This collection of Halloween cocktails is the best round up for creating spine-tingling concoctions! Unleash your inner mixologist and conjure up sinister sips for a hauntingly good time.
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about halloween cocktails
Gather ’round, ghouls and goblins… The spookiest season of the year is upon us and with it comes the opportunity to stir up some Halloween-themed tasty drinks. Halloween is a time when ordinary beverages transform into eerie elixirs, and simple sips take on a ghoulishly fun character. In this collection, we are listing out a world of Halloween drinks, including recipes that are as delicious as they are spooky.
From bewitching brews to blood-curdling mixtures, join us as we share the secrets to crafting the most incredible drinks. So, don your most sinister attire, light the jack-o’-lanterns, and let’s toast to the spirits that roam on this spooktacular night.
list of halloween cocktails
Bloody Sangria Halloween Punch
Deliciously dry, crisp, and with a hint of sweetness, this punch is a hit for any spooky celebration!
Spooky Pomegranate Mezcal Cocktail
A Spooky Pomegranate Mezcal Cocktail is how adults do Halloween, with serious flair. The smoky notes combined with tart pomegranate juice and smooth amaro make for the ideal bold cocktail. Are you ready to get boo-zy? 😉
Skeleton Key Halloween Cocktail
Create an unexpected Halloween cocktail with the Skeleton Key! The blend of bourbon, elderflower, ginger beer, and bitters is a fun drink that you can easily mix up in the same glass you are serving it in.
Apple Bourbon Smash
Simple and refreshing, this apple cocktail is flavored with cinnamon and maple syrup.
Pumpkin Bourbon Sidecar
A Pumpkin Bourbon Sidecar is my fall twist on the classic sidecar cocktail. I replace brandy with bourbon and also swap in pumpkin spice simple syrup to give the cocktail a boost of fall flavor. In just 5 minutes, you can have the perfect simple cocktail that is anything but basic!
Bourbon Pumpkin Smash
A Bourbon Pumpkin Smash on a cozy fall evening is just what this season calls for. With a homemade pumpkin spice simple syrup, this rich bourbon cocktail is full of flavor and just a little bit bubbly! It’s ideal for a cocktail hour at home, whether it’s a large gathering or just you on the couch with a blanket and a good book.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider
Warming spices and orange slices make this delightful warm beverage perfect for a chilly night!
Butterbeer Cocktail (Two Ways!)
A Butterbeer Cocktail is all you need to enjoy a “Harry Potter” themed cocktail party! It doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, you can indulge in this cocktail all year long because it’s made to be served hot OR cold. Time to believe in magic, friends.
Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule
A Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule is an incredible fall cocktail! It has a spiced apple flavor from the cider and an easy cinnamon simple syrup. You’ll love breaking out this festive cocktail all season long.
Halloween Bloody Mary
The Halloween Bloody Mary cocktail brings all the classic flavors of a Bloody Mary with a spooky twist. It’s served with easy-to-make, eerie mozzarella and olive “eyeballs.” Whether you call it a Bloody Scary or Scary Mary, it’s a creepy-themed brunch or Halloween party essential that you’d be ghoulish not to try.
Haunted Halloween Punch
This haunted Halloween punch fits the bill for a party drink. With its festive blood-red hue, featuring pomegranate juice, Prosecco, Cointreau, and eerily delicious fruit, it’s poured atop a spooky cotton candy spider web, making it a must-have for any ghost host.
Blackberry Margarita Smash
This unique blackberry margarita smash combines smoky mezcal with sweet blackberries, tart pomegranate juice, and a subtle hint of earthy sage. These dark and moody cocktails are the perfect choice for spooky season. Top them off with fresh sage for a touch of elegance.
The classic Corpse Reviver No. 2, a refreshing lemony gin cocktail, lives up to its name, making it a fitting choice for a Halloween cocktail. Whether you’re looking for a “hair of the dog” drink or a spirited sip on Halloween night, this one’s a classic.
The Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail is a playful and spooky red drink that mimics fake blood, perfect for Halloween parties. Discover just how easy it is to whip up this fruity vodka cocktail.
Alien Brain Hemorrhage
This eerie concoction adds a playful Halloween twist to the classic brain hemorrhage shot by incorporating blue curaçao. It’s the perfect choice for a spine-tingling cocktail on Halloween night.
Turn the signature layers of a Tequila Sunrise into a festive Halloween treat with the Bloody Sunrise Halloween Cocktail. Easy blood drips on martini glass rims, combined with classic Sunrise cocktail ingredients, make for a fun and tasty Halloween night drink.
Purple People Eater
The Purple People Eater Cocktail not only tastes great but also exudes an elegant and striking appearance, just like you! 😉 Plus, it’s quick to prepare, ensuring you spend more time sipping and less time mixing—a perfect choice for your Halloween celebration.
The Frankenrita Cocktail is made with tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice, it’s a refreshing and flavorful choice for enjoying the Halloween fun. The pineapple and lime juices offer a refreshing twist, while the tequila adds the perfect kick.
