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October 9, 2020

Creepy Cocktail Recipe: Hallowpeño Margarita

Fridays in October call for creepy cocktails and celebratory snacks, no? Luckily, spooky season is our favorite and we’ve got you covered. Today we’re sharing a fun recipe that’s perfect for a little at-home happy hour—the below makes a single drink, but we bet it’d be great doubled or tripled in batches (since you’ll probably want more than one).

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Hallowpeño Margarita. Thanks to our friend and bartender extraordinaire Lindsay Brunson for the recipe—cheers!

A pair of margaritas in yellow Rialto glasses from Favor on a ceramic tray next to a skull decoration filled with flowersA pair of margaritas in yellow Rialto glasses from Favor on a ceramic tray next to a skull decoration filled with flowers
A pair of margaritas in grey Rialto glasses from Favor with orange salt rims, with eyeball-shaped candy garnishA pair of margaritas in grey Rialto glasses from Favor with orange salt rims, with eyeball-shaped candy garnish

A bartender dipping a grey coupe glass into a bowl of seasoned salt to garnish the rim of a margaritaA bartender dipping a grey coupe glass into a bowl of seasoned salt to garnish the rim of a margarita

Two margaritas in grey coupe glasses, one with a fake eyeball candy garnish, in front of a skull decoration filled with flowersTwo margaritas in grey coupe glasses, one with a fake eyeball candy garnish, in front of a skull decoration filled with flowers

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila (or whatever blanco tequila you’ve got on hand)

1.25 oz Blackberry, jalapeño and black tea simple syrup (recipe below!)

.75 oz Lime juice

.5 oz Fresh orange juice

Savory salt mix for the rim (recipe below)

One blueberry, one raspberry, and one lychee (for eyeball garnish)

RECIPE

Pour tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and orange juice into a shaker with ice, shake to combine.

Wet the rim of your glass and dip into a plate or bowl of the savory salt mix to coat the rim. Pour into glass and enjoy!

To make the eyeball garnish, put blueberry inside of the raspberry, and put the raspberry inside the lychee.

SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE

Combine desired quantities of black tea, blackberries, and sliced jalapeños and cook down over low heat until the mixture reaches a syrup-like consistency. Strain and serve. Can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

SAVORY SALT MIX RECIPE

Add salt, chili powder, basil, and pepper to a bowl. Mix to combine, adding ingredients to taste if needed.

 

A bartender working with copper and gold-colored barware equipment to make a cocktailA bartender working with copper and gold-colored barware equipment to make a cocktail
A bartender mixing up a cocktail and pouring between two gold colored mixing shaker cupsA bartender mixing up a cocktail and pouring between two gold colored mixing shaker cups
A bartender pouring a cocktail into two grey Rialto glasses from Favor using a gold mixing cup and copper strainer toolA bartender pouring a cocktail into two grey Rialto glasses from Favor using a gold mixing cup and copper strainer tool