Spooky Halloween Cocktails
Looking for a Halloween Cocktail to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? The night when the living dead walk among us: a time to celebrate our ghoulish side: a night when witches meet and cackle.
What will you be drinking? A witches brew, some slime, demon’s blood?
I have found some lovely (and not so lovely!) Halloween cocktails for you to try or to serve up to any scary guests you may have.
Will the drinks be a trick or a treat? There is only one way to find out so try a couple or try them all and BOO you’ll find out!
Scary Halloween Cocktails
“Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
We’ll stir and we’ll shake and a cocktail we shall make!”
All good witches should try the White Witch, it’s sweet and pure and really, really good! Then there’s the Black Witch ready to pack a punch. No matter what witch you are you must have a Black Cat as your familiar.
What is in your Witches Brew? Some Bayou Slime, a Bullfrog, some Cursed Water? All mixed up with a little Black Magic.
½ cup vanilla ice cream
1 oz vodka
1oz white creme de cacao
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender on a low speed for 10-15 seconds. Pou the mixture into a wine goblet and serve with a witch’s broom straw.
½ oz pineapple juice
1½ oz gold rum
1 tsp apricot brandy
1 tsp dark rum
Mix all ingredients with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a little red devil hanging off of it. Just so that people know this witch is bad!
1 oz vodka
1 oz cherry brandy
Pour the vodka and brandy into a highball glass filled with ice and stir gently. The next step is to top up the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola.
This brew will serve 2
½ oz apricot liqueur
½ tsp grenadine
½ oz lime juice
½ oz vodka
1½ oz cachaca
Blitz all of the ingredients together in a blender and pour into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish this Witches Brew with scary eyeballs (see below)
2 parts dark rum
6-8 fresh mint leaves
½ part spiced cordial syrup
1 egg white
Muddle the mint leaves and syrup together, then place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, the egg white will create a layer of foam. Take some extra mint leaves, crush them slightly and sprinkle them on top of the cocktail for a mossy look.
1 shot vodka
½ shot creme de menthe
1½ shots cream
1½ shots milk
Shake all of the ingredients together and strain into an ice filled tumbler to serve.
1 oz rum
½ oz gin
¼ oz peach schnapps
1 tbsp honey
¾ fill a hot mug with tea, then add all of the other ingredients and stir gently.
1½ shots vodka
1½ shots kahlua
1 dash lemon juice
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice, then strain into a glass tumbler, garnish with a little red devil.
Black Magic is Here – Black Magic Cocktails
Careful of Those Halloween Cocktails!
With Black Magic we enter the realm of Voodoo, Zombies and the living dead
½ measure kalua
½ measure Malibu
½ measure butterscotch schnapps
1 measure milk
All of the ingredients should be chilled beforehand. Mix the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass and then strain into a shot glass to serve.
4 parts dark rum
4 parts light rum
2 parts 151-proof rum
2 parts triple sec
1 tsp pernod
2 parts fresh lime juice
2 parts fresh orange juice
2 parts pineapple juice
2 parts guava nectar
1 tbsp grenadine
1 tbsp almond syrup
Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pout into a chilled Collins glass to serve.
Coffee of the Dammed
½ oz tequila
1 oz brandy
1 cup coffee
1 tsp lemon zest
1 oz scotch
1 tbsp sugar syrup
Put the alcoholic ingredients and sugar syrup into a warm mug and stir. Now fill the mug up with hot coffee and float the lemon zest on top.
Feeling Bloodthirsty? Try a Halloween Cocktail
Now we move into the realm of the vampires. The Vampire Cocktail is delicious and even looks a little like blood so that maybe you can evade the Vampire Kiss. If you are kissed then you might as well try the Vampire’s Delight.
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 oz triple sec
½ oz white creme de cacao
drizzle of grenadine
Blend together all of the ingredients, except the grenadine, until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass and then drizzle the grenadine over the top.
2 parts passion fruit-flavored rum
1 part tonic water
Splash of cranberry juice
Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a black cherry and a little toy bat.
If you have a number of vampires present then you can make up the next cocktail (serves 6-8 people).
The Vampire’s Delight
8 ounces pineapple juice
8 ounces raspberry liqueur
8 ounces cachaca
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large punch bown. Add frozen fingers (recipe below) and serve.
Begone Vampires, Begone!
There is a way to keep vampires at bay and that is garlic. So give your vampire guests a trick instead of a treat in the guise of a Garlic Martini.
If you have the foresight you can infuse your own vodka to make our first recipe, if not do not despair as there are a couple of other recipes to follow.
