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25 Super Spooky Cocktails for Halloween 


skull with witch hat beside a Halloween cocktail

Halloween is all about creating a creep-tastic atmosphere. It’s the perfect time of year to serve extravagant, bizarre, and chillingly Insta-worthy spooky cocktails. They may look creepy, but they taste great….they’re spooky Halloween cocktails that thrill and chill anyone who tries them. Don’t entrust the creepy vibe of your Halloween experience to any old cocktail. Stir up an eerie drink to set a hair-raising mood.

Dr. Lecter

This poisonous-looking cocktail is actually quite fruity and delicious, the perfect party trick when serving a spooky Halloween drink. This recipe uses dry ice to make that eerie effect. Do not handle the dry ice without gloves or tongs, and wait until the dry ice has fully and totally dissolved before taking a sip in approximately three to five minutes.

Halloween cocktail Dr. Lecter

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • ½ ounce dark rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Undertaker’s Martini

If you’ve been keeping an eye out for the perfect spooky Halloween cocktail recipe, consider this a tart, berry-forward spin on a lemon drop martini. It’s just the right amount of sour and sweet.

The Undertakers Martini Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube
  • Gummy eye for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and raspberry liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with the gummy eyeball.
  6. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Ectoplasm Cocktail

Inject your creepy cocktail with some type O goodness. Use a food-friendly syringe to give your toxic green ectoplasm a bloody good boost.

Ectoplasm Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces melon liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, melon liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. In a shot glass, add raspberry liqueur.
  5. Draw raspberry liqueur into syringe.
  6. Add syringe to rocks glass.
  7. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  8. When you’re ready, give the syringe a squeeze to release the liqueur.

Spider Web’s Margarita

This riff on a classic margarita won’t give you nightmares like those unending spider webs in the basement do. Especially the ones that seem to cover you from head to toe.

spider webs margarita Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ once honey
  • Ice
  • Apple cubes and plastic spider for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, apple cider, orange liqueur, lime juice, lemon juice, and honey.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with cubed apple pieces and plastic spider.

Life After Death Sour

Try a spooky cocktail that’ll worm its way into your good graces; just don’t forget the garnish.

Life After Death Sour Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Gummy worms for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, lime juice, raspberry liqueur, and egg white.
  2. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  3. Add ice to shaker.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with gummy worms.

Haunted Portrait

Sometimes a portrait’s eyes seem to follow you around the room, watching your every move. Maybe a cocktail to soothe your nerves?

Haunted Portrait Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Food-safe plastic eyeballs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, raspberry liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with plastic eyeballs.

Lost Souls Punch

Come, take a ride into the land of the lost souls, where their faces stare back at your freedom and ability to imbibe like they once could. This recipe makes enough servings for six souls.

Lost Souls Punch Halloween cocktail

Ingredients.

  • 12 ounces bourbon
  • 8 ounces apple juice
  • 6 ounces apple cider
  • 3 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Carved apples for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher or punch jar, add ice, bourbon, apple juice, apple cider, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with carved apples.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.

Dead Man’s Kiss

This deep, blood-red cocktail is sure to inspire a few vampire nightmares, but the juicy flavors will keep them at bay…for now.

Dead Man's Kiss Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and black sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces blackberry-infused tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce honey
  • Ice
  • Blackberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the black sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blackberry tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and honey.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with blackberries.

Star Crossed Skeletons Punch

This punch doesn’t have the same effect without spooky skeletons doing the dead man’s float, so don’t skip that garnish! This will serve you and five members of your skeleton crew.

Star Crossed Skeleton Halloween Punch cocktails

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces rum
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice
  • 6 ounces white grape juice
  • 4 ounces strawberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Strawberry slices and plastic skeletons for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a punch bowl, add ice, rum, cranberry juice, white grape juice, strawberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with strawberry slices and plastic skeletons.

Hell’s Fires

The only thing hellish about this drink is the smoke rolling off the glass, but that doesn’t mean this old-fashioned riff will take it easy on you.

