Most of the time, we associate Halloween with kids. I mean, it seems like they get all the fun. They wear wacky costumes, walk around the neighborhood, play pranks, and get free candy by trick-or-treating.
But the fun and wonder of Halloween need not end as we enter adulthood. Feel the spirit of the spooky season by wearing costumes, treating yourself to candy, and making yourself the scariest Halloween cocktails.
Even better, host an adult Halloween party and invite your friends! Decorate your home, buy scary candy, and make drinks using these easy Halloween cocktail recipes.
1. Halloween Bloody Mary
Nothing scarier than gory Halloween, so of course, we’d have to feature some bloody-licious drinks, like this bloody mary IV bags recipe from Foodie Crush. Bloody Mary is a classic drink with a spicy kick from the added hot sauce.
As a Halloween twist, you can serve the drinks in IV bags. It fits those fond of donning hospital-themed costumes, like a zombie nurse.
There are quite a lot of ingredients to make this bloody mary. You’ll need tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, fresh lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, olive brine, pickle juice, celery salt, hot sauce, and pepper.
2. Spooktacular Halloween Zombie Cocktail
Nothing screams “I’m a Halloween cocktail” than a drink named zombie. Indeed, the zombie is a bar classic, but I’ve chosen this recipe that’s more consistent with our spooky feels.
This Halloween cocktail combines the delicious flavors of rum, liqueur, citrus, and passionfruit. Served in a tall glass, the bright orange drink looks best with a happy jack-o-lantern face carved on an orange peel.
So much alcohol goes into this drink: gold rum, overproof rum, demerara rum, Pernod/absinthe, and Cointreau, an orange liqueur. You’ll also need lime juice, orange juice, passionfruit pulp, grenadine, Velvet Falernum, and orange bitters.
3. Corpse Reviver
What’s a more creepy cocktail name than corpse reviver? The name alone gives the chills. But as intimidating as it sounds, this drink intends to revive you from the effects of alcohol – aka cure your hangover.
This is useful, especially after an intense, booze-filled Halloween party. So I’ve included it among our delicious recipes, just in case you need it.
Ingredients include absinthe, London dry gin, Lillet blanc, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. Combine in a cocktail shaker, strain, then serve in a prepared cocktail glass. Please don’t drink too much, or it will become a corpse un-reviver.
4. Witches Brew
Stories tell us it’s never a good idea to take anything a witch gives. However, you won’t have to worry about this witches brew (also spelled as witch’s brew). It’s as delicious and safe as it looks.
This vodka-infused drink has lime juice, raspberry liqueur, Sprite, Silver Cake shimmer, and purple food coloring. The food coloring and shimmer give it a gorgeous, electric blue color.
To make it, combine everything (except the cherry and Sprite) in a cocktail shaker and pour it into a prepared glass. Besides a bright red cherry, you can also top this drink with Sprite.
5. Vampire’s Kiss
Are you planning to host your Halloween party as a sinister vampire? You won’t complete the look without a glass of vampire’s kiss on your hand.
This drink has a blood-red color, a nod to a vampire’s actual favorite drink – human blood. If you want that smoky effect (which ups the look, to be honest), you need a cube of dry ice. Be careful if you use dry ice.
To make this Halloween drink, you’ll need vodka, raspberry liqueur (Chambord), 100% cranberry juice, lemon juice, and grenadine (pomegranate-flavored red cocktail syrup). Serve in a cocktail glass rimmed with sugar and grenadine.
6. Candy Corn Martini
Want to have some Halloween candy as a drink? While this candy corn martini doesn’t have actual candy corn, its looks are reminiscent of the quintessential Halloween treat.
Take out your martini glass and have fun making this Halloween drink. You’ll need crushed ice, whipped cream-flavored vodka, pineapple juice, grenadine, and whipped cream (Reddi-Whip).
You can swap the pineapple juice for orange juice for a more candy corn taste, but the color of the layers may not be as bright as it should be. Use a martini shaker to combine the vodka. Add the whipped cream and grenadine separately.
7. Pumpkin Martini
You can’t have a Halloween celebration without a few fall drinks. Thus, while this drink may not be that spooky, it must have its place on your cocktail menu.
