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Top 10 eerie elixirs in London this Halloween

Double, double, toil and trouble; flavours burn and glasses bubble… SB takes a look at some of the creepiest concoctions dreamt up by London’s bartenders this Halloween.

Here is our pick of the top 10 cocktails to try in London this Halloween

Halloween is upon us once again, and there are plenty of spooky goings on in Britain’s capital, not least throughout the bars and restaurants.

Bartenders have let their imaginations run wild with some shocking surprises brewing behind the bar. Whether they’re taking advantage of the pumpkin crop, adding bacon to provide a very savoury sip, or just garnishing the finished product with eyeballs, there’s something here for all tastes.

Here is SB‘s run down of some of the creepiest cocktails available this Halloween. Click through – if you dare!

Behind This Wall

Cocktail: Black Patsy

Bar: Behind This Wall, Basement, 411 Mare Street, London, E8 1HY

Price: £8

Ingredients: Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka, Orahovac, coffee liqueur, dark chocolate liqueur, orgeat syrup, molé bitters, rose

Dickie’s Bar

Cocktail: Walled Garden

Bar: Dickie’s Bar, Corrigan’s Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH

Price: £16

Ingredients: Aalborg Taffel Akvavit, Bols Genever, carrot, cumin, coriander, suze, lemon, bay leaf


Cocktail: Eyeball Scramble

Bar: Lazybones, Unit 5, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DU

Price: £9.75

Ingredients: Vodka, Disaronno Amaretto, cherry jam, milk, and a ‘zombie eyeball’

Mango Tree

Cocktail: Currently unnamed – Mango Tree ran a contest on their Instagram page on 23 October for customers to name it

Bar: Mango Tree, 46 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7EQ

Price: approx £12.50

Ingredients: Ketel One Vodka, Midori, lychee juice, raspberry puree

Brick & Liquor

Cocktail: The Zombie Next Door

Bar: Brick & Liquor, 82 Mitcham Road, Tooting Broadway, London, SW17 9NG

Price: £8.50

Ingredients: Havana 7 Rum, maraschino cherry, lime, kiwi, watermelon, pink grapefruit, orange, and half a passionfruit filled to the brim with flaming Chartreuse

Blade Hairclub

Cocktail: Poisoned Apple

Bar: Blade Hairclub, 26 Frith Street, London, W1D 5LD

Price: £9.90

Ingredients: VSOP Calvados, elderflower liqueur, fresh pressed apple, apple juice, lemon juice, Abbott’s Bitters

Graphic Bar

Cocktail: Pumpkin Spiced Negroni

Bar: Graphic Residency downstairs at Ask For Janice, 50-52 Long Ln, London EC1A 9EJ

Price: £9.50

Ingredients: East London Liquor Company Batch No. 1 Gin, Aperol, Cocchi Torino, pumpkin, rosemary, salt


Cocktail: Uncle Fester

Bar: Farmacy, 74 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH

Price: TBC

Ingredients: Tapatio Blanco Tequila, Plantation Dark Rum, fresh lime, organic cinnamon, activated coconut charcoal, Aquafaba

The Ivy Market Grill

Cocktail: Blood & Smoke

Bar: The Ivy Market Grill, 1A Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8PS

Price: £10.50

Ingredients: Chase Smoked Vodka, Ivy Bloody Mary spice mix, tomato juice, smoked streaky bacon, cherry tomato, olive, smoke


Cocktail: Black Moon

Bar: MKNY HSE, 10 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LQ

Price: TBC

Ingredients: Monkey Shoulder, Cherry Herring liqueur, dark chocolate liqueur, honey, coffee, fresh orange, whisky bitters

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