All about Halloween cocktails

Corpse Reviver

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz Lillet Blanc

1 oz gin

On this edition of "Valerie's New Jersey" lifestyle reporter Valerie Smaldone discovers three delicious recipes for Halloween cocktails. Listen to her podcast as she hears from three experts who each have a special name and twist for their specially crafted Halloween drink. Recipes are below!

Absinthe rinse on the glass

Lemon peel for garnish


Shake, strain and serve.


Courtesy of Wes Kirk 

Crafts Spirits Manager

Amanti Vino, Montclair, NJ

Pumpkin Martini

Avenue Pumpkin Martini

1 oz Rittenhouse Rye

1/2 oz Sailor Jerry rum

2 oz pumpkin puree mix

1 oz vanilla syrup

Orange wedge and nutmeg for garnish


Combine all with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and a dash of nutmeg.


For Pumpkin Puree Mix

4.5 oz pureed pumpkin
8 oz milk
2 oz cream
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine and blend until smooth. Makes enough for 7 cocktails.

Courtesy of Thierry Carrier

General Manager/Director of Operations 

Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Haunted Orchard

Haunted Orchard

1.5 oz Appleton Signature Blend rum

.5 oz simple syrup

1.5 oz apple cider

1.5 oz ginger beer, chilled

Lime and apple slices for garnish


Shake with ice, drain and pour into glass. Garnish with lime wedge and slice of apple. 


Courtesy of
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ



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