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31 Easy Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Have some fun at Halloween with these scary but delicious drinks

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated June 17, 2022

Charm your guests at your next Halloween party with these easy scarily Halloween cocktails!

From bloody sunrise and ghoulish shots to sleepy hollow, this list of spooky drinks is delightfully refreshing.

Each cocktail recipe offers something unique, whether you’re looking for a stimulating longer drink, or something you can serve as a Halloween dessert. Some alcohol-free versions are perfect for the little wizards and witches.

Halloween Cocktails

Read on and get creative with these spooky concoctions.

01. The Witch’s Heart

This shimmery, purple cocktail looks beautiful and tastes delicious. You can easily make your own blackberry shimmer liqueur, but if you’re short on time, a shop-bought version can be used instead.

Combine the liqueur with some apple brandy or vodka and a little grenadine. To impress your guests, add some dry ice to the top and bottom of your glass – when stirred, this drink will look like a proper witch’s brew.

02. Black Widow

Nothing screams Halloween more than something dark and black. And that’s exactly what this Halloween cocktail looks like thanks to the addition of some activated charcoal!

This festive drink is both sweet, from the cassis and dash of ginger beer, and strong, from the Kahlua coffee liqueur. All you need to do is shake the ingredients with ice and pour the mixture into a martini glass.

03. Sleepy Hollow

For a sophisticated and refreshing cocktail this Halloween, try this Sleepy Hollow recipe. Fruity flavors come from the orange zest and pomegranate juice, while the cinnamon adds some warmth.

And you can make this drink for one or two, or create a whole batch of it if you have a lot of friends to please. Just remember to add the sparkling water right at the end to give this cocktail some fizz.

04. Purple People Eater Halloween Cocktail

You can make a tasty drink for your Halloween party with just 3 main ingredients. This “monster” looking cocktail is simply a combination of cranberry juice, a gin of your choice, and some elderflower liqueur.

The post also tells you how to make crushed ice from blue pea flower tea to make your drinks look more dramatic. You can buy this on Amazon, and when you add it to the cocktail, it’ll turn from blue to purple as it melts, providing a talking point amongst your guests.

05. The Poison Frog

Halloween drinks don’t have to be dark and foreboding. Opt for this froggy recipe and create a bright, neon green shot.

Make a green apple simple syrup using apples, sugar, and water, and then add vodka and some DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker if you can source some. Or for a longer drink, put the mixture into a larger glass and top up with some club soda.

06. Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink

Red and tangy, these Halloween cocktails fit the bill for your festive buffet or cocktail party. Make sure to chill your cranberry juice and champagne, along with the glasses, before serving to keep your drinks nice and cold.

And for an extra gruesome touch, try to make the “eyeballs” garnish. Stuff lychees with black olives and add red food coloring for a bloodshot effect before positioning them over the top of the glasses.

07. Bloody Bellini

For a twist on this classic drink, mix raspberry puree with prosecco or your choice of sparkling wine. You can also make a “blood” syrup to put around the rim of the glasses for a scarier effect.

The syrup will last for up to 2 weeks in your fridge. And, if you want Halloween cocktails that the kids will love to drink too, swap the prosecco for some sparkling grape juice.

08. Zombie Cocktail

For a Halloween-themed drink, but one that’s actually a Tiki-type cocktail, have a go at this recipe which was originally created back in the 1930s. It contains 3 – yes 3 – types of rum, thus its Zombie name!

In a cocktail shaker, combine light and dark rums, apricot liqueur, orange juice, and some lime bitters. Pour into your long glasses and add the final rum, a Bacardi 151.

09. Maleficent Halloween Cocktail

Please all the (big) kids with this Disney-themed drink that’ll go down a storm at your Halloween party. A mixture of silver cake shimmer and some purple gel food coloring gives this cocktail an instant sparkle and decadent color.

