Yes, All Hallow’s Eve is back and even though you might not know why you celebrate Halloween, it’s a great excuse to dress up and get your drink on.
AT A CLUB: CÉ LA VI
They provide the location, London’s Cirque Le Soir provides the entertainment. The collaborative event on 28 October at CE LA VI sees sword swallowers, IT-like clowns, contortionists and exotic dancers adding to the circus-like vibe of the club. No costume is required (but definitely recommended) as they’ve organised an on-site Halloween makeover booth. Still it’s worth making a bit of effort, best dressed takes home a magnum of R de Ruinart Brut champagne – reason enough to throw on a half-decent costume.
28 Oct, 10pm-Late. From $48 (inclusive of one premium housepour)
AT A THEME PARK: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 7
This event leads little introduction – you will scream, and you’re going to enjoy every blood curling moment of it. This year the theme of Halloween Horror Nights is modelled after seven modern incarnations of deadly sins: Cruelty, Deception, Malice, Manipulation, Narcissism, Perversion and Obsession. We won’t give away too many details (cause where’s the fun in that), just know the scare fest will be spread across five haunted houses, two shows and two scare zones. Also, there’s a new zombie-themed laser tag experience (teambuilding anyone?) incorporating brainwave technology – where we’re guessing you’re paying to be “shocked”? Definitely not one for the weak hearted.
Till 29 Oct (weekends only), from 7.30pm. From $68
AT A GYM: BOOTCAMP IN THE BLOOD MANSION: BIRTHDAY CARNIVAL OF IAN LARK
One for the fitness-obssessed, spend Halloween sweating it out to the ghoulish theme of a birthday carnival for six-year-old, Ian, who’s tortured and tormented by his parents. Theme aside, the 90-minute bootcamp Halloween event will have you doing spider crawls, push-ups, deadlifts, and all manner of heart-raising cardio as you explore the Blood Mansion to track down little Ian. Refuel post bootcamp st the Tier Bar where they’ve organise a complimentary drink for all attendees.
28 October, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. From $48 (inclusive of a drink)
AT HOME: COINTREAU’S HORROR INSPIRED TIPPLES
Who needs a horror house when your home is scary enough. Rather than fight the power (human or otherwise), we say embrace it with these easy-to-concoct cocktails. Using Cointreau as a base and iconic horror movies like The Ring, Annabelle, Scream, IT as inspiration, these tipples will get you (and your guests) in the mood.
We’ve selected bartender Mohd Irwan (from Summerlong) milkshake-like cocktail, inspired by Stephen King’s IT.
40 ml Cointreau Noir
1 3⁄4 Cups Yogurt Ice Cream
2 tsp Basil Seeds
15ml Grenadine Syrup
1 cup of Ice
1. Soak basil seeds in grenadine syrup and water
2. Pour honey, yogurt ice cream, milk, Cointreau Noir and ice into a separate container
3. Blend Cointreau Noir mixture until liquid is runny.
4. Add in lemon zest
5. Pour into glass
6. Add 1 teaspoon of basil seed mixture in glass and stir well
7. Top it up with whipped cream and serve