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Easy Halloween Cocktails To Toast The Spooky Season

Easy Halloween Cocktails To Toast The Spooky Season

In the mood for something boo-zy at your next Halloween party? Some say any good Halloween party is all about the candy, but personally, we're partial to a scary-delicious Halloween cocktail or non-alcoholic Halloween drink. Since you don't want your little goblins to miss out on the holiday fun, throw together a fizzy, fruity mocktail for the kids. Once you figure out which potion, brew or punch you're going to make, finalize your party menu with these Halloween appetizers and Halloween snack ideas.

Boozy Screamsicle Shakes

Getting excited for Halloween? Get the party started early with these delicious (and boozy) shakes! 

Yeild: 4 servings 


Chocolate Sauce (for garnish)
6 Oreos (finely crushed)
1 qt. Orange Sherbet
3/4 c. Milk
8 oz. Vanilla Vodka
Whipped Cream (for garnish)
Orange & Black Sprinkles (for garnish)


  1. Pour 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce onto a small, shallow plate. Place Oreo crumbs on a second small plate. Dip rims of serving glasses first in chocolate sauce, then in Oreo crumbs. 

  2. Combine sherbet, milk, and vodka in a blender and blend to combine. Drizzle some chocolate sauce on the inside of each serving glass, then fill with milkshake. Garnish with whipped cream, remaining Oreo crumbs, and sprinkles.


Poison Apple Cocktails

This drink is allllll about the edible glitter. (We're OBSESSED) Be warned: the glitter needs to be SERIOUSLY mixed up in order to have the crazy swirl-y effect, so if you don't have a cocktail shaker, try a blender!

Yeild: 1 serving


1/3 c. Apple Cider
1/3 c. Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Fireball
1 oz. Grenadine
1/4 tsp. Edible Gold Glitter


  1. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker, then fill shaker with ice. Shake until contents are mixed and shaker is cold, about 30 seconds. Pour into glass and serve.


Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails

This twist on a Gin Daisy looks coral in daylight—and glows white under a black light.

Yeild: 1 serving 


3 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Grenadine
1 Handful Ice
Tonic Water


  1. Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a large glass filled with ice.

  2. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).


Black Magic Margaritas

Looking for a creepy Halloween cocktail? Our classic margarita get an eerie  upgrade for the spooky holiday! Your guests won't know what hit them. 

Yeild: 2 servings 


2 tbsp. Black Sanding Sugar
2 c. Ice
4 oz. Silver Tequila
2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 c. Lime Juice
Red Food Coloring
Blue Food Coloring
Green Food Coloring
Lime Slices (for garnish)


  1. Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in black sanding sugar.

  2. Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food coloring until desired black color is achieved.

  3. Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime before serving.


Bloody Mary Syringes

These shooters are the PERFECT spooky cocktail. 

Yeild: 24 servings 


2 c. Tomato Juice
8 oz. Vodka
2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp. Horseradish
2 tsp. Hot Sauce
Juice Of 1/2 A Lemon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


1. In a large bowl, combine tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, horseradish, hot sauce, lemon juice, and pepper. Whisk to combine.

2. Fill syringes with mixture and chill. Serve cold.


Color-Changing Margaritas 

Yes, you read that right. The secret ingredient in these margaritas is CABBAGE! Don't worry, though—it has absolutely no flavor and is simply used to get that gorgeous florescent fuchsia. We've used purple cabbage to make natural Easter egg dye, and it works just as well in these delicious margaritas. Just maybe don't tell your friends till after they've tried them.

Yeild: 4 servings 


2 c. Sliced Purple Cabbage
4 c. Boiling Water
8 oz. Tequila
4 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1 c. Lemonade
4 Lime Wedges (for garnish)
1/4 c.Coarse Sea Salt (for rim)


  1. Place cabbage in a large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over cabbage and let sit until water turns deep blue, 5 minutes. Strain out cabbage and let water cool.

  2. When water is no longer hot, transfer to ice trays. Freeze until solid, 4 hours.

  3. In a medium pitcher or measuring cup, combine tequila with triple sec, lime juice, and lemonade. Wet rims of glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt.

  4. Place purple ice cubes in glasses and divide margarita between them. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. 


Drunken Peanut Butter Cups

These martinis use Reese's Pieces to infuse the vodka so that they taste just like your favorite peanut butter cup. This takes a chocolate martini to a whole new level. The Reese's and peanut butter rim just makes everything better. 

