Best Cocktails to Make for a Halloween Party


We all know NYC Cocktail prices can easily put you over your weekly budget, but many are really easy to make at home! Whether you are hosting your own event, heading to a friends or looking to celebrate Halloween on your own this year, there are plenty of great cocktails you can make yourself to get into the holiday spirit! Here are a number of recipes you can try out for Halloween night or any Horror movie binge that are easy to make right in your Sagamore apartment!


Mulled Apple Cider: This recipe is as simple as it gets with combining cider, cinnamon sticks, lemon, orange peel, berries, coves and rum!  Heat all ingredients except the rum in a large saucepan until it starts to boil. For super strong flavor cook on low in a large pit and let simmer until ready. Remove from stove and add in rum for this warm cocktail perfect for a cook fall October night!


Pomegranate Poison Spritz: A great drink to serve to Halloween guests this spritzer may even bring out a scream! The cocktail is easy enough to accommodate to most tastes and simple to make! Just add vodka, seltzer and Pomegranate juice. Take plastic spiders and freeze them the night before in ice cube trays with water. Substitute the pomegranate for almost any fruit juice flavor of your choice! Serve in your spooky mixture for the perfect themed drink!


Blood Orange Sangria: Grab some oranges, strawberries and raspberries for the fruits of this Halloween sangria! Take two and combine with sugar and juice and smash the others into small bits. Combine wine, brandy, oranges, club soda and stir, and top each glass off with a fruit piece!

Drinks on the Upper West Side

Bottoms up, UWS! A new study found bars on the Upper West Side ranked among the top 10 citywide for beer selection, with a handful of pubs earning high marks for styles of beer offered, largest menu and rarest brews.

 An analytics company, DataScope, surveyed 270 brewpubs, bars, restaurants, beer stores and breweries across the city that have posted their suds selections on Upper West Side spots ranked among the top 10 on a bunch of lists, with Broadway Dive at 2662 Broadway and West 101st Street landing in the top four on each list.

 Beer isn’t all the UWS is getting high remarks for though. If you’re looking for some great places for a fantastic cocktail, take a shot at any of these Upper West Side hangouts listed below:

 Manhattan Cricket Club – 226 W 79th St (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam)

This Speakeasy has a great atmosphere, with happy hour 2 for 1 deals, some dollar oysters, and a fantastic Old Fashioned.

Jacob’s Pickles – 509 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 84th & 85th St.)

This place has a more southern/soul food vibe, with great cocktails and…pickles!

Shalel Lounge –  65 W 70th St (Columbus Ave)

A fun lounge to try some inventive cocktails and tasty Moroccan meals.

 The Mermaid Inn 568 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 87th & W 88th St)

This seafood restaurant has one of the best Bloody Mary’s – give it a try!