The Grave Digger. – Half Baked Harvest

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Bringing together all the spooky haunted graveyard vibes with The Grave Digger cocktail. Smoky mezcal (or tequila) mixed with a splash of orange liquor, spiced apple cider, a touch of citrusy lemon, bitters, and spicy ginger beer. This Halloween cocktail is the perfect warming October cocktail to sip on with friends and family this month. Finish this smoky libation off with smoking rosemary for an extra eerie touch.

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Happy to be back for yet another HBH spooky Cocktail Saturday recipe! I LOVE these posts so much. And I LOVE this Grave Digger cocktail. It includes many of the ingredients I enjoy most in fall, with the addition of smoky mezcal. Not too sweet, perfectly spiced, and just a touch bit smoky.

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The very quick details…

First, find your favorite bottle of smoky mezcal. Or if you don’t enjoy mezcal, use your favorite silver tequila. But know that the mezcal is what gives this drink its smokiness.

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Now, add a splash of orange liquor, spiced cider, a little lemon, and a dash of bitters. Shake, and strain into glasses, then top off with ginger beer.

Simple…but so spookishly good.

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To make this extra eerie, add a sprig of rosemary and light it on fire. It adds to the ambiance of this mysterious drink and infuses it with a touch of rosemary too.

Have a grave yard smash of a Saturday and enjoy!

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Looking for other spooky cocktail recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Nightmare on Bourbon Street

“I put a Spell on You” Poison Apple Martini

The Black Widow Smash

The Deathly Hallows Cocktail

Lastly, if you make the Grave Digger, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings: 1 drink

Calories Per Serving: 213 kcal

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  • 1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.2. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, lemon juice, Cointreau, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and a rosemary sprig.3. If desired light the rosemary on fire for a smoky effect.

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