Before you hit your Halloween party of choice, loosen up with some spooktacular sips at these Miami spots.
Tacology wants you to come to the dark side with a special cocktail offered only on Saturday, Oct. 28. It’s called — you guessed it — The Dark Side. Make sure to wear a costume for a chance to win some bottles of tequila and some serious money in gift cards.
701 S Miami Ave., Miami
Don your best costume for dinner at Tanuki on Halloween and you’ll be treated to a complimentary Kabocha, made with Kikori Japanese whiskey, Tio Pepe sherry, homemade pumpkin puree, nutmeg syrup, fermented Kombucha and citric acid.
1080 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
Head to Coco Bambu on Halloween and order up the Witches’ Cauldron, a smoky potion made with creme de cassis, lime, peach, vodka and Prosecco, or a Kandy Korn made with lemon, acetola, pineapple, Grey Goose citron vodka, Malibu coconut rum and an egg white. Either of them will get you just the right amount of turnt for the rest of your evening activities.
955 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
In keeping with the theme of Faena’s Rocky Horror Picture Show themed party on October 28, try the Let Their Be Lips! made with Grey Goose vodka, St-Germain, lemon, zombie mix and red lips garnish. Or the Riff Raff made with Bombay Gin, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, lemon, Cocchi Americano and absinthe.
And if you really want to get lit, the Transvesper offers generous pours of Bombay Gin and Grey Goose vodka.
3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Meat Market’s Pumpkin Spice Smash cocktail is fall in a glass, with Four Roses Bourbon, house-made pumpkin spiced reduction, fresh Florida citrus and mint.
915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
L Bar at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
At the Seminole Hard Rock’s L Bar, you can order the Harley Quinn during Halloween week. Made with Luna Azul Tequila, lime juice, pomegranate syrup, simple syrup and a black sugar rim as a garnish, it tastes as sinful as it looks.
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale
Indulge in DÔA’s sinister and delicious Into the Fog cocktail, which blends Altos tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup and allspice dram for a combination so delicious it’s to die for.
2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Gili's Beach Club
At Gili’s Beach Club, you can sip a spine-chilling cocktail out of a glass skull. Spiked with gold Puerto Rican rum, Meyer’s Spiced Rum, and Bacardi, the Shrunken Skull is not for the lily-livered. Too much alcohol for you? Try the Hollo-wine Sangria, made with white wine and muddled apples.
18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, head to Purdy Lounge for a Stranger Things-themed Halloween party (Friday, October 27; 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) where you can sip on a specialty cocktail inspired by the show. Crafted using Brothers & Brawlers coffee, it’s a great pick-me-up for all the party-hopping you’ll be doing.
1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach
Blending red wine, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, lemon wheels and browns sugar, Seaspice’s Mulled Wine will have you dreaming of sweater weather.
422 NW North River Dr, Miami
Death or Glory
If you’re boozing up in Broward, try Death or Glory’s The Great Pumpkin Punch, made with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pumpkin syrup and Afrohead Briland 07 rum.
116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach
Cantina La Veinte
Check in to Cantina La Veinte on Saturday, Oct. 28 when it transforms into a “Haunted Hotel.” Make sure to order up the Love Potion, a sweet and smoky situation made with mezcal, lime juice, Crème de Violette and house-made butterfly pea flower syrup.
495 Brickell Ave., Miami
Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi’s Smoke & Mirrors, madeñejo Mezcal, Vermouth, and Campari, is sure to cast a spell on you.
150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Sugar Factory Ocean Drive
Made with citrus vodka, coconut, Monin cantaloupe rock melon syrup, sour mix, pineapple juice, Sprite and a ton of candy, Sugar Factory’s Lollipop Brew is definitely sweeter than it is scary.
1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
For a vampy twist on a summer classic, Villa Azur’s Azur 309 Margarita blends Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau infused with fresh jalapeños, lime juice, agave nectar and black lava salt.
309 23rd St., Miami Beach
If you’re more about the treats than the tricks, get your brunch on at Nikki Beach on Sunday, October 29 as the Miami Beach mainstay hosts a Sugar & Spice Halloween theme brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The drinks of choice will be cotton candy mimosas and vodka infused gummy bear shots.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Nautilus Cabana Club
At the Nautilus Cabana Club, you can get weird poolside with Ron Barceló’s The Storm is Coming, a darkly sweet combination of Ron Barceló Añejo, muddled blackberries, lemon, simple syrup, agua fava and one rosemary sprig.
1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
DIY: Fall All Over
Fall in love with this easy-to-make cocktail by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Fred Parent.
1 ½ ounces of Hendrick’s Gin
¾ ounce of cloudy (unfiltered) apple juice
¾ ounce of fresh lemon juice
Shake and pour into a long glass, and finish with ginger beer.
Head to this Westchester hotspot on Saturday, Oct. 28 and order up a special Ron Punch featuring Ron Medellin Añejo, grenadine, orange juice and fresh lemon juice, garnished with an orange peel over ice. The cocktails will be complimentary after 7 p.m.
8285 Bird Rd., Miami