Death Has Come To Your Little Town, Sheriff


The time is upon us! As previously mentioned, I love fall. October is probably my favourite time of the year and I spent this one visiting haunted houses around BC and Washington, eating and drinking anything themed and seasonal, and of course watching a HUGE list of necessary and festive movies.

If there is one film you simply must watch every October, it’s John Carpenter’s seminal 1978  horror classic “Halloween.” And now you can pair it with the perfect cocktail – the “Haddonfield.”

Named after the fictional town in Illinois where Michael Myers causes not one but two (and later many, many more) bloodbaths, this drink tastes like it should – strong, smokey, and full of fall flavours.

This one is an unusual blend of two spirits – Booker’s high-proof bourbon and Agave de Cortes aged mezcal – with Ferrand Dry Curaçao, local stoneground apple cider from Vista Doro winery, and some of my home-made apple bitters.  It’s a dangerous beast, and there is no better to drink to have on a night like tonight. It’s currently featured on our fall menu – but only for so long as we’ve snatched up the only remaining bottles of this particular mezcal left in the province.


If you’re looking for some other fun fall and cocktail ideas, here’s an old list including some classics, some originals from bartenders around town, and some of the worst the internet had to offer for good measure:

Cheers and Happy Halloween!