Halloween is tons of fun, even for the grownups, especially if you make the right Halloween cocktails. The Night of Witches is all about dressing up and feasting on candy when you’re a kid.
Let’s say it out loud: grown-ups sometimes have more fun than kids during Halloween. Is it your favorite holiday?
After all, you get to play the role of that sexy nurse or the Joker in lousy makeup, and that all revs up with a witches brew cocktail and ends in long nights of fun and laughter.
So, call some friends over and put together a Halloween party — of course, that means plenty of boozy Halloween drinks for adults! Yay for spooky drinks! Break out the cocktail shaker, a shot glass (and maybe even the black light).
You can include the under-21 set when you make non-alcoholic options. Mocktails are a great foundation for some of these drink recipes!
Here are 30 Easy Halloween Cocktails that you can make at home, many with simple ingredients.
1. Jack-o’-lantern Cocktail
Talking about easy Halloween cocktails, this beautiful orange Jack-o’-lantern-inspired boozy drink gets its punch from Cointreau orange brandy, orange juice and a splash of ginger ale over fresh ice, if desired.
This one is easy to love. See the recipe here.
3. Red Devil
Gin, vodka, orange liqueur and Southern Comfort. That’s a devilish combo right there.
This one packs a punch, so go easy on these red devils! Just a nice red-as-blood drink that you’ll absolutely enjoy. Add an orange slice as extra garnish, as desired.
4. Candy Corn Martini
No list of Halloween cocktail recipes is complete without a candy corn cocktail!
This layered drink looks like the real deal, and it’s nicely creamy and sweet.
Pineapple juice, grenadine, vodka and whipped cream are all you need for this one.
5. Dark and Stormy Death Punch
The Dark and Stormy is a classic cocktail, and it goes great with the Halloween feel.
Dark rum, ginger beer and cherries come together for a big batch that might not look all that scary, but it’s insanely good, that’s guaranteed.
7. Children of the Corn Cocktail
This one is tricky, but totally worth it. Calls for an egg and, oooo, mezcal!
You won’t need to infuse vodka with candy corn for this one.
Then you just combine it with butterscotch syrup, pineapple juice and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Don’t forget some candy corn for the garnish!
8. Liquid Vampire
Wine cocktails are underrated, but the Liquid Vampire is one of our favorite boozy Halloween drinks.
Use Cabernet, raspberry schnapps and a splash of cranberry juice for a classy drink your wine-loving friends will find irresistible.
9. Ecto Lime Cooler
To get that famous glowy green color, we’re using a powdered lime mix instead of lime juice.
Then we’re boozing it up with vodka and some sugar.
This one is tangy and sweet and not slimy at all!
10. Boozy Screamsicle Shakes
Who doesn’t love a creamy drink?
Well, this one has crushed Oreos too. What’s not to love?
Together with vanilla vodka and some whipped cream, this is more than a Halloween cocktail — it’s dessert!
11. Blood & Sand
This classic spooky cocktail always comes back during Halloween, not only for its spooky name but for its comforting flavor combination of Scotch, vermouth and orange juice.
The Blood & Sand will never go out of fashion.
12. Deathly Hallows Cocktail
And let’s not forget about tequila.
So here’s a scary drink made with silver Tequila, pomegranate juice and OJ.
Fruity, but quite boozy, the Deathly Hallows is quite sophisticated, and it looks gorgeous over cracked ice!
13. Fright Night in the Grove Cocktail
Among our favorite Halloween cocktail ideas, this cocktail combines Jägermeister and tequila for a strong drink balanced by the grapefruit sweetness and it’s the perfect drink with fresh grapefruit juice.
It makes all the difference.
14. Witches’ Brew
Garnished correctly, this drink will definitely look the part for a Halloween-themed party.
It’s delicious, though.
Raspberries, cranberry juice and ginger ale are the main ingredients here, but you might want to spike it up with a splash of vodka.
Fresh ginger will add kick too.
15. The Re-Animator
You’ll need a syringe for this one, but the Re-animator is one of the most amusing cocktails on the list.
It’s got an intimidating shopping list so read through this one before you head to the grocery store.
The idea is to let your guests squeeze in the ‘re-animator transfusion’ into their melon-flavored drink.
You’ll feel like a mad scientist!
16. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
Don’t worry; this one’s perfectly safe — as long as you don’t have too many of them!
The Poisoned Apple cocktail has spiced rum, apple cider and pomegranate juice. (Throw in some apple brandy for a particular face-punch of flavor and booze.)
Red as an apple, strong as poison, that’s what this one is.
17. Beetlejuice Cocktail
Do kids these days know who Beetlejuice is?
Well, you surely do, so here’s a drink for you.
Vodka, Midori and blue curacao give the drink a bright and colorful personality.
This one is quite easy to put together as well.
