28 Halloween Cocktails to Make at Home
Bottoms up for delicious, fun, and frightfully good Halloween cocktails. Having a signature Halloween drink is the easiest way to save money on a party, and it lets you really have fun with the theme. Decide whether you want a single drink idea, like Zombie Brain Shots, or an easy punch loaded with eyeballs. Whatever you choose, don't skip the Olive Spiders! They're every Halloween cocktail's best friend!
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Red Pepper Bourbon Glow
What better way to use gifted peper jelly than to spice up your cocktails? This beverage is sweet and sour with a sublte hotness. Serve a drink that is fun, different, and just plain smart at your next fall or holiday get-together.
Fancy a trip to the Wizarding World? This classic favorite drink of witches and wizards alike will be enough to put some magical pep in your step! This drink is a decadent, rich, and buttery experience. Top this popular wizarding beverage with plenty of homemade whipped cream before serving to family and friends.
What could be more fun than a cauldron full of seething, smoking sangria? It's delicious and wickedly strong (use more sparkling water if you want to dilute it a little). Although dry ice is not toxic, it's dangerous to swallow chips because of the extremely low temperature. Using a chunk of the ice, and wrapping it in cheesecloth, avoids that problem.
"Punch" is a good description of this one--a couple of glasses pack a wallop. Add extra cranberry juice if you want it weaker.
Drogon’s Breath Cocktail
In Game of Thrones lore, the dragon has three heads. And each would love to sate their thirst on this libation. A hint of bright citrus perfectly balances the rich earthy element the wine in this cocktail delivers. Refreshing, delicately sweet, and tangy, this drink if fit for a queen. A few leaves of fresh basil adds a delightful herbaceous layer to the drink, but feel free to leave it out if basil isn’t your flavor of choice or you don’t have it on hand— the cocktail will still be delicious. Tame the Mother of Dragons with the refreshing summer sipper, or double up on the ingredients and serve this at your next King’s Moot.
Pro-Tip: Using crushed or pulverized ice and packing it tightly in the glass will ensure you’re able to “float” your red wine on the cocktail mixture.
Brighten up winter happy hour or Sunday brunch with this citrusy cocktail. Leafy carrot tops lend an herby backbone similar to parsley, and blood oranges infuse a berrylike sweetness. Plus, this drink boasts half your daily vitamin A and more than a third of your daily vitamin C goal.
Fizzy hard cider and spicy ginger ale add a subtle effervescence. Start with chilled beverages so it's nice and refreshing, and consider adding a decorative ice ring to keep it that way.
Honey Cider-Beer Cocktails
The cider-honey base of this fall beverage makes enough for both adult and kid twists: one with pale ale, the other with sparkling cider. Beer and cider are refreshing and lower in sugar and alcohol than stronger potions, which tend to go down a bit too easily.
Blood Orange Martinis
Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers
Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers are an adults-only treat featuring three different fruit juices, bourbon (of course), and the perfect Halloween hue.
Zombie Brain Shots
Horror fans rejoice! We've found the perfect shot to kick off your Halloween party in true zombie apocalypse fashion.
Bloody Mary Punch
Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.
Keep it simple by preparing just about everything ahead of time.
Let the adults enjoy the Halloween party too by serving this tangy blood-colored punch alongside other spooky treats.
Midori Lemon Gin Fizz
Egg whites form a spooky, frothy top, giving the cocktail a mad-scientist makeover. The cocktail gets its green hue from Midori liqueur, a super sweet muskmelon-flavored liqueur. Serve in beakers or test tubes to up the Halloween aura.
On a cold fall day, all you need to warm up is this steamy, rich, pumpkin treat. Reminicient of a rich pumpkin pie, this creamy drink is the perfect addition to your next fall party or gathering. If serving a crowd, adjust the recipe to increase the amount that's made, and don't forget plenty of whipped cream, if desired!
With lime drink and pineapple juice, this party punch isn't scary at all–for the kids or the adults. But putting the punch in a second bowl of dry ice gives it that eerie feeling that's perfect for a spooky party.
Give your guests a scare by float a creepy ice face in your punch bowl. Fill a Halloween mask with water (seal the openings with sturdy tape), freeze overnight, then remove the ice from the mask and float face up.
Transylvanian Hot Toddy
This lemonade takes away the goose bumps and smoothes raised hairs.
Scare them silly by floating a frozen hand in this yummy brew!
Apricot-Apple Cider Sipper
Apple Bobbing Punch
Candy Apple Punch
The sweet-and-sour potion will tattoo your tongue red.
Bloody-Good Cranberry Punch
Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes
If you prefer your shakes thicker, just follow the make-ahead directions.