5 Spooky Cocktails to Try This Halloween… If You Dare

October has arrived, and Halloween is just around the corner. There’s only one question that needs answering: are you ready to get spooky? If you said yes, continue below. If you said no, still continue—thank us later.

Whether you’re headed to a party, staying in, or going trick-or-treating with the kids—cocktails are a must if you’re looking to add some spice to your Halloween. Of course, they need to be the perfect mix of easy, delicious, and dripping in witchy, fun Halloween vibes. Fortunately for you, here’s a list that fits those categories perfectly.

5 Best Halloween Cocktail Recipes

The Witches Brew

What you’ll need:


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • Martini glass
  • 4 oz Kombucha (Gingeraid & Mango are the best for this, 2 oz each)
  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz Thai basil simple syrup
  • ½ Lime (juiced)
  • One capsule of active charcoal

Embrace your witchy vibes with this witches brew. Add ice to your cocktail shaker, add the gin, Thai basil simple syrup, lime juice, and kombucha. Mix gently. After you’ve mixed, open up the active charcoal capsule and slowly pour it into the cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Grab your martini glass and pour in the mixture through the strainer. Boom. Get witching.

Jack-O-Lantern Old Fashioned

What you’ll need:


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey of choice
  • ¾ parts Bénédictine
  • Two dashes of regular bitters
  • Two dashes of orange bitters
  • Orange
  • Old-fashioned glass
  • Toothpick

Who said you couldn’t carve a tiny little pumpkin and put it on top of your drink? This one’s super cute if you have a little bit of time to get creative. To make the cocktail, pour in 2 oz of Irish whisky, ¾ parts Bénédictine into your old-fashioned glass. Then add two dashes of regular bitters and two dashes of orange bitters. Stir together. For the fun part – peel your orange as gently as possible. You want to keep a roughly circular shape. Once you’ve finished peeling, cut out your best jack-o-lantern design on the peel and place it on a toothpick. Drop the toothpick into your drink, and you should end up with a little jack-o-lantern garnish.

Vampire Repellant

What you’ll need:


  • 2 ½ oz of vodka
  • ½ oz of dry Vermouth
  • ¾ oz of Olive juice
  • Two stuffed green olives
  • Toothpick
  • Martini glass

Sorry vampires, 2021 isn’t your year. Grab your martini glass and add 2 ½ oz of vodka, ½ oz of dry Vermouth, and ¾ oz of olive juice. Once it’s combined, put your two stuffed olives on the toothpick and place them over the glass. Boozy and straightforward – our favorite.

Bloody Cocktail

What you’ll need:


  • Mock Syringe
  • 1 oz Absolut vodka
  • ¾ oz grenadine
  • 3 oz. Sprite
  • One big ice cube
  • One lemon slice
  • Old-fashioned glass

This cocktail is fun and campy. There are two steps to this cocktail, and they’re both critical. First, add one giant ice cube into your glass, and pour 3 oz. of Sprite over it. Add a lemon slice after it’s mixed up. Then take your mock syringe and load it up with 1 oz. of vodka and ¾ oz grenadine. Finally, inject your cocktail with the mixture and watch your cocktail turn from clear to….well…bloody.

The Poison Potion

What you’ll need:


  • Martini glass
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • 2 oz Pinnacle Atomic Hot Vodka
  • 1 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1 oz apple juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Dry ice (if you’re feeling festive)

Poison can be fun in this context. Grab your martini glass and rim it with your festive sprinkles. In your cocktail shaker, add ice, 2 oz. Pinnacle Atomic Hot Vodka, 1 oz. Sour Apple Schnapps, and 1 oz. Apple juice. Shake, shake, and shake again. Once it’s all combined, strain it into your martini glass. For a garnish, add a lime wedge and some dry ice if you want the full effect.

Look at you. You now have some festive cocktails to put up your sleeve. Now put on your Halloween costume and get mixing. And remember, stay safe.


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