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Hotels have gone crazy for Halloween, putting together special packages, monster bashes and even Halloween cocktails. The latest to join the freaky festivities is The W Hoboken who sent along recipes for their Pumpkin Smash and Apple Pie Martinis, both of which are served in The Chandelier Room at the hotel. Even better, the prices aren't scary at all with both drinks priced at only $10.
Here are the drink recipes for you to make at your own home if you can't quite swing a trip to the W Hoboken.
· 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Rum
· .5 oz Bols Pumpkin Spice
· .75 oz Fresh Lime juice
· .75 oz Agave Nectar
· .5 oz orange juice
· 6 mint leaves
· Shake and serve on the rocks with a mint sprig candy
In continuing our Halloween Cocktails series, we bring you some Day of The Dead Cocktails from Mexico.
Remember over the summer when the Grand Velas Resort in Playa del Carmen introduced their margarita trolley and we nearly got drunk writing about it? Well, the resort's sister properties are also doing their best to get us buzzed.
In celebration of Mexico's Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd, The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is offering guests "The Cemetery" drink made with Vodka, Kahlua, Coca Cola and "Bloody Champagne," accompanied by strawberry and raspberry juices and served with dry ice for a "spookier feel." (Ed. note: can we get a contact high from this dry ice? Just curious is all.)
In Puerto Vallarta, the Casa Velas and Velas Vallarta Resorts are offering the "Red Devil" and the "Zombie" with a selection of rums and juices. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will be serving "The Skull" with Campari, Cider, lemon-lime soda, minced apples and walnuts and "The Blue Death" with Blue Curacao liqueur and Vodka.
We were quite sad when summer ended, for all the obvious reasons, but also because we missed featuring Summer Cocktails that were being mixed, shaken, stirred and poured in hotels around the world. Plus, we even got our hands on the recipes for these drinks allowing us to make some crazy concoctions at home.
While Starbucks might be serving pumpkin spice lattes, we think it's a little too early to start up our Holiday Cocktails coverage. But Halloween is just around the corner and we know of a few hotels that are choosing to celebrate our favorite holiday with a special drink, like The W New Orleans.
The Witches Brew is being served in the hotel's Whiskey Blue bar and the Living Room for $35. It's made with bacardi light, Meyers Rum, Bacardi 151, pineapple juice, orange juice, sour mix and grenadine and it's garnished with gummi worms and silly straws. We love it.
The full recipe is after the jump.
We have to admit, we’re total suckers for a good haunted hotel tale. As such, we may just have to check in to an Omni hotel this month. In addition to offering spooky signature cocktails, the chain has a “ghost-folio” of spirited suites. And if that pun isn't enough to make you gag, perhaps a spooky stay might.
At Boston’s Omni Parker House Hotel, the ghost of the hotel’s founder, Harvey Parker, is said to pop up in guest rooms to inquire about their stay. Good customer service never dies! Plus, the elevators have “been known to” travel to the third floor, former (and current?) stomping grounds of novelist Charles Dickens, with nary a button pushed.
Meanwhile, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel’s “Ghost Suite” in DC, TVs and lights reportedly flicker on and off in the middle of the night, and sometimes guests in adjacent rooms hear loud noises coming from the suite — while unoccupied.