When the leaves start falling and the nights begin drawing in, it’s a sure sign that autumn has arrived, which can only mean one thing! It’s time to don the spooky costumes, hang the decorations up and carve some pumpkins. So, whether you’re planning a lavish Halloween party, or you prefer to keep the ghosts and ghouls at a distance, Gin In A Tin has created the perfect range of tantalising gin blends to accompany the autumnal festivities. Read on because this article will be giving you our favourite Halloween gin cocktails, and the perfect way to serve them.
Halloween Gin Cocktails
Nothing says ‘party’ quite like a gin cocktails – especially if they have a spooky twist. So, gather your ingredients, channel your inner mixologist, and prepare to explore a realm of mystical mixology with these captivating Halloween gin cocktails.
Halloween Gin & Tonic
For a late autumn/early winter cocktail, Blend No 13 is the go-to when it comes to selecting a gin base. A distinctive earthy ginger with a subtle lemon aroma quickly gives rise to a full bodied tasting palette. At the top, there’s an earthy body of ginger, leading to hints of lemon before returning to the warmth of ginger. Not to mention that this blend comes in a classic black tin, the perfect accompaniment for witches and wizards this Halloween.
- 2 oz of blend no 13 gin
- Large ice cubes
- 1 unwaxed lemon
- Tonic water
A superior gin blend stands on its own two feet, meaning that you don’t need to add much to create a sublime gin and tonic. After all, why mess with perfection? Simply add lots of large ice cubes to a chilled coupe glass, then pour your gin over it.
Mix it with a lighter tonic, like Franklin & Sons, or Fever Tree (ideally about 2/3rds of tonic to 1/3rd of gin) and garnish with a slice of fresh, unwaxed lemon peel.
Pumpkin Spice Sour
Blend No 12 makes the ideal choice for a spirited Halloween pumpkin spiced gin cocktail. With warming notes of orange and nutmeg combined with autumnal pumpkin, this delicious blend epitomises traditional pumpkin pie and festive spice lattes and the splendid orange tin also fits in perfectly with Halloween decor.
- 2 oz of blend no 12 gin
- Half a lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin butter
- 1 egg white
- Dash of cinnamon
- Thyme for garnish
This delectable gin cocktail might be a little more labour intensive than normal but trust us, it’s 100% worth putting the effort in. First off, make yourself a batch of pumpkin butter (also super tasty on toast). Next place your first 4 ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for a minute or two to combine, before pouring through a strainer into a chilled coupe glass filled with ice. Garnish simply with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a sprig of garnish across the top of the glass.
If you are looking for an alcohol-free celebration, we also have some Halloween gin cocktails for you. Whether you’re designated driver for your spooky soirée or simply prefer to savour your ghoulish delights without the alcohol, we’ve got you covered.
Teetotal Halloween Gin & Tonic
For a refreshing non-alcoholic alternative, use juniper juice as the base for a gorgeous Halloween G & T. With its distinctive aroma and crisp, clean taste not unlike classic London Dry Gin, this will even convert the sceptics within the first few sips.
- 2 oz of juniper juice
- Large ice cubes
- Tonic water or soda water
- 1 pink grapefruit
Add lots of large ice cubes to a chilled coupe glass. Simply swap out gin for juniper juice then top up with Indian tonic water or soda water (2/3rds of the mixer to 1/3rd of juniper juice). Garnish with a twist of pink grapefruit for a hugely satisfying and refreshing soft drink.
Bloody Gin Fizz
Another great use for juniper juice is this blood curdling thirst quenching mocktail. It’s fun to make and the delightful berry sweetness and tarte bitterness of gin makes it wonderfully balanced.
- 2 oz of juniper juice
- 30 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15 ml grenadine or raspberry syrup
- Soda water
- 1 plastic unused syringe
Begin by adding some ice to a highball glass. Fill a plastic syringe with grenadine or raspberry syrup. Pour the gin and lemon juice over the ice, then top up with soda. Stir briefly. Pop the syringe into the glass and serve, leaving guests to inject the fake ‘blood’ into their mocktail when ready! Encourage the drinkers to then gently combine the ingredients before drinking. Spookily good!