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London’s top creepy cocktails for Halloween

Turn ‘trick or treat’ into ‘treat yourself’ this Halloween by tasting your way across the capital with these hauntingly scrumptious serves.

The Formaldehyde Martini by The Milestone Hotel

Spook season is once again upon us, and this year it seems as though bartenders’ imaginations have run wilder than ever before.

Ghoulish garnishes, syrup-filled syringes and even “severed-finger” snacks have made the cut this year – but fear not, drinks devotees, you can be sure each cocktail is both mouthwatering and spectral in equal measure.

Whether you’re channelling Frankenstein’s monster or being the ghostess with the mostess, get into the spirit(s) of things this weekend with pick of Halloween sippers.

Click through to discover our selection of the top Halloween cocktails in bars around London – we dare you.


arsenicBar: Jinjuu, Kingly Court, 15 Kingly St, London W1B 5PS

Price: £11

Ingredients: Chairmans Reserve rum, Hwayo X.P, mandarin, yujacha, fresh orange, aromatic bitters

La Ofrenda de Espolon

la-offrenda-de-espolonBar: Three Six Six, 126 St John’s Hill, London SW11 1SL

Price: £11.90

Ingredients: Espolon Tequila Blanco infused with dried marigold heads, roasted sweet potato and allspice puree, dark chocolate liquor, Pan de muerto “bread of the dead” and chipotle syrup, marigold tea, lime juice, marigold petals and incense tincture

Sleepy Hollow


Bar: Skylon, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Price: £12

Ingredients: Pink Pigeon rum, crème de cassis, apple juice, cucumber juice, lime and elderflower cordial



Bar: London Cocktail Club, various locations across London

Price: £35

Ingredients: Sailor Jerry rum, Mount Gay rum, Wray & Nephew overproof rum, Maraschino, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice,  grenadine, lime juice ,  Angostura bitters, Pernod Absinthe

Salem Witch Reviver

swrBar: Behind This Wall, 411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

Price: £9

Ingredients: White rum, coffee liqueur, maraska liqueur, maple-candied apple 

Black Heaven

halloween-christmasBar: Threadneedle Bar, Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR

Price: £10

Ingredients: Spiced whisky, pineapple juice, pumpkin syrup, lemon

Paloma Muerta


Bar: Cafe Pacifico, 5 Langley St, Convent Garden, London WC2H 9JA

Price: £7.50

Ingredients: 1800 Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh pink grapefruit juice, fresh pomegranate juice, agave nectar, grapefruit soda, pinch sea salt, spray mescal, cherry, slice pink grapefruit, dry chilli flakes, dehydrated lime

Brain Damage

brain-damageBar: Dalloway Terrace, 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Price: £20 (includes Halloween screening of Ghostbusters, 1984 edition)

Ingredients: Archers Peach Schnapps, grenadine, Baileys

Day of the Diablo

halloween-special-cocktailBar: Below The Cut, Hanger sw6,  461 North End Road, London SW6 1NZ

Price: £8

Ingredients: Tequila, cassis, lime, ginger and a cayenne salt rim

Formaldehyde Martini

formaldehydeBar: The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL

Price: £18 (served with ‘finger food’ bar snacks)

Ingredients: Grey Goose Vodka, Absinthe, juice of macerated winter berries, sugar syrup

Tommy’s Margharita


Bar: Oriole, Smithfield Market, Smithfield Markets, E Poultry Ave, London EC1A 9LH

Price: £40 (part of the Day of the Dead Spirited Supper)

Ingredients: Agave nectar, Tapatio Blanco, fresh lime, salt

Halloween Special Cocktail

day-of-the-diabloBar: Mango Tree, 46 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7EQ

Price: £12

Ingredients: Cognac, Kailua, Vodka, flamed orange syrup, coke


underworldBar: Paternoster Chop House, 1 Warwick Court, Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7DX

Price: £8.50

Ingredients: El Jimador Reposado, lime juice, crème de cassis, ginger beer, charcoal supplement capsule, red jelly snake, sour jelly snake

Eye for an Eye


Bar: Scarfes Bar, Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Price: £16

Ingredients: Snow Queen Vodka, roasted pumpkin purée, home-made brown sugar syrup, lime, ginger beer

Bloody Scotsman

bloody-scotsmanBar: Mac & Wild, 65 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PS

Price: £8

Ingredients: Tabasco, red wine, port, mustard, whiskey, tomato juice and a sharp squirt of lemon juice


halloween-cocktailBar: Dirty Bones, various locations across London

Price: £9

Ingredients: Montelobos Mezcal, Belazar Rose, lemon, beetroot plum soda, ebony lime

Ukhu Pacha

coyaBar: Coya Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW

Price: £13.50

Ingredients: Havana Especial, grapefruit syrup, nardini mandorla, lime, dash Amargo Bitter, Chicha Morada

Ghostly Shadow

ghostBar: Buddha Bar, 145 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA

Ingredients: Ghost Vodka, lime juice, elderflower, sugar syrup, fresh cucumber, mint, egg white, apple juice

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