This bright green Witches Brew Drink is sparkly and spooky, making it the ideal drink for the Halloween season. It’s easy to make, boasts a delightful fruity flavor, and shimmers like magic.
Baileys Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
Indulge in the delightful combination of Bailey’s liquor and pumpkin spice with our simple and delicious Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Cocktail. Whether you’re heading out for trick-or-treating or strolling with your little ones, this drink will sweeten your Halloween festivities.
Halloween Aperol Cocktail
Serve Halloween Aperol Cocktails to your thirsty party guests with black sugar rims and eerie eyeballs. These easy Halloween drinks are both “spooky-cute” and incredibly simple to prepare.
Halloween Scorpion Venom Punch
Halloween Scorpion Venom Punch is the ultimate fun and eerie drink, ideal for a Halloween horror night. With lemon jello, pineapple juice, and optional vodka, it adds a vivid hue to your celebration.
Fireball Whisky Cocktail
Fireball Whisky Cocktails, infused with orange, cinnamon, cloves, apple cider, and cinnamon-flavored whiskey, are perfect for game days, holiday gatherings, brunches, fall parties, and Halloween.
Bourbon Apple Cider
A bourbon apple cider cocktail is the quintessential drink for fall. Served warm or cold, this boozy apple drink is an excellent choice for a crowd-pleasing cocktail.
Black Margaritas take center stage, just in time for Halloween. This spooky yet classy cocktail, with a touch of delicious uncertainty, is a must-have on your Halloween menu.
Dracula’s Blood Cocktail
With its deep, dark red color courtesy of black cherry juice and grenadine, Dracula’s Blood Cocktail is an ideal choice for Halloween sipping. Elevate the Halloween fun by dropping in plastic vampire teeth for an eerie touch.
Frog’s Breath Cocktail
The Frog’s Breath Cocktail is a sweet and spooky drink perfect for Halloween. Its bright green color, courtesy of Midori liqueur, adds to the eerie allure. Despite its sinister appearance, it’s a light, fruity, and easy-to-sip concoction.
Beetlejuice Jello Shots
These creepy Beetlejuice Jello Shots sport black and white stripes like the famous ghost, yet they deliver a fruity and delicious taste. They’re a perfect addition to your Halloween gathering.
This red Halloween mimosa is a straightforward Halloween cocktail to serve at a spooky-themed party. Made with homemade mixed berry simple syrup and Champagne or Prosecco.
Black Widow Cocktail
The Black Widow Cocktail is a simple Halloween-inspired beverage with a dark hue from black vodka. It’s light and refreshing, with a hint of lemon. With just three ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll have a tasty spooky drink.
Green Appletini Martini
Sweet, tart, and bursting with flavor, the Green Appletini Martini is a fun and festive drink perfect for the fall season. It offers a delightful alcohol-free version, making it suitable for all your Halloween gatherings.
Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini
Give the classic espresso martini a pumpkin spice twist! Imagine a boozy pumpkin spice latte with vodka, espresso, a hint of milk, and warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Black Flame Candle
The Black Flame Candle cocktail is the ideal choice for celebrating the spooky season, especially if you’re a Hocus Pocus fan. Crafted with blackberries, spices, Mezcal, and sparkling water, it’s the spookiest Halloween cocktail ever.
Cursed Immortal Halloween Cocktail
This red Halloween rum cocktail is a fantastic choice for your Halloween party. Made with black cherry rum, fruit juice, and more, it’s a blood-red cocktail that’s delicious and perfectly fitting for the occasion.
Black Magic Halloween Rum Cocktail
Fruity, refreshing, and curiously purple, this Black Magic Halloween Rum Cocktail is one of the spookiest alcoholic drinks you can create. It’s never too early to start exploring themed mixed drink ideas for Halloween, and this one should definitely be on your list. The sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum come together to create a delicious Halloween treat.
my must-haves for halloween cocktails
First, let’s start off with some spooky glassware! There are skull glasses, skeleton glasses, and these gorgeous boney hand glasses. I personally really love these skull cocktail picks because they are festive and fun, plus they liven up the glassware that you already have on hand.
Do you need a punch bowl? This pumpkin punch bowl is super cute! Plus you can use it both for Halloween and other fall parties like Thanksgiving.
You will also need your favorite bar tools! For shaker drinks, you’ll need a jigger, cocktail shaker, and cocktail strainer. I like to have a cocktail mixing glass with a bar spoon to make drinks that are stirred instead of shaken in larger quantity.
just one more thing…
Halloween drinks need to be paired with Halloween food! Here are some spooky bites, both savory and sweet, to choose from:
Make individual mummified sirloin wellingtons for a spooky twist on the classic dinner. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans, it’s a spooky surprise for your guests!
Now for the sweets! Halloween brownies, peanut butter rice krispies treats shaped as ghosts and mummies, peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or peanut butter spiderweb cookies all check off the spooky and sweet options.