Moreover, it has a homey taste that makes your guests feel comfortable, as it features familiar flavors, like pumpkin pie spice. So take out your martini glass, start shaking, and get the drinks pouring.
8. Poison Apple Cocktail
Snow White’s poisoned apple was an absolute temptation – it was so red, juicy, and delicious-looking. This poison apple cocktail is all about appearance, too. But don’t worry – it won’t put you in eternal sleep (as long as you drink moderately).
This shimmering drink needs apple cider, cranberry juice, fireball, grenadine, edible gold glitter, and ice. Make sure you don’t add TOO much glitter to avoid toxic side effects.
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. It takes around 30 seconds of shaking until the drink is cold and well-combined. Pour into a glass and serve!
9. Halloween Daiquiri
If you’re looking for a drink that matches the bright orange color of your jack-o-lantern, this Halloween cocktail fits the bill. It’s a rum-infused treat featuring bright shades of orange, courtesy of six to eight pieces of mandarins.
Besides the mandarins, you’ll need rum, lime juice, and agave nectar. Get fresh mandarins to extract the best orange juice for your drink.
Once all ingredients are ready, combine them in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well-combined, then strain into a prepared glass (with some bat designs). Stick an orange glass to the rim for garnish.
10. Witch’s Potion Margarita
The purple color, shimmering rim, and gorgeous garnishes make this margarita enchanting, just like a witch’s potion. It features sweet berry flavors, citrus tang, and an alcoholic kick from silver tequila.
The ingredients for this Halloween cocktail are blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, agave nectar, lime wedges, silver tequila, sparkling berry-flavored soda, blue/purple sanding sugars, coarse sea salt, and black pepper.
You’ll also need a cocktail shaker, jigger, muddler, and glass (margarita glass, cocktail glass, or martini glass). Garnish your drink with a few skewered berries and edible flowers. They complete the magical look.
11. Screamsicle Shake
These are one of the most unique Halloween cocktails I’ve included in the list. I mean, it’s a shake AND Halloween cocktail in one! What more can you ask for?
To make this creamsicle shake, start by covering glass rims with chocolate sauce and Oreo crumbs. Then, blend orange sherbet, milk, and vanilla vodka. Before pouring the mixture, drizzle some chocolate syrup inside the glass.
Once the milkshake is in the glass, cover it with a generous topping of whipped cream or Cool Whip. Sprinkle black and orange sprinkles, plus some Oreo crumbs, to complete the look.
12. Eyeball Cocktails
Watching Shrek introduced me to the bizarre and creepy eyeball cocktails. As weird as they looked when I was young, I realized they are a must-have on a Halloween cocktail menu.
This Instructables recipe includes two types of eyeballs: zombie and bloody. When served in a martini glass with dry ice, the smoky effect sets the stage and makes these drinks spooky-licious.
The zombie eyeball cocktail needs gin, vermouth, radishes, and pimento-stuffed olives. Meanwhile, the bloody eyeball cocktail has vodka, triple sec/orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, lychees, and cranberries.
13. Black Widow Halloween Cocktail
You must have this sinister black widow drink among your lineup of Halloween cocktails. The sleek and deep black color sets the Halloween mood and gives the party an air of dark mystery.
You’ll need vodka, creme de cassis, coffee-flavored Kahlua, activated charcoal, and ginger beer to make the black widow. The activated charcoal is odorless and tasteless, but it’s the main contributor to the drink’s deep black color.
Use a cocktail shaker filled with ice to combine the first three ingredients. Shake for a minute, then strain into a glass. Serve with ginger beer and blackberries.
14. Eye of the Storm
Aside from Vampire’s Kiss, this is the kind of drink I expect Count Dracula to have on his hand – stormy and sinister. The eye of the storm features blood-red colors, dry ice smoke, and sweet flavors.
Ingredients include dark rum, unsweetened tart cherry juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, grenadine, and spicy ginger beer. Optional add-ons are eyeballs made with lychee and blueberries.
