9 Spooky and Boozy Halloween Cocktails To Dress Up Your Holiday

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You may have done your fair share of partying this past weekend, but today is officially Halloween and there are more drinks to drink. Check out these spooky and boozy Halloween cocktails from top spots around the country – and Mexico! – and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve  with a buzz.

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs at Presidio, Chicago

The Baby Sitter and the Man Upstairs at Presidio Chicago

Just in time for Halloween, Presidio recently rolled out a new fall cocktail menu, featuring drinks inspired by folk tales and urban legends. The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs by mixologist Clint Rogers is based on the classic scary story and blends vodka, Manzanilla sherry, lemon, passionfruit cordial and St. Germain, with a red beet “slash” painted on the glass for effect. 1749 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-697-3315, www.presidiochicago.com

Cruella DeVille at Sotto, Los Angeles

Cruella Deville at Sotto Los Angeles

Named for the intolerable and vile character in 101 Dalmatians, the drink is anything but evil. Made with gin, Luxardo maraschino, heavy cream, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white, mixologist Brynn Smith recreates dalmatian spots using aromatic bitters mixed with activated charcoal for dark spots on top. 9575 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 310-277-0210, www.sottorestaurant.com

The Obsidian from Casa Dragones Tasting Room, San Miguel de Allende

Obsidian by Casa Dragones at Tasting Room

At this newly opened six-seat destination for sipping Casa Dragones’ small batch Pure Blue Agave silver tequila in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, NYC superstar mixologist Rael Petit created this cocktail for the opening of the Tasting Room, mixing blanco tequila with lime, cinnamon star anise syrup and charcoal, topped with Prosecco. The charcoal gives this drink a purple hue and is a must for any Dia de los Muertos celebration.

RedRum at Refinery Rooftop, New York City

RedRum at Refinery Rooftop

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that Refinery Rooftop in New York City is done. Head to this lounge with a view and try mixologist Elena Abete’s RedRum – The Shining, anyone? – with rum, dragonfruit, ginger syrup, lemon and ginger beer for a sweet and boozy Halloween treat. 63 W. 38th St., 646-664-0372, www.ingoodcompanyhg.com/refineryrooftop

Candy Corn Martini at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans

Candy Corn Martini at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

It’s known to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, so what better place to get into the Halloween spirit then with this sweet tipple from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, made with Grand Marnier, Aperol and a pineapple juice float, topped with whipped cream. 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, 504-561-0500

Dia de Los Muertos at Travelle Kitchen + Bar, Chicago

Dia de los muertos at Travelle

In Mexican culture, the day after Halloween is known as Dia de Los Muertos and is a time to celebrate departed loved ones with sugar skulls, marigold flowers and their favorite food and drinks. This cocktail by Tomas van den Boomgaard at Travelle Kitchen + Bar, on the second floor of The Langham mixes a little bit of everything for everyone, including Siete Misterios mezcal, Templeton rye, blackberry syrup, Angostura and orange bitters. 330 N. Wabash Ave.; Chicago, (located on the second floor of The Langham, Chicago), 312-923-7705, www.travellechicago.com

Sabrinatini at Barton G. LA, Los Angeles

Barton G. Sabrinatini Los Angeles

For the ultimate Halloween treat, check out with Sabrinatini at Barton G. LA, which arrives table side smoking and blends orange vodka with watermelon liqueur, and is garnished with a nitro-champagne swizzle stick and a hanging chocolate monkey. 861 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-388-1888, www.bartong.com

Green Monster at Paper Factory Hotel, Long Island City

Green Monster at Paper Factory Hotel

New Yorkers: head across the river to this Long Island City hangout and try the Green Monster, a special Halloween blend made with tequila, Midori, simple syrup and triple sec, served with a cinnamon stick for extra aroma. 37-06 36th St., Long Island City, 718-392-7200, www.paperfactoryhotel.com

The Raven at LT Steak & Seafood, Miami Beach

The Raven at LT Steak & Seafood

As an homage to the Edgar Allen Poe classic, LT Steak & Seafood at The Betsy in Miami Beach is serving up this special Halloween cocktail, made with Delamain cognac, Grand Marnier, velvet falernum, housemade coffee liqueur, Fee Brothers bitter and a large egg, strained into a chilled martini glass. 1440 Ocean Dr., 305-673-0044, www.thebetsyhotel.com/dining

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