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25 Spooktacular Halloween Cocktails

Give your loved ones a boozy treat with these haunting Halloween cocktails!

From candy corn martinis to a ghostly witch’s brew, they practically scream boo!

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Halloween Cocktails & Drink Recipes

Halloween is such a fun time of year. And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some scary-good spooky cocktails.

Some are ideal for adult-only parties (hello, Halloween tequila drinks!), while others are tamer and more kid-friendly.

But no matter which of these Halloween cocktails you choose, I know you’ll have a ghoulish time!

1. Candy Corn Martini

Is there a candy more Halloween-esque than candy corn? If so, I can’t think of it.

So why not make this martini for your Halloween party? Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually taste like candy corn!

Instead, it’s tropical and sweet with a nice creamy finish.

You’ll add vodka and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. But keep the grenadine out until the end.

You want it to sit at the bottom for the ombre effect!

Ingredients: crushed ice, whipped cream vodka, pineapple juice, grenadine, whipped cream (for garnish)

2. Bloody Mary

Some drinks don’t need cutesy names and special tricks to make them Halloween-friendly.

In fact, some are made for witches and ghouls already! Take the Bloody Mary, for example.

It’s a spicy drink with plenty of savory flavors. So it’s definitely not for Disney Princesses.

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If Maleficent did brunch, I’m pretty sure this would be her go-to!

Ingredients: tomato juice, vodka, cucumber, distilled vinegar, celery seeds, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce or horseradish, black pepper, garlic, salt, lemon or lime wedges, ice, celery stalks & dill pickle spears (for garnish)

3. Witches Brew

Speaking of witches: how scary-delicious does this purple, sugar-encrusted drink look?

Ready in just five minutes, it’s a quick mix of booze and lime juice. Plus, a bit of purple food coloring for drama.

Serve it in a cauldron, like a bubbling Halloween punch, and I know everyone will go nuts.

Ingredients: lime juice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, purple sugar & lime wedge (for garnish)

4. Another Glorious Morning Hocus Pocus Halloween Drink

“Oh look! Another glorious morning… Makes me sick!”

There’s no better Halloween movie than Hocus Pocus. So why not immortalize it in drink form? Your Millennial pals will go gaga for it!

And all it takes is three simple ingredients.

Ingredients: Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry, vodka, ice

5. Screamsicle Shake

I love this Halloween shake as is.

But…if you want to make it gruesome and a bit more scary, try using white chocolate with red food coloring in the mix.

It’ll look like blood is running down the glass!

Oh, and you can even make it kid-friendly if you like. Just skip the vodka!

Ingredients: chocolate sauce or red-colored white chocolate, Oreos, orange sherbet, milk, vanilla vodka, whipped cream & Halloween sprinkles.

6. Jack-O’-Lantern Cocktail

This drink is so easy to make, and if you enjoy orange juice cocktails, you’ll love it.

It’s very citrussy, with the OJ and splash of brandy-based orange liqueur. Meanwhile, the Cognac ensures every sip is warm and smooth.

It’s perfect for the fall season in general. But with the little pumpkin on top? It’s a Halloween must-make.

Ingredients: Cognac, brandy-based orange liqueur, orange juice, ginger ale, lime twist & orange slice (for garnish)

7. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail

The glitter in this drink is enough to put you under a spell. It’s such a fun effect and one that’ll look incredible in your Instagram stories!

And luckily, it tastes just as good as it looks!

Like the recipe above, the spiced apple flavor is ideal for any fall party. But that swirl of luster dust is perfect for Halloween.

Ingredients: apple cider, spiced rum, pomegranate juice, grenadine, edible luster dust

8. Black Sangria Recipe

Need a make-ahead drink for your Halloween party? Try this quick and spooky black sangria.

The trick is to find dark red wine – and the darker, the better.

You’ll mix that with the other ingredients and leave them to sit in the fridge for a while.

That’ll deepen the color even more!

