On the Sauce: Drunk-o'-Lantern

Tailor this Halloween batch cocktail to fit your desired level of inebriation.

click to enlarge On the Sauce: Drunk-o'-Lantern
Chris Fasick

In case you missed it, we prepped for the impending holiday last week with a bloody good drink (heh) that's equal parts delicious and creepy. Bloody Scary was supposed to be it for On the Sauce's Halloween cocktails — I was ready to move on. But then something happened.

Tequila happened.

So what better way to get Halloween #lit on than with a batch tequila drink? Especially since you're not gonna want to be behind the bar mixing cocktails all night. Whipping up this one ahead of time is as easy as it gets, and you can even tailor it to fit your desired level of inebriation.

I came up with Drunk-o'-Lantern when I was buzzed the other night, mixing together this and that. The result of whatever I'd made — and I really don't remember — looked super creepy, and here we are. Booze: where brilliance comes from.

We're using tequila, because, well, tequila is good times. While the recipe works equally as well with vodka if that's what you have handy, you will want to pick up some straws. 1) I can't be held responsible for any tequila-induced spillage the cocktail may cause, and 2) it's hard to enjoy without one.

click to enlarge On the Sauce: Drunk-o'-Lantern
Chris Fasick


Makes 1 batch

2-3 cups tequila (depends on how lit you're trying to get)

2 cups orange juice

1-1 1/2 cups lime juice, about 8 to 10 limes

1 cup triple sec

Pomegranate juice, to top

Add all ingredients, excluding pomegranate juice, to a large pitcher. Stir until well-incorporated.

Pack crushed ice into a Collins glass (don't be afraid to stuff it). Strain in cocktail, then top with more ice to create a snow cone effect. Slowly pour pomegranate juice over cocktail, to top.

Connect with CL columnist Chris Fasick on Twitter, or email him at [email protected] if there's a cocktail or recipe you'd like featured.

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