Yeild: 2 servings 



1 c. Vodka
1/2 c. Reese's Pieces


3 oz. Reese's-infused Vodka
3 oz. Milk
2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1/4 c. Peanut Butter (for rimming glass)
1/2 c. Crushed Reese's Pieces (for rimming glass)
2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (for garnish)
2 tbsp. Chocolate syrup


  1. In a mason jar, combine vodka and Reese’s pieces. Cover with tight-fitting lid and shake. Refrigerate overnight, then strain.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then pour over strained vodka, milk, and chocolate liqueur. Shake until chilled.

  3. Put peanut butter on one small plate and crushed Reese's Pieces on another. Dunk tops of two cocktail glasses in peanut butter then roll in crushed Reese's Pieces.

  4. Drizzle about a tablespoon of chocolate syrup into each glass. Divide cocktail mixture between glasses and garnish each with a peanut butter cup.


Bourbon Milk Punch

This boozy milkshake packs a serious punch. Mixed with bourbon and honey it's like a Southern summer dream and we can't get enough! Try out our Red Wine Milkshakes next! We have a feeling you'll really like them. 

Yeild: 4 servings 


Caramel (for rimming glasses)
2 tbsp. Cinnamon Sugar
1 (1.5-qt.) Container Vanilla Ice Cream
1 c. Bourbon
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Honey
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Whipped Cream (for garnish)


  1. In a shallow dish, rim two glasses with caramel and cinnamon sugar and set aside.

  2. In a blender, combine ice cream, bourbon, vanilla, honey, and cinnamon and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into glasses and garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.


Apple Cider Slushies

1 oz. Light Rum
2 oz. Coconut Rum
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 Handful Ice
Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Wedge (for garnish)


  1. Combine both rums and Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a cocktail glass.

  2. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.


Zombie Cocktail

Though the name might make you think of all things spooky, the Zombie is a citrus-forward Tiki cocktail that will have you thinking about a day at the beach before you think of an invasion of the undead. This version, and the original created by Donn Beach in the 1930's, has 3 types of rum in it. Legend says that the first person who tried this strong cocktail felt like a zombie for days afterward. But after we drink a Zombie? We mostly want to hustle to the nearest pool party!

This recipe comes to us from the ever famous Jekyll and Hyde's in New York City. It is one their most popular cocktails—and the one that's most likely to catch people off-guard with the shot of 151 floating on top. Though it may seem strong, we promise that this devilish concoction is totally drinkable and filled with tropical flavors.

Yeild: 1 serving 

1 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Apricot Liquor
2 oz. Orange Juice
1 Dash Lime Bitters
1 Handful Ice
1 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum
Orange Slice and Cherry (for garnish)


  1. Combine light rum, dark rum, apricot liquor, orange juice, and bitters using a cocktail shaker.

  2. Pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with the shot of Bacardi 151, then garnish with the orange slice and cherry.


Glowing Jell-O Shots

To really make these shots glow, use only tonic water—not half tonic, half tap water—but fair warning: It'll make the shots a little bitter.

Yeild: 20 servings 

  1. Make the first layer: Pour one cup tonic water into a pot over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the pineapple Jell-o mix. Whisk until the mix has dissolved, then pour in half a cup of water and half a cup of vodka. Stir to combine.

  2. Pour the Jell-o into shot glasses, filling them about two-thirds of the way up. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 to 35 minutes.

  3. Make the second layer: As they set, start making the orange Jell-o, following the same process used for the pineapple Jell-o.

  4. Top each of the pineapple Jell-o shot glasses with the orange Jell-o mixture. Return the shots to the fridge to set, 2 to 3 hours.


Cotton Candy Shots

Let the vodka-tonic seep through the cotton candy when you drink the shot. You won't be disappointed

Yeild: 1 serving 


1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Tonic Water
Cotton Candy

  1. Pour vodka and tonic water into a shot glass.

  2. Top with a piece of cotton candy and serve.


The Risen From The Grave Cocktail Recipe

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, and liqueurs to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe or other cocktail glass, then garnish with a lemon twist and a brandied cherry.


Witch's Potion

Pomegranate juice adds ghoulish appeal to this pitcher-perfect Witch's Potion made with lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and red decorating gel.

Yeild: 8 servings 


8 c. Ice
1 Liter Bottle Lemon-lime Soda
1 qt. Lemonade
1 c. Pomegranate Juice
2 Tubes Red Decorating Gel


  1. Place ice cubes in a large pitcher or glasses. Add soda and lemonade and stir to blend.

  2. Gently add pomegranate juice at the top of the pitcher or glasses to keep the color concentrated.

  3. Squeeze some gel on the lip of the glasses and pitcher.


The Witch's Heart

Witches, monsters, vampires (even the namby-pamby, sparkling in the sun kind) and werewolves on the other hand, have got nothing on me! I will hunt them down and kick their collective ass. And that’s precisely how this dark magical potion, The Witch’s Heart came to be!


