All shaken up - Drinks for Hallowe'en

All shaken up – Drinks for Hallowe’en

One evening each year it is acceptable (and expected) to go on a night out looking a fright. Yes that evening is Hallowe’en when spirits roam freely amongst us. However, the only spirits you probably want to see are those in a drink.

Enjoy making these two spooky cocktails which are of course shaken not stirred!

For a ghostly experience, Buddha-Bar, 145 Knightsbridge, London has created a vodka cocktail using the aptly named Ghost Vodka. Spookily the bottle of Ghost Vodka isn’t named; it just appears in black gloss adorned with a skull. The skull is available in three designs – the Union Jack, gold and silver. Distilled in Britain, you have two ways to handle the ghostly goings on – with a quiet stiff upper lip or go mad and let out your punk rocker side.

Ghostly Shadow


50 ml Ghost Vodka

15ml lime juice

10ml elderflower

10ml sugar syrup

Fresh cucumber


1 egg white

25ml apple juice

Method: shaken

Glassware: coupe

Garnish: ghost skull print

Known as the cocktail connoisseur’s secret, The Trading House, 89–91 Gresham Street, London, will be celebrating Hallowe’en by holding an exciting evening of tequila tasting. Using Cazcabel premium tequila, they have created ‘The Day of the Dead’ cocktail named after the world famous Mexican festival.

Day of the Dead


50ml Cazcabel Blanco

25ml Cointreau

25ml Lime Juice

Dash of Grenadine

Orange peel


Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to glass and shake. Pour into a fresh glass with crushed ice. Add a dash of grenadine and let it sink to the bottom.

Glassware: tall with a straw

Garnish with orange peel cut into a pumpkin or any festive shape that takes your fancy!

So whether you are going to a party or staying home alone, make sure it is your cocktail drink that is shaking and not you.

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