Monster Smash Cocktail Recipe

Keep Halloween party guests in stitches with this berry scary take on the classic bourbon smash. It’s sure to get your party started!

Alter the classic bourbon smash with muddled fresh blackberries to create a different kind of cocktail creature.  For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.

Monster Smash Cocktail

Give the classic bourbon smash a Halloween twist with muddled fresh blackberries and spooky cocktail picks. For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Give the classic bourbon smash a Halloween twist with muddled fresh blackberries and spooky cocktail picks. For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.

Related To:

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. green candy melting wafers, melted
  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. seltzer
  • YIELD: 1 serving

Instructions

Monster Up the Glass

Place the melted candy in a disposable piping bag or in a zip top bag with a tiny hole snipped in one corner. Pipe candy ‘stitches’ around the rim of an old fashioned glass and allow it to stand until firm, about 10 minutes.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Mix Cocktail

Muddle 3 fresh blackberries in the bottom of the glass, and pour in the bourbon, lime juice and syrup. Stir briefly. Fill the glass with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with two fresh blackberries on a cocktail pick.

Alter the classic bourbon smash with muddled fresh blackberries to create a different kind of cocktail creature.  For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.

Monster Smash Cocktail

Alter the classic bourbon smash with muddled fresh blackberries to create a different kind of cocktail creature. For special effect, pipe monster stitches onto each glass using melted candy.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Next Up

Dia de los Muertos Mule Cocktail

The traditional Moscow Mule gets a spicy twist using tequila and a pinch of ancho chile powder. Plain mini sugar skulls can be purchased online, then decorated at home with our instructions.

Halloween Treat: Healthy Monster Apples

Turn tart apples, dried fruit and nuts or seeds into healthy treats for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Halloween Treat Recipe: Lucky Black Cats

Made from salty pretzels and creamy chocolate, there's nothing to fear from these delicious Halloween black cats.

DIY Halloween Outdoor Decor That Will Have "All Eyes on Boo"

Create some Halloween curb appeal with a mischevious monster door. Inexpensive card stock, crepe paper and tape are a budget-friendly way to deck out your home before Halloween guests or trick-or-treaters arrive.

40+ Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Order Online

Are the holidays sneaking up on you? We've got you covered for the first one to hit the scene — Halloween — with costumes you can get delivered to your home in a matter of days.

10 Fun Ways to Treat Your Favorite Pup This Halloween

Halloween isn't just for humans! Show your four-legged best friend some love with these festive dog treats, toys, accessories and costumes.

20 Best Halloween Countdown Calendars

The countdown to Halloween is on! Start a fun new tradition with these festive calendars.

Halloween Party Magic: Make a Wicked Wine Cauldron + Ghostly Garnishes

Channel your inner spellcaster to magic up a wine-dispensing cauldron along with tastefully terrifying (and delicious!) liqueur-soaked fruit garnishes.

How to Make Halloween Tombstones From Upcycled Styrofoam

Upgrade your outdoor Halloween decor and create a creepy graveyard scene with this easy-to-make Styrofoam tombstone complete with custom epitaphs.

The 56 Best Halloween Costumes You Can Order Online

Check out these cute costume ideas for the whole family.

More from:

Halloween Ideas

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.