Halloween is upon us and it’s time to leave the trick-or-treating to the kids. Leave your lair to roam around San Diego and try these haunting Halloween-themed cocktails.
Toxic Zombie Goblet at Theater Box’s Sugar Factory American Brasseries
Trick or treat yo’ self at Theatre Box’s Sugar Factory American Brasserie with the Toxic Zombie Goblet, available Oct. 23 through Nov. 4. This fright-tastic oversized goblet is a combination of Voli vodka, strawberry Pucker schnapps, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, Sprite, pineapple syrup and strawberry puree, topped with gummies and red licorice. And of course, it smokes when poured tableside.
701 5th Ave., San Diego, theatrebox.com/sugar-factory-american-brasserie, @theatreboxsd
Grave Digger at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant will invite San Diegans, ghosts and spirits alike with its featured cocktail, the Grave Digger. The spirited cocktail is made with house-blend rum, muddled strawberries, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat syrup, grenadine syrup, orange juice and topped with a float of activated charcoal rum.
2202 4th Ave., San Diego, Bankershillsd.com, @BankersHillSD
Witching Sour at Prohibition
San Diego’s most elusive bar, Prohibition, transport guests to another era with an immersive 1920s experience. Enter through the secret door and you’ll find Gatsby-esque bartenders pouring a special potion for Halloween, the Witching Sour. The cocktail is a spooky twist on a whisky sour with a splash of red wine.
548 5th Ave., prohibitionsd.com, @prohibitionsd
Danse de la Morte at Blue Boheme
While Halloween isn’t traditionally celebrated in France, that won’t stop Bleu Bohème from getting into the Halloween spirit. The award-winning French restaurant will offer its Danse de la Mort cocktail for the holiday. The Danse de la Mort, translated to the death dance, is made with 10-year-old tawny port, sweet vermouth, lavender bitters, Amaretto di Saronno, fresh lemon juice and a lemon twist.
4090 Adams Ave., San Diego, bleuboheme.com, @bleubohemesd
Franken Berry Martini at Primavera Ristorante
Inspired by the tricks and treats of the season, Primavera Ristorante will get into the Halloween spirit with two featured cocktail concoctions: the Jolly Rancher cocktail, made with Midori liqueur, Apple Pucker Schnapps, watermelon vodka, lemon vodka and pineapple juice, topped with a lemon twist and raspberry; and the Franken Berry Martini, made with crème de Violette, white Godiva liqueur and vanilla vodka, topped with a splash of pomegranate juice and garnished with a blackberry.
932 Orange Ave., Coronado, primavera1st.com, @primavera.ristorante
Truco or Trato at Havana 1920
Bring on the boos! The Gaslamp Quarter’s Cuban hotspot Havana 1920 will offer its featured Halloween cocktail, Truco or Trato, made with Havana Club añejo rum, fresh lime juice, fresh sugarcane syrup and passion fruit.
548 5th Ave., havana1920.com, @havana1920
To Die For at Meze Greek Fusion
Although its namesake may mean “small plates,” Mezé Greek Fusion delivers anything but a small experience. The popular restaurant, which boasts open-air sky-high ceilings with full bar and chic lounge will brew up a bone-chilling cocktail for Halloween known as the To Die For. Made with Dobel Diamanta GBOD single-barrel tequila, mango puree, Ancho Reyes Verde, fresh lime and R&D fire bitters, this drink kills it.
345 6th Ave. San Diego, Gaslampmeze.com, @gaslampmeze
Madero de Muerto at El Chignon
Inspired by Pancho Villa and the pistoleros of the Mexican Revolution, El Chingon is a new badass concept in the Gaslamp. This Halloween, El Chingon will haunt and scare San Diegans with its hair-raising howl-day cocktail the Madero de Muerto, a combination of Azuñia Blanco tequila, house-made watermelon cordial, lime and Tajín.
560 Fifth Ave., San Diego, Elchingon.com, @elchingonsd
Evil Eye Punch at Cafe 21
Things are getting spooky at Cafe 21! Available now through Halloween, FEAST your eyes on the Evil Eye Punch! This creepy cocktail was concocted in our cauldron with Lavender, Lychee, Blueberry, and Leblon Cachaça. Your drink comes to life as potion pours out of the pot and the edible eyes make this libation quite the spectacle.
2736 Adams Ave., San Diego, cafe-21.com, @cafe21sandiego
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