Pumpkin latte with lots of booze.
Pumpkin latte with lots of booze.
Courtesy of Tongue & Cheek

Miami's Best Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is almost here, and it's time to break out our killer clowns, vampires, and superheroes.

The best part of this holiday is that it brings out everyone's inner child. But while kids have to settle for dumping out their trick-or-treat bags hoping for the "good" candy, we grownups can indulge in treats of the boozy kind.

With that in mind, here are our favorite Halloween cocktails served at Miami restaurants and a recipe for your costume party at home.

See also: Halloween 2014 in Miami: The Spookiest Restaurant Parties

Miami's Best Halloween Cocktails
Courtesy of Hyde Beach

5. Sleepy Hollow

This cocktail, named for the Headless Horseman's hood, is made with Belvedere Grapefruit, Jägermeister, Midori, and pineapple juice. It's garnished with a gummy worm. $18 at Hyde Beach.

Miami's Best Halloween Cocktails

4. VooDoo Magic

Hyde Beach's cocktail will cast a spell on you with its blend of Belvedere Mango, Grand Marnier, muddled oranges, and lime juice. Candy corn has found its purpose in life -- as a garnish ($18).

Miami's Best Halloween Cocktails
TK's at the Villa Mayfair

3. Candy Corn Martini

TK's at the Villa Mayfair makes the sweet stuff into something delicious in this candy corn martini with premium vodka. Cost is $8, or show up in costume Halloween night and your first one is on the (haunted) house. Did we mention TK's also offers a pumpkin spice mojito for $10? The perfect Miami Halloween cocktail.

Pumpkin latte with lots of booze.
Pumpkin latte with lots of booze.
Courtesy of Tongue & Cheek

2. Pumpkin Coffee Cocktail

Tongue & Cheek bartender Ericka Fernandez created the ultimate pumpkin coffee drink. Made with Tito's Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico, espresso, and pumpkin and then finished off with a pumpkin whipped cream and candied pepitas, this after-dinner drink kicks Starbucks' PSL to the curb ($15).

Miami's Best Halloween Cocktails
Sushi Samba

1. Smoked Pumpkin Caipirinha

SushiSamba makes for great Halloween parade watching, with its special salute to cosplay, DJs, and innovative cocktails. This smoked pumpkin caipirinha melds seasonal flavors with the smokiness of mezcal and then gives it a distinct Brazilian vibe. Try one at the restaurant this Halloween, or make it at home with this recipe:

Smoked Pumpkin Caipirinha

  • 1 1/2 oz cachaça
  • 1/2 oz. mezcal
  • 1 1/2 oz. pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges

Muddle limes, add other ingredients, and churn with ice.

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