish Hosts Halloween Dog Parade

Cobble Fish on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport, will throw a festive Halloween Dog Parade on Sunday, October 29th, from 2–5pm. In the spirit of celebrating this spooktacular season, they’ll offer a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal on all drinks. Guests can bring their furry friends for a chance to walk the Dog Red Carpet, enjoy delicious doggie treats, and compete for the title of Best Costume, with a fantastic prize up for grabs. The waterside oasis will transform into a pet-friendly Halloween haven, complete with their signature al fresco ambiance and epic menu items like a Lobster Club.

Pinata Popping Halloween Party at Bar Bruno

Celebrate Halloween with a ‘bat’ at Bar Bruno on Halloween night. Head to Bar Bruno in Carroll Gardens (520 Henry Street) or Greenpoint (560 Manhattan Avenue) beginning at 7:30pm on October 31st in your best costume and take a swing at one of their many dressed-up pinatas for a chance at prizes. The bar will also host the ultimate Taco Tuesday party, complemented by Mexican Spiked Hot Chocolates, margaritas in skull glasses and more till 10pm.


Watermark’s Fear On The Pier is back again through Halloween weekend, where they will be hosting three days of fright and fun! Guests can experience the space’s transition into an eerie atmosphere with specially crafted cocktails like the Witches Brew and Pumpkin Cup or summon their courage to try Jello Shot Syringes. But beware, as infamous horror characters may appear when you least expect it! With a rotating lineup of DJs accompanying the BMW views, the weekend schedule is below, and reservations can be made here.

Friday, October 27th | The Haunted Pier Bash from 5:00 pm — 12:00 am

Saturday, October 28th | Oktober-Fright-Fest on the Pier from 12:00 pm — 1:00 am

Sunday, October 29th | Spooky Brunch & Sunset Soiree from 12:00 pm — 10:00 pm

RoofTop at Exchange Place

Back with its annual celebration, RoofTop at Exchange Place is ready to host five days of darkness, dancing and debauchery at this year’s “Beyond the Graveyard” Halloweekend bash from Oct. 27 to 31! Featuring a devilish lineup of DJs, stunning views of the New York City skyline and bloody delicious cocktails, guests will be immersed in a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere, complete with eerie decorations and bone-chilling beats.

Whether you’re dressing to dazzle or bewitch, the RoofTop’s 360° views of the New York City skyline make the perfect backdrop for your costume capturing pics. Plus, all weekend, costume-goers will be entered to win thrilling prizes.

RoofTop’s “Beyond the Graveyard” bash rages from Oct. 27 to 31, and doors open daily at 4PM. For more information or to reserve a table, please see here.


Experience the ultimate, themed Halloween dinner party this year with the newly reopened BÂOLI Miami. For the first time since their reopening, BÂOLI will be transforming the venue into a magical, enchanted forest on Friday, October 27th. Featuring a variety of woodland creatures, birds, and butterflies, BÂOLI invites guests to dance the night away, while indulging in decadent handcrafted cocktails and dishes.


Additional Details: Sink into luxury at MILA Lounge and MILA MM this Halloween season for their Haunted Sunken Shipyard themed party on Saturday, October 28th. Mingle with phantom mariners and ethereal mermaids while dancing to MILA Lounge’s iconic balearic music. Don your most ghostly attire and join the ranks of specters and celebrants for a Halloween experience that defines the boundaries of the living world.

The Pool at Strawberry Moon (at The Goodtime Hotel)

As a part of The Pool at Strawberry Moon’s brand new celebrity DJ series Soleil Saturdays, on Saturday, October 28th, Halloween party goers can experience a live performance by Matamo at the pool’s Barbie’s Malibu Beach House-themed party in partnership with Casa Del Sol Tequila.

The event will take place from 12PM-7PM poolside and tickets start at $30 per person. General admissions tickets will be available on The Goodtime Hotel’s website here along with options to upgrade the experience with a Half Moon Pass or Full Moon Pass, which includes brunch at Strawberry Moon, pool entry passes, and drink tickets at the pool. VIP tables, daybeds, cabanas, and bungalow offerings are also available.

American Social

American Social, the place to eat, drink and be social, will be hosting three halloween-themed parties leading up to Halloween! On Saturday, October 28th from 9 p.m. to close, AmSo will host a Nightmare on… party featuring spooky decor, a DJ and halloween cocktails; on Sunday, October 29th they will host a halloween-themed brunch; and on Tuesday, October 31st they will host another epic Halloween party with a DJ.

