Spooky Halloween Cocktails and Drink Recipes for a Petrifying Party
We've got plenty of creepy Halloween cocktails and spine-chilling sips for grown-up goblins.
Despite its eerie appearance, our Vampire Vodka Cocktail is perfectly sweet and bloody delicious. It starts with an eye-catching simple syrup made from light agave syrup, pomegranate juice, and grated red beet. Next, combine vodka, grapefruit juice, and fresh lime juice in a highball glass and top with the syrup.
Want to really scare your guests? Offer them a classic Halloween cocktail, the Eyeball Martini. A vodka martini gets an eye-popping garnish of pimento-stuffed green olives that are realistic enough to make everyone do a double-take. The secret? A single black peppercorn is tucked into each olive, giving them the appearance of an eye. Another Halloween martini recipe is our two-ingredient Berry Scary Martini; black vodka, cherry juice, and ice are combined in a cocktail shaker and mixed up until ice cold and evenly incorporated.
If you want to keep things simple with your Halloween cocktails, try a classic mixed drink with a thematic twist—we think the Screwed-Up Screwdriver fits the bill. Black vodka and freshly squeezed tangerine juice are layered in a glass for a jack-o-lantern-style drink. Skip the straw and serve with black licorice for sipping instead. Or rise from the murky, green water with our Swamp Sips. The secret to the ghastly green hue is green tea powder, which is used to garnish the rim of the glass. A combination of green fruit-juice blend and fresh lime juice also contributes to the color of this Halloween drink.
Ready to start mixing? Something wicked this way comes!
Blood Moon Punch
Spike this creative punch with vodka or gin and guests will be howling for more. The glowing moon in the punch bowl is made by freezing orange juice and water in a bowl, then releasing it and floating it in a mixture of concord-grape juice, ginger soda, seltzer, and fresh lime juice.
Extra Dark and Stormy
Halloween Bloody Mary Shooters
Your guests will do a double-take when they see this martini staring back at them. A single black peppercorn is tucked into individual pimiento-stuffed green olives that float in this favorite vodka cocktail.
Vampire Vodka Cocktail
This Halloween cocktail is bloody awesome! A combination of agave syrup, pomegranate juice, and grated red beets are cooked together to create a thick, deep red liquid that drips throughout the grapefruit-lime vodka mix.
Dark and Swampy Cocktail
Here's a Halloween cocktail that's sure to take you to the dark side. A classic dark and stormy cocktail—made with ginger ale and dark rum—gets a ghoulish green hue thanks to spirulina powder.
A duo of amaro and gin are shaken together and garnished with a pimento-stuffed olive and large cocktail onion.
Berry Scary Martini
Creepy Cherry Cocktail
Are you brave enough to take a sip of this brightly colored brew? Gin, Campari, lemon juice, and maraschino liqueur are shaken together, then topped off with crème de violette.
Green fruit-juice blend, fresh lime juice, and green tea powder create this slime-inspired tequila cocktail. Guaranteed, your guests will finish it in just one, two, three sips.
A bone-chilling celebration calls for cocktails of an equally eerie sort, such as this Campari and blood-orange soda beverage.
Hot and Nutty Whiskey Sours
This blood-red Halloween punch will give grown-up guests a reason to celebrate. Dry red wine is mixed with brandy, orange juice, club soda, and sliced apples and oranges.
Black Lagoon Cocktail
Poison your party guests with a lemony vodka libation garnished with black ice cubes and a licorice stick.
Black vodka and black cherry soda work in tandem to create this devilishly delicious cocktail. It gets a punch from fresh lime juice and maraschino cherries for garnish.
Shrunken Heads in Cider
Surprise thirsty party guests with a bubbling pot of cider filled with frightful faces.
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