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Halloween Cocktail: The Jack-o’-Lantern

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halloween cocktail - jack-o-lantern

Looking for a fun Halloween cocktail? Here’s one we whipped up last night – the Jack-o’-Lantern! The cocktail recipe is below, but you can really achieve this look with any of your favorite orange-colored cocktails or drinks. This would even be cute with straight-up O.J. for a Halloween breakfast!

It’s really all about the “Pumpkin Top” garnish and using a short tumbler or rocks glass to allude to the shape of a jack-o-lantern. A stemless wine glass would actually work well too!

halloween cocktail - jack-o-lantern

Full details below…


Jack-0′-Lantern Cocktail

1 oz cognac
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz ginger ale
orange wheel & lime twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange & lime “Pumpkin Top”.

“Pumpkin Top” Garnish
Fold a small piece of lime twist/peel in half and insert it into the center of an orange wheel.


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

21 responses to “Halloween Cocktail: The Jack-o’-Lantern”

  1. Your ideas are endless!

    My friend was in San Deigo this weekend, saw you in the paper, texted me and said check out this website (yours)….I happily replied, “Honey, I’ve been featured there, it’s my fave party site!”

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  2. jenn s. says:

    Ha! That’s so great, Kim… love it!! ;)

  3. Will the creativity never cease? Adorable.

  4. Marcie says:

    Adorable! Must try.

  5. Brittney says:

    Love this! We’re making white sangria this weekend and I’m thinking the pumpkin tops might be fun to float on the top of the fruit filled sangria in keeping with the Halloween season. I might even accent with a mint leaf along with the lime. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  6. I’m going to have to use this for my Little Pumpkin baby shower – love it!

  7. Laura says:

    I have to tell you that you have become my favorite blog right now :-)

  8. jenn s. says:

    Thanks so much, Laura! ;)

  9. Kharap says:

    Adorable! Must try.

  10. Down Pillow says:

    So cute! Sounds yummy, too :)

  11. Thank you for the recipe ! In addition to being delicious, this cocktail is very pretty.

  12. Margaret says:

    Love this, I think we’ll have to try the orange juice version!

  13. What a lovely idea !!!! the cocktail looks Amazing !

    I have a food art blog
    Do sneak a peek when time permits .
    – Smita

  14. Leslie Swan says:

    so cute!

  15. Jamie says:

    Quality! I love the use of the orange and lime for the top. Love Cognac as well.

  16. Neelam says:

    Love your blog!

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