12 Halloween Cocktails For A Bewitched Bash

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Embrace the creepy-crawly spirit of Halloween with these spooky Halloween cocktails that will surely send shivers down your spine.

From mysterious elixirs to chilling concoctions, these drinks are perfect for adding a touch of fright to any Halloween gathering. Cheers to the witching hour with our roundup of the spookiest sips!

Morgue-a-Rita

From the Delaware North venues like TD Garden (Boston, MA), KeyBank Center (Buffalo, NY), and UBS Arena (Elmont, NY), this spine-chilling Morgue-a-Rita ushers in the Halloween spirit. It’s a refreshing blend of spirits with a dash of Activated Charcoal for its hauntingly dark complexion, finished off with a black salt rim. Garnished with a simple lime wedge, this drink is ready to serve some thrills.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1.25 oz Finest Call Margarita Mix
  • 0.75 oz Agave Nectar
  • Dash Activated Charcoal
  • Garnish: Black Salt, Lime Wedge

Instructions: Prepare your glass by rimming it with black salt, then set it aside. Add Camarena Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, Finest Call Margarita Mix, Agave Nectar, and a dash of Activated Charcoal into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a good shake and then strain the mixture over fresh ice into your black salt-rimmed glass. Put the finishing touches with a lime wedge garnish and your Morgue-a-rita is ready to serve, and scare!

Zombie Punch

Embrace the excitement of the “Zombie Punch” from Death & Co. Packed with an array of flavors, this punch is the life of the party. Served in any Tiki Mug and garnished with mint, an orchid, or a pineapple wedge, it’s a feast for both the eyes and taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Plantation OFTD
  • 1 oz. Cana Brava
  • 1 oz. Smith and Cross
  • 1 oz. Don’s Mix
  • .75 oz. Lime
  • .5 oz. Falernum
  • .25 oz. Grenadine
  • 2 dash Absinthe
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish: Mint, Orchid, or Pineapple

Directions: Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Make sure to give it a solid whip shake so that everything gets well combined. Then, strain into a Tiki Mug. Before serving, add the final touch by garnishing with mint, an orchid, or a pineapple wedge.

​​Scared Stiff

Jack Stevenson from Death & Co in Denver, Colorado brings us the “Scared Stiff.” This lively cocktail will brighten up your evening and put a smile on your face. Served in a rocks glass with a lemon wheel and cherry flag, you’ll love this zesty treat.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Timberline Vodka
  • 1 oz Donn’s Mix #2
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Grand Marnier
  • 1 tsp Galliano L’Autentico
  • 1 dash Absinthe
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel & cherry flag

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Make sure to give it a good shake, and then strain the mixture into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel or a cherry flag and serve.

3:30 AM

This bewitching cocktail is perfect for Halloween celebrations. Featuring a haunting blend of Corazon Blanco Tequila, Midori Melon Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Yuzu Juice, and simple syrup, the eerie drink is embellished with dry ice and a house-made black sesame salt rim for an added touch of allure.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Corazon Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Mindoro Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Yuzu Juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • House made black sesame salt rim
  • Dry ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice.

Skullchata

From Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, River Ranch, FL, this hauntingly delightful horchata boasts notes of vanilla rum, Rumchata, and cream, with the signature taste of fall from Fireball, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Rumchata
  • 1 oz Vanilla Rum
  • ¼ oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 1 oz sweet cream (can substitute with half & half)
  • ½ oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • Garnishes: ground cinnamon, cinnamon stick, whipped cream

Directions: Pour Rumchata, vanilla rum, Fireball, cream, and pumpkin spice syrup into a shaker and add three dashes of cinnamon. Shake well. Strain over ice into a festive mug and garnish with whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

Spooky Potion

A unique creation from Rebar at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Chicago, IL. Creep out your taste buds with this delightful mix of vodka, apple pucker, green chartreuse, and lemon juice. It’s a sip of the unexpected!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz apple pucker
  • 0.50 green chartreuse
  • 0.25 lemon juice
  • Garnish: lychee, raspberry, blueberry

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with the eyeball and enjoy.

