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A red cocktail in a skeleton glass on a mirrored tray with a black background.

Hades Snare Gin Halloween Cocktail

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  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Halloween Cocktail
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American


This classy and red Hades and Persephone-themed Halloween cocktail combines spiced pomegranate juicegin, and tonic water. It's essentially a spiced pomegranate gin and tonic decked out for the spooky season! Heads up: drink only if you want to be tied to the underworld forever!


Units Scale

For the spiced pomegranate juice:

  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise

For the cocktail:

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces spiced pomegranate juice
  • 4-5 ounces tonic water


  1. Make the spiced pomegranate juice by combining the juice, cinnamon, star anise, sugar, and orange zest in a pot and cooking for 10 minutes. Let cool, then strain.
  2. Fill a glass with ice, add the gin and the juice, then top with tonic water.
  3. Stir the drink, then garnish with pomegranate or orange.


  • Don't boil the pomegranate juice but gently cook until the sugar has dissolved and the cinnamon and been infused.
  • You could also garnish with cinnamon sticks 
  • You could use ground cinnamon instead of sticks but I would just use about 1 tsp.