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Four Candy-Themed Cocktails for Halloween

Sweeten up the ladies with these trick-or-treat-themed cocktails.


Caramel Apple Old-Fashioned 
2 oz. Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy
½ oz. caramelized simple syrup
1/8 tsp. Bar Code Baked Apple Bitters

1. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass, with one large chunk of ice.
2. Garnish with a slice of green apple, sprinkled with ground cinnamon.

by Jim Meehan, general manager of PDT

½ oz. fresh egg white
½ oz. simple syrup
1 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. bubblegum-infused vodka (recipe below)

1. Place around 30 pieces of Dubble Bubble gum, each cut in half, into a bottle of vodka and leave for 24 hours. Then strain vodka and store in fridge.
2. Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, then shake and strain into a chilled glass.
by Eben Freeman, director of bar operations forAltamarea Group

Black Witch
2 oz. Jim Beam Black Bourbon
1 oz. Strega
Whipped cream

1. Stir the bourbon and Strega with ice; strain into a chilled glass.
2. Top with a thin layer of freshly whipped cream; garnish with grated cinnamon for a candy-corn-inspired cocktail.
by Jim Meehan, general manager of PDT

Reece’s Pieces
1½ oz. Pueblo Viejo reposado tequila
3/4 oz. Lustau Oloroso sherry
½ oz. Marie Brizard crème de cacao
1 heavy dash of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole chocolate bitters
1 Tbs. sugarcane syrup

1. Stir ingredients; strain into a glass.
by Eryn Reece at Mayahuel