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10 Delicious Vixen Approved Halloween Cocktails

Happy Halloween, Vixens! So far we’ve given you fabulous ideas on how to Kardashianize your style this Halloween and ways to channel your inner fairytale glam like Beyonce. But now it’s time for the tricks & treats to get your holiday started on the right foot. Grab your closest guys and gals and celebrate Halloween your own way with ghoul, goblin and Vixen approved cocktails. Whether you’re channeling X-Men’s first lady Storm or busy being an empress host over at your own holiday shindig, these cocktails are sure to be winners over a night of laughs, dancing and horror films.

Check out our 10 Vixen approved picks courtesy of Hennessy VSOP Cognac, Hpnotiq, SKYY Infusions, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur & more. Don’t forget to drink responsibly & celebrate the holiday in style!

 

 DRACULA’S KISS
Curated by Raffaelo Van Couten of Bunker Club

1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
1 oz. Blood Orange Puree
1.5 oz.  Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup

 

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Shake hard
  3. Strain into a martini glass
  4. Garnish with an orange.

JACK-O-LANTERN

1 oz. Hennessy VSOP Cognac
1.5 oz. orange juice
.5 oz. ginger ale
.5 oz. Grand Marnier
Orange wheel
Lime twist for garnish

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  2.  Strain into a low ball glass over ice.
  3. To garnish, top with an orange wheel placing a lime twist on top

MIDORI’S SPIDER KISS

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part SKYY Vodka
Juice from ½ Lemon
Chocolate syrup
Grenadine
Chocolate dipped orange slice for garnish

Mix Instructions:

  1. Draw a chocolate web into a martini glass.
  2. Place in freezer and chill for a ghostly effect.
  3. Shake all ingredients and strain into glass.
  4. For a blood effect, drizzle grenadine down the side of the glass.
  5. Garnish with a chocolate dipped orange slice.

 

HYPO-HAUNT

2 oz. Hpnotiq
2 oz. Premium Gin
Splash of Lemon Juice
Splash of Champagne

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Garnish with a ghost marshmallow peep

BLACK WIDOW

3 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie
1 oz. Premium Vodka
1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
Touch of Grenadine

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Garnish with toy spider


BLACK BITE

1 Part Malibu Black
Cinnamon Sugar
1 Lime Wedge

Mix Instructions:

  1. Serve a chilled shot of Malibu Black
  2. Add a sliced limed wedged dipped in cinnamon sugar

 

CANDY CORN COCKTAIL
Curated by Alex Straus, Suite 700 at the Hotel Shangri-La

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple
1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Milk
1 oz. Simple Syrup

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine SKYY Infusions Pineapple and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass.
  3. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass.
  5. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  6. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.

BLOOD-ORANGE COCKTAILS


1 1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges), chilled
6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.

 

HOT MAMA

2 oz. Ciroc Coconut
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz. Watermelon Juice
1 Slice of Jalapeno

Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Garnish with toy spider

THE ITSY BITSY
Curated by Travis London

1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
½ oz. SKYY Vodka
1 ½ oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur
3 blackberries

Mix Instructions:

  1. Muddle 2-3 blackberries in shaker.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with black rimming sugar.
  4. Garnish with cocktail pick with blackberries.

 

 

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