Homemade Blackberry Shimmery Liqueur:

4 Cups Vodka
2 Cups Simple Syrup
6 -7 Strawberries
6 - 7 Blackberries
Luster Petal Dust (in purple)

The Witch's Heart:

2 oz Apple Vodka
1 tsp Grenadine
2 oz Homemade Blackberry Shimmery Liqueur
Powdered Dry Ice 
Martini Glass To Serve


  1. Add about 1/2 - 1 tsp of powdered dry ice to the bottom of the glass (optional). 

  2. Place the apple brandy and purple shimmery liqueur in a shaker. Add 1 ice cube and shake for a few seconds to chill the drink. Strain the drink into a martini glass. Top up with more purple shimmery liqueur if necessary. 

  3. Pour 1 tsp of grenadine syrup, about an inch from the surface of the drink - the grenadine should sink to the bottom, creating a "bleeding" effect. 

  4. Add about 1/2 tsp of powdered dry ice on top and serve with a stirrer, so that your guests can stir the "potion" to create that shimmery, smoky effect.


Purple People Eater Cocktail

Halloween is one of the best holidays to have fun with festive food and drinks, and this spooky purple people eater cocktail is no exception.

Because, I mean, have you seen the deep purple hue of this drink? Or the bright purple sanding sugar? Both create a pretty drink on their own, but once you jazz it up with a black or orange straw, you’ve got an iconic look that’s perfect for a Halloween party or movie night.

Yeild: 1 serving 


1.5 oz Vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
1 oz Grenadine
1 oz Cranberry Juice 


  1. If you’d like to make your glasses festive, decorate them by dipping the rims in simple syrup, then dusting the top with purple sanding sugar. I find it easiest to add the simple syrup and sugar to two separate plates and dip the glasses that way.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the following ingredients: ice, vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice. Give it a good shake until everything is combined.


Mudslide Cocktail

A classic mudslide is the perfect dessert cocktail. A glass rimmed with chocolate and filled with a creamy drink of Baileys and Kahlua. It's more than just an excuse to have booze for dessert, but it's the only excuse we need. Try it with our Mini Baileys Cheesecakes!

Yeild: 2 servings 


Chocolate Syrup (for glass)
4 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Kahlua
2 oz. Baileys
1/4 c. Heavy Cream
Chocolate Shavings (for garnish)



  1. Add chocolate syrup to inside of two cocktail glass. 

  2. Add vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, and heavy cream to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled. 

  3. Strain into glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings.


Zombie Brain Shots 

This totally creepy and absolutely cool zombie brain shot is the ultimate Halloween drink. And it’s as fun to make as it is to shoot – if you dare!

Yeild: 1 serving 


4 part Peach Schnapps
1 part Creme De Menthe
2 part Baileys Irish Cream
1 part Grenadine


  1. Fill a double shot glass up to about 1/2 full with peach schnapps.
  2. Add a splash of creme de menthe to give the shot a green color.
  3. Place a small spoon over the top of the shot glass, upside down, and pour the Baileys on top so that it slides off the back of the spoon (doing this makes the Baileys fan out further while pouring, resulting in larger clumps in the shot glass). Make a small layer of Baileys, about 1/4 the size of the shot glass. See above video for example.
  4. Holding the grenadine bottle a few inches above the shot glass, add a few dashes of syrup, trying to aim for the bigger clumps of Baileys. Keep an eye on how the Baileys is reacting in the shot glass so that you get the “zombie brain” look that you want.
  5. Drink and enjoy (if you dare!)

Pomegranate-Rum Punch

Sparkling wine makes this cinnamon-spiced punch oh-so refreshing.

Yeild: 8 servings 


4 Hibiscus Tea Bags
1 Small Cinnamon Stick (smashed)
1 c. Pomegranate Juice
1 c. Spiced Rum
1/2 c. Blood Orange Juice and Slices
1 bottle Prosecco
Pomegranate Seeds (for serving)


  1. Place tea bags and cinnamon stick in a large measuring cup. Top with 1 cup boiling water; let steep 5 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature. 

  2. Combine tea, pomegranate juice, rum, and orange juice in a pitcher. Slowly stir in prosecco. Serve over ice with orange slices and pomegranate seeds.


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