As we enter into this spooky time of year, we are all likely to change up our cocktails and drink wishes to something a bit more thematic, fun and thrilling! In this edition of Top Six in the 6ix we showcase 6 various types of spirits that you should try. Besides, switching up your regular cocktails with something a bit more dark, more crazy and more fun is always in style!
Here’s 6 Must-Have Spirits available at the LCBO for Halloween:
Hailing from the Ukraine, this vodka tastes great and is a new one for you to add to your vodka collection. For some real fun add some edible black sparkle glitter powder to your cocktails to make it super thematic!
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is on sale now until November 8th and is one you have to absolutely try! Infused with green tea and combined with Asian and local Irish botanicals this gin is distilled by hand in a copper pot still to create this distinctive spirit. It’s quite an interesting style and something to try out!
We might not be able to travel anywhere, but we can always pretend by opening up our liquid passport and pouring a great rum from the blue waters of Barbados. A wonderful distillery in the islands, this rum is simply delicious for a premium twist on a rum and coke.
This time of year is the perfect time for Mezcal! A smokey version of tequila, you can switch up your favourite tequila cocktails with Mezcal for a thematic adventure. This is also another great use for edible sparkle glitter!
In the wine trade, Fernet Branca is the shot of choice. Minty fresh and dark this liqueur is often served chilled as an upgraded shot after dinner to ease the tummy. If you’ve never had it it’s worth a shot (like how we was punny there)
Kahlua is quintessential this time of year and onwards into the holidays. Perfect with your afternoon coffee fireside, or while watching a scary movie, Kahlua is the perfect bottle to have on hand during these chilling months.
Whether you’re celiac, on a gluten-free diet, or simply just looking to try something different, this exceptional expression of Crystal Head made from blue agave grown in Mexico’s Jalisco region, and pure Newfoundland water is right for you. It’s double-distilled in pot stills, resulting in an ultra-smooth spirit that drinks like vodka, but with the complex herbal and earthy nuances of agave providing a unique vodka experience. A must-have for any Halloween lover–or even if you can appreciate not only the quality of this spirit, but it’s looks too. 😉