April 26, 2022 by Helena Lombard
- 1. Candy Corn Martini
- 2. Bloody Mary
- 3. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
- 4. Witches Brew
- 5. Green Monster
- 6. Black Magic
- 7. Baby Yoda
- 8. Swamp Water
- 9. Apple Pie Moonshine
- 10. French Maid
- 11. Blackjack Cocktail
- 12. Squashed Frog
- 14. Classic Champagne Cocktail
- 15. Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail
- 16. Halloween Punch
- 17. Pumpkin Martini
- 18. Blood and Sand
- 19. Pumpkin Old Fashioned
- 20. Corpse Reviver
- 21. Death in the Afternoon
- 22. S’mores Martini
- 23. Zombie
- 24. Kimchi Bloody Mary
- 25. Mulled Wine
- 26. Dark 'n Stormy
- 27. Espresso Martini
Halloween isn’t just for kids. In fact, it’s become one of the most popular times of year to entertain and serve up some creatively creepy Halloween cocktails. If you’re stuck on ideas, don’t worry—we have some easy All Hallows Eve cocktails you can try. So, if you want a tasty treat, be sure to holler trick or treat!
1. Candy Corn Martini
If you want to add some childhood flavours to your Halloween party, mix a Candy Corn Martini inspired by the traditional orange and white corn-shaped treats that have been a popular addition to American trick-or-treat bags since the 1800s.
For the adult (drinkable) version, you’ll need candy-corn-flavoured vodka (easy to make your own!), grenadine, pineapple juice, whipped cream, and ice. The trick is to keep it all layered, just like the candy, and the treat is the notes of vanilla, butter, and caramel you’ll taste with every sip. This cocktail is best enjoyed bottoms up!
2. Bloody Mary
As far as Halloween cocktail recipes go, the name alone makes Bloody Mary a classic choice. While this drink is more of a pick-me-up with your friends after a night on the town, it’s equally delicious when served as a pre-dinner drink.
Made with uncomplicated ingredients like vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, lemon, salt, and pepper, this savoury cocktail is one of the more straightforward and sophisticated cocktails to mix.
3. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
Remember when you were a little kid and heard the story of Snow White? And how, in your mind, you begged her not to eat that apple, and she just munched on it anyway? And then she fell into a poison-apple-induced sleep? Well, this cocktail is inspired by that story, but we promise it won’t have the same effect.
The Poisoned Apple Cider cocktail is made with apple cider, cranberry juice, fireball, grenadine, and a sprinkling of glitter to create a magical red and golden swirly cocktail that is pretty enough to tempt your friends to take a sip. It’s definitely up there on the list of apple cider cocktails you should try.
4. Witches Brew
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble… Introducing the Witches Brew cocktail—a fun, scary-looking green concoction (that tastes amazing!) This is one of the spookiest cocktail ideas you can conjure up—and if you add a dry ice cube to the drink, you are sure to impress your friends. Just make sure you know how to safely use dry ice in cocktails before attempting this drink.
While it’s super impressive looking, making a Witches Brew is equally simple: All you need is melon liqueur, triple sec, lemon juice, and a cackle worthy of the witchiest witch to make this Halloween cocktail the star of the night. And don’t worry about the taste. The honeydew melon-flavoured liqueur is the base of this drink, making this concoction one that is really easy to swallow.
5. Green Monster
Speaking of green drinks, The Green Monster is another guy you can invite to your All Saints’ Eve party. It’s one of the perfect cocktails for beginners. While adding this drink to your line-up is an excellent idea, it will be equally enjoyable as part of your St. Patrick’s Day and leap year parties.
It’s a short drink with just three ingredients: tequila, banana liqueur, and melon liqueur which gets poured over ice in a lowball glass and stirred. Simple and impressive.
6. Black Magic
Add a bit of spectacle to your evening with the Black Magic cocktail—a spooky drink packed with delicious flavour. Made with black vodka, grenadine, and lemon-lime soda, this All Hallows Eve cocktail gets its ink-like appearance when you stir in the black vodka.
