7 haunting Halloween cocktails to try in London

Spooky season is upon us and we’re ready to raise some hell! Leave the trick or treating to the kids and get into the spirit with these haunting Halloween cocktails.

Old Bengal Bar: Last Breath

From 22nd-31st October, Old Bengal Bar is serving three spellbinding cocktails for just £7 during Horror Hour (4-6pm, £9 after). Slip out of work early and take your Last Breath – a blend of Jack Daniel’s Honey, pumpkin puree, and Lapsang tea syrup, topped with black foam.

Dirty Bones’ Lil Pump(kin)

Dirty Bones are getting their freak on with a twist on the Ramos Fizz, made with rum instead of gin and a little bit of pumpkin spice. All their restaurants will be playing boozy Trick or Treat on the 31st – you have been warned! – and their Kensington branch is hosting their annual Halloween bash on the 27th.

STK: Black Magic

STK is serving three spooktacular cocktails this month, alongside their famous USDA steaks. If there’s someone you’d like to cast a spell on, treat them to a Black Magic – a deliciously deadly mix of Havana 7, cherry liqueur, orgeat, cranberry juice and lime juice, garnished with a liquorice stick and gold glitter.

The Riding House Café: The Devil’s Eye

Fire up the festivities with The Devil’s Eye – a fresh and fruity mix of Ketel One vodka, mandarin syrup, lychee liqueur, lemon juice, coconut water and grapefruit bitters, with a devilish kick from fresh red chilli. It’s also available at Village East and Rail House Café, along with the tequila-spiked Witch’s Broth and The Ghost, made with orange-infused rum.

Bluebird Café White City: Widow Blood

If you’ve got a taste for gin, head to Bluebird Café for a Widow Blood, made with Monkey 47, homemade pomegranate reduction and Fernet Branca. Served in a cobweb-covered lantern, it releases an eerie puff of smoke on arrival – perfect for your #Halloween snaps.

Tropicana Beach Club: The Devil’s Margarita

Get your favourite guys and ghouls together for a round of Devil’s Margaritas – a fiendish mix of Don Julio tequila, Cointreau, watermelon, lime and sugar syrup. They’re on the menu at Tropicana Beach Club – a tropical party paradise which is being transformed into a twisted den of mayhem for four nights of Halloween debauchery.

Aster: Vampire Poison

If you’re passing through Victoria, be sure to stop at Aster for a couple of spine-chilling cocktails in the bar. Make your way through their pumpkin patch and settle in for a glass of blood-red Vampire Poison – a potent mix of spiced rum, pomegranate juice, apple cider, and grenadine. Why not stay for dinner and enjoy seasonal specials like Gressingham duck with girolles or venison with juniper sauce?

Where are you getting your freak on this Halloween?