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The Hang On Spooky

The Hang On Spooky

Joel Grimes '08 shows fellow Buckeyes how to make a Halloween cocktail to get you in the spooky spirit.

To kick off Halloween week, Joel Grimes '08 created the Hang on Spooky, a boo-tiful bourbon-based cocktail that really puts the 'treat' in trick-or-treat. Joel, Construction Superintendent at Habitat for Humanity MidOhio, has a passion for mixology and experimenting with flavor profiles to make the perfect drink.



  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • ¼ oz. raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 5 blackberries
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 egg white
  • A few dashes of Absinthe
  • A few dashes of bitters


  • Add an Absinthe 'rinse' to a coupe glass and then chill glass in the freezer
  • In a shaker, add the blackberries, lime wedge, simple syrup, raspberry liqueur and ½ oz. lime juice, then muddle
  • Add the bourbon, ice and shake until frosty
  • Strain into your chilled glass
  • For the foam, add the egg white, ½ oz. lime juice and a few dashes of Absinthe to a clean shaker, then shake without ice until it turns into a foam (the acidity from the lime will cook the egg white)
  • Top your drink with the foam and finish with a few dashes of bitters
  • Enjoy responsibly!

NOTE: To make it a mocktail, substitute the bourbon and liqueur for ginger ale and omit the Absinthe.