When we were kids, Halloween was all about dressing up and indulging in bagfuls of sugary treats. As adults, we still dress up but have swapped candy for cocktails and Philly has a number of drinking establishments where you can sip on seasonal libations. Take a walk on the macabre side and trade in your usual glass of wine for something more sinful — like drinkable candy corn, perhaps? Here are five must-try Halloween cocktails that will carry you through to November. Drink if you dare!
Okay Ween, fans — this drink is doubly your poison because it’s not only Halloween-themed but it pays tribute to the popular Philly rock band, Ween, and their song, “Voodoo Lady.” Made with local Social Still rye, Art in the Age beetroot, honey simple syrup and peach bitters, this drink is served in a smoked snifter. On Halloween, it will ondly cost $8.Square 1682,121 S. 17th St., square1682.com
What’s better than an actual caramel apple? A cocktail one — obviously. Art Bar combines vodka, apple schnapps, DeKuyper sour apple pucker and caramel syrup with an orange garnish for their signature spin on this classic Halloween indulgence. Art Bar at the Sonesta, 1800 Market St.,sonesta.com
Berries & Bubbles
This signature drink is always on the menu but it gives off a spooky smoke, adding a dash of Halloween fun without getting too campy. Belvedere Citrus Vodka with Creme de Cassis comes together with Chandon Brut, fresh berries and dry ice for an elegant spin on a Halloween-themed cocktail. Ocean Prime, 124 S. 15th St.,ocean-prime.com
Even Dracula needs a break from drinking blood all the time and he probably wouldn’t mind sinking his fangs into this spooktacular cocktail. Named after the original nocturnal party animal, it’s made with Captain Morgan, Domaine de Canton, blood orange puree and lime.Stephen Starr’s The Continental, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City,continentalac.com
Candy Corn Cocktail
Maybe you didn’t love candy corn as a kid, but as a cocktail? It’s so pretty and decadent. Godiva white chocolate liqueur comes together with pumpkin spice liqueur, vanilla vodka and a splash of cream. Be the envy of your Instagram friends and combine dessert and drinks into one.Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 200 Main St., King of Prussia,davios.com