Surprise yourself with a Halloween cocktail – alcoholic & non-alcoholic spirits

Trick or treat yourself to these surprising Halloween cocktails on Sunday 31st October with the following, rum, whisky, tequila, and non-alcoholic suggestions..

Cotswolds Single Malt Whiskey – The Devil’s Share

45ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky | 25ml Lemon Juice | 15ml Cotswolds Amaro | 15ml Honey Syrup | 7.5 ml Red Wine

Place all ingredients except the red wine into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Drizzle red wine over the cocktail and ice to create a ‘bleeding’ effect in the glass.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Cotswolds DistilleryWaitroseSainsbury’sOcadoMajestic WineThe Whisky Exchange and Laithwaites

Cut Spiced Rum – Violets Kill

40ml Cut Spiced Rum | 15ml Crème de Violette | 25ml Lime Juice | 10ml Sugar Syrup | Egg White

Dry shake and then shake again with ice. Double strain into a Coupe glass and garnish with two raspberries.

Cut Spiced Rum RRP: £23.50. ABV: 37.5%. Available from Amazon and Master of Malt

Cazcabel Honey Tequila – Witch Doctor

20ml Honey Cazcabel | 20ml Peaty Whisky | 20ml Pineapple Juice | 25ml Lime Juice | 15ml Orgeat Syrup | 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with a dried orange wheel and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Cazcabel Honey Tequila RRP: £24.99. ABV: 34%. Available from AmazonProof Drinks and Master of Malt

Hotel STARLINO Orange – Orange Spritz

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1 Part STARLINO Orange | 1 Part Sparkling Wine | 1 Part Soda Water | Garnish – Slice of Orange

Add ice to a long stem glass followed by Hotel STARLINO Orange. Top up with sparkling wine and soda and garnish with a slice of orange.

Hotel STARLINO Orange RRP: £23 for 75cl. ABV: 17%. Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt

LAIBA Bottled Cocktails – In Love with Rosemary

Strawberry & Rosemary Infused Gin, Aperol, Lemon, Apple, Rosemary Syrup, Scrappy’s Black Lemon Bitters.

LAIBA – An award-winning range of luxury bottled cocktails, created with the quality and consistency of cocktails made by world-class mixologists.

Individual RRP: £7.50 each. LAIBA Gift Set RRP: £59, 8 x12. Available from: LAIBA Beverages

J&B Rare – Halloween Bobby Burns

Credit – @jas_scott_drinks

50ml J&B Rare | 25ml Sweet Vermouth | 5ml Benedictine | 2 Dashes of Peychaud Bitters

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in J&B Rare, Vermouth, Benedictine and two dashes of Peychaud Bitters. Stir together and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon peel twist.

J&B Rare RRP: £22.50 ABV: 40%. Available from: Master of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeDrink Supermarket and Justerini & Brooks

Spirited Union Sweet Orange & Ginger Rum – Sweet Orange Pitcher

160ml Spirited Union Sweet Orange & Ginger Rum | 120ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 80ml Ginger Syrup | 240ml Sparkling Water | Garnish – Orange Slices

Add together in a pitcher, Spirited Union Sweet Orange and Ginger Rum, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup and sparkling water. Add ice and stir together. Garnish with a few oranges and serve in glasses over more fresh ice.

31DOVER, Amazon, Master of MaltHouse of Malt and Spirited Union

The Gladstone Axe Whiskies – Drop of Blood  

75ml The Gladstone Axe (American Oak / Black Axe Whisky) | 12ml Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry Juice (to taste) | 50ml Club Soda (to fill) | Garnish – Hotel STARLINO Cherry

Pour your Gladstone Axe over ice into a tall glass and add a sweet kick with the Hotel STARLINO Cherry juice. Top up the glass with Club Soda and garnish with a Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry.

The Gladstone Axe Whiskies RRP: £34 for 70cl. ABV: 43%. Available from Amazon: The Gladstone Axe American Oak and The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe

High Point Amber Digestif – Lowball

1 Part High Point Amber Digestif | 4 Parts Ginger Ale

Pour over ice and add a slice of orange to garnish.

High Point Amber RRP: £19.99 for 70cl. ABV: 0%. Available from High Point Drinks and Amazon

FLUÈRE Spiced Cane – Smokey Robinson

45ml FLUÈRE Spiced Cane | 55ml Coconut Cream | 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 10ml Elderflower Syrup | 1 Egg White | 15ml Soda

Make a nest of straw in a ceramic bowl and place a rounded glass in the nest. FLUÈRE Spiced Cane, coconut cream, fresh lemon juice, elderflower syrup, egg white and soda to a shaker and shake. Add ice and shake again and double strain into a glass. Garnish with cinnamon and flower petals.

FLUÈRE Spiced Cane RRP: £20 for 70cl. ABV: 0%. Available from: OcadoAmazonHarvey Nichols and Fluère Drinks