London’s top spooky serves for Halloween
With Halloween just around the corner, get into the spirit of things with our pick of the best creepy cocktails from across the capital.
From skull-themed drinks to spidery serves, bars are really pushing the boat out with their cocktail creations this Halloween.
Syrup-filled syringes, bloodied rims and eerie eyeballs are just a few of the Halloween-themed paraphernalia to be used among these sippers.
Click through to discover our selection of spooky serves from top bars across London.
Where: The Ivy Soho Brasserie, 26-28 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 8JB.
Ingredients: 35ml Brugal 1888, 12.5ml apricot brandy, 12.5ml lime juice, 50ml pineapple juice, 12.5ml grenadine.
Serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with a mint sprig and a dehydrated lime slice.
Where: Oriole, Smithfield Market, E Poultry Ave, London EC1A 9LH.
Ingredients: Grey Goose, pomegranate molasses, mulled Turkish pear juice, lingonberry cider, lemon juice, sugar.
Served in Oriole punch bowls for a minimum of two people.
Where: Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR. Created by bar manager Jerome Allaguillemette and the Sexy Fish team.
Ingredients: Elyx Vodka, Green Chartreuse, Scary Berry, chilli bitters, chinotto.
Where: Bounce Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD.
Ingredients: 40ml Tanqueray, 10ml Aperol, 2.5ml Lanique Rose, 50ml pomegranate puree, 75ml cranberry juice, 25ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar.
Where: The London Edition, 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP.
Ingredients: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, lemon, egg white.
Served with Tawny Port in a syringe.
Where: STK London, ME London Hotel, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA.
Ingredients: 25ml Patrón Blanco, 25ml crème de peche, 20ml orange juice, 20ml passion fruit puree, 10ml lime juice, one drop of tobacco, one pinch of black pepper with hint of charcoal, one pinch of edible gold glitter.
Garnish with grenadine and maraschino cherry syrup at the bottom, and Angostura or Peychaud’s Bitters on the top.
Where: Devonshire Club, 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD. Created by Gianluca Derosas.
Ingredients: Tequila, gin, lime juice, sugar, fresh dill, fresh cucumber.
The Japanese Mask
Where: Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH
Ingredients: Crystal head vodka, yuzu juice, blood orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, wasanbon sugar
The Vampire Kiss
Where: Balthazar, 4-6 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ. Created by bar manager Massimiliano Favaretto.
Ingredients: Courvoisier VSOP, Tio Pepe Fino, lemon, egg white, Peychaud’s Bitters