Cocktails with a Halloween theme make any event more enjoyable, and these drinks are just on-trend.
Some even erupt into bubbles and smoke!
We've gathered some of our favorite Halloween cocktails that fit the day. Try them out and impress your friends.
Also, if you have any plans to use dry ice in your Halloween-themed alcoholic beverages, check out safety instructions as well.
Black Magic Margaritas
The Black Magic Margarita is made with Margarita, tequila, triple sec, and lemon juice. It doesn't matter what else you add, as modern-day margaritas are often loaded with salt or sugar. We recommend trying this version on Halloween instead of the traditional ones.
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
Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in black sanding sugar.
Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food coloring until the desired black color is achieved.
Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime before serving.
Drunken Peanut Butter Cups
The greatest way to get into the Halloween spirit is to celebrate all things spooky and frightening. Who doesn't enjoy a delicious cupcake? With their caffeine-laced peanut butter filling and chocolate icing topping, these Drunken Peanut Butter Cups are sure to help you party.
For the Reese’s-Infused Vodka
1 c. vodka
1/2 c Reese's Pieces
For the Cocktail
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
In a mason jar, combine vodka and Reese’s pieces. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and shake. Refrigerate overnight, then strain.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour over strained vodka, milk, and chocolate liqueur. Shake until chilled.
Put peanut butter on one small plate and crushed Reese's Pieces on another. Dunk the tops of two cocktail glasses in peanut butter, then roll in crushed Reese's Pieces.
Drizzle about a tablespoon of chocolate syrup into each glass. Divide the cocktail mixture between glasses and garnish each with a peanut butter cup.
A mouthwatering combination of bleeding red wine and brains is the zombie cocktail.
It is rumored that those who drink this beverage will be converted into undead monsters. Make sure not to bite anyone after you try this Halloween cocktail.
1/2 oz Donn’s mix
1/2 oz falernum
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitters
Garnish: mint sprig
Add the Jamaica rum, Puerto Rican gold rum, demerara rum, Herbsaint or Pernod, lime juice, Donn’s mix, falernum, grenadine, and bitters into a blender, then add 6 ozs of crushed ice.
Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds.
Pour the contents into a tall glass or Tiki mug, add ice cubes to fill, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Bourbon Milk Punch
This punch is great for parties since it will take your guests on a ride of pleasure. This drink has a creamy texture with toasty spices that have an earthy flavor - it's not overly sweet or citrusy, so it won't overpower your guests!
2 oz bourbon
3 oz whole milk
1 oz of simple syrup
2 dashes vanilla extract
Garnish: nutmeg, freshly grated
Add bourbon, whole milk, simple syrup, and vanilla extract into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Aviation is a fantastic Halloween cocktail. It combines three distinct spirits with champagne to create an adventurous and refreshing flavor, leaving your mouth fulfilled and delighted!
2 oz gin
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/4 oz Creme de Violette
3/4 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Garnish: brandied cherry
Add the gin, maraschino liqueur, Creme de Violette, and lemon juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a brandied cherry.
As the name suggests, this drink is a wonderful combination of coffee and chocolate. Your taste buds will tingle with excitement as chocolate combines on top of dense coffee flavor in the first sip.
1 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz Baileys Irish cream
1/2 oz heavy cream
Garnish: chocolate shavings
Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, Baileys, and cream to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled fizz glass or coupe.
Garnish with freshly shaved chocolate.
Death In the Afternoon
If you're a cocktail connoisseur, you're probably familiar with absinthe. The Death in the Afternoon cocktail is one of the most entertaining ways to use it.
The flavor of this iridescent green cocktail, which combines absinthe with sparkling wine, is pleasantly interesting! It has a fizzy finish with a hint of black licorice.
It's a one-of-a-kind cocktail created by writer Ernest Hemingway to dazzle guests. Of course, we enjoy it so much that we drink it as a nightcap as well.
1/2 oz absinthe
1/2 oz chilled Champagne
1/4 oz simple syrup (optional if you want a sweeter taste)
1. Pour the absinthe into a coupe (pour your syrup first if you are going to use it)
2. Top slowly with the Champagne.
Another famous cocktail that fits the Halloween theme is the good old Bloody Mary!
This classic cocktail, which combines vodka with tomato juice, was created in the 1920s and has since become one of the most popular in the world. Also, you can add some spooky garnishes to make it more suitable for Halloween.
Large handful of ice
3 oz vodka
17 oz tomato juice
1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 2 slices to serve
3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
3 shakes of Tobasco
pinch of celery salt
pinch of black pepper
2 celery sticks to serve
Put the ice in a large jug. Measure the vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice and pour them straight onto the ice.
Add 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco (or more if you like it very spicy) and a pinch of celery salt and pepper. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold, then strain the cocktail into 2 tall glasses.
Top up with fresh ice, add a celery stick and lemon slice to both glasses
Vampire's Kiss is a must-try! This blood-red beverage is nothing more than a berry-flavored vodka martini dressed up as a frightening Halloween cocktail.
When you take a sip, you'll notice it's sweet and tangy, with a juicy berry finish. With a red sugar rim and a chunk of dry ice, it bubbles and boils continuously, emitting a steady stream of smoke!
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Chambord
1/2 oz 100% unsweetened cranberry juice (not sweetened or cranberry juice cocktail)
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz grenadine
Granulated sugar and additional grenadine for the sugar rim (optional)
1 small dry ice cube(optional)
On one plate, spread granulated sugar in a single layer. Place grenadine on a separate plate. Spin the glass rim in the grenadine until it is completely coated. Then, to coat the glass rim in sugar, dip it into the Plate.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Chambord, unsweetened cranberry juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. Shake in 2 handfuls of normal ice cubes until chilled. Pour the liquid into the glass that has been prepared.
If using, break the dry ice into 1-inch chunks as soon as feasible before serving the beverages. To begin, drop the plastic bag containing the dry ice several times on the ground to allow it to break into huge chunks. Keep in mind that you should never contact dry ice with your bare hands! Put on your safety goggles and gloves. Using a screwdriver or an ice pick, shatter the dry ice into smaller pieces with a chisel. 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunks are perfect since they are large enough to settle to the bottom of the drink but small enough to vanish in minutes. Wrap the little chunks in a towel and store them in a cooler with the lid off until the beverages are ready to be served. Dry ice should not be stored in the freezer.
Add a 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass with tongs (do not touch the dry ice), which will settle to the bottom and create a smoking effect right away. In about 5 minutes, the ice cube will vanish. Dry ice should not be consumed! Before sipping your drink, wait until the cube has vanished.
We've got the perfect beverage for you: the Pumpkin Martini! It's creamy, spiced like a cozy pie, and crafted with real pumpkin for the greatest flavor.
Even better, if you coat the rim of the glass in crumbled graham crackers, each sip will have a hint of crispy sweetness!
For every fall occasion, this is the ultimate Halloween cocktail to impress your friends with. Better still, make a Pumpkin Pie Martini with whipped cream on top!
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz heavy cream (or coconut milk, for vegan)
1/2 oz (to 1 ounce**) pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Graham crackers for the rim
Place graham crackers on a plate and crush them with your fingers. Place a small puddle of maple syrup on a separate dish. First, coat the rim of a martini glass in maple syrup, twisting the glass to uniformly coat the rim. Then, until the rim is evenly coated, roll it in crushed graham crackers.
In a cocktail shaker, shake all of the components. Add in a handful of ice until it's cold. Strain the liquid into the martini glass that has been prepared.