Halloween Drinks & Cocktails

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

Staff Picks

Easy Red Sangria

Rating: 3.24 stars
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.

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.

Bitter Martini

October is the time for summoning spirits, including the boo-zy kind. Amaro, an herbal Italian liqueur, gives the classic martini a fall twist. Make it a double, for all your toil and trouble.

Black-Cherry Zombie

Black vodka provides the spooky color in this grown-up twist on a Shirley Temple, and black-cherry soda gives this drink its classic sweet flavor. Top it off with what else but a maraschino cherry garnish.

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.

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.

Peacock Tonic

The usual gin and tonic gets brushed by a peacock's teal plume thanks to blue Curacao, a bitter-orange liqueur, and green Chartreuse, a French herbal liqueur.

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).

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.

Extra Dark and Stormy

A spooky sip, this Halloween cocktail is inspired by the dark and stormy. It's got the usual dark rum and ginger flavors but with an added bitter touch from amaro, an Italian herbal liqueur.  

Aperol Spritzer Cocktail

Try making this easy version of an Aperol Spritz for Halloween. The secret ingredient is Aperol, a bittersweet orange Italian liqueur with a bright orange hue, mixed with sparkling wine.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.