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5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween

Halloween’s just around the corner, so why not treat yourself (no trick) with these 5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween.

Bobbing for Apples

Bobbing for Apples Gin Cocktail

Inspired by the traditional Halloween game, Bobbing for Apples takes a fabulously subtle gin with citrus overtones and a fruity, spiced edge that works beautifully with apple and makes it something special.

Shake together over ice:

Roll the rim of  a glass in more caramel sauce and then green sugar.

Garnish with an apple slice.

Bloody Sundae

Bloody Sundae Gin Cocktail

Strictly speaking, this is more of a dessert than a cocktail but it is delicious and boozy. Thanks to the hazelnut jenever, this super easy drink is sweet and malty.

Blend together:

Pour into a sundae glass.

Drizzle with grenadine.

Butcher's Blood

Butcher's Blood Gin Cocktail

Excellent if you want an easy, big batch gin cocktail with a frightening edge. For extra Halloween credibility, Butcher’s Blood uses Vones Gin which has a distinctive skull and crossbone motif.

Fill a punch bowl with ice.

Add:

  • 375ml Vones Gin

  • 125ml Dry Vermouth

  • 500ml fresh blood orange juice

  • 125ml Campari

Stir thoroughly then serve with slice of orange.

Satan’s Whiskers

Satan's Whiskers Gin Cocktail

Something short and sharp, Satan’s Whiskers is as classic as its namesake. Fresh, dry and complex, the drink is delightful, especially with One Key and its notable ginger and coriander flavours.

Shake together over ice:

  • 30ml One Key Gin

  • 30ml Dry Vermouth

  • 30ml Sweet Vermouth

  • 15ml Grand Marnier

  • 30ml Fresh Orange Juice

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Blue 75

Blue 75 Gin Cocktail

For a taste of something of the night, why not try a Blue 75? Fizz, raspberries and something with a little bite.

Shake together over ice:

  • 25ml Pinkster Gin

  • 25ml Creme de Cassis

  • 15ml Blue Raspberry Syrup*

Strain into a chilled champagne flute

Top with prosecco.

*To make the syrup, add:

  • 50g Caster Sugar

  • 100g Raspberries

  • 25ml Lemon Juice

  • 250ml Hot Water

Keep at a medium temperature until all sugar is dissolved.

Allow to cool, then strain and bottle.

5 Gin Cocktails for Halloween

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