Cocktails & Spirits

Miami's Seven Best Halloween Cocktails

Lollipop Brew
Lollipop Brew Courtesy of Sugar Factory
click to enlarge Lollipop Brew - COURTESY OF SUGAR FACTORY
Lollipop Brew
Courtesy of Sugar Factory
Halloween is only weeks away, and there's no better way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year than with a few boo-zy cocktails. From stunning pumpkin libations to movie-inspired drinks, Miami purveyors are pulling out all the tricks and treats. Go ahead and pick your poison, because it's going to be one hell of a night.
click to enlarge Bloody Mojito - COURTESY OF HAVANA 1957
Bloody Mojito
Courtesy of Havana 1957
1. Bloody Mojito at Havana 1957.  This blood-red mojito will no doubt get you in the Halloween mood. The Bloody Mojito ($13.95) consists of vibrant red rum muddled with fresh mint, sugar, and lime, topped with a syringe of fruity goodness. If rum is not your thing, opt for the Vampisol ($8.50), made with chilled beer, fresh lime juice, and Clamato juice. 405 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-503-3828; havana1957.com.
click to enlarge Diablo Margarita - COURTESY OF THE DANA AGENCY
Diablo Margarita
Courtesy of The Dana Agency
2. Diablo Margarita at La Cerveceria de Barrio. This nefarious margarita is a mélange of both spicy and sweet flavors. Melting beneath two chili horns, the creamy strawberry purée melds with jalepeño-infused tequila and triple sec, rimmed with taijin. ($14). 836 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-604-9060; lacerveceriadebarrio.com.
click to enlarge Lollipop Brew - COURTESY OF SUGAR FACTORY
Lollipop Brew
Courtesy of Sugar Factory
3. Lollipop Brew at Sugar Factory. Nothing says Halloween like a smoking witch's brew brimming with candy. Indulge your inner child with this outrageous goblet filled with citrus vodka, coconut, melon syrup, pineapple juice, sour mix, gummy snakes, and gummy brains ($29; serves two). 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-604-0323; sugarfactory.com.
click to enlarge Smashing Pumpkins - COURTESY OF SEASPICE
Smashing Pumpkins
Courtesy of Seaspice
4. Smashing Pumpkins at Seaspice. If you're a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, you'll adore Seaspice's Smashing Pumpkins. Ron Barcelo Añejo rum, pumpkin purée, allspice, and a dash of nutmeg are shaken to fashion this medley of autumn flavors ($15). 422 NW River Dr., Miami; 305-440-4200; seaspicemiami.com.
click to enlarge Smoke & Fire - COURTESY OF BOULUD SUD
Smoke & Fire
Courtesy of Boulud Sud
5. Smoke & Fire at Boulud Sud Miami. Thee mixologists at Boulud Sud have concocted a spicy tipple of Vida mezcal, cayenne pepper, paprika, and citrus with a spiced rim ($15). 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8800; bouludsud.com.
click to enlarge The "Beet"lejuice - COURTESY OF DOC B'S IN CORAL GABLES
The "Beet"lejuice
Courtesy of Doc B's in Coral Gables
6. The Beetlejuice at Doc B's. The beet-forward libation containing CH Gin, all-organic beet juice, mint, and lemon is a stunning interpretation of the beloved Halloween film ($13). 301 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 786-864-1220; docbsfreshkitchen.com.
click to enlarge The Great Pumpkin - COURTESY OF NO. 3 SOCIAL
The Great Pumpkin
Courtesy of No. 3 Social
7. The Great Pumpkin at No. 3 Social. This drink hits all the right seasonal notes with a recipe of pumpkin purée, star anise, nutmeg syrup, bourbon, and peach bitters ($14). The chilled concoction provides the warmth of fall without the heat, the perfect compromise for Miami's perpetually warm nights. 50 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-748-4540; no3social.com.
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Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for tropicult.com.
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