Every day is Halloween at Dead End Drinks, with spooky decor and a drink menu with categories like “Newly Conjured,” “Back from the Grave” and “Coffin Nails.” The Shallow Grave cocktail takes you somewhere between Manhattan and Boulevardier territory with whiskey, Cappelletti, China China and Antica Formula vermouth. It’s an off-menu secret to request. On Oct. 31, head to Tiki Night Halloween with spooky food such as dead man’s toes (bacon-wrapped cocktail smokies) to pair.
130 Arizona Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-974-8380, rationanddram.com.
Breaking Bad Pisco Punch at Puttshack
Puttshack at the Interlock mixes up a cocktail that is the perfect accessory to a “Breaking Bad” Walter White costume. Breaking Bad Pisco Punch mixes together the distilled grape juice spirit pisco with mezcal, lemon juice and milky orgeat syrup. It’s imbued with hemp smoke and topped with a sweet blue sky popsicle.
1115 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-738-7888, puttshack.com.
Grim Reaper’s Robe at Foundation Social Eatery
Fit for any ghoul, Grim Reaper’s Robe at Foundation Social Eatery is certainly eerie with activated charcoal turning the cocktail black. It’s delightfully balanced with mezcal, ruby port, cherry liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and a shake with egg white gives it a frothy top.
55 Roswell St., Alpharetta. 678-691-0028, foundationatl.com.
Red Blood Moon Margarita at the Blind Pig Parlour Bar
Get into the spirit with an immersive Halloween cocktail experience at the Wicked Pig pop-up at the Blind Pig. Get a spine-tingling vibe with drinks like Red Blood Moon Margarita, made with El Jimador Blanco tequila, blood orange puree, Amaretto di Amore and lime juice, fittingly served in a blood bag. You’ll also find treats to match the cocktail tricks.
128 E. Andrews Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-848-9100, theblindpigparlourbar.com.
The Vampire’s Kiss at the Office Bar
Seasonally themed cocktails at the swanky Office Bar inside Epicurean Atlanta are scary good, including the nonalcoholic Vampire’s Kiss. Fruit juices and ginger-infused syrup mingle with a base of passion fruit and a topper of sparkling water. A syringe of raspberry puree and a lychee nut eyeball garnish complete the creepiness.
1105 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 470-283-2912, theofficebaratl.com.
Credit: Travis Montgomery
Credit: Travis Montgomery
Unicorn Blood at the Third Door
Marietta speakeasy the Third Door brings the chills with Unicorn Blood. This playful and morbid riff on a classic pina colada fuses the flavors of alpine herbal liqueur Genepy, bitter Select Aperitivo, pineapple juice, coconut cream and lime.
131 Church St., Marietta. 470-361-0370, thethirddoor.net.
Pick Your Potion at Bar Vegan
Bar Vegan at Ponce City Market has a Halloween menu guaranteed to raise your spirits. Order the Pick Your Potion and you can choose between four bottled lemon drops, each flavored with a different Jolly Rancher, or go for the Bone Crusher, a Tito’s and blackberry shooter with fresh lemon and a gummy worm garnish. With lights, dry ice fog and edible “eyeballs,” the Mischief Punch is an eerie riff on rum punch.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-600-6122, barveganatl.com.
The Candyman at Marcus Bar & Grille
Drinking the Candyman at Marcus Bar & Grille feels like trick or treating in a glass. Just like a beautiful haul of neighborhood treats, it mixes together flavors of raspberry from Chambord, peach schnapps, blackberry syrup and Giffard banana with Old Fourth Distillery vodka. On top is a sparkling gamay floater and a sour strip candy garnish.
525 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 470-890-1700, marcusbarandgrille.com.
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