Halloween rum drinks by Brian Miller and Phil Ward

Instead of the usual horrible Halloween cocktail recipes, these three drinks, created by Brian Miller and Phil Ward (Death & Co. / Mayahuel), are actually quite delicious – enjoy!

Halloween rum drinks by Brian Miller and Phil Ward, Trader Magnus
Sleepy Hollow Fizz

Sleepy Hollow Fizz (Brian Miller)
1 ½ oz aged rum
½ oz overproof demerara rum
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz maple syrup
2 barspoons pumpkin puree
1 egg yolk
Top club soda

Dry shake, shake with 3 ice cubes and strain into a fizz glass – no garnish.

Pumpkin puree
Take one 15 oz can of Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin, add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, ½ tsp of ground ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 15 oz of simple syrup and blend it all together in a blender or Cuisinart. Store in the fridge.

Kill Devil Punch (Phil Ward)
9 oz aged rum
6 oz pineapple juice
5 oz Simple Syrup
4 oz fresh lime juice
Raspberry Ice
5 oz chilled Champagne
12 raspberries
12 lime wheels

In a pitcher, combine the rum, pineapple juice, Simple Syrup and lime juice and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Stir the punch and strain it into a punch bowl. Add the Raspberry Ice. Pour in the chilled Champagne and stir once. Garnish the punch with the raspberries and lime wheels. Serve in small rocks glasses or tea cups.

Raspberry ice
12 oz water
24 raspberries

Pour the water into a wide, shallow plastic container and arrange the raspberries in the water. Freeze for at least 6 hours. Set the bottom of the mold in a bowl of hot water to release the ice.

Jack-o-Lantern Punch (Phil Ward)
2 oz aged rum
4 sugar cubes
3 oz club soda
2 whole cloves
1 pinch of fresh nutmeg
1 oz lemon juice
2 oz apple juice
Toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)

Muddle the sugar cubes and cloves in 1 oz of club soda until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Add ice once all of the ingredients have been added and stirred. Stir the punch until it is chilled. Strain the punch into a glass, punch bowl, or carved out pumpkin depending on the size of the portion, top with 2 oz club soda and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and pumpkin seeds.


  1. Nice post and nice drinks! i`m especially interested in trying the Sleepy Hollow Fizz! i assume you have been to D&Co, i was there 2 years ago..too long ago…sigh

  2. Thanks, too many horrible Halloween drinks which seems more about look than taste… Sleepy Hollow Fizz is very tasty, hope you find the pumpkin! Yes I've been to Death & Co, fantastic place! Never had the chance to visit Mayahuel yet, though

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