45 Halloween Cocktails That Are Spookier Than Your Costume
Double-double, these drinks are trouble.
Spooky or saucy? Why not both? It's hard to believe anything can beat your Guy Fieri costume, but these spooky Halloween cocktail drinks just might—especially the ones that glow in the dark. Make a big batch of Halloween punch to kick off your Halloween party, or sip on poison apple cocktails and black magic margaritas while you give out candy to trick or treaters!
These spooky cocktails truly put the BOO! in boozy. Whether you're in the mood for Bloody Mary syringes, glowing Jell-O shots, or boozy witches' brew, we've rounded up tons of cocktail recipes of that are all frighteningly delicious. One sip of our Good and Evil cocktail, and you'll understand how it got its name.
It's always time for shots as far as we're concerned. And Halloween is maybe the best time to bust out all of our favorite Jell-O shot recipes, like black magic Jell-O shots, Hocus Pocus Jell-O shots, and sour patch Jell-O shots. And fun fact: Tonic water naturally casts an eery glow under a blacklight! Try our cotton candy shots and glowing Jell-O shots for a real thrill.
With all these scary good cocktails, you'll need plenty of Halloween appetizers and scary-good Halloween desserts to chase them with. Need some pumpkin carving inspiration? We've got all kinds of pumpkin carving ideas. Whatever you do, make sure to balance those tricks from trunk-or-treating with plenty of Halloween treats, too!
Getting excited for Halloween? Bring everyone to the yard with these delicious (and boozy) shakes. And if you're obsessed with all things creamsicle? You GOTTA try our creamsicle cheesecake.
Get the Boozy Screamsicle Shakes recipe.
This drink is allllll about the edible glitter, available here. (We're OBSESSED.) Be warned: The glitter needs to be seriously mixed up in order to have the crazy swirl-y effect, so if you don't have a cocktail shaker, try a blender!
Get the Poison Apple Cocktails recipe.
These shooters are the PERFECT spooky Halloween cocktail. No Halloween party is complete without a little blood, right? Bonus: These go great with eyeball pasta!
Get the Bloody Mary Syringes recipe.
With two spooky layers—one purple and one black—these shots are perfect for your next Halloween party. Want something to snack on with your shots? Make this ridiculously adorable mummy brie.
Get the Black Magic Jell-O Shots recipe.
These martinis use Reese's Pieces to infuse the vodka so that they taste just like your favorite peanut butter cup. This takes a chocolate martini to a whole new level.
Get the Drunken Peanut Butter Cups recipe.
This drink will mess with your head—and that's even before the alcohol hits your bloodstream. Based on a Gin Daisy, this cocktail looks coral in daylight—and glows white under a black light, all thanks to tonic water!
Get the Jekyll & Gin recipe.
Just like the classic candy, these shots are at first perfectly sour, then they're delightfully sweet. Want more sour-sweet fun? Try our boozy sour watermelon slushies next!
Get the Sour Patch Jell-O Shots recipe.
Looking for a creepy Halloween cocktail? Our classic margarita get an eerie upgrade for the spooky holiday! Your guests won't know what hit them.
Get the Black Magic Margaritas recipe.
To get the eery glow that looks like this came straight from a cauldron, we layered sparkling lemonade with Blue Curacao and purple gin for a chilling effect. And great news: The results are absolutely delicious.
Get the Witches' Brew Lemonade recipe.
Apple cider slushies are the perfect thing to keep in your freezer for an icy-cold anytime treat. You could even take these to the next level by making a homemade apple cider and impressing everyone.
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This buzzy '90s throwback has surged in popularity the last few years and we are all the happier (and more caffeinated) for it. We love it as a pre-game drink to keep us going all through the night.
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It's true: Red cabbage can turn your cocktail into a florescent fuchsia spectacle. 😱
Get the Color-Changing Margarita recipe.
The famous Harry Potter-themed drink, Butterbeer, gets a boozy upgrade thanks to vodka. We solemnly swear we are up to no good when we have one of these.
Get the Boozy Butterbeer Punch recipe.
