Would you try one of these Halloween whisky cocktails from Smokehead?

Would you try one of these Halloween whisky cocktails from Smokehead?

Islay whisky maker preparing for Halloween with ghoulish cocktail recipes

News | 21 Oct 2020

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Islay whisky maker Smokehead is encouraging fans to indulge in a 'Freakishly Tasty' cocktail this Halloween from its specially designed range.

The new cocktails will be served by Smokehead bar partners to celebrate Halloween - and the Islay single malt producer has released the recipes for fans to give them a try at home.

It comes as part of a Halloween push by Smokehead to promote its whiskies - the Smokehead Original single malt, High Voltage, Sherry Bomb and Rum Rebel - in the on and off-trade, with themed window displays also going up in specialist retailers around the UK.

Ian Weir, Smokehead brand director, said: "Just like Halloween, Smokehead is not for everyone. We're looking to cause a spooky stir in the trade this Halloween with our eye-popping off-trade window displays and scarily tasty cocktails.

"Obviously there have been and may well be further restrictions in the on-trade, but we've had a strong year for Smokehead under tough conditions. We're delighted to see such an eager and enthusiastic response to Smokehead from the trade and will continue to support our partners where we possibly can."

Fancy trying one of Smokehead's Freakishly Tasty Halloween cocktails? Find the recipes below:

Killer Kimchi


  • 50ml Smokehead Original

  • 1 tbsp kimchi, finely chopped

  • 4-5 dashes jalapeno tobacco

  • 4-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • Dash of smoked paprika

  • Tomato juice


Combine all ingredients and drop in ice. Top up with the tomato juice. Use half a celery stick, some chives, cherry tomato and a red chilli sliced in half to garnish.

Don't Bite, Snow White


  • 50ml Smokehead High Voltage

  • 25ml apple liqueur

  • 25ml cranberry juice

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • Cider


Combine all ingredients and muddle. Top up with cider and add plenty of ice. Garnish with fresh green apple.

The Frankenshake


  • 50ml Smokehead Original

  • 25ml coffee liqueur

  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream

  • 6-7 drops doughnut reduction


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Stir, mix, drop in the ice and top with whipped cream, sweets and chocolate sauce.
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