Halloween is around the corner, and you know what that means! Time to start thinking about what sort of spooky drinks you will serve at your party. You can't just serve regular old beverages—it's all about celebrating the season with a bit of extra flair of spookiness.
Halloween is my most favorite time of year. I love the costumes, the decorations, and, most importantly, the delicious and fun cocktails! So whether you're celebrating with family or friends, there's no better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by whipping up one (or all) of these spooky drinks for your guests.
How to Serve Spooky Halloween Cocktails?
Halloween-themed cocktails are a great way to get your party guests in the mood for a night of pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. But how do you serve them? We've got some great ideas for serving Halloween cocktails in style!
First things first: plastic glasses are essential when it comes to serving Halloween cocktails. You can find everything you need at Kaya Tableware—from plastic cups to fancy disposable plates, even disposable plastic drinkware for those who don't want the hassle of washing glasses after the party (or even before). You just need to ensure you get our disposable plastic party supplies in time for your big event, so you can enjoy your party with style and worry-free!
Once you've set up your drinkware, it's time to start thinking about what kind of drinks will best suit your guests' tastes.
Don't worry. We have prepared 8 amazingly spooky and delicious cocktail recipes for you to help you impress all your Halloween party guests.
Toasting the spooky season is about to get a whole lot spookier.
1. The Apple of My Eye
- 1 oz. rum (we used aged rum)
- 1 oz. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 oz. Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Instructions: Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds; strain into a martini glass filled with ice cubes; garnish with an apple slice if you'd like!
2. Candy Corn Shots
To make this drink, you'll need:
- Candy corn (or any other small shot glass)
- Vodka or whiskey of your choice. Try a high-quality vodka or whiskey like Patron Silver Tequila for the best results.
- Ice cubes for chilling the drink. If you're feeling extra fancy, use crushed ice instead of cubes!
Instructions: First, gather the ingredients. Then, pour the Galliano into a shot glass. Float the orange curaçao on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. Next, float the cream on top, also using the spoon. Serve and enjoy.
3. Smashing Pumpkintini
- 5 oz. pumpkin puree
- 5 oz. vodka
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- Ice (add ice to a cocktail shaker and shake for about 10 seconds)
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick
4. Cauldron Crush
The Cauldron Crush is a simple but flavorful cocktail that will indeed cast an eerie spell on your guests. The ingredients are vodka and apple cider, which you can easily find at any grocery store. I recommend using vodka distilled from potatoes for this recipe, as it has a smooth taste without being too harsh.
To make the drink: Add two ice cubes to a glass, then fill halfway with apple cider. Add an ounce of vodka over the top, then stir until mixed well (it will look like blood!). If you want some cinnamon flavor in your drink, add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon syrup before stirring (the cinnamon syrup adds a subtle spicy flavor). Then garnish by pouring another ounce of vodka into the glass for extra effect!
5. Spiced Apple Sangria
- 2 bottles of rosé (750 mL)
- 1 cup of simple syrup (or 1 cup of water + 1/2 cup sugar)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 apples, cored and sliced thinly
6. Bloody Margaritas
- 1/2 cup margarita mix
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons tequila (or more if you're feeling adventurous)
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce to taste, plus salt and pepper. If you want to add some heat, try adding cayenne pepper.
7. Voodoo Mojitos
This Halloween cocktail is a fun twist on the classic mojito. The dark color and spooky name make it perfect for Halloween, but even if you're not hosting an October party, these drinks are still worth making at home. The rum adds some serious boozy flavor, and the mint leaves give it all a solid herbal quality that will please your palate. Voodoo mojito may be the voodoo that you need this season!
8. Gingered Gin Fizz
- 2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 dashes of simple syrup (1:1 ratio)
Instructions: Combine the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top off with a splash of ginger ale, then garnish with lemon peel wrapped in a napkin, so it looks like a mummy's bandage on top of your drink!
These Spooky Cocktails Will Take Your Halloween Party to the Next Level
Halloween is a fun time of year, and we've put together some spooky cocktail recipes that you can use at your next Halloween party. These cocktails are easy to make, and they'll impress everyone who attends your party.
These cocktails are a great way to get the kids involved with cooking and crafting. If you have children who love being in the kitchen, this is a recipe that will make them feel like they are part of the action!
We hope you've enjoyed our roundup of Halloween-inspired cocktail recipes. Remember that these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Halloween cocktails, so if there are some classics you like that we haven't covered here on our site, feel free to experiment!
So what are you waiting for? Get your supplies and start mixing!