Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Cocktails

Autumn is officially here and so is one of America’s favorite holidays … Halloween! Hosting a frightful holiday bash? Well, the mixologists from Tres Agaves Tequila, Pisco Portón, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, and Cruz Tequila have shared exclusive recipes with Pop Culture Shock and our readers. Try these ghoulishly good drinks and the evening is sure
to be a scream.

Dracula's Kiss
  • 1 part Portón Pisco
  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/4 part Campari
  • 1/4 part lime juice

Combine and chill all ingredients. Serve in a martini glass with an orange wedge and twist of lime.

The Witches’ Brew
  • 2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • 2–3 large blackberries
  • 1/2 parts DeKuyper Razzmatazz
    Schnapps Liqueur
  • 2 parts ginger ale

Muddle 2 or 3 large blackberries in an Old Fashioned glass with a splash of Razzmatazz Schnapps Liqueur. Add in equal parts Maker's Mark Bourbon and ginger ale. Stir gently. Top off with ice.

Bloody Margarita
  • 2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 part Cointreau Orange Liqueur
  • 1/2 part agave nectar
  • 1/2 blood orange squeezed
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 1-2 parts filtered water

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a blood orange slice.

  • 3 parts pumpkin-infused Portón
  • Pisco
  • Apple Slice

Shake pumpkin-infused Portón over ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with apple slice.

Pumpkin-Infused Portón
  • 2-750mL bottles of Portón Pisco
  • ½ of a whole Nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 20 whole cloves
  • ½ of a whole vanilla bean
  • 1 medium sized Sugar Pumpkin
    (also known as a cooking / baking pumpkin)

Cut off all outer skin of pumpkin and the cut the pumpkin into cubes and separate seeds** and non-usable pieces. Take vanilla bean and cut in half horizontally. Place all ingredients into a large glass jar, and store warm. After 2 days, remove the cinnamon stick (as it
will overpower infusion). After 4 days, remove ingredients, strain through a cheese cloth, and return to empty bottles or clean glass container.

**Don’t waste! Bake the pumpkin seeds for 45mins with butter and salt!

Pumpkin Spice Margarita
  • 2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
  • 1 part Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • 2 parts Half and Half
  • Cinnamon Sugar

Combine Cruz Reposado, pumpkin spice liqueur and half and half in shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass over ice cinnamon sugar rim.

Apple Spice Margarita
  • 2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
  • Splash of Peach Schnapps
  • 4 parts Apple Cider
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 1-2 parts filtered water

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a cinnamon/sugar rim.

Tequila 212
  • 1-1/2 parts Tres Agaves Anejo
  • 3/4 part Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters
  • 2 dashes Fee Bros. Barrel Aged
  • Orange zest

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist orange rind and place on top to garnish.

Thankful for Portón
By Adam George, Plan Check
  • 1-1/2 parts Portón
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 part Mango juice
  • 5 Slices of Jalapeños
  • 3 shakes of Tapatio

Pour all ingredients into a martini glass. Garnish with a jalapeño.

El Diablo
  • 1-1/2 parts Tres Agaves Reposado
  • 1/2 part Crème de Cassis
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • 1/2 part fresh-squeezed lime
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Pour Tequila into an ice-filled highball glass and add the Crème de Cassis. Squeeze in the lime juice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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