This Halloween, trade the candy for something more exciting: a spooky-themed cocktail. Better yet, turn your night into a bar crawl and dub it adult trick-or-treating.
Begin your haunt at Riverfront with Al Lado ’s Sinister Sangría. This slightly spicy cocktail is easy to drink thanks to muddled orange and green apple, hibiscus, habanero-infused tequila, red wine, and blood orange purée.
Then, make your way to Colt & Gray  on Platte Street for a Satan’s Whiskers. Sip the devilish mix of gin, sweet and dry vermouth, orange juice, Cointreau, and house-made orange bitters. (Meanwhile, ogle the conversation-starting collection of drink mixers, such as "unicorn tears.")
Finish up the evening at Linger , an obvious choice since the property previously housed part of the Olinger Mortuary. Order the appropriately named Corpse Reviver #2 (pictured). Strong but subtle, this blend of gin, Lillet Blanc, Combier d’Orange, and lemon juice gets its ghostly glow from absinthe.
Bonus: You can park once and access all three of these locations using 15thStreet and the pedestrian bridge.
Al Lado, 1610 Little Raven St., 303-572-3000
Colt & Gray, 1553 Platte St., 303-477-1447
Linger, 2030 W. 30th Ave., 303-993-3120
—Photo courtesy of John Tagle
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