Garlic Martini #1
2 parts garlic infused vodka
½ part dry vermouth
This can be shaken or stirred and is great garnished with a couple of cloves of garlic.
Garlic Martini #2
1 clove garlic
1 shot gin
1 dash vermouth
Crush a clove of garlic in the bottom of a martini glass and then add the gin. Pop the dash of vermouth on the top and garnish with an olive (preferably a garlic stuffed one).
Garlic Martini #3
1 clove of garlic
2 oz potato vodka
1 dash dry vermouth
Crush the clove of garlic in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and vermouth to the shaker, along with ice, and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve with garlic-stuffed olives.
Still Feeling Bloodthirsty?
Try a Cocktail Instead
The Bloodsucker Cocktail
1½ oz bacardi
½ oz cointreau
2 oz pineapple juice
1 tbsp strawberry puree
Put the rum, cointreau and juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Dip the end of a drinking straw into the puree and, holding the tip of your finger over the other end, use the straw to squirt puree into the bottom half of the drink. It will sink in red blotches, like blood splatter.
Bloody Brain Shooter
1¼ oz strawberry vodka
⅛ oz Rose’s lime juice
¾ oz Baileys
splash of grenadine
Put the vodka and lime juice into a shaker and shake well. Strain into a shot glass. Using a straw dip some Baileys into the shot, once you submerge the straw into the Baileys put your finger on top of the straw to hold the liquid in the straw. Next dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Baileys will curdle slightly due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of the Baileys. Repeat this process a few times until you have built a “brain” inside the shot glass. After this add a splash of grenadine to the shot so that you have the effect of blood.
This takes a while but the effect is well worth it.
Another drink that has a similar look is the Brain Hemorrhage, although it is easier to make.
1 measure peach schnapps
1 tsp Baileys
½ tsp grenadine
Pour the peach schnapps into a shot glass, next carefully float the Baileys on top. Finally top with the grenadine.
It’s Halloween, Who’re You Gonna Call? – Ghostbusters!
Ghost Inspired Halloween Cocktails
Baileys was made for Halloween cocktails as it masquerades really well as a ghost trapped in the glass. One such cocktail is the Ghostbuster, named after the 1984 hit movie.
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz melon liqueur
3-5 drops baileys
Put the schnapps and liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and add the baileys drop by drop into the middle of the drink.
1¼ oz vanilla vodka
¼ oz chocolate liqueur
¼ oz half’n’half
¼ oz simple syrup
Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve (a delicious, but not spooky twist is to rim the glass with white chocolate shavings).
1 oz baileys
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz herbal liqueur such as chartreuse
2 oz cream
Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with ice and shake. Strain into an Irish coffee cup to serve.
The Color of Halloween – Orange and Black Cocktails
Orange and black are the recognized colors of Halloween so of course the Black Martini is a must have drink at any Halloween party. Make it more festive by using orange colored sugar on the glass rim as a garnish.
There is also a Black vodka on the market which makes for stunning looking Screwdrivers.
Then of course you have food coloring, this can be added to any clear cocktail that you make in order to add more atmosphere.
2 shots blackcurrant vodka
1 shot chambord
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass to serve.
Fill a highball glass with ice and then pour tangerine juice to halfway. The next step is to carefully pour the black vodka on top.
Fill a highball glass with ice and then pour the cranberry juice to halfway. Next pour top up carefully with the black vodka.
Non-Alcoholic Cocktails – Halloween Mocktails
Spooky Drinks for Designated Drivers
Your designated drivers have to stay alert on Halloween in order to avoid any wandering zombies on the way home. They also want to have some fun, so get out the food coloring and start coloring up the lemonade for a bit of Halloween fun. Also try the Halloween mocktails on offer.
Witches Brew (non-alcoholic)
This will make up 5 quarts.
12 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
4½ cups orange juice
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups fresh lime juice
Combine all of the ingredients together and chill, pour into a punch bowl with some severed hand ice cubes to serve.
Halloween Sparkle Punch
This is enough punch for 8.
2/3 cup tang orange drink mix
1 quart cold water
2 cups cold ginger ale
1 pint blackberry sherbet
Place drink mix in bowl, add water and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until party time.
When putting the punch out stir in the ginger ale.
Put 1/4 cup of sherbet in the bottom of each cup and pour drink over it.
3 oz. cranberry (or cranapple) juice
3 oz. tomato juice
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 dashes black pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing glass. To serve pour into a Collins glass over ice.
If I’ve missed off your favorite Halloween cocktail then I’m really sorry please feel free to leave the recipe in my visitors book.