14 Spooktacular Halloween Cocktails For a Wicked Good Time

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The only thing that beats candy on Halloween? A wonderfully witchy cocktail to wash it all down. Whether you’re hosting an epic Halloween bash and need some BOOzy beverages to get the party started or you’re just hoping to whip up some devilishly delicious drinks to sip with the neighbors while you hand out chocolate, we’ve curated the perfect potions to celebrate spooky season.

From creepy, crawly concoctions topped with candy, to bloody margaritas you can't wait to sink your teeth into, read on to recreate these 13 spooktacular Halloween cocktails at home. Go ahead, pick your poison...

Dracula’s Blood Margarita

You'll slay the Halloween party with this fang-cy Margarita recipe, complete with faux vampire teeth and blood-red cocktail cherries to delight your guests.


  • 6oz margarita mix

  • 6oz tart cherry juice

  • 6oz blanco tequila

  • 3oz triple sec

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Ice

  • Luxardo cocktail cherries for garnish

  • Red food gel icing for garnish

  • Plastic Dracula teeth for garnish

How to make:

  1. Carefully pipe red food gel icing around the rim of two coupe glasses. Put in the fridge for the gel to set up. Drips are okay!

  2. In a shaker, combine your margarita mix, cherry juice, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and ice. Shake for 30 seconds, and strain into the two chilled glasses

  3. Top off with 2-3 Luxardo cherries and the vampire teeth for garnish, then dig in!

Recipe courtesy of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.

a glass bowl with red liquid and berries in it
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice

Pumpkin Delerium

Basic witch, please! Nothing screams fall quite like a pumpkin spice beverage. Made with pumpkin spice mezcal, this gourd-geous drink will make for the happiest Halloween, trust us.


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin spice

  • 8 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • Pumpkin Spice (3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 teaspoon ground cloves)

How to make:

  1. Combine in blender until smooth and consistent simmer on low for 10 minutes and let cool.

  2. Combine a bottle of 750ml Mezcal and the Pumpkin Spice Puree in a large container.

  3. Let sit for 1 hour at room temp, then put in freezer overnight (minimum 14 hours). Strain with a cheesecloth and bottle it. All done!

Recipe courtesy of Sidebar at Bode Nashville

pumpkin spice cocktail
Bode Nashville

Boo Berry Lychee Moscow Mule

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this refreshing and fruity twist on the traditional Moscow mule.


  • 2oz pure lime juice

  • 4oz rum

  • ⅓ cup blueberries

  • 1tbsp agave

  • 2oz lychee juice (from the can of lychee used for garnish)

  • 12oz ginger beer

  • Mint sprigs, lime slices and lychees stuffed with blueberries for garnish

How to make:

  1. Add the blueberries, agave, and lime juice to a small pitcher and muddle until the blueberries are crushed up.

  2. Pour in the ginger beer and rum. Gently stir.

  3. Add crushed ice to two Moscow mule mugs and pour in the Moscow mule mix. Garnish with a cocktail pick with a mint sprig, lime wedge, and your lychee “eyeballs”.

Recipe courtesy of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.

blueberry lychee moscow mule
Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Co.

Persephone’s Tale

This magical pomegranate potion is sure to be a big hit at your Halloween soirée. Serve it alongside a boo-tiful charcuterie board for a scary good pairing.


  • 3 cups ice, or as needed

  • 2 oz vodka

  • 2 oz pomegranate wine

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2.5 oz soda water, or as needed

  • Add dry ice for a spooky punch

How to make:

  1. Combine 1 cup of ice, 2oz of vodka, 3oz pomegranate wine, and 1 lime (juiced) to shake and strain into a coupe glass.

  2. Top with 2.5 oz soda water, and add dry ice for a fa-boo-lously refreshing punch

Recipe courtesy of Castello Del Poggio

pomegranate wine halloween cocktail
Castello Del Poggio

Candy Corn Punch

You're never too old for candy corn! Treat yourself to everyone's favorite fall candy in a glass with this delish whiskey-based cocktail, colored to look just like candy corn.


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey

  • Splash of sour mix

  • Top with blood orange juice

How to make:

  1. In a Collins glass, pour 2 oz Irish whiskey and a splash of sour mix over ice. Top with blood orange juice, and garnish with a fresh orange slice.

Recipe courtesy of Sean Shamrock, Mixologist and Brand Ambassador of Proper No. Twelve

candy corn cocktail
Proper No. Twelve Whiskey

The Nightcrawler

It's love at first bite! From the vibrant green color and tantalizing taste to the creepy crawly gummy worm garnish, this drink is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween.


  • 1 oz. Dole Pineapple Juice

  • 0.75 oz. Fresh Sour

  • 0.25 oz. Blue Curacao

  • 0.25 oz. Melon Schnapps

  • 0.75 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

  • 0.75 oz. Bacardi

  • Top with 0.5 oz. Conundrum Red Blend

  • Gummy worm garnish

How to make:

  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.

  2. Shake vigorously.

  3. Strain into glass over fresh ice.

  4. Top with 0.5 oz. Conundrum Red Blend, garnish with a gummy worm and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Mellow Mushroom

a glass of green liquid with a gummy worm
Mellow Mushroom

Palm Reader

A magic (ball) twist on the traditional Aperol Spritz. This bold and bright magenta cocktail is guaranteed to be a great conversation starter. In fact, we can predict it.