Simply mix these with vodka, fresh lime juice, and raspberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker. And then top with Sprite or a lemon-lime soda of your choice.

10. Bloody Sunrise

Have a play with the classic Tequila Sunrise drink which has been reimagined here especially for Halloween. The base ingredients remain the same – orange juice, grenadine, and tequila.

But for a ghoulish, bloody look to your glass, use corn syrup and red food coloring to achieve this effect. Plus, you can also substitute the tequila for rum if you like your drinks on the sweeter side.

11. Vampire Vodka Cocktail with Raspberry “Blood”

Provide some entertainment for your guests with these interactive Halloween cocktails. The base is straightforward to make – a mixture of vodka, amaretto, orange juice, and club soda.

A “blood” mixture can be easily made from raspberry puree. And when this is put into a syringe inside the glass, everyone will love squeezing it into their drink to make it look like there’s real blood inside!

12. Witches Brew

Brew up a batch of this strong and tangy drink. All you need to do is shake vodka, blue curacao, and triple sec or any orange liqueur, with some fresh lime juice and ice cubes.

Pour into your cocktail glass, which you can rim with black sugar crystals, or black sprinkles will also work well. The overall effect is striking with the bright blue drink framed by the black rim.

13. Dark and Stormy Death Punch

For a deathly twist on this well-liked rum and ginger beer drink, make some gruesome eyeballs that can sit floating in your pitcher.

Lychees stuffed with cherries and covered in a lychee and ginger syrup are frozen. Then, pop them in your punch bowl when you’re ready to serve – they’ll give an extra punch to the taste of your drink as well as look the part for your festive get-together.

14. Vanished in the Dark

For a dark and sophisticated Halloween cocktail, but one that’s not too over-the-top, try your hand at this drink. It takes a little effort to make the Lapsang Souchong Tea-Infused Bourbon, but it’s worth it for the smoky aroma and dark color effect that’s created.

This is then mixed with blackberry liqueur or syrup, fresh lemon juice, and activated charcoal for a more intense black color. And an egg white means that you’ll have a contrasting bright foam on the top of your drink when you serve it in a tall glass.

15. Pina Ghoulada

You can stick to your favorite cocktail and simply turn it into a Halloween treat with a few simple twists. Here, make a pina colada with coconut cream, pineapple juice, and your favorite spiced rum.

For the Halloween element, make some bloodshot “eyeballs” out of lychees and black cherries. A final flourish of some “blood” (corn syrup and red food coloring) can be used – try and get it to drip down the side of your glass for a really scary effect.

16. J-E-L-L-Glow Shots

For those of you who like to give a real wow factor to your guests in the festive season, try these jell o shots. All you need are some backlights and they’ll glow in the dark!

Plus, the shots taste delicious due to the mixture of fruity jello, tonic water, and your choice of vodka or gin. You can also add something sweet – think a fruity liqueur, or a rum like Malibu.

17. The Grave Digger

These Halloween cocktails double well as flavorful fall drinks. So once you’ve mastered the recipe, you can serve them throughout the season.

Combine some tequila, spiced apple cider, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Once you’ve poured the mixture into your highball glass, top with ginger beer for an extra tang and warmth.

18. Hallowine Sangria

Sangria doesn’t just have to be a summer drink – this version gets creative with the classic cocktail for the Halloween season.

This is a great option for a party because you can make it ahead and leave it to chill in the fridge. And stick to black and orange fruit such as blackberries and oranges to keep it in line with the Halloween theme.

19. Sweet Poison

While this alcoholic beverage won’t actually poison you, it will delight you with its bright and unusual colors that will fit right in at Halloween.

And you only need 4 ingredients to make it. Mix two types of rum and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker, and then top with pineapple juice in your glass.

20. Apple Cider Slushie

This fall drink will please both the adults and the kids. The cinnamon and cloves add a slight spice and pair really well with the apple cider.

