Making Cocktails For The Sanderson Sisters


Let's ask the age old question, What would the Sanderson sisters order at a bar? 

In 2019 I did a post on some Halloween Cocktails which was really fun, so this year I thought I'd do something similar but with more of a theme! Hocus Pocus is the ultimate witchy family movie so let's make it adulted. I have a drink for each sister (one being a mocktail and one that's easily made alcohol free for those of us who drive), so let's get into the recipes. 

Mary Sanderson - CranMary Bliss

Personally, I think Mary Sanderson would order a mocktail unless she was making an exception for a frozen Pina Colada. So I was aiming for something sweet but Autumnal. Thus the CranMary! 


  • 4oz Strawberry flavored Seltzer 
  • 2oz Cranberry Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine
  • Rosemary Twig 
Pour your wet ingredients over ice, shake well, and pur into a tall glass. Add a sprig of rosemary to give it a stir and a Fall-like herby taste. I know the herb element seems odd, but it truly adds to the drink. 

Sarah Sanderson - Lavender Mojito 

Sarah is romantic while being sharp, so I think this is the perfect drink to match her style. Though I'm calling this a mojito, it's really adaptable dependent on your taste. I used gin for this one, but white rum or vodka works great too. Same goes for the seltzer, I personally favor tonic water, but I know that's not to everyone's taste so I'm going to veto that for the point of this recipe. 

  • Club Soda
  • 2oz gin (or white rum)
  • 4 springs of Mint
  • 1/2 oz simple Syrup
  • Lavender Bitters (to taste)

Muddle some mint with a few dashes of the lavender bitters before adding the soda, gin, and simple syrup. Pour into a stemless wine glass, add plenty of ice, and enjoy! 

Winifred Sanderson - Nutty Brandy

This is the most basic of these cocktails but it definitely screams Winnie. The sweet mixed with the woodiness of the brandy makes for the most well rounded spirit forward cocktail. I imagine she'd like something strong with a feminine twist. 

  • 3oz Brandy
  • 3oz Disaronno 
  • Glazier cherries (and a splash of juice)

 Mix together the two liquors, add a splash of the cherry juice from the jar, load up your drink of cherries. Add a single ice cube and enjoy! 

I hope you found something in this post that intrigues you or inspires you!
Which Sanderson sister do you favor? 

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