The Devil Wore Green

The King of Soho wears blue, red and purple – Halloween Cocktails 2023

Take a walk on the wild side with these original Halloween recipes from The King of Soho, the London-based gin and vodka brand.

The brand was founded by the two owners, Alex Robson and Howard Raymond. It is a celebration of the Soho legacy of Howard’s iconic father, Paul Raymond – the original ‘King of Soho’. Bottled in jewel-coloured bottles, these spirits are just the thing to get into the spirit of Halloween.

Buy The King of Soho spirits at Ocado, Amazon and other good online spirits retailers, then try these spookily delicious cocktails – the Heads Up; The Devil Wore Green; The King’s Spice; and Vampire’s Ruby Elixir.


Heads Up King of Soho London Dry Gin

50ml The King of Soho London Dry Gin or Variorum Pink Gin

20ml Lime Juice

100ml Pressed Apple Juice

15ml Vanilla Syrup

8 Raspberries

50 ml Cream Soda or Plain Soda Water

Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a shaker, add the other ingredients EXCEPT soda and shake well with ice.  Add soda and strain into a suitably creepy looking vessel filled with crushed ice.

Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of mint.




The Devil Wore Green King of Soho Variorum Gin

35ml King of Soho Variorum Gin

25ml Midori Green Melon Liqueur

30ml Clear Apple Juice

Egg white

10ml Lemon Juice

Shake all the ingredients well with lots of ice and strain into a small cocktail glass.




The Kings Spice King of Soho London Dry Gin

30ml King of Soho London Dry Gin

25ml Campari

1 tsp Cinnamon Syrup

20ml freshly squeezed Orange Juice 

Stir in a glass with cubed ice.  Add a large orange twist.





Vampires Ruby Elixir King of Soho London Dry Gin

50ml King of Soho Copacetic Vodka

75ml Fruity red wine

2 teaspoons Chocolate syrup

50ml Cola

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir briskly for 30 seconds.  Strain into a goblet without ice.




There are currently three premium spirits in the range (prices are for a 70cl bottle):

  • The King of Soho London Dry Gin RRP £34.95
  • The King of Soho Variorum Pink Gin RRP £33.95
  • The King of Soho Copacetic Vodka RRP £34.50

The gins are also available in miniatures.