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Westchester Bars Stir Up Haunting Halloween Cocktails

The Creepy Olde Fashioned at City Perch Kitchen + Bar in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Travis W Keyes
Enjoy a taste of childhood with the Candy Corn Margarita at Blockheads in White Plains. Photo Credit: Submitted
Pumpkin Spice Martini at The Crown Plaza in White Plains. Photo Credit: Submitted
Pumpkin mojito at Winston Restaurant in Mount Kisco. Photo Credit: Submitted
Moderne Barn's “Dark and Spooky” is made with Goslings Rum and ginger beer. Photo Credit: Submitted
The Forbidden Forest cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains. Photo Credit: Submitted

Who says you can't start celebrating Halloween a tad early? Sip and treat your way through the following "scary good" cocktails crafted by Westchester mixologists.

From bewitching martinis to recipes straight from the pumpkin patch, you're sure to find the perfect drink for your monster bash.

Want to try these spooky concoctions at home? Here are a few recipes.

Candy Corn Margarita (courtesy of Blockheads)


  • 3 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz melted candy corn

The Creepy Old Fashioned (courtesy of City Perch Kitchen & Bar)

Includes Heizenberg Fig and Black Walnut Rye, Maple, Hand Stabbed Ice, Grasshopper Bitters

  • Chill a rocks glass with ice.
  • Discard ice and put as large an ice cube(s) as possible
  • Add 2oz Infused Rye
  • Add 2 bar spoons (1 tsp) Maple Syrup
  • Stir a dozen times
  • Finish with 5 drops Critter Bitters

Pumpkin Spice Martini Recipe (courtesy of The Crowne Plaza)


  • 1oz Kettle One
  • 1.5 oz. Baileys Almond
  • .5 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup


  • Shake and strain into a martini glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.

Pumpkin Mojito (courtesy of Winston Restaurant)


  • 4 lime wedges
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz pumpkin purée
  • 2 oz rum
  • In a shaker glass, muddle lime wedges and mint leaves with agave nectar.
  • Add one moderate scoop of ice along with pumpkin purée and rum.
  • Thoroughly shake and empty contents into a tall high ball glass.
  • Finish with a splash of sparkling water.

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