Trick or Treat for these Sweet Cocktails

By Nikola Polack | October 31, 2019 | Food & Drink

Just because you’re not a kid, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween. Celebrate the solstice of spooky season at these city bars—they’re serving up sweet treats in the form of cocktails.

Ruby Slippers at Harp and Crown


You don’t have to dress up as Dorothy this Halloween to have your very own ruby slippers. Head to Harp and Crown for a bubbly taste of vodka, elderflower and strawberry topped off with Champagne. 1525 Sansom St., 215.330.2800,

Iconic Chocolate Martini at Max Brenner

Calling all chocoholics: Max Brenner’s Iconic Chocolate Martini is here to settle your cravings. Made with a base of créme de cacao, vanilla vodka, and melted chocolate, it’s sure to fix all of your candy bar cravings. Finish it off with a chocolate fondue drizzle and a dash of cocoa powder—plus, a chocolate and hazelnut-dipped strawberry to bite into. 1500 Walnut St., 215.344.8150,

Nightmare on Mark Street at Sonesta ArtBar


Nightmare on Elm Street may have scared you straight as a kid, but the Sonesta ArtBar’s version will concoct better memories. As spooky as delicious, the Nightmare on Mark Street is made with rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and sprite. Visually, it mirrors lime green slime. The simple syrup “blood” and added gummy worms make this scary, sweet treat a must-try this Halloween. 16 S. 18th St., 215.825.6703,

The Twizzle at Continental Midtown

If you grew up loving this sweet red licorice treat, Continental Midtown’s The Twizzle may be the candy cocktail for you. Inspired by chewy twists, the boozy bevvie features a citrus vodka base with strawberry and lemon flavors. To add to the appeal, the drink is then topped off with a Twizzler twist garnish. 1801 Chestnut St., 215.567.1800,

Kenz O’Lantern at Philadelphia Brewing Company

If you’re looking for your candy on the side, take a trip to Philadelphia Brewing Company and try out their newest Halloween-themed beer. A dark ale that tastes just like pumpkin pie, the Kenz O’Lantern is served with a shot glass of candy corn. 2440 Frankford Ave., 215.4272739,

Photography by: Photos by: Neil Santos; courtesy of Sonesta