Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe

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Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe

Whether you’re having a Halloween party or a dance, this Skeleton Key is easy to mix up. The taste of this unique drink is appealing on many levels. A combination of bourbon whiskey and elderflower liqueur sets the tone for this cocktail. A hint of spice is provided by ginger beer, and the bite of bitters brings this cocktail into the spooktacular territory. It’s a drink you can take in two ways. It’s best to drink the bitters without a straw to get the full flavor of the bitters. Nevertheless, this would probably be too bold for the vast majority of tastes, so using a straw would be best. Even after it is diluted, you can still taste the bitters every so often. But you should also taste the bitters topping.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe is 251 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • Collins Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/4 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 to 5 ounces ginger beer
  • 8 dashes bitters

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • In a collins glass filled with ice, combine the bourbon, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.
  • Garnish with ginger beer.
  • Serve with bitters as a garnish.
  • Serve with bitters as a garnish.

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