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While I may be too old to partake in trick or treating, I still love to get in the spirit of Halloween with festive cocktails. Here are some cocktails that are perfect for your Halloween celebrations!

The Black Cat

Hiram Walker’s delicious take on the classic fall treat, Caramel Apples

  • 1/3 part Kahlua®
  • 1/3 part Hiram Walker® Anisette
  • 1/3 part Avion Tequila

Layer slowly into a shot glass starting with the Kahlua.

Caramel Apple Martini

Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

Yummy Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • 1 part Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice
  • ½ part Kahlùa Coffee Liqueur
  • ½ part Hiram Walker® Butterscotch Schnapps
  • ½ part Half & Half

Combine ingredients in shaker w/ ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Garnish and serve.

Happy Halloween and enjoy!


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Last time I checked…

Folks, my sincerest apologies for the large delay in my posting this month. But when I say it’s been quite a busy month, I hope you’ll understand.

So back to the theme of the post: the last time I checked, Cocktail Culture’s focus during the months of September and October has been geared towards transitioning your home bars from the flavors of summer to autumn. Leading the pack in the conversation around fall favorites is pumpkin, which will dutifully receive another mention today as we head full steam ahead into Halloween.

Ah, understated elegance. A Pumpkin Martini with ABSOLUT Vodka and Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice.

Pumpkin cocktails are to die for (yes, pun was very much intended, I couldn’t help it!) and I know that following my runner-up Autumn in New England cocktail, I’ll be asked to bring Hiram Walker’s Pumpkin Spice liqueur to the Halloween parties this weekend. But goodness knows I can’t bring the same drink; plus, many of my friends have already tried the illustrious cocktail I experimented with.

What to drink? What to drink?

I could try another variant of the Autumn in New England and serve up an icy Pumpkin Chai (perfect for my social media marketing partner in crime). There’s also the Nutty Pumpkin Martini, incorporating the sweet flavors of pumpkin, caramel, and hazelnut.

What other drinks do you plan to stir up for Halloween? Perhaps even those moving outside of the realm of pumpkin? I’ll be sure to provide some of those suggestions tomorrow. In the meantime, go put those finishing (or, in my case, starting) touches on those Halloween costumes.


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Absinthe Cocktails for Halloween

spooninglass2There’s something about Absinthe that just fits with Halloween. It’s mysterious, it’s romantic, it seems dangerous. Of course, if you drink the stuff properly (traditional ritual or quality cocktails) there’s nothing scary about it. But it’s still fun to play it up for the holiday. Here are a few Halloween-appropriate cocktail recipes from Pernod Absinthe. Enjoy!

Obituary Cocktail

• 2 parts Plymouth Gin

• ¼ part Dry Vermouth

• ¼ part Pernod Absinthe

Combine in iced tumbler. Stir well; strain into chilled cocktail glass; garnish.


Death in the Afternoon

• 3 parts GH Mumm Brut Champagne

• ½ part Pernod Absinthe

Add Pernod Absinthe into a chilled champagne flute. Add iced champagne until absinthe attains proper opaqueness.


Mad Mimosa

• 2 parts GH Mumm Brut Champagne

• 1 part Orange Juice

• ¼ part Pernod® Absinthe

Add ingredients to champagne glass.


Root of All Evil

• 1 part Pernod Absinthe

• 3 parts Root Beer

Fill cocktail glass with ice. Pour in Pernod Absinthe and top with a quality Root Beer

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