Cider and ginger beer might seem like a weird pairing, but with fresh fruit and cinnamon (plus bubbly!), we promise you it more than works. For a small but just as rowdy brunch, make our caramel apple mimosas instead.
Get the Harvest Punch recipe.
These Jell-O shots are sure to put a serious spell on you. Serve along with our Hocus Pocus-Inspired s'mores pops and the Sanderson sisters will be so pleased.
Get the Hocus Pocus Jell-O Shots recipe.
Sangria might make you think of warm summer nights and tropical fruits, but this apple-based cocktail will have you ready for fall. Here, we went for a white wine sangria, rounded out with spicy ginger beer and sweet apple cider.
Get the Apple Cider Sangria recipe.
At the Jekyll and Hyde Club in New York, it's always Halloween, but on October 31, it's one of the hottest spots to be in Manhattan. This scary-good, tropical rum cocktail is one of their most popular, and it makes us wish it was Halloween every day too!
Get the Sweet Poison Cocktail recipe.
Mimosas are the brunch cocktail; however, as the weather gets colder, we all start looking toward more comforting, autumnal flavors, there is something weird about drinking a bright, citrusy cocktail. This is the perfect, fall twist on the classic and gives you another reason to celebrate the season.
Get the Apple Cider Mimosas recipe.
A jolt of tequila brings this classic lime sorbet-topped punch to life. You could add green food coloring to make it really monster Frankenstein-y, but we like the subtle touch of a few slices of lime.
Get the Frankenpunch recipe.
Though the name might make you think of all things spooky, the Zombie is a citrus-forward Tiki cocktail that will have you thinking about a day at the beach before you think of an invasion of the undead. Legend says that the first person who tried this strong cocktail felt like a zombie for days afterward. But after we drink a Zombie? We mostly want to hustle to the nearest pool party!
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This Manhattan uses apple brandy to give it a fruity twist. It's a strong enough drink to handle any and all holiday hustling, and is perfect served with any of our apple desserts.
Get the Big Apple Manhattan recipe.
This boozy milkshake (with its caramel rimmed glass) might seem tame, but it packs a serious punch. Mixed with bourbon and honey, it's a rich and creamy dream of a cocktail. If you love this, try out our red wine milkshakes next!
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Got some leftover cans of pumpkin pie mix? Mix it into this deliciously fun boozy punch, and you just might prefer this over regular ol' pumpkin pie.
Get the Pumpkin Pie Punch recipe.
Sometimes a regular pumpkin spice latte just won't cut it. This boozy version is the perfect celebration of all things fall.
Get the Drunken Pumpkin Latte recipe.
Hot buttered rum is essentially the OG butter beer. They both are golden, richly sweet and have that beautiful head that will give you a silly mustache when drink it. Add in rum, butter, sugar, ice cream, and healthy dose of cinnamon, and you've got heartwarming wintertime magic in a glass.
Get the Hot Buttered Rum recipe.
It's a joyous union of two beloved fall flavors: salted caramel and apple. If you really want to go all out, try serving them in apple cups. Can't find caramel vodka? You can use regular vodka and garnish the drink with a caramel drizzle.
Get the Salted Caramel-Apple Cider recipe.
Light up Jell-O shots are a true game changer, and it requires a pantry staple you likely already have: Tonic water! To really make these shots glow, use only tonic water—not half tonic, half tap water—but fair warning: It'll make the shots a little bitter.
Get the J-E-L-L-Glow Shots recipe.
Feeling bubbly? Moscato, sparkling cider, and vanilla vodka make an incredibly fun, easy-drinking sparkler to enjoy all season long.
Get the Apple Pie Sparklers recipe.
Pro-tip: Let the vodka-tonic seep through the cotton candy when you drink the shot. You won't be disappointed.
Get the Cotton Candy Shots recipe.
We don't know exactly how pumpkin goes with so many things, but we aren't mad about it. Especially when it means we can mix up sangria made with pumpkin pie vodka.
Get the Pumpkin Pie Sangria recipe.