Top 10 Halloween cocktail recipes
If you need inspiration for some spooky but delectable drinks this Halloween, check out our top ten cocktails with ghoulish twists – perfect for a party.
Serve up a spine-tingling spread of Halloween cocktails with our easy-to-follow recipes for every palate. Whip up a mouth-watering punch for your guests, try a twist on a classic old fashioned or serve up our suitably spooky take on a martini. All you need are a few clever props, a dash of colour and some fabulous flavour inspiration.
Try our ghoulishly good Halloween recipes for devilish foodie delights to match your cool cocktails.
1. Haunting Halloween cocktail
An ominous black beverage made using black vodka, standard vodka and pomegranate juice, the haunting Halloween cocktail ticks all the boxes. Add a skeleton decoration and a sweet seasonal blackberry to make it look extra hellish – but it will still taste heavenly.
2. Halloween punch
Liven up your party with a tangy Halloween punch. The blood-red cherry juice adds to the spooky atmosphere, while punchy flavours such as cinnamon, ginger and chilli add a kick. This versatile crowd-pleaser can also be made into a mocktail if needed.
3. Candy corn old fashioned
Take some inspiration from across the pond and try our candy corn old fashioned. Pair whisky with a homemade gomme made using traditional American sweets for a twist on the classic drink.
4. Nosferatini cocktail
A creepy take on a martini, our 'nosferatini' will add a touch of class to any scary party. By adding just two drops of red food colouring mixed with some sugar, you can create your own edible fake blood. A couple of drops in your cocktail makes a super-spooky and impressive-looking drink with minimal effort.
5. Grasshopper cocktail
This creamy grasshopper cocktail garnished with mint leaves might look like something out of a witch’s cauldron, but we guarantee that it's one of the best potions you’ll ever taste. Wow your guests with this smooth, vanilla-tinged tipple, and they're sure to come back for more.
6. Les fleurs du mal cocktail (the flowers of evil)
Our ominous-sounding les fleurs du mal cocktail tastes anything but frightful. The deathly pale colour created by the egg white and glug of absinthe mean this is a slow sipper, but it's full of delicate floral flavours. Want to go the extra mile? Try making your own rose vodka using our simple tip.
7. Blood beetroot cocktails
Put an autumnal spin on a summer favourite with our Aperol-infused blood beetroot cocktails. The colour comes from an easy-to-make beetroot lemonade, which you can steep in advance to make sure your drinks are served up without a hitch. Top with prosecco for a bubbly, blood-red treat.
8. Zombie cocktail
This impressive-looking fruity zombie cocktail is not for the faint of heart. Blend white and dark rums with fresh pineapple juice, zingy lime and a splash of grenadine for a tall glass of tropical flavours. A sip of this terrific tiki-style cocktail will transport you to a sunny beach.
9. Vampiro cocktail
Release your inner vampire with this blood-coloured drink made from tequila, mezcal, lime, grenadine and warming Tabasco. Similar to a bloody mary, the vampiro cocktail has the fiery kick of chilli and a sensational savoury edge, making it a perfect partner to party nibbles.
10. Toffee apple sour cocktail
This sweet-and-sour delight is perfect for a Halloween party, but also works brilliantly on Bonfire Night too. Indulge in a nostalgic version of this classic treat with a boozy kick. Our toffee apple sour uses Somerset brandy for a fruity flavour and a simple toffee syrup – buy it ready-made or make your own with our simple recipe.
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