Spooky Drinks for Your Halloween Party

Recipes, Party Planning

Spooky Drinks

You have everything ready for your Halloween party: the guest list, the party games, the hors d’oeuvres. But what about spooky drinks?

Themed beverages are a great way to make your event special. Here are just a few of the most popular Halloween drink recipes to serve your guests this year.

Blood and Sand

This classic drink is an excellent choice for scotch fans. Named after the 1922 movie, this beverage contains the following:

  • 3/4 ounce cherry brandy
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce Scotch whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass and add orange peel for garnish.

Candy Apple Cocktail

A tribute to a traditional Halloween treat, this cocktail is sweet and satisfying. To make it, gather these ingredients:

  • 1 ounce apple liqueur
  • 1/2 cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces salted caramel moonshine
  • 2 1/2 ounces sparkling apple cider

Combine the apple liqueur, cranberry juice, and salted caramel moonshine in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass and add apple cider.

Corpse Reviver

Popular since the 1930s, this strangely named beverage is surprisingly tasty and the perfect drink for a lively Halloween party. To create this spooky classic, you’ll need the following:

  • 3/4-ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4-ounce gin
  • 3/4-ounce Lillet blanc
  • 3/4-ounce orange liqueur
  • Absinthe, to rinse

Rinse interior of a cocktail glass with absinthe. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and combine thoroughly. Then, strain into cocktail glasses. For garnish, you can place a lemon or orange wedge on the rim.

Death in the Afternoon

Though the name is foreboding, Death in the Afternoon is a delicious drink with a unique green color. You’ll need the following to make this ghoulish beverage:

  • 4 1/2 ounces champagne
  • 1 1/2 ounces absinthe

Mix the ingredients and pour into glass. To make the drink bubble, add a sugar cube.


This drink is perfect for fall due to its pumpkin-like appearance. To make this drink, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 ounce orange juice

Mix the orange liqueur, orange juice, and cognac with ice. Strain into a glass and add ginger ale.

Halloween Hypnotist

A truly spectral drink, the Halloween hypnotist is an eerie teal color. You can create this beverage with three ingredients:

  • 1 splash lemon juice
  • 2 ounces blue liqueur of choice
  • 1 ounce vodka

Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass. For extra fun, you can use a glow stick as garnish.

Halloween Punch

Punch is a classic party drink, but this one has a spooky twist. Halloween Punch only has four ingredients:

  • 4 quarts 100% cranberry juice
  • 2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 4 cups rum

To make this punch, mix all the ingredients in a punch bowl. You can also add dry ice for a misting effect, but make sure guests know not to consume it.

Poison Apple Cocktail

If you’re all about glitter, then this cocktail is the perfect option. To whip up this drink, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 1/3-cup apple cider
  • 1/3-cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon edible gold glitter
  • 2 ounces fireball
  • Ice

Fill shaker will all ingredients, then shake for 30 seconds. Serve in a glass.

Pumpkin Martini

Elegant and perfect for fall, the pumpkin martini is an excellent choice for a more refined Halloween gathering. You can make this delicious beverage with the following ingredients:

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • Maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 pumpkin flavored liqueur

First, prepare the martini glasses by dipping the rims into maple syrup, then graham cracker crumbs. Next, combine all the ingredients in a shaker, then pour into a glass. Add whip cream as a garnish.

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

This autumn twist on a classic is perfect for an evening Halloween party. Gather the following ingredients to make this delicious drink:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces orange bitters
  • 1/2 ounce pumpkin syrup

First, combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Prepare glass with one large ice cube each, then strain the drink. Finally, garnish the glass with an orange peel and rosemary sprig.

Screamsicle Shake

This beverage is perfect for ice cream lovers. To make this shake, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 quart orange sherbert
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 6 Oreos, crushed
  • 8 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Orange and black sprinkles
  • Whipped cream

First, prepare the glass by dipping the rim into chocolate sauce, then crushed Oreos. Second, blend the vodka, milk, and orange sherbert. Drizzle chocolate sauce along the sides of the glass, then pour in the blended mixture. Finally, garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and Oreo pieces. All told, this recipe takes about 15 minutes.

Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail

Fans of martinis will dig this scarlet concoction. To make this cocktail, gather the following:

  • 3/4 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 1/2 sparkling wine
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

Shake ingredients together and serve in a cocktail glass. 

Witch’s Brew

The neon green color makes this drink a great addition to any Halloween party. All you need to create it is 10 minutes and the following:

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 drop purple food coloring
  • 2 ounces raspberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces Sprite
  • 1 ounce vodka

Combine the ingredients into a glass and stir. Then, strain into a lowball glass. For extra flair, pour over dry ice.

Zombie Cocktail

While complicated, this cocktail is well worth the effort. To make this beverage, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 ounce passion fruit syrup
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1 ounce white rum

Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, then shake. Finally, strain into a glass, then serve.

Now that you’ve chosen your favorite boozy Halloween drinks, it’s time to order the ingredients. Fortunately, Zipps Liquor is here to provide all your favorite brands at an affordable price. We even offer delivery for the ultimate convenience. For more information or to place an order, give one of our locations a call or contact us online.

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