6 Spooky Santa Fe Halloween Cocktails

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If you find yourself visiting Santa Fe during Halloween, you are in for delicious surprises from some of our most talented mixologists and bartenders. Several of our local haunts have downright spooky cocktail creations for you to try!

Take a look (if you dare)……

Santa Fe Spirits

Santa Fe Spirits has concocted two signature drinks for Ghouls and Goblins this season. You might want to cozy up to the Friendly Ghost, eerily made using white cranberry juice and their Expedition Vodka. The Bobbing for Apples is made with Santa Fe Spirits very own Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey and Apple Brandy. These cocktails will surely serve up some scares this Halloween!

Friendly Ghost ($9)

  • 2 oz. Expedition Vodka
  • 2 oz. white cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • Dash lemon bitters
  • Dash Thai bitters
  • Garnish with lemon peel

And now it is time to go….

Bobbing for Apples ($10)

  • 2 oz. Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz. Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy
  • 0.75 oz. apple syrup

Stir until cold, and then strain into Martini glass and garnish with a thick Gala apple slice.

 

The Inn and Spa at Loretto


The Inn and Spa at Loretto's signature cocktail, the “Smoking Nun” was named after the infamous cigar smoking Sister George who taught at the Loretto Academy years ago. She is said to haunt the hotel, leaving the scent of cigar lingering in her presence.

Smoking Nun ($14)

  • 1 oz. Taos Rye Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Remmy VSOP Cognac
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • Muddled orange
  • 1 oz. brandied cherry juice
  • Orange bitters
  • Infused smoke

 

Agave Lounge

One of our Santa Fe ghost tours meets in the lobby of the Eldorado Hotel; a few steps from where Agave is located. The Agave Lounge’s Halloween offering is the BOOzy Spiced Cider which might startle you with its cinnamon stick and grated ginger as garnish.

BOOzy Spiced Cider ($8)

  • Bulliet bourbon
  • Lemon juice
  • Spiced apple cider
  • Fresh grated ginger and Cinnamon Stick for garnish

 

El Farol Restaurant

Bebida de los Muertos

It’s said that many ghosts haunt the El Farol Restaurant, because in 1835  gunfights were a regular occurrence in the bar. One of the more prominent ghosts is artist and muralist, Alfred Morang, whose spirit still lingers.  El Farol invites brave souls, to test their fate with the Bebida de Los Muertos which translates to “Drink of the Dead.”

Bebida de Los Muertos ($10)

  • 2 oz. pumpkin butter
  • 4 oz. spiced apple cider
  • 2 oz. Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon Whiskey
  • Dash of angostura bitters

Shake and then strain onto skull ice cubes and use a flamed orange garnish.

 

 The Mine Shaft Tavern

The Mineshaft Tavern holds the record for the most haunted place in Madrid, New Mexico; so you know you’ve come to the right place for your haunted drink. The Bloody Maria, their signature drink is a deadly spin on an old classic.

Bloody Maria ($8)

  • Exotico 100% Blue Agave Tequila
  • Fresh blood tomato juice
  • Dead Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Horseradish
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Secret spice mix

 

With Halloween right around the corner, we wanted to provide you with these frighteningly delicious cocktail recipes from The City Different. As always, please drink responsibly. We would also love to hear any ghost sightings you might have encountered in your Halloween jaunts in Santa Fe!

Ghosts are plentiful in this town and you might want to take a walking tour to meet some of them. Check out our ghost stories blog and it might even scare you into coming to Santa Fe!

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