Halloween Cocktail Ideas

Updated on November 16, 2019
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L. Sarhan has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. She working toward an M.A. in Marketing Communications and social media marketing.


Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. More and more adults are getting into the Halloween spirit by either organizing or attending adult-only Halloween parties. In fact, according to NBC, the Halloween industry is driving more toward catering to adults than children. In the past 10 years, retail and nightclub sales have increased by 50%.

More nightclubs and bars are capitalizing on the spirit of Halloween by marketing their own Halloween parties. However, as the trend rises, so does the cost of drinks at the bar or nightclub. Here are just some of the spooktacular spirits that you can showcase at your next Halloween party—or request at your favorite haunt this Halloween.

Witch's Brew Cocktail

There are many witches' brew cocktail recipes out there. This one is by far the most simple to fix without sacrificing taste.


  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces lemon-lime carbonated drink
  • 1.25 ounces shot of coconut rum
  • 7 ounces highball glass
  • cocktail stirrer


  1. Mix together the pineapple and cranberry juice in a highball glass.
  2. Add the lemon-lime carbonated drink.
  3. Gently stir in the coconut rum with a cocktail stirrer.

Halloween Black Magic Cocktail

If you are looking for a frightfully fun layered cocktail, consider serving a Black Magic cocktail designed specifically for Halloween.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces black vodka
  • 0.5 ounce triple sec
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • An orange wedge


  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in orange juice and triple sec.
  3. Shake well and pour into glass using a strainer to strain mixture from ice.
  4. Slowly pour the black vodka over the back of a spoon on top of the orange juice mixture. This will keep the black vodka from mixing with the orange juice mixture too quickly for a great presentation effect.
  5. Dip the end of an orange wedge in some black vodka and garnish on the rim of the glass.

Black Devil Martini

If you are looking for a devilishly delicious drink this Halloween with a hint of mystery and intrigue, consider serving black devil martinis at your next Halloween party.


  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 0.5 ounce dry vermouth
  • Black olives
  • Orange sugar
  • Chilled martini glasses
  • Martini picks or long wooden toothpicks


  1. Rim the chilled martini glass with orange sugar crystals.
  2. Depending on your preference, you can shake or stir together the dark rum and dry vermouth.
  3. Pour into sugar-rimmed martini glasses.
  4. Add two to three black olives to a martini pick or wooden toothpick and place it in the cocktail. You can even choose to lay the olive pick across the rim of the glass. The presentation option is up to you.

Black Widow Shots

Perhaps you are looking for something with a little bite to it? Consider serving black widow shots to your guest. A word of warning, this venomous drink may cause affect your nervous system by causing dizziness, delayed motor reflexes, and ultimately drunken paralysis if too much is consumed.


  • 0.5 ounce chilled cranberry juice
  • 1.5 ounces chilled black vodka
  • Ice
  • Cherry
  • Red sugar
  • Cocktail glass


  1. Rim the cocktail glass with red sugar crystals.
  2. Add ice to the cocktail glass.
  3. Pour cranberry juice over the ice.
  4. Top with black vodka. You can use the spoon method to allow the black vodka to sit on top of the juice, giving a layered look.
  5. Using cocktail picks or toothpicks, spear one cherry, and slowly add to drink or lay it across the rim.


If you are looking for a disgustingly creepy looking cocktail drink, serve your undead guests a morgue-a-rita.

Cocktail Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 0.75 ounce triple sec
  • 1 cherry
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry syrup
  • Frosted wine glasses

Goo Ingredients

  • Light corn syrup
  • Green food coloring


  1. First, frost the wine glass by placing it in the freezer.
  2. Pour the lime juice, tequila, and triple sec into a cocktail mixer over ice and shake well.
  3. Next mix the goo ingredients. The amount of green food coloring depends on how dark or how light you want the goo to look.
  4. Take the frosted wine glass by the stem and dip the rim in the goo. You can use a paintbrush to perfect the dripping effect.
  5. Add a teaspoon of the maraschino cherry syrup to the bottom of the wine glass.
  6. Slowly pour the cocktail mixture into the glass. If you pour slowly, it allows the maraschino cherry syrup to sit at the bottom of the glass.
  7. Top off with club soda.
  8. Serve with a cherry at the end of a cocktail stick inside the wine glass.