Ingredients: dark red wine, brandy, simple syrup, black plums, black grapes, blackberries, sparkling water or ginger ale

9. Black Widow Cocktail

Here’s another blackberry-heavy drink. And while it’s not as spooky as the recipe above, it’s sure to be a hit.

It looks dark and wicked, but the deep berry flavor is such a refreshing change from the usual blueberry or strawberry drinks.

The black spider rings on the side are optional, but they make these drinks pretty creepy!

Ingredients: simple syrup, blackberry juice, vodka, ice cubes, blackberries & plastic spicers (for garnish)

10. Vampire Bite

If your Halloween party has a distinctly gruesome aesthetic, you’ll want to make plenty of these Vampire Bite drinks.

The blood-red color looks terrific. And if you can find beakers, they’ll be even more fun.

That said, you could make them into little “blood bags” like adult Capri Suns! How fun would they look piled in a bowl of ice?

Ingredients: lemonade, cherry vodka, black cherry soda

11. Halloween Blood Orange Martini

The red color of this sweet and tangy drink is well-suited to Halloween.

And though it may look like a classic Cosmo, it’s actually way more complex.

That’s because you’ll use blood orange juice instead of cranberry juice. So it’s fruity, tangy, boozy, and just a little sour.

Ingredients: black gel frosting, lemon vodka, Triple Sec, blood orange juice or soda

12. Freaky Frankenstein Cocktail

Honestly, this ghoulish drink works for Halloween without the extra garnishes.

That bright green color is very mad scientist-like, after all.

But if you have the time, the black sugar rim and dark swirl of purple make it even better.

Ingredients: sugar, black food coloring, Kinky Apple liqueur, melon liqueur, lemon sparkling water, ice cubes, black sugar (for garnish)

13. Death in the Afternoon

If there’s ever a season to try absinthe, it’s fall. But especially at Halloween!

But if you’re hesitant to just knock a shot back, try this absinthe cocktail instead.

You’ll mix the robust liquor with Champagne and simple syrup. So it won’t water it down, but it will mellow the flavor a little.

Ingredients: absinthe, Champagne, simple syrup

14. Where There’s Smoke- A Halloween Mezcal Cocktail

As if one witches brew isn’t enough – I just had to include this stunning mezcal cocktail.

It’s dark, brooding, and loaded with earthy flavors, thanks to the mezcal and mole bitters.

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of citrus to keep it sweet.

As for the smoke, all you need is a small chunk of dry ice.

Ingredients: mezcal, pomegranate juice, Cointreau, lime juice, orange juice, agave syrup, mole bitters, black sea salt & dry ice (for garnish)

15. Ghoul’s Blood Cocktail

I never knew a ghoul’s blood was blue, did you?

Okay, so maybe this one’s a stretch (I think ghoulish blood should be dark and sticky). But it’s tasty and vibrant, so let’s make it anyway!

It’s sweet and tropical, and the little eyeballs make it super cute.

Ingredients: white rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, crushed ice, ghost gummies & gummy eyeballs (for garnish)

16. Dead-Eye Whiskey Halloween Cocktail

Even if you can’t find scary skull glasses, these Halloween whiskey cocktails are a must-make this spooky season.

Combine the classic flavors of whiskey and Coke, which pretty much everyone can get behind.

Then add cinnamon jawbreakers for a lovely hint of spice and bloodshot candy eyes for a scary aesthetic.

It’s simple, but I promise it’ll be the most viral Instagram image of the night!

Ingredients: whiskey, cola, ice cubes, cinnamon jawbreakers & bloodshot candy eyes (for garnish)

17. Love Potion #9

The great thing about this drink is that it works for both Halloween and Valentine’s Day.

It’s smooth, creamy, and beautifully pink. Plus, it’s another drink you can easily make kid-friendly.

I think it’s more like a milkshake than a cocktail. But then, there are plenty of hybrid dessert cocktails around, right?

