Halloween drops this Saturday, and a few restaurants in the San Diego area are pulling out all the stops for spooky cocktails to celebrate the occasion. This Saturday, we recommend bypassing the sweet wrapped confections and instead downing one of these six potent drinks that incorporate everything from holiday glassware to smoking dry ice.
Grab a Halloween–themed cocktail at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant all week long during the restaurant's Hallow Hour from 4:30 to 7 PM. The Beast of Bourbon ($10) features Rittenhouse Rye, bourbon, Grand Poppy liqueur, Alessio vermouth and whiskey bitters, garnished with a lemon twist.
Kensington's Bleu Bohème is getting into the spirit by offering the Sleepy Hallow cocktail ($12.95). The potent brew is a mix of mezcal and Allspice Dram liqueur with an absinthe rinse. The final finishing touch to the cocktail is a garnish of toasted rosemary.
All three Tajima restaurants (Hillcrest, Convoy Street and Kearny Mesa) are offering a special cocktail to help wash down their ramen and other Japanese dishes this Halloween. The Ghostly Geisha ($7.50) incorporates dry ice with a mix of milky white nigori sake and pumpkin spice.
The Cat Eye Club in East Village will be serving Ghost of Black's Beach Party & Cocktail ($10) now until the end of the month. The potent potion is a mix of Appleton Estate VX rum, Bénédictine, lemon and Falernum syrup served in a skull mug (pictured at the top).
East Village's Jsix hopes to alter your mind with its cocktail, Ghost in the Machine ($12). It's a spicy affair made with tequila, coffee liqueur, vanilla ghost pepper syrup, Zucca and bitters.
The bartenders at Downtown's Saltbox Dining & Drinking have concocted the Black Heart cocktail ($12), but it's anything but dark. The colorful margarita incorporates fresh raspberries, tequila, lime juice and comes with a rim coated in black lava salt.