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: 3.68 stars
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).

Spiced Apple Cider

Rating: 3.05 stars
On a cool fall day, enjoy a mug of warm apple cider. Cinnamon stick stirrers add spice and extra flavor to our favorite seasonal beverage.

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.

Creepy Cocktail

Rating: 3.02 stars
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.

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. 

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.

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.

Bloody Scary

Rating: 3.5 stars
This creepy, orange and black cocktail is perfect for a Halloween party. It's made with Campari, prosecco, black vodka (yes, really!), freshly squeezed blood orange juice, and simple syrup.

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.

Eyeball Martini

Rating: 3.5 stars
Up the freak-out factor of your Halloween spread with a creepy eyeball cocktail. Mix up this festive vodka martini with pimento-stuffed green olives and whole black peppercorns.

Bleeding Heart Martini

Rating: 3.01 stars
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.

Black Lagoon Cocktail

Rating: 3.69 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Screwed-Up Screwdriver

Conjure some black magic at Halloween using a splash of pitch-dark vodka in this classic citrus cocktail. This spooky screwdriver can be sipped through a licorice straw.