Feeling spooky? You should be...
We're not going to lower ourselves to a 'spirits' pun, but these halloween party cocktails might be just what you need to help your night go with a mwah-ha-ha-ha.
Corpse Reviver No. Boo
One of Fox's favourites, and one we first found while scouring the Savoy Cocktail Book for suitably spooky sounding drinks many Halloweens ago. There are a few options for adding to the spookiness factor here, we prefer a sickly green absinthe foam.
25ml dry gin
25ml triple sec
25ml Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
25ml fresh lemon juice
Shake all ingredients apart from the absinthe with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and top with absinthe foam (absinthe, egg white and green food dye).
An alluring name reminiscent of the lining of a vampire's cloak and topped with a splash of blood red bitters.
60ml coconut water
5 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Shake all ingredients except the bitters with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and add the bitters to the top.
Spiced Pumpkin Punch
Following the classic punch formula of 'one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of week' we have made this pumpkin spice punch.
750ml spiced rum
500ml spiced orange syrup
250ml fresh lemon juice
100ml pumpkin puree
1 litre water
Combine all ingredients and chill. Strain into a punch bowl and serve chilled.
Le Père Bis
The perfect accompaniment to an evening by a bonfire, we'll be taking Jim Meehan's elderflower-spiked hot toddy to the fireworks display.
45ml peated scotch whisky
15ml elderflower liqueur
15ml honey syrup
Brew a mug of camomile tea and add the remaining ingredients to the mug. Stir and serve warm.