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

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 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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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