Creepy Cocktails to Toast the Spooky Season

Whether it’s a heart-warming Hot Toddy or a whisky and wine cocktail, there’s a Hallowe’en drink to suit all tastes.

Hallowe’en Hot Toddy

A classic warming winter recipe with a spooky ginger twist, the Hallowe’en Hot Toddy is a fiery and original whisky cocktail using The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve. Its citrus and sweet notes tune perfectly with the ginger and clove kick… just wrap up warm and enjoy.


50ml The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

15ml Lemon Juice

15ml Ginger Syrup

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Hot Water

Lemon Wedge (for garnish)


Combine ingredients in a mug or glass.

Top with hot water and garnish with a lemon wedge (studded with cloves if possible).

The Creepy Claymore

Umeshu is a Japanese liqueur made by infusing rice wine with Ume, a relative of the plum. The liquid has nutty complexity as well as fruit sweetness. This depth and intrigue pairs beautifully with the honeyed fruity notes in The Glenlivet 12 Year Old whisky to make for a lovely, sweet and fruity winter cocktail.


40ml The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

20ml Umeshu plum sake

ripe plum for garnish


Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass

Strain over ice in a rocks glass

Garnish with slices of ripe plum

Cocktail tip

Feel free to adapt the proportions of the recipe – the two ingredients fit together so wonderfully that both drier whisky led versions or well-stirred sweeter sake led ones are delicious.

The Ghoulish Glenlivet Royale

In this original twist on the French 75 recipe, the Single Malt meets Champagne.

The Glenlivet Royale combines the smooth and balanced flavours of the Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Single Malt with the crispness of champagne for a simple yet elegant cocktail that is certain to impress.


35ml The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

15ml lemon juice

15ml honey water

80ml champagne

lemon twist


Pour the Glenlivet, lemon juice and honey water into a chilled flute.

Top with champagne, stir and garnish with a lemon twist.

The Witches’ Auld Alliance

Looking for something strong to sip at home? This whisky cocktail combines the savoury sweetness and length of French wine Sauternes with the depth, power and complexity of The Glenlivet 18 year old. This strong mix of flavours makes for the ultimate whisky cocktail to finish a celebratory meal.


35ml The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

35ml Sauternes


Pour the Glenlivet 18 and wine into a mixing glass full of ice.

Stir to chill and slightly dilute.

Strain into a chilled coupette and garnish with an orange twist expressed over the drink.