Serve in a glass filled with ice. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge. When adding dry ice, be very careful and use gloves and tongs to avoid incidents or burns.
15. Red Death Halloween Cocktail
You can’t have enough of these dark Halloween cocktails. They set the creepy, mysterious mood, so I’ve included the Red Death, which features a dark red palette akin to drinking blood.
Like other drinks here, this recipe features a layered cocktail so that you can see the impressive color gradient. It’s made with Coca-cola, grenadine, raspberry liqueur, and Bacardi superior rum.
Although often served in a martini glass, you can also pour the drink into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries skewered on a cocktail pick. For a more sinister effect, carefully add some dry ice.
16. Halloween Punch
If you’re having a party with adults and kids, this Halloween Punch is what you need. It’s absolutely magical, reminiscent of a boiling magic cauldron.
So what makes this drink both adult and kid-friendly? The punch is non-alcoholic, but you can spike it with aged rum, bourbon, or vodka after ladling! Thus, there’s a non-spiked option for kids and non-alcohol drinkers.
You’ll need cranberry juice, apple juice or apple cider, ginger ale, and dry ice to achieve that intense smokey effect. Serve in a punch bowl and add candy eyeballs, gummy worms, and other sweet eats.
17. Halloween Spritz
Give your favorite Aperol spritz a Halloween twist with this recipe from Simplistically Living. It features a classic fall or Halloween palette, which fits your party’s theme.
A classic Aperol spritz finds the balance between bitter and sweet, which you can also expect from this Halloween version. You’ll need KEEL vodka, Ruby Red grapefruit juice, Aperol, vanilla extract, soda water or club soda, and black rimming sugar.
You can use plain water or soda water to stick the black rimming sugar to the glass. If you want, freeze your glass beforehand so you’d have a cold drink without ice.
18. Sparkling Hocus Pocus Cocktail
Suppose you like your Halloween cocktails whimsical and magical. In that case, you’ll have to add this sparkling hocus pocus cocktail to the list. It features a sparkling orange palette, which is cute against the primarily dark aesthetic of Halloween.
You’ll need rum, cranberry juice, simple syrup, orange sanding sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and Prosecco. You can swap the Prosecco for any champagne or sparkling wine.
Use a mixing glass or cocktail shaker to combine the ingredients. Strain into a prepared glass, top with Prosecco or sparkling wine, and garnish with an orange twist, orange peel, or orange slice.
19. Halloween Sangria
If you’re going for a fancy party, your lineup of Halloween cocktails won’t be complete without a Halloween Sangria. This classic drink features bold flavors but with a classic dark Halloween aesthetic.
You only need some grapes (black and green), oranges, lemon, lime, cinnamon stick, brandy, red wine, ginger ale, and colored sugar for rimming the glasses. For the red wine, it’s recommended to use the fruity kind, like Pinot Noir or Beaujolais.
The recipe makes a whole pitcher, equivalent to around 4 to 6 cocktails. This is convenient when you are prepping for a large gathering.
20. Franken-Rita Green Halloween Margarita
Most of our drinks feature bright orange or dark palettes. Still, our assortment of Halloween cocktails won’t be complete without this Frankenstein-inspired, bright green cocktail. Featuring tropical flavors, it’s an effortless drink to make.
You’ll need silver tequila, lime juice, pineapple juice, blue curacao, and white and black margarita salt. As you noticed, there’s no added green food coloring because the bright hues are courtesy of the blue curacao.
Use orange juice if you aren’t fond of pineapple flavors. If you find the sweetness to be lacking, add some simple syrup until it’s just the right amount of sweetness.
20 Spooky Halloween Cocktail Recipes
Host the best Halloween party with these spooky Halloween cocktail recipes!
Halloween Bloody Mary
Spooktacular Halloween Zombie Cocktail
Candy Corn Martini
Poison Apple Cocktail
Witch’s Potion Margarita
Black Widow Halloween Cocktail
Eye of the Storm
Red Death Halloween Cocktail
Sparkling Hocus Pocus Cocktail
Franken-Rita Green Halloween Margarita
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Organize all the required ingredients.
- Prep a Halloween cocktail in 30 minutes or less!