Bloody Brain Shooter

There are several versions of the bloody brain shooter, also known as a brain hemorrhage shot. There are a variety of ingredients that one can use from flavored vodka to peach schnapps. The following recipe uses flavored vodka. Be sure to check out the video above on how to make a brain hemorrhage shot using peach schnapps. The video also provides you with another version of this called the alien brain hemorrhage shot.


  • 1.25 ounces strawberry or cherry flavored vodka
  • 0.125 (1/8) ounce lime juice
  • 0.75 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Splash of grenadine


  1. Pour vodka and lime juice over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well to chill.
  2. Strain the liquid from the ice into a shot glass.
  3. Pour Bailey's Irish cream into another glass.
  4. Use a regular size straw to draw the Bailey's into the straw by sealing the top with your finger.
  5. Take the contents of the straw to the shot mixture and slowly drop the Bailey's irish cream in by slowly releasing your finger from the top and quickly sealing it again. Repeat this motion until you have what looks like brain matter floating on top.
  6. Add a splash of grenadine for a bloody look.

Liquid Vampire

If you have more of a sophisticated wine pallet, consider serving the drink liquid vampire at your next Halloween get-together. Your guests are bound to have a bloody good time.


  • 6 ounces of Cabernet Sauvignon red wine
  • Splash of raspberry schnapps
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Ice


This is very simple to make.

  1. Add ice to a glass.
  2. Combine the red wine, raspberry schnapps, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Pour over ice and serve.

Zombie Gut Punch

The Cooking Channel has a ghoulishly delicious punch recipe that will liven up the undead guests at your Halloween bash. The recipe is fairly simple to make and is great for parties of all sizes.


  • 10 ounces vodka
  • 5 ounces triple sec
  • 2 ounces bitters
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 cups black cherry soda
  • Ice
  • Grenadine to rim the glass cups


  1. Using a punch bowl to mix all of the ingredients together except the grenadine.
  2. Rim each cup with grenadine.
  3. Use a ladle to fill each cup.

The Cooking Channel recipe is measured to serve eight guests. Depending on the size of your party or the number of trips back to the punch bowl, you may want to increase the measurements.

Pina Goulada

The Hostess with the Mostest has another ghoulish cocktail recipe that is sure to be a party pleaser. Not only does she give you the basic recipe for the pina goulada but she also walks you through different ways to rim the glass. And the pina goulada wouldn't be complete without the fiendishly disgusting looking eyeball. Well, she also includes the recipe for that on her website.


  • 20 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 can (15 oz) cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 10 ounces rum
  • Ice


  1. Using a whisk, combine the pineapple juice, orange juice, heavy cream, cream of coconut, and rum.
  2. Place ice in the blender and add one cup of the pina goulada mixture.
  3. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour into rimmed glasses. (Be sure to check out her website for the different options on rimming the glasses.)
  5. Serve with a ghoulish eyeball on top.

Twisted Bat Juice

This recipe couldn't be simpler. All you have to do is add a few black licorice strips to a 2-liter of lemon-lime carbonated drink. Let it chill for a few hours or overnight. This will turn the clear beverage into a black color. When ready to serve, pour over ice and add a splash of vodka. This recipe is great when you have some that prefer lighter drinks and some that prefer stronger drinks. You can easily modify the amount of vodka to add. You can even turn this into a mocktail by omitting the vodka for those who prefer not to drink alcoholic drinks. Because there are so many options with this drink, it's great for when you have a diverse crowd of guests.

Regardless of your cocktail needs and that taste pallet of your guests, there are so many ways to prepare positively wicked drinks to please even the pickiest of drinkers. All it takes is a little creativity and imagination.

Please remember to drink responsibly this Halloween.

© 2014 L Sarhan


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    • MomsTreasureChest profile image


      2 years ago

      Happy Halloween! Love these fun cocktail ideas, thank for sharing.

    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i would like to try the black magic

    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      5 years ago

      These look awesome, I can't even choose which ones I'd want to make-- it almost makes me wish we drank more, lol. Awesome hub!

    • bwhite062007 profile image

      Brianna W 

      5 years ago from East Coast

      These are some great cocktail recipes! I host Halloween parties every year and I will definitely be trying out some of these. Thanks! I like the liquid vampire the best.

    • Leslie Ramos profile image

      Leslie Ramos 

      5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Very useful hub, with Halloween right around the corner, I am planning on trying a few of these! The Black Widow shots look very interesting!


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