Each event will feature specialty drinks such as $7 Espolòn Shots, $8 Espolòn Margaritas (house recipe) and the Te-Kill-A-Zombie cocktail made with Espolon Reposado, 5 Spice Syrup, lime juice, grapefruit juice, tiki bitters, Q grapefruit soda and garnished with a dehydrated grapefruit, skull pick, mint sprig and firestix.

Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Frost Science is hosting their annual Spooky Science Monster Mash on Saturday, October 28th. From radical chemistry reactions to eye-catching and eerie experiments in the Mad Science Lab, guests will spend the day doing hands-on science that’s so fun, it’s almost scary. Guests will also meet scientists from local universities and professional organizations, including the South Florida Chapter of the American Chemical Society, who are helping Frost Science celebrate National Chemistry Week.

Hotel Indigo New Orleans — French Quarter

Dubbed America’s most haunted city, New Orleans is also home to more haunted hotels than any other city in America. So, where better to stay than one of New Orleans’ most storied buildings? Hotel Indigo New Orleans — French Quarter has a history going back to 1837. While it wasn’t until the new millennium that the property was transformed into the Hotel Indigo — New Orleans — French Quarter, hotel guests have reported encountering ominous energies, mysterious orbs, and apparitions. Not surprising for a city famous for its mystical arts, Voodoo queens, pirates, and yes, even professed vampires.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

If the tales of mythical beings aren’t spine-tingling enough for you — we have a stay that will hit a little closer to home. More than 140 years ago, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco served as the city’s general post office. During the Civil War, the post office was where women would wait daily — desperate for mail from their loved ones away at war.

Legend has it that there is still one woman waiting. Several years ago, a young woman dressed in a full-length Victorian outfit caught the attention of a construction worker doing renovations at the hotel. He said she looked anxious and was pacing back-and-forth in a courtyard area that was restricted to the public at that time. Seconds later, the woman simply vanished, turning the man’s curiosity into confusion, and having some claim the hotel is haunted by the war widow’s cries.

Barefoot Dreams

This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Embrace the spooky season with Barefoot Dreams. The curators of cozy have unveiled fun new skeleton designs for the whole family to wear while cuddled on the couch to stream your favorite Halloween classics.

If the Pumpkin King reigns supreme in your home, wrap your bones around the CozyChic Disney Jack Skellington collection which includes a Throw ($220), Unisex Zip-Up Hoodie ($168) and Buddie ($150) for your tot or add some chic skulls to your fall essentials with the CozyChic Skull collection which includes a Throw ($180), Robe ($198), Adult Hoodie ($140) and Scarf ($148). Trick-or-treating has never been so boo-tiful!

Party City

Party City has had a shockingly scary transformation ahead of the Halloween season. The retailer has immersed itself in all things fright, undergoing a creepy metamorphosis to push the limits on gore and more. A visit to will be a new experience.

Traditionally known for its bright and cheerful logo and family-friendly assortment, Party City is embracing the depths of its spooky side this Halloween, offering the most shockingly scary costumes, décor and accessories, all in one location.

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Great ready to embark on a candy adventure like no other this Halloween season! Dylan’s Candy Bar has brewed up a cauldron of sweet surprises that will cast a spell on your taste buds and make your Halloween celebrations truly enchanting. The new collection features ghoulishly good gummies, terrifyingly tasty tackles and for those who dare to explore, Dylan’s Dares You Tackle is a cauldron of surprises.

Crate & Barrel & CB2

As spooky season approaches, reaching out to share some of our favorite decor and entertaining picks from Crate & Barrel and CB2. From Crate & Barrel’s best-selling Ceramic LED Ghosts to an edgy take on CB2’s iconic Muse Coupe Glass, these offerings will bring the Halloween spirit to your home.


Stores are already selling out of trending oversized skeleton décor as you enjoy your last beach and pool days of the season. The good news — there’s still time to shop the 60’’ Halloween Skeleton at JOANN, in addition to tons of other outdoor decorations!

Spooky Cocktails

Having a Halloween party this year? Give your guest an extra spook with these creative yet ghoulish cocktails that will leave them petrified yet refreshed and wanting more — if they dare.


There’s no doubt that year after year, Heidi Klum reveals the most epic costume at her iconic Halloween party. Just as Heidi raises the bar with her Halloween costumes, PATRÓN Tequila raises the bar with bold innovations in tequila and cocktail recipes. Together, in the pursuit of reaching new heights, PATRÓN EL ALTO — this year’s Presenting Sponsor for Heidi’s iconic NYC Halloween party — and the queen of Halloween herself collaborated to create the official cocktail for the annual celebration: HEIDI’S BLACK MAGIC-RITA.