Hells Fires smoked Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Wood chips
  • Smoking gun or appropriate smoking appliance
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • ¾ ounce hazelnut cordial
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the smoking gun or appliance according to individual instructions.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, rye, hazelnut cordial, orange bitters, and aromatic bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice or king cube.
  5. Smoke the old-fashioned for approximately 10-15 seconds.
  6. Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel.

The Fall of the House of Martini

With a soft drizzle of chocolate along the rim, this martini looks on the verge of collapse, much like the house of Usher.

The Fall of the House of Martini Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for rim garnish
  • 1½ ounces cherry vodka
  • ½ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a saucer, add chocolate syrup.
  2. Dip rim of glass into syrup, allowing it to drip down slightly. Place glass in freezer.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cherry vodka, cherry liqueur, lemon juice, and cranberry juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Ghoulish Delights

There’s no reason a phantom can’t enjoy a bit of a toxic-looking Manhattan after they’ve departed this mortal coil. In other words, keep it a classic cocktail but make it spooky.

Ghoulish delights Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1-2 dashes black walnut bitters
  • 1-2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • Ice
  • Gummy eyeball for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, rye, sweet vermouth, bitters, and food coloring.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with gummy eyeball.

Dracula’s Demise

Not only is sunshine the cause for Dracula to shriek, but this creepy cocktail will leave you shrieking as well. With joy, of course.

Draculas Demise Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Torched rosemary sprig

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, bourbon, simple syrup, cinnamon liqueur, and bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with torched rosemary sprig.

Dark and Stormy Night

It’s a dark and stormy night, and these light-up cubes are the only thing to guide you through it. Flick off the lights for an authentic experience.

Dark and Stormy Night cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Light up cubes for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add light-up cubes, ice, dark rum, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.

No Sleep Martini

Cue up your favorite spooky podcast to match this equally creepy cocktail. Or go ahead and scroll an internet forum for those goosebumps-inducing stories guaranteed to keep you awake all night.

No Sleep Martini Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Honey and red food coloring for rim
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Plastic spider for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add honey and red food coloring to create a red, blood look.
  2. In a saucer, add red honey. Dip rim into honey.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Irish cream, and strawberry liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with plastic spider.

Mummy Trapped

Wrapped up like a mummy, this boozy hard cider cocktail will have you shuffling through the tombs with a spooky Halloween drink in hand.

Mummy Trapped Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Tan crepe paper, googly eyes, and double-sided tape for garnish
  • 1¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • Hard cider to top off

Instructions

  1. Wrap highball glass in crepe paper, securing to glass using double-sided tape. Secure googly eyes to glass using double-sided tape.
  2. In prepared glass, add cinnamon liqueur and ginger beer.
  3. Top off with hard cider.

The Season of the Witch

Stack your spooky drink to the brim with flavors. The activated charcoal does the heavy lifting to give this drink an ominous look.

The Season of the Witch Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and black sugar for rim
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • ¾ ounce dark rum
  • ¾ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the black sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, dark rum, banana liqueur, blackberry liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, and contents of activated charcoal capsule.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Skeleton Key

What’s scarier than a key that unlocks all the doors in your house, even the one you can only see from the corner of your eye? You know, it’s better to ignore and hunker down on the couch with this spooky drink.

Skeleton Key cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces strawberry-infused gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Small dry ice cube
  • Plastic skeleton for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, strawberry gin, lemon juice, blackberry liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.
  6. Garnish with plastic skeleton.

Nancy Thompson’s Nightmares

Dive headfirst into Nancy’s bloody nightmares from Elm Street in this spooky drink that shines at Halloween. Don’t lose too much sleep, this cocktail is easy to drink.

Nancy Thompson's Nightmares Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Gummy eyeball and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pomegranate juice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, lemon juice, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with gummy eyeball and mint sprig.

Jack’s Lantern

Unfortunately for Jack, his lantern couldn’t withstand the slightest breeze. Hopefully, this Irish coffee spin will keep you awake, with one eye on the shapeshifting shadow in the corner.

Jacks Lantern Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • 4 ounces hot coffee
  • Whipped cream and marshmallows with spooky faces (use an edible food marker) for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In prepared mug, add bourbon, crème de cacao, and hot coffee.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows.

