Saturday, September 13

Wanted: Halloween Inspired Cocktails 2014

2012 winning entry
Think you (or your mixologist) has the best recipe for a cocktail inspired by Halloween? Selected Halloween-inspired cocktails will be featured in Gotta Go, giving readers the Top 10 best entries to enjoy and create with the 3rd annual Top 10 Best Halloween Cocktails 2014.

All recipes, images and contact information for the submission need to be in via email to or, by Friday, October 17, 2014. Posting will occur the week of October 26. This will be a fun way for readers to enjoy cocktails made with great products and inspired by a ghoulish holiday.

All entries must include images of the cocktail and all of the below information (template below). Please remember to send a 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.

Those chosen will be featured on 

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

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? 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!

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.

***Special Note***
Several cocktails were disqualified in past 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.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks,and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as the Travel & Leisure Adviser on FOX59 Morning News Show. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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