Taste-wise, it’s like Shirley Temple walked into a bar and drank a shot of vodka. We suggest you serve it in a highball glass filled with ice, unstirred, to let your friends create some black magic of their own. It’s a thrilling surprise that everyone is sure to enjoy!
7. Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda became all the rage with the release of The Mandalorian in 2019. Thanks to Jennifer Aniston, a cocktail inspired by the series, the Baby Yoda cocktail rose to Instagram fame when she posted a picture of it in 2019.
It’s a bit of a crafty cocktail that calls for vodka, simple syrup, and kiwi fruit to be shaken together with ice before straining into martini glasses. The crafty bit? Making Baby Yoda’s ears and eyes using sliced kiwi fruit, black olives, and toothpicks.
Make this cocktail, you must.
8. Swamp Water
The Swamp Water cocktail became popular during the golden years of the good old Rusty Nail and Harvey Wallbanger. While the appearance of Swamp Water lives up to its name, it thankfully does not do the same in taste. It’s one of the most straightforward Halloween cocktail ideas to pull off, and you make it by stirring green Chartreuse, pineapple juice, and lime with ice in a tall glass. A real crowd-pleaser!
9. Apple Pie Moonshine
Speaking of things that remind us of swamp life, why not add a bit of moonshine to your All Saints’ Eve cocktail ideas? All you need is apple liqueur, apple cider, moonshine whiskey (the legal kind), cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel sauce. Before you know it, ya’ll will be having a real good time. The Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail is sweeter than honey and stronger than moonshine, so proceed with caution.
10. French Maid
This lady is French because she contains cognac. If your Halloween theme is less spooky and more sophisticated, this cocktail is a more polished pre-dinner drink option.
To make a French Maid cocktail, muddle cucumber, mint, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add cognac, ginger beer, lime juice, and easy homemade falernum syrup. (The addition of this syrup takes this cocktail to an exciting new flavour level, so it is well worth the effort). Add ice, shake until chilled, strain into a coupe for that extra French twist, and garnish with a sprig of mint and sliced cucumber. À ta santé!
11. Blackjack Cocktail
Say you decide to throw a haunted casino party—and why not? There are no rules on All Hallow’s Eve! Then this is the Halloween cocktail to place your bets on. Named Blackjack because of its colour, this is the ultimate cocktail to serve your cognac and coffee-loving friends. The added cherry liqueur gives it a unique twist that is hard to resist. A great choice to end the evening.
12. Squashed Frog
Two disclaimers! One, this Halloween cocktail recipe doesn’t actually contain a squashed frog. And two, it’s really more of a shot than a cocktail.
Layered into a shot glass, from the bottom up, a Squashed Frog contains grenadine, melon liqueur, and Advocaat (a liqueur made with brandy, egg yolks, and sugar). Because the Advocaat is quite heavy, it sinks into the green melon liqueur creating the illusion of something green and squashed (and frog-like) in the centre of the shot. The final result is pretty gross-looking but tastes delicious.
14. Classic Champagne Cocktail
Who says a dress-up holiday party can’t be a little bougie? This Classic Champagne Cocktail always makes a splash. Place a sugar cube on a small dish, and drizzle it with 15ml of bitters, turning a few times so it’s fully coated. Drop the cube into a Champagne flute, add 10ml of Cognac, and slowly pour over 75ml of Champagne. Twist an orange peel over the glass to express the oils, and serve.
15. Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail
The Vampire’s Kiss cocktail is a ruby-hued vodka martini with a spooky dry-ice twist. Add the 45ml SKYY vodka, 30ml raspberry liqueur, 15ml unsweetened cranberry juice,15ml lemon juice, and 15ml grenadine to a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of regular ice cubes and shake until cold. Strain the drink into a glass that has been rimmed with grenadine and granulated sugar. If you’re feeling fancy, you could also add dry ice. Read all about it here.
16. Halloween Punch
A big-batch drink is always a hit at a party, and this one is ideal if you want to lean into the creepiness. You will need one bottle of cranberry juice, one bottle of apple juice or cider, 1 litre of ginger ale, and 1 litre of Appleton Estate Rum.
