Too old for trick or treating?
Forget candy, bartenders on the East End are fully embracing the Halloween spirit by hanging decorations and crafting creepy cocktail specials.
Here are the spookiest sips we found across the North Fork.
The Sound Scream
Channel the iconic 1996 film while sipping The Sound Scream made with a crema, orange peel and cinnamon infused Espadin mezcal, lime juice, luxardo cherry liqueur and egg white, which provides a base for the stenciled face made from powdered cinnamon.
The Halyard, 58775 Route 48, Greenport
This bloody-good gin drink is made with Aviation gin, lemongrass infused syrup, lemon juice, Cointreau, white cranberry juice and served with dry ice, giving it a smoky fog effect.
A Mano, 13550 Main Road, Mattituck
For a festive twist on menu classics, try the orange “painkiller” made with Bellamy rum, blueberry spiked lemonade made with 71st Regiment Gin and served in a potion bottle and neon green lemon drop featuring MODICO vodka. Sample these drinks during downtown Riverhead’s Crawloween, a pub crawl for a good cause this Friday night. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Montauk Distilling Co. 24 E. Second Street, Riverhead
A shocking twist on a classic tropical drink, which #sorrynotsorry we’ll drink all year round.
Edible luster powder is added to a base of coconut rum, orange, pineapple and lime juices to give the drink a teal, witches-brew shimmer.
Looking for something with more fall-based ingredients? Opt for the sweet potato pie-tini, made with sweet potato cider, Hellisoy vodka, lemon, a caramel graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallow.
Ellen’s on Front, 38 Front Street, Greenport
Candy Corn Martini
We know, we know. Perhaps the most divisive Halloween candy, give it a try in liquid form: vanilla vodka, grenadine, pineapple and house-made whipped cream.
The Preston House & Hotel, 428 E. Main Street, Riverhead
A toasty, seasonal take on a well-loved classic drink, this mule is made with Crop Organic pumpkin spiced vodka, lime, apple cider and ginger beer and is served up in a copper mug.
Windamere, 2255 Wickham Avenue, Mattituck
Bonus: Secret menu item at LI Spirits
This shouldn’t count — you won’t find it on the menu of this craft distillery, but we couldn’t resist the Spiked PSL, made with LiV Espresso Vodka, LiV pumpkin pie sorbetta, half + half, caramel drizzle and whipped cream. It’s scarily similar to the beloved coffeehouse version.
Long Island Spirits, 2182 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow