Wake The Dead Cocktail

Wake The Dead Cocktail

It’s your Halloween party and the ghosts and ghouls have come to your dark abode for a drink and to admire each others’ spooky costumes. Here’s how to get the party started – with the Wake The Dead cocktail. It’s flavorful and carries the zesty bite of lemon juice and gin, balanced with simple syrup and Grand Marnier to add to its citrus y appeal.
Course Drinks
Servings 2


  • 4 ounces Gin
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Sauvignon Blanc
  • Splash absinthe
  • 4 maraschino cherries


  • Measure the gin, Grand Marnier, absinthe, Sauvignon Blanc, and simple syrup into a large cocktail shaker.
  • Juice the lemon, and add the freshly squeezed juice to the mixture.
  • Add some ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Strain and pour into two coupe glasses.
  • Skewer two maraschino cherries on a cocktail stick – and don’t rinse them of their syrup. The red liquid will leave a spooky and bloody trail in the drink as it drips into the drink.
Keyword Lemons
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