1 oz blackberry syrup

1 oz fresh lime juice

2 drops of Scrappy’s Fire Water Tincture

Black lava salt


In a shaker combine PATRÓN EL ALTO, blackberry syrup, lime juice, and ice and shake. Strain and pour over ice in a rocks glass with a black salt rim. Top with two drops of fire water tincture and a sugar spider web garnish.

Blackberry Syrup:

In a small saucepan, mix one cup of sugar, one cup of water with five large blackberries. Simmer and let the sugar melt. Once the blackberries are soft, muddle them with the back of a spoon. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and let cool.

Sugar Spider Web Garnish:

Combine 1 ¼ cups of sugar, ¼ cup of light corn syrup, and ¼ cup of water with muddled blackberries in a small saucepan. Start on low heat and periodically whisk to increase temperature. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture to 300 degrees. Place the saucepan in an ice bath and bring it down to 275 degrees. Using a fork, spin your cobweb design by drizzling the mixture over parchment in your desired shape.



1.5 oz. Casamigos Cristalino Tequila

1.25 oz. Melon Liqueur (Suggest Midori)

1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Optional: 1 Pinch Cinnamon

½ Thick Rim Black Lava Salt/Sugar 2:1 Ratio

Garnish 1–2 Black Faux Spiders


Wet ½ rim of large coupe or martini glass with lemon wedge or wheel and dip into salt mixture. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into rimmed glass. Add fresh ice and garnish.



1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1.5 oz. Lychee Liqueur (Suggest Soho)

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

4 Basil Leaves

½ Thick Rim Black Lava Salt/Sugar 2:1 Ratio

Garnish 2 Lychee Balls stuffed with Luxardo Cherries through Skewer and Luxardo Cherry Juice Drizzle Over Each “Eye”


Wet ½ rim of a glass with lime wheel or wedge and dip into salt/sugar mixture. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle basil. Add ice, shake vigorously, fine strain into rimmed martini glass and garnish.



1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

0.75 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.25 oz. Agave Nectar

5 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder


Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and activated charcoal powder into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.



1.25 oz. Buchanan’s DeLuxe 12 YO Scotch Whisky

0.75 oz. blood orange shrub (store bought or homemade)

0.75 oz. lemon juice

0.5 oz honey

Dehydrated blood orange slice for garnish

Blood Orange Shrub

1 cup apple cider vinegar

2 blood orange, sliced

1.5 cups brown sugar

Blood orange zest


Blood orange shrub: Add all ingredients into a sterile mason jar. Let infuse for 12 hours. After infusion, shake until sugar dissolves. Let sit for 2 hours to fully infuse the sugars. Strain and store in the fridge.

Final cocktail: Add whisky, blood orange shrub, lemon juice, and honey into a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with dehydrated orange slices.



1.25 oz. Blade and Bow

0.75 oz. Elderflower Liqueur

Top with a splash of soda


Add Blade & Bow and Elderflower Liqueur into an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir and top with a splash of soda in rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice and brandied cherry.



1.5 oz. Astral Tequila Reposado

3 oz. Coconut Milk

0.5 oz. Agave

1 Pinch Cinnamon

1 Bar Spoon Purple Sugar


Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir for 10–12 seconds. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with purple sugar and swirl.

Jameson Pumpkin Old Fashioned


2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

2 Parts Jameson Black Barrel

⅓ Part Pumpkin Syrup

Sage Leaf


To make pumpkin syrup — add 300ml water, 300g demerara sugar, 100g pumpkin purée, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 1 star anise to a saucepan on a medium heat, stirring well. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool, remove spices, bottle and refrigerate.

Pour Jameson Black Barrel, pumpkin syrup and bitters over ice. Stir and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with sage leaf.

Absolut Pumpkin Pie Martini


Ice Cubes

1½ Parts Absolut Vanilia

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon Syrup

1 Part Milk

2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree


Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Bad Blood Orange Paloma


1 part Avión Silver

½ part Fresh Blood Orange Juice

¼ parts Lime Juice

1 part Grapefruit Juice

Blood orange slices and sea salt for garnish

Citrus wheel for garnish

Sea salt for garnish


Fill your glass with ice and add Avión Silver tequila. Add fresh lime juice along with fresh blood orange juic and grapefruit juice. Stir everything together and then garnish, as desired. If you like it sweet, feel free to add agave nectar or simple syrup!



1 oz Tanqueray Sevilla Orange

0.75 oz. Campari

0.75 oz. Sweet Vermouth


Add all ingredients to the mixing glass. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange wedge.



1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label

0.25 oz. Spiced Syrup*

5 Drops Bittered Sling Aromatic Bitters


Add all ingredients into an ice-filled stirring vessel and stir about 40 times so that the cocktail is chilled and properly diluted. Strain over a large cube in a double rocks glass and garnish with orange oil and peel.