You can choose to make the slushies in either an ice cream maker or a blender, depending on what you have available. And if you do want to turn this into an alcoholic beverage, try adding some bourbon or rum.

21. Black Magic Margarita

Margaritas may make you think of the beach normally, but that’s certainly not the case with these Halloween versions! A mixture of food colorings turns this usually light drink black, making it perfect for your Halloween parties.

But the base remains the same if you’re worried you won’t like your favorite tipple. Simply pour silver tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into your glasses.

22. Witch’s Potion

Be prepared to be dazzled by the neon green color of this Halloween cocktail. It’s great for either making a couple of drinks, or for mixing a big batch if you have lots of people at a festive gathering.

Rum, blue curacao, sour apple liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and pineapple juice are combined in a cocktail shaker and then served. Or, for the kids, you can substitute the alcohol for ginger ale and a berry punch.

23. Candy Apple Cocktail

There’s a handy video to help you make this sweet and tasty drink. It only takes a few minutes once you’ve made the apple-cinnamon-infused simple syrup, so you’ll be free to either put your feet up and enjoy or concentrate on entertaining your guests.

Mix the simple syrup with vodka, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Pour into a Collins or highball glass and top with champagne for a really decadent treat, or any sparkling wine also works well.

24. Magic Cotton Candy Martini

Channel your inner child with this sweet and delicious drink made from cotton candy. And you only need 2 ingredients to mix it, making it inexpensive and super easy to create.

In a shaker, combine vodka and grape juice over fresh ice. Then put your cotton candy in a martini glass before pouring the liquid over it – yummy!

25. Peach Candy Corn Cocktail

Skip dessert on your Halloween evening and opt for this decadent cocktail instead. The topping of whipped cream smattered with candy corn means that it’s a real treat after your main meal.

You can decide what type of vodka to use – either a whipped cream or cake variety is ideal. Then all you need is pineapple juice and sparkling peach juice, plus a dash of grenadine, which will sink to the bottom of your glass and create a red base.

26. Ghostly Halloween Cocktail

Rich and creamy, this cocktail looks the part with its solid white color. This is why its creators have called it a “liquid ghost”!

The recipe involves a vanilla simple syrup, which can be made ahead of time, some heavy cream, plus a coconut rum or vodka and creme de cacao. And for an extra-ghoulish effect, serve it over dry ice!

27. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Put a spicy and warm twist onto a classic White Russian. The base of vodka and coffee liqueur is given a kick from some pumpkin spice creamer.

And, you can add some more flavor by mixing pumpkin pie spice with a little sugar and crushed graham crackers to put around the glass’ rim. You’ll then be faced with a mixture of tastes and textures with every sip you take!

28. Maple Whiskey Sour

Give this cocktail a whirl and you’ll be treated to a fall twist on the classic alcoholic beverage. Maple syrup is used as a natural sweetener for this drink.

You can pick whatever whiskey you like or have in at home. Plus, try adding the egg white and you won’t regret the extra creaminess from the foamy topping.

29. Bloody Mary Margarita

Are you hosting a Halloween brunch? This festive take on the well-loved margarita will not disappoint you or your guests with its extra spicy flavors!

The margarita glasses are rimmed with lime juice and chili powder. And then hot sauce is added to tomato juice, silver tequila, and triple sec – you can also use a jalapeno for garnish if you want even more heat.

30. Pomegranate Cider Mimosa

Set your taste buds alive with this autumnal-themed mimosa. There’s a fresh and fruity taste that comes from the pomegranate juice and apple cider.

Then, you’re treated to bubbles from the champagne used to top the cocktail up. Finally, a rich salted caramel used on the rim gives you a creamy and toffee-y kick.

30 Easy Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Directions


  1. Pick your favorite Halloween cocktails from our extensive list.

  2. Make sure you’ve sourced all of the ingredients that you’ll need.

  3. Create these yummy drinks in your own home.

  4. Share with friends or treat yourself!


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