Bat Wing Highball

Mummify this highball to hide that it’s black as night. In reality, this is a friendly riff on a tootsie roll cocktail.

Bat Wing Highball Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Tan crepe paper and double-sided tape for garnish
  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Root beer to top off

Instructions

  1. Wrap highball glass in crepe paper, securing to glass using double-sided tape.
  2. In prepared glass, add ice, coffee liqueur, crème de cacao, and bitters.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Top off with root beer.

Bloody Eye Martini

Few things are more terrifying than stumbling across an unexpected body part, and the creepy bloody eye martini is no exception. If you don’t have a large enough martini or coupe glass, you can also serve this in a rocks glass, as the ice adds to the effect.

Bloody Eye Martini Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • Ice
  • Grenadine and gummy eyeball for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, and Irish cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with a gummy eyeball and drizzle of grenadine.

Foggy Night

It’s as intimidating as a field with rolling fog, hiding everything, including you. Luckily, under the fog of the cocktail, you’ll find the friendly flavors that remind you of an apple martini.

Foggy Night Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce sour apple liqueur
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, sour apple liqueur, orange liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Hexed

Enjoy a charming, rather bewitching cocktail brimming over with nostalgic orange and dessert flavors.

Hexed Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange curaçao
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube
  • Gummy eyeball for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whipped cream vodka, orange curaçao, lemon juice, and orange bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with gummy eyeball.
  5. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Roses for Emily

The short story “A Rose for Emily” reminds us of what happens when we don’t let go of the ghosts of our past, allowing them to have the freedom to roam in the land of the living. This drink is much easier to swallow, thankfully.

Roses for Emily Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and black sprinkles or edible black glitter for rim
  • 2 ounces rose-infused gin
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sprinkles on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sprinkles to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rose gin, raspberry liqueur, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Making Spooky Cocktails

Turn any classic cocktail spooky with a few swaps, upgrades, or changes. Even your favorite drink, as simple as a gin and tonic, can become a cocktail fit for Halloween celebrations with any of these ideas.

Spooky Drink Garnishes

Let the garnish do the hard work for spooky Halloween drinks.

  • Use small, food-safe Halloween decorations or creepy gummy candies.
  • You can even go so far as to freeze plastic spiders or eyeballs into ice cubes.
  • Consider eyeballs, bone shapes, worms, and other creepy crawlies for gummy candies.
  • A dehydrated citrus wheel adds a worn-in, forgotten look instead of a fresh citrus wheel.
  • A drizzle of grenadine or honey + red food coloring around the rim of a glass gives a great dripping blood effect.
  • Colored sugar or salt rims add drama.
  • Don’t just use a plain straw. Find one with a Halloween print or with spiders or skeletons attached already.
  • Decorate your glass with tan crepe paper to mimic the look of a mummy. You can even paint a few red spots for a bloody bandaged look.

Creepy Cocktail Ingredients

Make any cocktail immediately grammable with a few simple ingredient add-ins.

  • Dry ice is an easy way to add that bubbling cauldron or foggy night feel to your cocktails. The look goes well with a blood red Halloween cocktail or tossed into something as easy as a rum and cola.
  • Activated charcoal or black food dye will transform any drink from a bright, happy color to one that’ll make you think of the dark shadows in hallways with hiding spots.
  • Melon liquor and green chartreuse will give a clear drink that toxic, poisonous, nuclear green glow.
  • A purple gin, or a fruit-infused berry vodka or gin, adds a pop of color to craft colorful and eye-catching potions and brews.

Glassware

Stock your cabinet with Halloween glassware to roll out in the fall to turn your old-fashioned from fab to Halloween-drab in a cup riddled with skeleton designs. Cocktail glasses with poisonous designs or a chalice with villainous faces make it easy to enjoy a spooky cocktail without changing a single part of the recipe.

Spooky Halloween Cocktails to Delight and Terrify

A spooky Halloween cocktail can be as simple as chilling a villain’s favorite beverage and adding spooky effects, or you can do a bit more. Fall under the spell and thrill of any of these spooky drinks for Halloween. Don’t forget to turn off the lights.

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