Delicious Restaurant Cocktails to Get You in the Halloween Spirit
The Midnight Aura
$11 at 901 Restaurant in Washington, DC all throughout October
901 (901 9th St. NW. 202.524.4433. www.901dc.com)
- 1 ½ oz Belvedere vodka
- ½ oz lemon
- ½ oz ginger syrup
- ¾ oz pear puree
- Dash of triple sec
Preparation: Shake and pour in to a Martini glass, add raspberry puree.
The Bloody Bang
$11 at 901 Restaurant all throughout October
901 Restaurant (901 9th St. NW., DC. 202.524.4433. www.901dc.com)
- 1 oz Emperor Imperial Vodka
- ¾ Raspberry Puree
- Top with Sparkling wine
Preparation: Build and Serve over ice in a double rocks glass or martini glass, garnish with 3 raspberries and a lemon peel.
$11 Photo credit: Alfredo Flores.
Misty Mummy at Capitale
$12 Capitale (1301 K St. NW. 202.962.3933. www.capitaleofdc.com)
- 1 1/2oz Cinnamon Spiced Vodka (house made)
- 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 egg white
- 2 drops black food coloring
Preparation: Combine these ingredients, shake without ice, then with ice. Pour over ice in a tall collins glass covered in streamers. Fill with soda.
Capitale’s Misty Mummy – $12 Photo credit: Vithaya Photography.
The Bruja Brew
Served at Capitale in Washington, D.C. $12 the entire month of October.
Capitale (1301 K St. NW. 202.962.3933. www.capitaleofdc.com)
In a mixing tin add:
- 2oz reposado tequilla
- .75oz Cointreau
- 1oz simple syrup
- .75oz fresh lemon juice
- .75oz fresh lime juice
Here is the tricky part: If making it at home- add two drops of “liquid smoke” (can be found in any grocery store)
Capitale- ingredients are combined and “smoked” with black peppercorns and applewood.
Preparation: Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail (martini) glass rimmed with black and orange salt. Finally drop a small piece of dry ice in the drink for effect.
Capitale’s Bruja Brew – $12. Photo credit: Vithaya Photography
$6 during happy hour. Daily Grill (1200 18th St., NW. 202.822.5282. www.dailygrill.com)
- 1.5 oz Knob Creek Rye
- 1.5 oz Campari
- 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
- Orange Twist
Preparation: Stir (not shaken), stain in bucket with fresh ice, orange twist around the rim, and float on top. Add one cube of dry ice.
Wicked Witch PUBLIC Apple Punch
$10 (Public Tenley – 4611 41st St. NW. 202.237.1783. www.publicbar.co)
- 2 cup(s) Pineapple Juice
- 1 bottle(s) Apple Cider (750 ml)
- 1 bottle(s) Cranberry Juice (64 oz.)
- 1 bottle(s) Ginger Ale (1 Liter)
- 1 bottle(s) Skyy Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka (750 ml)
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a large black witch’s cauldron with ice and stir. Garnish with large slices of red apple floating on top and dry ice.
Public Tenley’s Wicked Witch PUBLIC Apple Punch – $10. Photo credit: Vithaya Photography.