“Boo”zy Delights: Concoctions from the Cauldron

“Boo”zy Delights: Concoctions from the Cauldron

Bring in the Halloween season with these themed cocktail concoctions that are sure to put you in a spooky mood. Try these wickedly simple and delicious recipes, then experience classical music’s wildest ride—Symphonie fantastique—this Halloween weekend, October 29–31!

Candy corn Halloween cocktail

Candy Corn Delight

2 oz. whipped cream-flavored vodka
3 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. sour mix
2 tsp. grenadine
Whipped cream

  • Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously
  • Pour into a martini glass
  • Slowly pour in grenadine to allow it to settle in the bottom of the glass
  • Top with whipped cream to resemble the layers of candy corn
Tequila and lime juice Halloween cocktail

Witch's Brew

For rim:
Fresh lime juice
Purple food coloring
1 tbsp. sugar

For drink:
1 oz. tequila
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. raspberry liqueur

  • In a saucer, combine sugar and food coloring; mix until sugar is dyed a deep purple
  • Wet the rim of a shot glass in the lime juice; dip the wet rim into the dyed sugar
  • Stir the tequila, lime juice, and raspberry liqueur together over ice
  • Strain into the shot glass and add purple food coloring as necessary to achieve the dark color
Green matcha Halloween cocktail

Frankenstein's Libation

2 oz. vodka
6 oz. cream soda
1/3 tsp. matcha powder
Small of dry ice

  • Whisk together cream soda and matcha powder until no clumps remain and the drink achieves a bright green color
  • Strain into a highball glass
  • Mix in the vodka
  • Add dry ice for a spooky, mad scientist aesthetic

NOTE: Never touch dry ice directly with your hands as this may cause burns. Handle with tongs. Allow the ice to evaporate completely before drinking the cocktail (about 5–10 minutes).

Black cherry-flavored Halloween mocktail

Dracula's Drink Mocktail

3 oz. black cherry juice
2 oz. Sprite
2 tsp. grenadine

  • Pour black cherry juice and Sprite into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously
  • Strain into coupe glass
  • Stir in grenadine and garnish with pitted black cherries

As a bonus, enjoy this sinfully spooky red velvet cupcake recipe and end your night on a sweet note!

With these frightful concoctions, your Halloween is sure to be a spine-tingling experience, paired with a breathtaking performance of Symphonie fantastique from your Houston Symphony. Get in-hall and livestream tickets.

—Mark Bailes

Blog originally written in October 2020.

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