Spiced Syrup: Combine 2 orange peels, 8 whole cloves, 5 cinnamon sticks, 1 whole nutmeg (crushed), 4 inch pieces of fresh ginger (sliced) in a small pot and add 1 Cup plus 2 ounces of water. Bring to a light boil for 10 mins. Reduce heat and add 1 Cup granulated sugar. Heat on low for 20 mins, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, add 3 dashes of allspice, and let cool for 10 minutes, then fine strain and store chilled.

The Zombie

1 Oz BACARDÍ Superior Rum

¾ Oz BACARDÍ Black Rum

½ Oz Triple Sec

1 Oz Orange Juice

½ Oz Lime Juice

½ Oz Simple Syrup

¼ Oz Grenadine


Pour ingredients into shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.



2 oz. Seedlip Spice 94

2 oz. Cold Brew Concentrate

0.5 oz. Sugar Syrup


Add Seedlip Spice 94, Cold Brew Concentrate, and Sugar Syrup to a shaker. Add ice & shake. Double strain into a coupe glass.



1.5 oz. Castle’s Curse Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Aged 14 Years

Ice (optional)

2 water drops (optional)


Pour Castle’s Curse liquid into a Glencairn or rocks glass neat or over one large ice cube. Add two droplets of water to bring out the aromatic flavors of the whisky if enjoying the whisky neat.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini


1 Part Kahlúa

1 Part Absolut Vodka

1 Part Espresso

½ Part Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Espresso Beans for Garnish


Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans, for good luck.

Beetle Juice


1.5 oz Espolon Blanco tequila

0.75 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

0.75 oz Orange Juice

0.5 oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Beet Syrup


Add all ingredients to tin and shake with ice. Strain into a double old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange half moon.

Pumpkin Flip


1 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

0.5 oz Appleton Estate Rum 8 Years old

0.5 oz Cynar

0.5 oz Pumpkin Syrup*

1 Egg (whole)

Garnish with grated nutmeg on top

*Pumpkin Syrup

Bring to a boil

500g Demerara Sugar

250g Pumpkin Purée

250g Water

¼ Teaspoon ground Allspice


Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a 6 oz coupe glass.

Vampires of Perthshire

Sink your fangs into this mystic concoction that will transport you to the shadowy realms of Perthshire’s night.


2 oz ABERFELDY 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

¼ oz apple cider syrup

¼ oz Averna

2 dashes Orange Bitters


Add all ingredients to a glass and stir. Express oil of an orange peel and garnish.

Pumpkin Potion

Let the flickering flames of the jack-o’-lantern guide your sips through a thrilling, pumpkin-spiced night.


3 oz Teeling Small Batch

1 oz Pumpkin Spiced Syrup

6 oz Hot Water

Pumpkin Spiced Syrup Method

Boil the pumpkin flesh to soften (I part pumpkin, 3 pars hot water).

Mash the softened pumpkin.

Add equal weight in honey and double weight of water to pumpkin. Mix well.

Simmer over a low heat with spices (1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) for 15–20 minutes until all ingredients are mixed well and have a syrup-like texture.

Cocktail Method

Add Teeling Whiskey, Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Hot Water to an Irish Coffee glass and stir gently; Add cinnamon stick and/or lemon wedge with cloves.

Dracula’s Dramble

Look no further than this fun fall cocktail for your next party. Pair a classic character’s costume with this new Dewar’s expression featuring fresh flavors to enjoy throughout the night.


2 ½ oz Dewar’s 12 year old

1 ⅓ oz Lemon Juice

⅔ oz sugar syrup

½ oz Crème de Mûre


Add all ingredients (without crème de mure) to glass. Fill with crushed ice, stir and swizzle. Top with more crushed ice, then drizzle crème de mure on top.

Poison Apple Spice

Embrace the season’s flavors with this sensational sip! This cocktail is the perfect accessory and a sweet addition to any spooky night.


1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire

0.5 oz MARTINI Rosso Vermouth

0.5 oz Bottlegreen Spiced Berry cordial

0.5 oz cloudy apple juice


Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of cubed ice. Shake well for 15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Fine strain into a chilled coupette or Martini cocktail glass.

Harvest Moon Martini

A fun fall twist on a classic gin martini. The umami and citrus notes of Gray Whale Gin work in concert with the oloroso sherry and balance together with the blanc vermouth. A must have for martini lovers.


2 parts Gray Whale Gin

0.5 part Oloroso sherry

0.5 part Blanc vermouth


Stir all ingredients well over ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with olive and lemon twist.

