Pulling off a great Halloween costume means getting into character. Here, cocktails worthy of pop culture icons, politicians and notorious horror movie villains.
Wonderlust: A mix of mind-altering absinthe with crème de violette yields a murky, dark purple pour.
Perfect for: Witches, Harry Potter characters and Freddy Krueger, the fedora-wearing serial killer who thrives on wild and vivid dreams.
Maple-Bourbon Smash: A richly flavored riff on an old-fashioned made with grade A maple syrup and bourbon.
Perfect for: Mounties, Toronto’s scandalous mayor Rob Ford and Michael Myers of the Halloween series. Between the colorless William Shatner mask and a name that’s easily confused with the Ontario-born comedian Mike Myers, this serial killer has to be Canadian.