Royal Haunt Cocktail Recipe

The Royal Haunt Cocktail is a play on the classic Manhattan with a haunted Halloween twist. Cassis liqueur is used to add a bit of royal, or blood, color. A few dashes of walnut bitters round out the flavor profile for a simple and well-balanced cocktail.

If you’re looking for more spooky cocktails to shake up your Halloween get-together, try the Hocus Pocus and Corpse Reviver No. 2 with London Dry Gin.

Royal haunt cocktail recipe for halloween

Ingredient Breakdown

Cassis Liquor – Cassis liqueur, or Créme de Cassis, a bittersweet liqueur with a dark berry flavor made of black currants. The award-winning Montbisou Cassis Blackcurrant Liqueur made in Saintonge, France uses the very best black currants.

Black Walnut Bitters – Rich and nutty bitters with hints of allspice that add subtle smoothness and depth to your cocktails.

Royal haunt cocktail recipe for halloween

Royal Haunt Cocktail

Michael Kahn
The cassis liqueur is used to add a bit of royal or blood color, with walnut bitters rounding out the flavor profile for a well-balanced cocktail.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 241 kcal


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Cassis Liquor Montbisou preferred
  • 3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry Luxardo
  • 1 cube Dry ice For garnish


  • Place maraschino cherry at the bottom of your serving glass.
  • Add Bourbon and Cassis to a shaker.
  • Add 4-6 cubes of ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a coupe glass and add a small dry ice cube for garnish and effect. Serve.


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Black Walnut Bitters, Bourbon, Cassis, Dry Ice, Halloween
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