18. Bourbon Butterbeer
And for those young enough to know Harry Potter, this ages 21+ recipe for the famous Butterbeer is for you.
Bourbon, cider, ginger beer and brown sugar syrup do the trick.
This one is beautifully unctuous and heartwarming!
19. Brain Hemorrhage
This cocktail does look scary, but it’s delicious.
Irish cream plays the part of a bleeding brain and a few dashes of grenadine are the blood.
The three-ingredient cocktail is a party-pleaser!
20. Classic Bloody Mary
No Halloween cocktail list is complete with the queen of brunch cocktails—the savory, non sweet, tomato juice-based Bloody Mary is perfect for day parties.
Vodka, spices, Worcestershire sauce and tomato juice are the key ingredients, but feel free to experiment a little: sea salt, green olives, tabasco, you name it.
21. Floating Hands Halloween Punch
Have you ever seen Halloween cocktail recipes that call for plastic gloves and rubber bands? Well, this one does.
A true spectacle for a festive table, it makes an outstanding centerpiece for your monster bash.
You’ll have tons of fun putting together this Floating Hands punch.
22. Vampire Bite
Three ingredients are all you need to make this bloody cocktail: black cherry soda, cherry vodka and lemonade. Cut some of the sugar with club soda and NSA tart cherry juice so you retain the fizz.
The result is tart and sweet — let’s just say it’s berry-licious! This is what you need.
23. Haunted Graveyard
For easy Halloween cocktails, this one is one of the tastiest.
Maple syrup, bourbon, orange juice and bitters.
Need we say more? There’s something special in this classy drink; it’s perfect for fall.
24. Monster Mash Margaritas
Did someone say margaritas? Count us in!
The Mexican specialties are also great Halloween cocktails, especially when you use blood orange and garnish them with gummy eyeball candy.
25. The Ghostbuster Drink
Let’s make good use of that melon shimmery liqueur you have back there.
Together with peach schnapps and decadent Irish cream, you get a pretty drink that’s also a bit disturbing in a good way. Get the recipe.
26. Snickers Martini
Snickers are a synonym for Halloween. Fun-size, anyone?
And although this Snickers martini doesn’t actually call for Snickers bars, it does taste like them.
The secret is in the dark chocolate liqueur and amaretto + chopped peanuts and we are there.
27. Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail
This spiced pumpkin cocktail is a bit complicated but it’s totally worth it, especially if you have some cocktail mixing experience.
Not all Halloween cocktail ideas are fast and easy; some are thoughtful and true masterpieces.
This one is definitely one of those.
Looking for recipes to use with Pumpkinhead Ale? Here you go.
28. Blood Orange Martini
And here’s yet another martini recipe, but this one is different; it calls for triple sec and citrus vodka.
With a splash of blood-orange juice, the Blood Orange Martini is glorious.
Make sure you don’t miss the spider web garnish.
29. Pinnacle Black Widow Martini
Raspberries, pomegranates and oranges are a tropical combination of refreshing flavors, and they make this martini an easy decision.
This is the authentic Black Widow martini, and let’s just say it has a high-end feel to it. Add a black sugar rim for full effect.
This will be among your favorite boozy Halloween drinks.
30. Swamp Water Surprise Cocktail
And what would be a Halloween cocktail list without some -hurp- swamp water?
Well, here it is, but you’ll love this one!
This recipe has two parts, the cocktail and the ‘plasma.’ Blue curaçao is the secret!
Make sure you make both. You’ll love swamp water, really!
The bottom line
Whether you’re hoping to be so tipsy that you’re waving cinnamon sticks around as wands, or finding a use for dry ice to make a smoke effect in a big drum of apple brandy punch, our list of 31 delicious cocktails not only add to the loopy effect, they are a great way to make a fun impression at your next Halloween celebration.
For even more drink ideas, how about some Halloween Punch Recipes? All punch, all the time!
- Jack-o’-lantern Cocktail
- Pumpkin Spice Martini
- Red Devil
- Candy Corn Martini
- Dark and Stormy Death Punch
- Blood Champagne Bellini
- Children of the Corn Cocktail
- Liquid Vampire
- Ecto Lime Cooler
- Boozy Screamsicle Shakes
- Blood & Sand
- Deathly Hallows Cocktail
- Fright Night in the Grove
- Witches’ Brew
- The Re-Animator
- Poisoned Apple Cider
- Beetlejuice Cocktail
- Bourbon Butterbeer
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Classic Bloody Mary
- Floating Hands Halloween Punch
- Vampire Bite
- Haunted Graveyard
- Monster Mash Margaritas
- Ghostbuster Drink
- Snickers Martini
- Pumpkin Head
- Blood Orange Martini
- Pinnacle Black Widow Martini
- Swamp Water Surprise
- Dead Man’s Kiss with Black Vodka
- Pick one or two of these amazing cocktails for your Halloween party!
- Be the bartender, serve and enjoy responsibly!