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
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
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
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
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.