A Wicked Thing Cocktail Recipe

Dare to serve A Wicked Thing Cocktail to your bourbon-loving and tequila aficionado friends this Halloween. It may seem like an odd alcohol pairing, but their eyes will light up with delight after the first sip. This is the perfect beverage to get the party started at your spooky yet sophisticated party.

If you’re looking for more cocktails to serve at your upcoming Halloween hang-out, try the Royal Haunt and Fallen Diablo!

A wicked thing cocktail recipe

This cocktail was originally inspired by the Goth Bar inside Clifton’s Republic’s Cathedral Grove, where the cocktail Something Wicked originated. The original is served over ice with a flamed orange peel and made with Clyde Mays, El Silencio Mezcal, angostura, and mole bitters. Choose a tequila with strong vanilla notes to pair with your bourbon. Anything else will throw off the balance of the drink.

Ingredient Breakdown

Mole bitters/Aztec chocolate – Some mole bitters are sweeter than others, but typically you’ll find a blend of sweet or dark cocoa notes and warm spices.

Angostura bitters – A classic concentrated alcoholic mixture of herbs and spices used to flavor cocktails.

A Wicked Thing Cocktail

Michael Kahn
This is the perfect beverage to get the party started at your spooky yet sophisticated party. The original version of A Wicked Thing is served over ice with a flamed orange peel. For a great bourbon-tequila pairing, choose a tequila with strong vanilla notes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 225 kcal



  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Añejo or Reposado
  • 3 dashes Mole bitters Also labeled as Aztec chocolate
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 peel Orange For garnish


  • Add bourbon and tequila to a shaker. Add 4-6 cubes of ice.
    1 1/2 oz Bourbon, 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • Stir and strain into a double old fashioned glass.
  • Add dashes of bitters.
    3 dashes Mole bitters, 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Briefly flambe the orange peel and drape over top of ice cube. Serve. Cheers!
    1 peel Orange


If you prefer a more bourbon forward cocktail, change the proportions to 2 oz bourbon to 1 oz tequila.


Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bourbon, tequila
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