If you want to go all out, add some chocolate around the rim of your glass. Mmm!

Ingredients: ice cubes, strawberries, vanilla ice cream, vodka, white crème de cacao liqueur, strawberry (for garnish)

18. Haunted Graveyard

I’ve been on a real smoky kick recently. So if you haven’t ever tried a smoked cocktail, consider this a sign to do so!

They’re lovely during the fall season but are super tasty all year. In fact, I think they make excellent campfire drinks for summer!

You’ll love the warmth from the bourbon (or whiskey), and that aroma of charred rosemary is enough to put you under a spell.

Ingredients: bourbon or whiskey, maple syrup, orange slices, bitters, ice cubes, rosemary sprig (for garnish)

19. Flaming Dragon’s Blood Cocktail (Thyme and Raspberry Daiquiri Cocktail)

Blood red and on fire? How cool is this Halloween cocktail?

The regular name says it all – it’s a simple yet delicious raspberry and thyme daiquiri. But let’s stick with dragon’s blood, shall we?

And while the fire is optional, I highly recommend it. Just remember – you must smother the flame before taking a sip!

Ingredients: white rum, thyme & raspberry syrup, lemon juice, ice cubes, pearl luster dust or red luster dust, Bacardi rum 151

20. Hocus Pocus Jell-O Shots

I get so excited every time I see these.

They’re just jello shots, but they’re Halloween jello shots with witch hats on top! How can anyone not love that?

These are super simple to make, and everyone loves them.

Ingredients: orange jello, purple jello, green jello, water, vodka, Cool Whip, Oreos, chocolate kisses, orange, green, & purple sanding sugar (for garnish)

21. Halloween Bloody Mimosas

Any Game of Thrones fans out there? Because this Halloween cocktail is giving serious Red Wedding vibes!

The contrast of the elegant Champagne flutes with the red dripping is pretty gruesome.

Luckily, they taste incredible. And you can still make them even if you don’t have flutes!

Ingredients: Prosecco, grenadine, corn syrup, red food coloring & powdered sugar (for garnish)

22. Half-Blood Prince Cocktail

From one fandom to the next: any Harry Potter fans reading today?

I have to admit that this one looks a little less impressive without the smoke and candles in the background.

But it’s still beautiful, and it tastes incredible.

Ingredients: pomegranate juice, bourbon or whiskey, Chambord, lemon juice, maple syrup, pomegranate arils (for garnish)

23. Creepy Eyeball Martini (Lychee Matcha and Blood Orange Martini)

Believe it or not, that’s not a real eyeball in the martini glass. But it sure looks effective, don’t you think?

I adore this martini recipe. And the creepy eyeball makes it all the more impressive for Halloween.

Plus, it’s much smoother than a regular martini. So it’ll appeal to more people!

Ingredients: vodka, lychee juice, Solerno blood orange liqueur, green tea simple syrup, lychees, blueberries & skewers (for garnish)

24. Bloody Champagne Bellini

This drink starts out a deep, dark red at the bottom and gradually lightens to a more translucent, bubbly shade towards the top. 

It’s not the most Halloween-like drink on the list, but it’s vaguely blood-like, and I love the bold cherry taste, so it’ll always make my list. 

Ingredients: Amarena cherry syrup, Amarena cherry, Champagne or sparkling wine

25. Deathly Hallows Cocktail

If you’re looking for a sweet, smooth drink that goes down easy and hits you like a truck, you need to try the Deathly Hallows cocktail.

It’s fruity, boozy, robust, and loaded with spiced bubbles, thanks to the ginger beer.

Best served in spooky glasses, it’s a terrific and easy option for crowds.

Ingredients: silver tequila or mezcal, cranberry or pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, lemon juice, maple syrup, ginger beer, thyme (for garnish)

25 Spooktacular Halloween Cocktails

Give your loved ones a boozy treat with these spooky Halloween cocktails! From candy corn martinis to a ghostly witch’s brew, they practically scream boo!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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