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Get into the Seasonal Fall Spirit with Halloween Inspired Liquors, Cocktails and Recipes!

Get into the Seasonal Fall Spirit with Halloween Inspired Liquors, Cocktails and Recipes!

Ah, the haunting aroma of falling leaves and the anticipation of Halloween shrouded in the crisp autumn air. This season, we at Seneca Wine & Liquor in New Hartford have crafted a spine-chilling guide to ensure your celebrations are both festive and flavorsome. Dive deep into our selection of fall-themed liquors and bewitching cocktail concoctions that promise to warm your bones and stir your spirit.

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pumpkin Spice Cream

Dive into the perfect potion where lattes meet muffins, a concoction that brings pumpkin and cinnamon to life with an electrifying moonshine kick. Topped off with a luscious cream finish, this drink invites you to both savor and sip your dessert.

Food Pairing: Best enjoyed with a plate of freshly baked gingerbread cookies or cinnamon-spiced apple pie.

Southern Tier Distilling Company Pumking Whiskey

Awarded a SIP Awards Innovation Award, this whiskey whispers tales of pie spice, buttery cream, and a freshly baked crust. The culmination of sweet and rich whiskey notes ensures a regal experience every sip of the way.

Food Pairing: Complements roasted almond bites or dark chocolate truffles seamlessly.

Evan Williams Spiced Cider

The quintessential American blend of apple cider liqueur intertwined with Bourbon, this drink is autumn in a bottle. With flavors reminiscent of warm baked apples and nutmeg when heated, it's a delight to the senses.

Food Pairing: A delightful accompaniment to brie cheese on toast or maple-glazed roasted pecans.

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel

A luscious liaison of vodka infused with caramel, graced by a pinch of salt. The saccharine essence of this vodka promises a decadent addition to any cocktail.

Food Pairing: Elevate your experience with salted caramel brownies or a slice of buttery pound cake.

Experience the magic of fall with our curated cocktail creations:

🍹 King & Cola

A royal blend of Southern Tier Pumking Whiskey with classic cola.


☕ Everything Nice

Ole Smoky Pumpkin Spice Cream Moonshine meets coffee, iced or hot, garnished to perfection.

🎃 Non-Alcoholic Versions of Our Favorites 🎃

Curious about non-alcoholic options to serve all of your party goers? We've got them covered as well:

Royal Cola Delight

An alcohol-free take on the King & Cola.

  • 4oz Cola
  • 2oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup (available at most gourmet stores)
  • Ice
  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Add the pumpkin spice syrup followed by the cola.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice.

Evening Bliss

A caffeine kick without the alcohol, inspired by Everything Nice.

  • 3 oz Coffee (Hot or Iced)
  • 2 oz Pumpkin Creamer (store-bought or homemade)
  • Whipped Cream for garnish
  • Chocolate sauce for garnish

  1. Pour the pumpkin creamer into your choice of coffee.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

🍂 Planning the Perfect Fall Party with Tips & Tricks 🍂

Autumn is more than just a season; it's an experience, and your party should be no different. Hosting an unforgettable autumn soirée requires a blend of the right ambiance, food, and some crafty tricks to engage your guests. Here's a comprehensive guide to ensure you've got all the bases covered:

Ambiance and Decor

  • Palette: Begin by selecting a warm autumnal color palette. Burnt oranges, deep burgundies, and earthy browns should dominate your decor, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
  • Lighting: The right lighting can make or break the mood. Soft string lights or candles in colored glass containers can cast a gentle, spooky glow, adding mystery to your evening.
  • Table Setting: Embrace the rustic charm of the season. Consider wood table settings scattered with autumn leaves and mini pumpkins as centerpieces.
  • Mood Music: Start the evening with slow, haunting tunes to set the ambiance. As the night matures, transition to classic Halloween hits like "Thriller" and "Monster Mash" to get everyone in the groove.

Food & Drink

  • Snacks: Your snack table should be a reflection of the season. Offer an assortment of thematic snacks such as pumpkin hummus, caramel apple slices, and roasted spiced nuts.
  • Main Course: Go warm and hearty. Delight your guests with dishes like pumpkin soup served in hollowed-out mini pumpkins, roasted turkey or chicken with cranberry sauce, and a rich beef stew.
  • Desserts: While we've suggested specific pairings with the liquors, broaden your dessert horizon. Think pumpkin cheesecake, candy corn cupcakes, and apple cider donuts for a sweet ending to your meal.

Party Tips and Tricks

  • Invitations: Your invitation sets the tone. Opt for rustic designs with elements of golden leaves, pumpkins, or even a haunted mansion. If you're going digital, animated elements, like floating ghosts or falling leaves, can add a touch of whimsy.
  • Dress Code: Encourage a playful mood by suggesting guests wear their Halloween best or outfits that adhere to an autumnal color palette. Elevate the fun with a costume contest.
  • Party Games: Bring back the traditional charm with games like bobbing for apples. If you're looking to add a contemporary twist, how about a Halloween trivia quiz or a mystery box challenge?
  • DIY Drink Stations: Empower your guests to become their own mixologists. Set up a drink station complete with ingredients, garnishes, and recipe cards for the highlighted cocktails.
  • Photobooth: In this digital age, memories are best captured and shared instantly. Design a photobooth corner stocked with props and a camera. Sharing these candid moments on social media can be the cherry on top for your well-planned soirée.


This Halloween, don't just host a party; craft an immersive experience. Discover these products and more both online at www.shopsenecawine.com and in-store at Seneca Wine & Liquor located at 8630 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413. For more information or help with additional selections, please reach out at (315) 724-8672. 
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