Noche Negra

Let the Noche Negra take you to a world of sophisticated indulgence. The carefully balanced flavors of rich espresso and Cantera Negra Café Liqueur creates a cocktail that is both bold and satisfying.


1 part Cantera Negra Silver Tequila

1 part Espresso (or cold brew concentrate)

.75 part Cantera Negra Café Coffee Liqueur

.25 part Simple syrup


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.

Organic Bloody Maria

Perfect for batching, this riff on the classic cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser. For those looking to add a spooky surprise, try kicking up the heat.


4 oz Tres Agaves Organic Bloody Mary Mix

2 oz Tres Agaves Organic 100% de Agave Blanco Tequila

Lemon Wedge (Garnish)

Try it Spicy!

1 Jalapeño or Serrano Pepper

2 Dashes Mexican Hot Sauce


Build with ice. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon & your favorite garnish. Taste for balance and serve.

Spicy style: Slice pepper lengthwise. Remove seeds. Muddle in Shaker. Add ice, Bloody Mary Mix, Tequila and hot sauce.

The Grave Digger

This ghoulish cocktail brings just the right amount of smoke.


1.5oz Tres Agaves Organic 100% de Agave Reposado Tequila

.5oz Mezcal

.75oz Fino Sherry

.5oz Pear Liqueur


Stir ingredients in mixing glass and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish.

Very Superstitious

The writing is on the wall: you need to make this cocktail.


2 oz Tres Agaves Organic 100% de Agave Blanco Tequila

1 oz black currant juice

.5 oz Campari

.5 oz spicy ginger syrup

.5 oz lime juice

Egg white


Shake all ingredients hard, without ice. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass decorated with a chicken feather and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Talum Devil


1 oz Cenote Reposado

.5 oz creme de violette

.5 oz lime juice

2 oz ginger beer


Pour all ingredients into one glass and stir over ice, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh blackberry.

Smirnoff Piña Picante


2 oz Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind

1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

Top with Soda


Rim a glass with chili lime salt

Combine Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind, Pineapple Juice, and Simple Syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake well

Strain into a glass over fresh ice

Top with soda

Garnish with Tajin Quarter Rim, Pineapple Wedge, and a Marigold Flower

Basil Hayden Spellbound Smash


2 parts Basil Hayden® Bourbon

¾ part Demerara Syrup*

2 dashes Angostura® Bitters

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Half of a Lemon

5 Fresh Blackberries

3 Sage Leaves (2 for garnish)

1 sprig of Thyme (for garnish)


Place half of a lemon and the blackberries into a cocktail shaker and lightly press with the back of a bar spoon

Add remaining ingredients, including one sage leaf, to cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Garnish with remaining two sage leaves and a sprig of thyme.

*Demerara Syrup can be purchased, or homemade by combining a 1:1 ratio of Demerara sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

The Maliboo


1 part Malibu Original

2 parts Lemonade

A splash of grenadine


Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients.



1.5 oz Smokehead Tequila Cask Terminado

1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz Agave Syrup

Top with Grapefruit Soda

Crushed ice


Add Smokehead Terminado, fresh grapefruit and lime juice and agave syrup to the shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Highball glass filled with ice. Top with grapefruit soda.

Bloody Sparkling Bellini


1 ounce cherry syrup

1 cherry

4 ounces Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling Brut chilled


Pour the cherry syrup into the center of a glass.

Place the cherry into the glass. Add the sparkling Brut. Enjoy!

Candy Corn Punch


2 oz Proper No. Twelve

Splash of sour mix

Top with blood orange juice


In a Collins glass, pour 2 oz Proper No. Twelve and a splash of sour mix over ice.Top with blood orange juice. Garnish with a fresh orange slice.

Candy Corn Cocktail

The “Candy Corn Cocktail’’ is a sweet and slightly spooky twist on a classic whiskey sour. Its velvety texture and vibrant colors make it a captivating choice for Halloween-themed festivities. The addition of Skrewball Whiskey adds a nutty richness that complements the zesty lemon and sweet simple syrup.


0.5 oz Sorel

2 oz Skrewball Whiskey

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

0.75 oz Simple Syrup

1 Egg White


Combine whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker.

Shake until combined and foamy, about 10 seconds.

Add ice and shake until chilled, about 10 seconds.

Strain into a cocktail glass and top with a liqueur.

19 Crimes

Nothing screams Halloween more than a slasher movie…unless Frankenstein and Dracula are also there watching. 19 Crimes is bringing the iconic Frankenstein and Dracula back to life and into your living room with the Frankenstein Cabernet and Dracula Red Blend!



The New York Exclusive by Columnist, Tony Bowles

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