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Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

“Hold the dark holiday in your palms, Bite it, swallow it and survive, Come out the far black tunnel of el Día de Muerte And be glad, ah so glad you are… alive! Calavera…Calavera…”  -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

tuck roomIf you’re looking for the complete Halloween experience with costume contests, spooky cocktails, food and music, then celebrate at the Tuck Room NYC’s Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31 beginning at 6:30 PM. (details below)

Mixologist Adam Seger will be crafting specialty Halloween cocktails all night including the Zombie, Dead Man Walking, Corpse Reviver #13 and more. While Chef Sherry Yard created a spooky, Halloween themed food menu.

Don your spookiest costume and look your best, because the Tuck Room NYC will also be hosting a costume contest and the 1st prize winner will receive a full iPic Theaters and Tuck Room experience with 4 tickets to a movie and dinner for 4 at The Tuck Room. There will be prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place winners as well.

Throwing your own Halloween bash this year? Mixologist Adam Seger has shared two spine-tingline cocktails to creep out your guests. Photos/Travis W Keyes


Dia de la Muerte

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Tuck_Room_October 13, 201799-95Note: Infuse 750ml bottle of Mezcal overnight with the zest of 7 limes of 3 crushed black limes. Black Salt is a black lava Salt from Hawaii – tastes like a beautiful mineral salt.


  • Black Lime infused Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal, Black Salt, Blood Orange Sour
  • 2oz Infused Pelotón de la Muerte Artisan Mezcal
  • 1oz Blood Orange Juice (or 1/2oz Blood Orange Puree)
  • .5oz Lime
  • .5oz Agave

Shake and strain into a Black Salt rimmed ice filled rocks glass.

Creepy Olde Fashioned

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Tuck_Room_October 13, 201799-196Note: Infuse overnight a 750ml bottle Five & 20 NY Rye with 1/2 cup each of Crushed Black Walnuts and Sliced Figs – strain and discard solids.


  • Heizenberg Fig and Black Walnut Rye
  • Maple
  • Hand Stabbed Ice
  • Grasshopper Bitters


  1. Chill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Discard ice and put as large an ice cube(s) as possible
  3. Add 2oz Infused Rye
  4. Add 2 barspoons (1 tsp) Maple Syrup
  5. Stir a dozen times
  6. Finish with 5 drops Critter Bitters

The cost is $65 per person and includes limited cocktails, beer and wine by Mixologist Adam Seger, passed food and music by DJ Marvelous. You can purchase tix here.



Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
~Dexter Kozen

The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the neighborhood and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming night of little costumed ghouls and goblins than sipping on a pumpkin spice cocktail.

Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Jura Jack-O-Lantern CocktailCombine the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker 

  • 2oz Jura
  • ¾ oz lemon
  • ¾ oz pumpkin spiced dem syrup
  • 1 dash angostura
  • 1 whole egg white


Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with sprinkled pumpkin spice


Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

When planning the neighborhood Monster Bash that really knocks your guests socks off,. it’s important to have a bit of variety. The ultimate Halloween Soiree takes more concentration and time than a simple dinner party.  Visualizations and decor  need to be considered, costumes and sound effects and music.

When planning appetizers, cuisine and beverages, the cocktails really take some thought and planning as they are usually out of the norm for this type of event and keeping in theme is important.

When it comes to bewitching recipes, Food Network is one stop shopping. Follow the link below and spend some time browsing.

Food Network's Candy Corn Cocktail

candy-corn-cocktailYields: 2 drinks


For the infused vodka:

  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

For the cordials:

  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large egg white
  • Candy corn, for garnish


  1. Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.
  2. Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.



Check out the full list of Food Network’s “Spooky” Halloween Cocktails

Get in the “Spirit” of Halloween with a Spooky Smoked Maple Cakes Cocktail

Prepping your home for the invasion of little goblins and ghouls on Halloween is a festive occasion. While your hanging decorations and pouring treats in the cauldron, whip up a tasty delight for yourself. After all, you deserve a bit of play time too.

Spooky Smoked Maple Cakes

  • Laphroaig_SmokedMapleCakesWithBottle (2)Ingredients
    • 1 part Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • 1⁄2 part Jim Beam Maple
    • 1⁄2 part DeKuyper® Buttershots
    • 2 parts fresh pressed apple juice
    • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Black Vodka and Spooky Spirits for Halloween

Spooky HalloweenA dark, cold and frosty night, witches, vampires and ghouls move stealthily to your door and……ring the bell.  Witches Ball, Monster Mash, Goblin Soiree, Vampires Feast, whatever you are calling it this year, it’s going to be a spectacular occasion.

Having a really stellar name for your spooky cocktails, simply isn’t enough.  If it doesn’t have an ethereal look and an exquisite flavor, it shouldn’t make the cut.

Bleeding Heart Martini

Bleeding Heart Martini

Bleeding Heart Martini by Martha Stewart.  For anything holiday, my first stop is always Martha Stewart where a talented team  assembles on my computer screen with deliciously creative ideas.  There are times simplicity is the key and this cocktail is perfection.  Skew the pickled-beet with the cocktail spear and it “bleeds” as your guests sip.  Shopping list;  Dry vermouth, premium gin and pickled baby beets.  Full recipe and method.

Black Widow

Black Widow

Black Widow by Savvy Housekeeping.  The color, the legs, perfection. A delightful companion to the witch or vampire mingling with your guests in the living room.  Shopping list; Cream de Cassis, vodka, triple sec, fresh lemon juice, pomegranate juice and licorice strings.  Full recipe and method

Black Devil Martini

Black Devil Martini

Black Devil Martini by Cooking Channel.  We have gin, vodka and now rum.  This cocktail brightens up the room with a shot of color in a beautiful sugar-rimmed glass.  It’s simple, quick and most of all, delicious.  Shopping list;  Dark rum, vermouth and black olives.  Full recipe and method.

Black Vodka Ghost Martini

Black Vodka Ghost Martini

Black Vodka Ghost Martini and other Spooky Spirits.  Revisit last years post and assemble recipes for your Spooky gathering  Spooky Spirits for a Stellar Soiree