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All Hallow’s Eve Cocktail

spooky bourbon and cherry cocktail
All Hallow's Eve Cocktail

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A Halloween cocktail that's just boozy enough, just fruity enough, just spicy enough, just sour enough and just sliced enough. It's like the perfect spell. I can't wait to hand out tricks and treats

while sipping on one of these and watching one of our favourite Halloween movies!

I use Farming Karma's Cherry Soda to top up a mixture of bourbon, lemon juice and vanilla brown sugar syrup. It's served over ice in a rocks glass with a sliced sugar rim. It's blissful! Be choosy in which Soda you use, this Soda is perfect because it has no additional sugar or sweeteners (and I love supporting local!). If you can't find it, I recommend unsweetened cherry juice and a splash of sparkling water, because that's all that's in the Farming Karma can.

The syrup and rim recipes makes enough for drinks with friends, the cocktail recipe is per individual drink. As always, be sure to drink responsibly!

Be sure to tag @crushfoodandwine if you give it a try!




All Hallow's Eve Cocktail



  • 2 oz Bourbon

  • 1/2 oz Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup

  • 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

  • Farming Karma Cherry Soda (or 2/3 unsweetened cherry juice and 1/3 sparkling water)

  • Spiced Sugar Rim

  • Frozen cherries for garnish

Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 water

Spiced Sugar Rim

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom


  1. In a small pot, combine all ingredients for syrup. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally until sugar is just dissolved. Transfer to a heatproof jar and set aside to cool.

  2. On a side plate, combine ingredients for sliced sugar rim. Store with your fingers until just combined.

  3. Rub lemon on half of your cocktail glass. Roll lemon side of glass in spiced sugar.

  4. Add large ice cube to glass. Pour over bourbon, vanilla brown sugar syrup and lemon juice. Gently stir for 20 seconds.

  5. Top with Farming Karma Cherry Soda and garnish with a couple of frozen cherries. Enjoy!

Be sure to tag @crushfoodandwine if you try this recipe!


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