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Do the Monster Mash with these Fall-Focused Cocktails Perfect for Your Halloween Festivities

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Photography by Nicolette Martin

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Toasted Mallow

Ingredients

+ 1.5 ounces vodka (Tito’s) 

+ 1.5 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur 

+ 1/2 ounce Frangelico liqueur 

+ Graham crackers 

+ Marshmallows 
 

Directions

Combine all ingredients except for the graham crackers and marshmallows in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake vigorously until sufficiently chilled and blended. Crush graham crackers in a plastic bag to make a fine powder. Coat half of a martini glass with your crushed graham crackers and strain your cocktail into the coated martini glass. Layer the top of the drink with marshmallows and toast with a crème brûlée torch. Enjoy! 

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Candy Corn Bourbon

Ingredients

+ 2 ounces bourbon (Bulleit) 

+ 1/2 ounce brown sugar & cinnamon syrup 

+ 2 dashes of orange bitters 

+ 5 candy corns 

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Muddle the candy corns inside the shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously until sufficiently chilled and blended. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer in an old fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a piece of candy corn on top of the ice cube and enjoy!

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Dirt + Squirms (Kid-Friendly!)

Ingredients

+ Milk 

+ Mint chocolate chip ice cream 

+ Halloween Oreos 

+ Gummy worms 

Directions

Crush 5-8 Oreos inside a plastic bag. Layer the bottom of a glass with half of the crushed Oreos to make a nice base. Add 2-3 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream and fill the rest of the glass with cold milk. Add another layer of crushed Oreos to float on top. Finish with 2-3 gummy worms around the top and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Brain Purée

Ingredients

+ 2 ounces Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça (Brazilian sugar cane rum) Bacardi Silver can be substituted 
+ 1 ounce Galliano liqueur
+ 1/2 ounce lemon juice
+ 1/2 ounce brown sugar & cinnamon syrup 
+ 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 
+ Fresh nutmeg

Directions

Combine all ingredients except for the nutmeg in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake vigorously until sufficiently chilled and blended. Strain through a mesh fine strainer into a martini glass or other decorative glassware without ice. Shave fresh nutmeg over the top as a garnish and enjoy! 

Cocktails crafted by Sam Lage

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