Halloween Drinks & Cocktails

Impress your guests at your next Halloween party with scary, easy, and delicious drink ideas!

Staff Picks

Shrunken Heads in Cider

Rating: 3.5 stars 257
This one-of-a-kind Halloween recipe is courtesy of viewer Allison DiNatale. Granny Smith apples are peeled, cored, and halved, then receive a spooky carving. They're baked until dehydrated to give them a "shrunken" appearance. Float in large punch bowl with apple cider, lemonade, and spiced rum (if desired).

Easy Red Sangria

Rating: 3 stars 578
This easy-to-make beverage is sure to please any crowd—it's made with brandy, orange and apple slices, orange juice, club soda, and of course red wine. Choose a dry wine such as a red Zinfandel and make sure to chill the sangria before serving for the ultimate sip.

Ghost in the Graveyard Cocktail

Serve up a little black magic in the form of a cocktail made with vodka that's as dark as night—with a scoop of ghostly-white vanilla ice cream floating on top. It's rich, chocolatey, and absolutely spook-tacular.

Halloween Bloody Mary Shooters

Homemade Bloody Mary mix is topped with a layer of black vodka in these spooky shooters. They're just the thing for getting a Halloween party started.

Garden-of-Evil Punch

Beckoning jewel-toned fruits are cleverly frozen into a block of ice using a cake pan, then floated atop a Halloween punch spiked with sake and plum wine. Pomegranate juice gives the drink a very apt blood-red hue.

Vampire Vodka Cocktail

Fit for Dracula himself! Sweet homemade grenadine serves as the "blood" in this inspired Halloween cocktail made with vodka, grapefruit juice, and fresh lime juice.

Berry Scary Martini

If you're hosting a Halloween cocktail party,  add this drink to the menu. Cherry juice makes this deadly-looking cocktail taste sweeter than it appears, and black vodka creates the bewitching black hue. 

Black Lagoon Cocktail

Rating: 3.5 stars 26
This lemony vodka libation, garnished with black ice cubes and a licorice stick, is perfect for your Halloween party. Make the licorice ice cubes by boiling water and anise seeds together, then stir in black food coloring, pour into a mold, and freeze.

Blood-Moon Punch

Guests will howl for this creative and super-festive punch. Create the glowing moon by freezing orange juice and water in a bowl, then release it and float it in a mixture of concord-grape juice, ginger soda, seltzer, and fresh lime juice. Spike grown-up ghouls' glasses with an ounce (or two) of vodka.

Blood-Orange Cocktails

Rating: 3 stars 265
Shots of this blood-orange specimen are just what the doctor ordered. Combine Solerno, a blood orange liqueur, with fresh blood orange juice for a bright sip all on its own, or mix it with sparkling wine for a festive and fizzy cocktail.

Bleeding Heart Martini

Rating: 3 stars 103
Take a sip of this chilling gin-based bleeding heart martini, which gets its haunting hue from pickled baby red beets. Poke a cocktail skewer through each beet, which creates the effect of dripping blood.

Creepy Cocktail

Rating: 3 stars 102
Halloween party guests will love sipping this cocktail, which is made with a combination of light and dark rum, pomegranate juice, a lime wedge, and simple syrup. Coat the rim of each glass with black sanding sugar for a frightening finishing touch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spooky Halloween Cocktails and Drink Recipes for a Petrifying Party
We've got plenty of creepy Halloween cocktails and spine-chilling sips for grown-up goblins.
Spooky Halloween Cocktails and Drink Recipes for a Petrifying Party
We've got plenty of creepy Halloween cocktails and spine-chilling sips for grown-up goblins.
Hot Spiced Concord Grape Juice
Rating: 3.5 stars 5

To usher in Halloween, you'll need a proper roiling, steaming brew—like those conjured in the best witches' kitchens. This Hot Spiced Concord Grape Juice is just the thing to get everyone in the holiday spirit.