Crazy MORPHING Halloween Cocktails

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Check out these HALLOWEEN cocktails!

They change in color, taste, & aroma over the course of consumption – and a few savory “shock-tails” to keep you tipsy all night long!


The Girl with the Mermaid
A cotton candy garnish shifts the coloration on this delicious shock-tail

Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC

The Girl with the Mermaid Hair
The Girl with the Mermaid Hair

1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
¼ part Butterscotch Schnapps
1 part coconut water
¼ part fresh lemon juice

In a mason jar, gently place two different colored cotton candy bunches (Mermaid Hair); mix all ingredients and shake over ice; slowly pour over the Mermaid Hair to liquefy and morph the color of the cocktail. Once all is liquefied, top with ice, a straw and enjoy!

Morphing Potion #9
The addition of cola cubes slowly morph this Old Fashioned into a Maker’s & Coke….

Recipe created by John Henderson

Morphing Potion #9
Morphing Potion #9

2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
¼ part Cherry Heering
1 dash Chocolate Mole Bitters
1 2×2 cola cube*
¾ part soda water
Orange swath

Place one cola cube into a short rocks glass; add Maker’s Mark, bitters, and soda water. Drizzle Cheery Herring over the top of the ice cube (which will slowly sink to the bottom of the cocktail for bloody effect!); stir briefly to incorporate and express an orange swath over the surface of the drink.

*Cola cube: Freeze Mexican Coca-Cola overnight in a 2×2 ice cube tray

Haunted Hacienda

The Campari skull cube transforms this Pisco Portón riff on a Manhattan into a pisco Negroni in no time!

Created by John Henderson

Bonus: Pisco Portón is produced at the oldest distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, which celebrates its 330th anniversary this October!

Haunted Hacienda
Haunted Hacienda

1 ½ parts Pisco Portón
¾ part sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 Campari ice cube*

In a short rocks glass, combine Pisco Portón, sweet vermouth and dash of Angostura bitters. Place the Campari ice cube in glass and if desired, garnish with a SMALL pinch of pink salt. As the salt hits the cube, it will spur the Campari cube to melt.

*Campari ice cube: Overnight, freeze a mixture of Campari and water, at a ratio close to 50:50

Cacao Corpse Reviver Numero Dos
A modified sidecar becomes a new take on a Corpse Reviver no. 2 when topped with a vermouth/ absinthe foam!

Created by April Wachtel

Cacao Corpse Reviver
Cacao Corpse Reviver

¾ part Solbeso
¾ part Cointreau
¾ part fresh lemon juice
Cocchi Americano and Absinthe Foam*

Build all ingredients except foam in a mixing tin. Add ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with ample topping of Cocchi/Absinthe foam

**Cocchi Americano/ Absinthe Foam
Isi cream whipper (whipped cream canister)
1 cream charger (use 2 if you want more bubbles)
1 gelatin sheet
4 oz. Cocchi Americano
½ oz. absinthe (or several droplets for visual effect)

Heat Cocchi Americano in a pot on the stovetop; bring to a simmer and turn off heat. Add one gelatin sheet to the pot and let dissolve. Allow mixture to cool. Add absinthe and pour mixture into chilled whipped cream canister; screw on top and screw in cream charger. Turn upside down and shake vigorously. Refrigerate between uses!

Ménage à Voila Martini

Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC

Ménage á Voila Martini
Ménage á Voila Martini

1 part Ménage à Trois Vodka
1 bar spoon Dry Vermouth
1 bar spoon indicator solution (cabbage water concentrate)*

Pour refrigerated indicator solution; top with vodka and vermouth (stirred) pour on top of indicator solution; Top with bar spoon Baking soda and a few dry ice pellets and watch the magic!

**Cabbage water concentrate: Chop or shred 1 leaf of red cabbage. Cover the cabbage with water and microwave it on high until boiling (four to six minutes). It should turn a deep purple color.

CRUZ Green Goblin

Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC

Cruz Green Goblin
Cruz Green Goblin

1 part CRUZ Blanco Tequila
1 ½ part Green Goblin Juice*

Add both mixtures over ice and garnish with pumpkin peep!

*Green Goblin Juice:
1/4 cup Pumpkin Pie filling or pumpkin puree
1 cup spinach
2 cucumbers with Skin
2 small red apples
2 small green apples
1/2 lemon

Combine all in a juicer!

Tres Sangres Pollos

Tres Sangres Pollos
Tres Sangres Pollos

2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
4 parts Tres Agaves Organic Bloody Mary Mix
1 fresh lemon wedge
1 stick celery
2-3 green olives
1 friend chicken wing or leg

Combine tequila and Bloody Mary mix; build cocktail with ice in a Collins glass. Squeeze fresh lemon and add garnishes.


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