It’s that time of year again! The weather is cooling down, the leaves on the trees are changing color, and soon it will get darker sooner. That’s right! Halloween is just around the corner which means Halloween parties are in order. What better way to entertain at a Halloween party than with cocktails! Gather all your favorite guys and ghouls and try some awesome themed cocktails. If you need a little inspiration, here are 25 Halloween cocktail recipes that are to die for!
1. Purple People Eater
For this vibrant purple drink, mix 1 ½ part vodka, 1 part blue curacao, 1 part sweet and sour mix, 1 part grenadine, and 1 part cranberry juice. Mix it all together and add some simple syrup if desired. Then sand the rim of the glass with purple sugar for the finishing touch. This cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Not to mention, it’s pretty to photograph!
2. Black Magic Shimmering Cherry Martini
For a truly spellbinding cocktail, try this shimmering black nectar. To make a Black Magic cocktail, add a ½ ounce of simple syrup, ¾ ounces of lime juice, and 2 ½ ounces of black vodka to a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Add pearl dust to a martini glass and pour the cocktail over it. It will be like drinking a black hole which is perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit! We love Halloween cocktail recipes like this!
3. The Poisoned Apple
This cocktail gives us major Snow White vibes! For this spooky potion, combine apple cider, pomegranate juice and tequila in a martini shaker. Serve in a chilled martini glass and add some chips of dry ice to create the smoking effect. You’ll be the life of the party with this neat party trick!
4. Vampire Cocktail
Everything is made more spooky with syringes! Combine vodka and amaretto in a shaker with ice and stir in orange juice and club soda.Pour into chilled glasses.Now comes the fun part! Fill a syringe with raspberry syrup. (Click the picture for the full recipe!) Inject your cocktail with some “blood” and enjoy!
5. The Raven
A cocktail inspired by one of literature’s darkest figures Edgar Allan Poe, this mixed drink is sure to set the mood for a creepy Halloween season! This is a classic twist on a delicious mojito. Crush blackberries and mix with some mint leaves for extra flavor. Serve this cocktail in a goblet to add to the spooky aesthetic!
6. Witch’s Brew
No Halloween cocktail recipe is complete without some witch’s brew! This is a holiday beverage the whole family could enjoy. With pineapple juice, lime juice, ginger ale, and dry ice, this will be a real crowd pleaser, especially when served out of a witch’s cauldron at the party!
7. Hot Chocolate del Diablo
Is there anything that says fall is here more than hot chocolate? With this fiery recipe, you will be ready to “take a trip through the nine circles of Dante’s inferno” as the recipe states. The cinnamon and chile tequila give this hot chocolate a kick. Enjoy, just don’t burn!
8. Butter Beer
Calling all Harry Potter fans! This cocktail is for you. This adult version of the childhood favorite includes dark beer, butterscotch schnapps and vanilla vodka. You’ll be awarding house points if you have enough of these in your system. 10 points to Gryffindor!
9. Liquified Ghost
Combine vodka, simple syrup, cream, and lemon lime soda. A black licorice wheel gives this all-white cocktail a nice touch. Watch out for the ghosts! They might steal your cocktail.
10. Floating Eyeball Jello Shots
For a fun twist on a party favorite, add some gummy eyeballs to your classic jello shot. It will freak some drunk people out, but it certainly will be an entertaining time. Snap some pictures of people eating the gummy eyeballs if you really want to gross some people on your Instagram out. How’s that for Halloween spirit?
11. Good and Evil Cocktail
This tasty potion will have you boozing the night away and groaning in bed the next morning, just like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If it’s popular at a New York club, it is sure to be popular at your Halloween party!
12. The Zombie Cocktail
Rum! Rum Rum Rum! RUUUM! This cocktail is all about the rum. Dark rum, light rum, and Bacardi rum combined with apricot liqueur and orange juice will surely have you feeling like a zombie. Have them at home and you can go straight to bed. Good luck getting up the next morning!
13. Halloween Pumpkin Punch
Spiked with some rum and some pumpkin puree, you’ll be ready to fill a flask and hit the pumpkin patch with this one. If you prefer to stick to the party circuit, serve this spicy treat out of a carved pumpkin to add to your ambiance. Add some dry ice for some smoke effects and you’ll have the spookiest cocktail bar in town! This is one of the best Halloween cocktail recipes around!
14. Evil Drinks Lab
If you want a variety of drinks at your party, set up a self-serve bar so everyone could awaken their inner mad scientist and mix their poisons for the perfect concoction. To get into the spirit of Halloween, serve the drinks out of test tubes and Erlenmeyer flasks to make the mad scientist fantasy come alive!
15. Candy Corn Cocktail
Candy corn is a staple during Halloween. Some people love it. Others hate it with a passion, but you are sure to love this cocktail! Vodka, pineapple juice, grenadine, sour mix, and whipped cream make this cocktail look exactly like the candy. Perfect!
16. Ghoulish Green Goblin
Irish whiskey, peach schnapps,tequila, curacao, and pineapple juice make this green treat seriously ghoulish. Whether you serve it in a mason jar or a small corked bottle, this beverage will have you haunting the bar for another round. This is one of our favorite Halloween cocktail recipes.
17. Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? Or Bourbon? Or Pumpkin? Combine all three and you’ll have your favorite drink of the season. Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has nothing on this boozy treat. After all, ice cream and alcohol are a dream combination.
18. Bloody Brain Shooters
This is your inner zombie’s favorite drink! Add some lime juice to vodka and you’ll get some pretty realistic brain matter. With a swivel of red food coloring, you’ll be screaming “Let me eat your brains!” all night!
19. Scary Skele-tini
Mix tangerine vodka with and blood orange juice in an ice shaker. Pour into a chilled martini glass and you’ll be the evil queen of the party! Definitely try Halloween cocktail recipes like this one!
20. Cafe Loco
No drink list is ever complete without a coffee beverage for the coffee lover. This crazy coffee cocktail has coffee, coffee liqueur, tequila, and cinnamon sugar to add some sweetness. Cuddle up on the couch to watch a scary movie with this drink clutched in your hands to take the edge off.
21. Sinister Sangria
Sangria has that deep red shade that reminds you of blood, With some lemon slices as garnish, this cocktail takes on a deep purple color that is downright witchy. Not to mention it’s delicious. This is a must have at every Halloween party! This is one of the best Halloween cocktail recipes!
22. “Double, Double, Toil &Trouble” Sour
This pink drink might not look sinister, but it packs a powerful punch! With whiskey and vermouth on the ingredient list, this potion is sure to be trouble. Drink responsibly. It’s the sweet Halloween cocktail recipes that always do the most damage!
23. Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy
The incoming cold weather calls for a Hot Toddy. Add to that the flavors of fall in the form of pumpkin and you’ll be rocking out to Halloween music and putting up decorations while sipping on this hot drink in no time!
24. Pina Ghoulada
Add some orange juice and some red food coloring to a pina colada and you have made an upgrade to a Ghoulada. Gather all your ghoulfriends for a fun evening of pumpkin carving and decorating and you will be ready for the trick-o-treaters to come to your door!