Chill the ingredients prior to serving, then add all ingredients to a punch bowl and stir. Garnish with dry ice for extra drama, and add optional garnishes like candy eyeballs, or gummy worms when you serve.
TOP TIP! If you want to be extra creepy, freeze water in surgical gloves and add the hand-shaped ice cubes to your bloody-hued punch. It looks super scary…
17. Pumpkin Martini
Our Pumpkin Martini is filled with pumpkin spice and all things nice, and it’s up there with the best holiday martinis to enjoy this season! With an indulgent combination of vanilla vodka, Irish cream, pumpkin purée, and spice, this might just become your favourite dessert cocktail this season. All the comfort in one sip!
18. Blood and Sand
Dating back to the 1930s, this scotch-based cocktail definitely deserves a comeback. The Blood and Sand cocktail is a delightfully sweet and refreshing whisky drink with hints of spice that’s said to turn even whisky haters into fans. The orange juice tames the whisky into a smooth drinking cocktail, making for a stylish holiday-theme aperitif.
19. Pumpkin Old Fashioned
This slow sipper is extra cozy, with a strong bourbon backbone and hints of vanilla and spice. Add 60ml Wild Turkey Bourbon, 1 teaspoon pumpkin puree, 0.5 tablespoon maple syrup, 0.25 teaspoon pumpkin spice, 0.25 teaspoon vanilla, and a dash of bitters to a cocktail shaker. Add 1 handful of ice and shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled lowball glass and serve.
20. Corpse Reviver
The Corpse Reviver is a daring drink that’s just as unique as its moniker. Add 30ml Bulldog Gin, 30ml lemon juice, 30ml Grand Marnier, 30ml Cinzano Vermouth Bianco, and half a teaspoon of absinthe to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.
21. Death in the Afternoon
Writer Ernest Hemingway invented the Death in the Afternoon cocktail, which obviously has the perfect name for a drink served at a daytime Halloween party (or murder mystery shindig…). It’s a potent pairing of absinthe and Champagne. Simply pour 45ml absinthe into a coupe glass, and slowly top it off with 140ml of chilled Champagne. Done and dusted!
22. S’mores Martini
This fun and festive S’mores Martini is made with velvety chocolate liqueur, smooth and creamy marshmallow-infused vodka, and a generous splash of Wild Turkey Bourbon for an extra kick. The addition of heavy cream adds a luxurious texture that complements the richness of the chocolate and bourbon.
The Zombie cocktail features an alluring blend of fruity and tropical flavours that packs a powerful punch. With its potent combination of rum, citrus juices, grenadine, and a hint of spice, this delicious cocktail is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to add a bit of excitement to their party cocktail repertoire.
24. Kimchi Bloody Mary
We’ll admit that the Kimchi Bloody Mary is an acquired taste suited to those who enjoy fermented drinks. But, with that being said, it is also savoury, slightly sweet, and packed with spicy, zingy flavours. In short, it’s a singular drink that is bound to put you in celebratory mode in no time!
25. Mulled Wine
Arguably one of the best cold-weather cocktails of all time, the Warm Mulled Wine cocktail layers warming spices with fragrant red wine and Bisquit & Dubouché VSOP Cognac. We love adding star anise, clove, cinnamon, and pink peppercorn, but you can adjust the spices to suit your own taste. A spoonful of maple syrup or honey adds a beautiful sweet touch that pulls the flavour profile together in the most delicious way.
26. Dark ‘n Stormy
The Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail recipe has been around for more than a century, but still hits all the right flavour notes today. Super simple to pour, yet gorgeously zesty and refreshing to the core, it’s a great rum-based drink that can be adapted to just about any occasion.
27. Espresso Martini
Coffee lovers will adore the rich, creamy flavours of the Espresso Martini recipe. A smooth bittersweet cocktail, it brings together fresh espresso and coffee liqueur with a rewarding foam layer on top. Perfect for when you need perking up, it makes for a great after-dinner cocktail at a Halloween party.