Skeleton Key

The Skeletons Key cocktail is a lively, hot, and surprisingly intriguing cocktail. This skeleton key is simple to construct and is ideal for any Halloween party.   Additionally, the dish’s name, which suggests the hue of a rusted skeleton key, and its odd combination of ingredients, make it appropriate for serving at Halloween-themed events. This drink’s creation is credited to a bartender who worked at Detroit’s Roast, a restaurant owned by Michael Symon. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Skeleton Key


  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • .75 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3-5 oz Ginger Beer
  • 8 Dashes of Bitters


  • Add ice to a highball glass
  • Add all of the ingredients to the glass
  • Stir gently.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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