  • 4 oz Rose wine

  • 2 oz fresh Grapefruit Juice

  • 1 oz Prickly Pear Puree

  • 3⁄4 oz Cinnamon Syrup

  • Top with Lime Seltzer

  • Blue Pea tea, to float (about 1 ounce)

How to make:

  1. Fill the globe glass to the top with ice.

  2. Add rose, grapefruit, prickly pear, blue pea tea, and cinnamon directly into a globe glass.

  3. Add ice to the top and fill with lime seltzer. Garnish with a tarot card, and serve on a platter with dry ice for added smoke.

Recipe courtesy of Tipsy Scoop

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Tipsy Scoop

Dark Alleys

Tap into your dark side with this sinfully chic and smoky craft cocktail featuring activated charcoal to give it its jet-black color.


  • 1/2 oz Agave

  • 2 oz lime juice

  • 1 oz orange liqueur

  • 1 ½ oz Mezcal

  • 1/2 Barspoon of activated charcoal

  • Dried Grapefruit wheel, optional

  • Hibiscus Flower Salt Flakes for rim, optional

How to make:

Recipe courtesy of Paul Owusu, mixologist and co-founder of Phreshly

a glass of dark liquid with a lemon slice on top

O Negative Halloween Cocktail!

'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood! Blast Taylor Swift while sipping this bloody libation straight out of the IV bag with all your besties, if you dare. It's sure to send chills (and thrills!) up your spine.


  • 2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum

  • 1 oz Blood Orange Syrup

  • ¾ oz Lime Juice

  • 2 dashes Peychauds Bitters

How to make:

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in 2 oz of Bacardi Superior Rum

  2. Add 1 oz of blood orange syrup

  3. Squeeze in ¾ oz of freshly squeezed lime juice

  4. Dash in 2 drops of Peychauds Bitters

  5. Seal the shaker and shake vigorously

  6. Strain the elixir into a chilling glass of your choice or an IV drip bag.

Recipe courtesy of The Rooftop Bar at Mission Pacific Hotel

blood bag cocktail
Mission Pacific Hotel

Vampire Blood Cocktail

It's the "blood" dripping down the rim of the glass for us. Eat, drink, and be scary with this spiced, vampy red rum fruit-punch cocktail in hand this Halloween.


  • ½ oz Cranberry juice

  • ½ oz cherry juice

  • ½ oz pomegranate juice

  • 1 oz lime juice

  • 2 oz spiced rum

  • Splash of Coca-Cola

  • ½ oz organic red food coloring

How to make:

  1. Pour all ingredients except the cola over ice into a cocktail shaker and shake

  2. Once shaken, pour into a white wine glass filled halfway with ice

  3. Add a splash of coke on top to deepen the color and stir gently.

Recipe courtesy of 33 Seaport Hotel NYC

blood cocktail
33 Seaport

Toil & Trouble

Glitter is the new black! A riff on a Manhattan, this witchy potion is just as tasty as it looks, making it perfect for a sophisticated Halloween soirée or a girls' night in.


  • 5 oz Black sesame-infused scotch

  • 0.5 oz Hoodoo

  • 0.5 oz Cocchi sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes blood orange bitters

  • Laphroaig glass rinse

  • Black Onyx and Amethyst Fancy Sprinkles edible glitter for garnish

How to make:

  1. Add the black sesame scotch, vermouth, Hoodoo, and bitters to a cocktail tin.

  2. Add Laphroaig to a coupe glass, and swirl it to coat the inside. Discard any excess.

  3. Fill the cocktail tin with ice and stir 20 to 25 times to dilute.

  4. Sprinkle a pinch of each glitter color into the bottom of the glass, strain the cocktail into the glass, and drink up!

Recipe courtesy of Elvie's

glittery black cocktail
Isabel Currie at Elvie’s

Kiss Of Death

Who run the world? Ghouls! Decorate the table with spider webs, dark flowers, or anything spooky, while your ghoul-friends sip up these boo-tiful cocktails embellished with a black raspberry tea rose ice cube for a fab finishing touch.


  • 1 oz Hendricks Gin

  • 1 oz lemon juice

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • 3 oz Prosecco

  • Rose Ice: Black Raspberry Tea

How to make:

  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously.

  2. Pour it into a carafe and top with Prosecco.

  3. Place your rose ice (ideally made from black raspberry tea) into a martini glass.

  4. Pour your cocktail over the rose ice, and keep the carafe with the remaining cocktail for a top-off.

Recipe courtesy of Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Doctor's Orders

Did somebody say shots? This refreshing cherry concoction is the only medicine you'll need this Halloween.


  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 0.75 oz Cherry Heering

  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup

  • Top with Soda Water (Optional)

  • Grenadine Syringe Garnish

    How to make:

  1. Add vodka, Cherry Heering, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until very cold.

  2. Pour into glass and top with cold soda water.

  3. Place a syringe filled with grenadine syrup into the drink.

Recipe courtesy of Yaz Quiles, Founder of Pop! By Yaz and Qurio Home

red halloween cocktail
Nirav Solanki

Sarah’s Black Magic

From the edible gold glitter sprinkles to the haunted Halloween color, this creepy tequila cocktail is pure magic.


  • 1.5 oz tequila

  • 1 oz lemon juice

  • 1 oz strawberry puree

  • 1 oz blue curacao

  • 0.5oz Agave

  • Edible sprinkles and lime for garnish

How to make:

  1. Shake and serve over ice

  2. Garnish with edible glitter sprinkles and lime

Recipe courtesy of Luna’s Tequila Bar at ‘Alohilani Resort

black halloween cocktail
Luna’s Tequila Bar at ‘Alohilani Resort

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