Treats for Adults

Snickers bars are sweet and all, but the sweetest goodies for adults come shaken, stirred and poured. Long Island bartenders know all the tricks to making a treat of a cocktail. In honor of Halloween, we asked three of Long Island’s top bartenders nominated for Pulse’s Cocktail Rumble at Island Tasting Nov. 9 to spill their favorite seasonal cocktails.

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Xen’s Apple Pie Sangria
Jay Ozdemir, Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge


Apples tend to get the shaft once October rolls around and pumpkin craziness takes hold. But Jay Ozdemir of Sprio’s Restaurant & Lounge is never one to leave a stone unturned when it comes to mixing a creative cocktail that tastes as good as it looks on Instgram. Get the recipe

The Pumpkin Patch
Dave Marzano, Pentimento


This Stony Brook eatery is a small haunt known for seasonal Italian dishes and cocktails. Dave Marzano’s Pumpkin Patch blends spices and bitter for a cocktail that warms the soul on a dark and stormy night. Get the recipe

Pumpkin Martini
Samantha Supinger, Mirabelle Tavern


Mirabelle Tavern’s casual upscale vibe, complete with dimmed lights and live music, make it a favorite happy hour spot for local businessmen and women. Samantha Supinger is raising a glass to fall with this pumpkin martini recipe that makes a PSL look like child’s play. Get the recipe

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.