Created by Eddy LopezThis year we are celebrating Halloween by paying homage to one of the spookiest creatures we know: The Black Widow. A delicious orange and plum liqueur with Ichiko Seirin Sochu, mixed with sweet and sour, makes this cocktail inviting and delicious, yet rather scary as a spider garnishes the rim of the glass alongside two devilishly delicious Luxardo Cherries. But not to worry, this Black Widow is only for show and while not real, is just realistic enough to help get you into the Halloween spirit!
Step into CHAYA Venice for their spook-tacular Black Widow cocktail!
CHAYA Venice will be open for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm; 110 Navy Street Venice, CA 90291; 310.396.1179.
The Poison Margarita
Created by Karen So
Available to enjoy at both Red O Santa Monicaand Red O Los Angeles on Melrose, The Poison Margarita comprised of Casamigos Silver Tequila, Triple sec, and muddled blackberries is the perfect poison to pick this Halloween with it’s delicious sage and blackberry undertones. Sage notes will drive any spooky ghosts far, far away while you are left to sip this smoky margarita in perfect peace. Activated charcoal gives this cocktail a hauntingly dark vibe, making the drink even more suspicious with its’ tongue in cheek title.
Red O Los Angeles will be open for Halloween,Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 8155 Melrose Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.655.5009.
Boiling Casablanca Margarita
Created by Karen So
This year we are remembering the dead with this hauntingly beautiful Boiling Casablanca Margarita that is sure to impress! This dreamy, whimsical and magical Boiling Casablanca Margarita made with Casamigos Silver Tequila, signature clarified lime, Triple sec, and dry ice is available to enjoy at Red O Santa Monica andRed O Los Angeles on Melrose. Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects, so watch as it begins to “boil” and emit a dense, spooky fog!
Red O Santa Monica will be open for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 1541 Ocean Avenue. Suite #120, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.1600.
Carrot White Russian
Created by Marcos Tello
The White Russian (a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream) seems to have been inspired by the Black Russian (blend of vodka and coffee liqueur) of the 1950’s. Taking the flavor profile of this cocktail into account this Halloween, Marcos Tello decided to pair it with carrots, since carrots and coffee are such a lovely under-utilized flavor pairing. With this Carrot White Russian Tello decided to have some fun for Halloween and flavored the cream with carrot juice and gave it a Jack-o’-Lantern face using fresh coffee grounds. Happy Halloween!
The Flats Restaurant will be open for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am; 8400 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 310.909.7549.
Created by Jesus Gomez and Adam Vaughn
You can run, you can hide this Halloween, but you cannot escape the immanent ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! After a long day of fighting off zombies and searching for shelter, what better way to re-energize? A tribute to both a Tiki classic and end-of-the-world-scenario classic the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE is multi layered and exceptionally well balanced. Jesus Sanchez and Adam Vaughn demonstrating in this collaboration that, two brains are better than one!
The Raymond 1886 will be open for Halloween,Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm; 1250 S Fair Oaks Avenue., Pasadena, CA 911015; 626.441.3136.