Wednesday, October 2

Wanted: Halloween-inspired Cocktails 2013

Think you (or your mixologist) has the best recipe for a cocktail inspired by Halloween? I will feature Halloween-inspired cocktails in Gotta Go, giving readers the Top Ten best entries to enjoy and create in the 2nd annual Top 10 Best Halloween Cocktails 2013.

All recipes, images and contact information for the submission need to be in via email to or, by Friday, October 25, 2013. Posting will occur the week of October 28. This will be a fun way for readers to enjoy cocktails made with great products and inspired by a romantic holiday.

All entries must include images for the cocktail and all of the below information. Please remember to send the Twitter handle/link and website link. This helps the readers go immediately to you and check out how wonderful your company, bar, restaurant, et al, is and follow you on Twitter.

No stress, just fun!

Those chosen will be featured on 

E-mail submissions only are required, no physical attendance needed for this one.

Product samples for testing can be shipped to:

Gotta Go
2960 S. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Attn: Elizabeth/Halloween2013

Include (in order and completely) the following information:
1) Cocktail's themed name

2) Bar/company/restaurant/mixologist/winery name and location

3) Website and Twitter handle so readers can check you out!

4) Recipe, including measurements, garnish and glassware

**Don't forget** 5) Inspiration for drink-obviously Halloween, but what exactly inspired you to make this particular drink?

6) Image-Please make sure it is a good quality.

This is open to anyone within the spirits/wine/beer company/restaurant realm including mixologists, bars, fine dining, bartenders, sommeliers, hotels, companies, spirit entrepreneurs, et cetera. The idea is to feature cocktails inspired by Halloween and all the scary, fun, ghoulish feelings about the holiday. Let your imagination run wild with this can go many directions: Candy, apples, Jack-o-lanterns, costumes, movies, songs, vampires get the idea!

***Special Note***
Several cocktails were disqualified for the last Top 10 cocktail lists due to the drink name and/or inspiration missing or not applicable to the theme. Let's see your best THEMED drink! Sending in a cocktail with a non-themed name and/or inspiration will, unfortunately, be disqualified.

(Ex. sending a chocolate martini with the brand as the name or stating it is inspired by your love of Halloween isn't an inspired-by drink. However, a chocolate martini with a ghost-shape floating in it ~ named and inspired by Godiva, as in "Godiva Ghosts" ~ would work....)

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style, WISH8 (CBS). Gotta Go is published on,, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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