Cocktail DIY

Three Halloween-Inspired Cocktails

From one of New York’s best spots. Consider this our first treat to you.

By: Selin Bozkaya
Photography: Alec Kugler

We don’t mind admitting we’re down for a pumpkin spice whatever with apple anything on the side. Cue eye rolls and accusations of being basic, we don’t care, that shit is delicious! But sometimes you want something fall-feeling that’s a little on the stronger side—especially with our favorite non-holiday, Halloween, looming on the horizon. So we turned to Miri Kolici at Upstairs at The Kimberly’s year-round rooftop bar to show us how to do All Hallows Eve drinking in a not-so-predictable way. If your Halloween night is looking more “sophisticated elegance” than “cat woman gone wild” (or, hey, both), give one of these a whirl—or, if you’re hosting a costume non-optional party at your place, mix up a batch of any of these to keep things “festive” all night.

Make one (or three), and snap us a pic of how they turn out.

 


Jack-O’-Lantern


A few too many of these, and you might as well forget Halloween ever happened.

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. vanilla vodka
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. apple cider
pinch of pumpkin spice

 

HOW TO:

1. Shake vodka, lemon juice, & apple cider in shaker with ice.

2. Strain into glass.

3. Dust a pinch of pumpkin spice on top.

4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks or apple peel.

 


The Mistress


For when you’re feeling more “treat” than trick.

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 oz. pizco (or vodka)
.5 oz. St. Germaine
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 fresh grapefruit slices
lemon peel

 

HOW TO:

1. Muddle grapefruit slices.

2. Shake pizco or vodka, St. Germaine, muddled grapefruit, & lemon juice in shaker with ice.

3. Strain into glass.

4. Garnish with lemon peel.

 


The Midtown


Trust us. Midtown Manhattan is actually terrifying.

INGREDIENTS:
1.5 oz. bourbon
2 oz. chamomile tea syrup
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
6 fresh raspberries

 

HOW TO:

1. Muddle raspberries.

2. Shake bourbon, chamomile syrup, muddled raspberries, & lemon juice in shaker with ice.

3. Strain into glass.

 

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