Sweet Venom

Available at Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in The Kimpton Brice, Savannah, GA. This wickedly good cocktail is an eerie mix of vodka, liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup, with blackberries, raspberries, and orange bitters.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz liqueur
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • 3 blackberries
  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Garnish: black sugar for the rim, dried blood orange

Directions: Combine vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and shake on ice. Add grenadine simple syrup and shake—strain into a glass and top with blackberries, raspberries, and orange bitters. Garnish with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.

Blood Shot Margarita

Celebrate the spooky season with the Blood Shot Margarita from The Bungalows Key Largo, in Key Largo, FL. Featuring a range of devilishly delightful ingredients and garnishes, this drink will leave you spellbound.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 4 oz blood orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled. Pour over ice. Add charred Rosemary and eyeball gummy stir stick to coat the edge with tajin.

Spiced Apple Margarita

Treat yourself to the “Spiced Apple Margarita” – an imaginative cocktail that perfectly blends the rich flavors of apple and spice. Topped with a star anise, this delightful concoction is just the thing to satisfy your taste buds. it is the perfect mix of refreshing yet cozy – just what you need for a chillingly good time.

  • 2 oz LALO Tequila Blanco
  • 1.5 oz apple cider
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .75 oz agave
  • Dash
    DASH
    ground cinnamon
  • Salt rim: mix turbinado sugar, salt, cinnamon
  • Garnish: Star anise

Directions: Combine LALO, apple cider, lime juice, agave nectar and cinnamon in an ice filled shaker tin. Shake to chill and dilute. Strain into ice filled rocks glass, rimmed with the sugar/salt/cinnamon mixture. Garnish with apple slices, cinnamon stick and star anise.

Omerto Negro

A creation from The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences in Richmond, RI. This dark and mysterious version of a Negroni offers the perfect blend of sweetness and spice and brings an unforgettable Halloween experience to your plate.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Tommy Cask-Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin NY
  • 1 oz Bruto Americano CA
  • 0.5 oz Bully Boy Amaro MA
  • 0.5 oz Partner Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 pc orange wheel halved
  • 1 pc skull ice sphere
  • 1 glass oversized coop or Martini glass
  • Garnish: 2 pcs dried or fresh fig slice
  • (optional) Mesquite glass dome cloche-smoke and smoke box

Directions: In a mixing glass, stir together liquid ingredients on ice. Place the halved orange wheel into the bottom of an oversized Coop or Martini Glass. Place the Skull Cube on top using the orange as a pedestal to keep it upright. Pour the mixture over the skull cube. Garnish with a fig slice. (Optional) Place into smoking cloche and smoke.

Pumpkin Pie White Russian

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver, CO, offers this delightful blend of vodka, Kahlua, and Fultons Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur. This creepy delight is the ultimate Halloween treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 ½ oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin pie Cream liqueur
  • Garnish: Cinnamon stick

Directions: Pour the vodka and Kahlua into glass over ice. Top with Fulton’s pumpkin liqueur and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Sybil

Marc Rizzuto from Death & Co in the East Village in New York City. introduces the “Sybil,” a beautifully balanced cocktail that everyone can enjoy. Topped with caraway seeds and orange zest, this refreshing mix is served in a tall Collins glass over crushed ice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Lustau Amontillado
  • 0.5 oz Brennevin Aquavit
  • 0.5 oz Orange Juice
  • 0.25 oz Sesame Orgeat
  • 1 tsp Cointreau
  • Garnish: Orange zest / caraway seeds

Directions: Pour measured out ingredients into your cocktail shaker. Give it a good whip shake, ensuring a well-blended mixture. Then, rather than straining, go ahead and dump the entire concoction, unstrained, into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with orange zest and a sprinkle of caraway seeds.

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