Is it just us, or has Halloween become an excuse for your friends to kick-start the pop-culture meme machine? Well, to delight the trampires, Honey Boo Boos, and Big Birds (aren’t your friends witty), here are three equally relevant sips to serve at your party. Better than candy and much easier to make, these cocktails, full of smoky fall flavors, are made for the witching hour when there’s a chill in the air and all the ghouls and goblins are out.
Who's behind the brews? Grand Cafe’s bar manager, Kristin Almy, who's selected the latest trends in mixology to devise drinks that go down sinisterly smooth. Prepare for "blood"-rimmed glasses, smoldering dry ice, and a campy horror-film reference — or three. Then, let this DIY trio (including a mocktail option) get your monster mash started!
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile