Haunting Halloween Cocktails

Scary Drinks for Your Halloween Party

Halloween gives us an excuse to get a little weird and take our imaginations to their limits. It is also one of the best times to create really unique cocktails, some of which are more gimmick than taste, but that's part of the fun.

These haunting drinks are great additions to a Halloween party and there is a great variety to choose from so there should be one or two that are perfect for your monster bash.

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    How Will You Take Your Jack O'Lantern?

    Hennessy Cognac Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail
    This Jack-O-Lantern mixes Cognac and orange juice, though the 'pumpkin' garnish is the real treat. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    A popular name for Halloween drinks, you're sure to find a Jack O'Lantern recipe that's right for your party.

    Jack O'Lantern - Cognac and orange create the perfect drink for Halloween. Yet, it's the garnish that takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.

    Jack O'Lantern - With a mix of Jack Daniel's and absinthe, it's an intriguing mix with a bit of a bite and another crafty garnish completes the experience. 

    Jack-O-Lantern - Jack Daniel's fans will want to check...MORE out this recipe. The flavor is great and it's visually stimulating, which is great for impressing your ghoulish guests.

  • 02 of 12

    Anyone in the Mood for Candy Corn?

    Camarena Tequila Candy Corn Cordial Cocktail
    Many cocktails try to mimic the iconic Halloween candies in both taste and name. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    Many attempts have been made to recreate the taste of candy corn in a glass. They may not get it exact, but it's sure is fun trying.

    Candy Corn Cocktail - A bit fancier, this recipe infuses kettle corn into a bottle of gin and pairs it up with Moscato wine and homemade grenadine.

    UV Candy Corn Cocktail - If you love those cake-flavored vodkas, this sweet and creamy drink is for you.

    Children of the Corn - You actually get to make candy corn-infused vodka for this otherwise easy cocktail. It is...MORE guaranteed to be the talk of the party.

    Peach Candy Corn Cocktail - The easiest layered candy corn cocktail you can make, this one features sparkling peach and pineapple with whipped cream vodka (and whipped cream!).

    Candy Corn Shooter - A round of shots? Practice your layering skills with this tasty little drink and recreate the look of those tiny candies.

    Candy Corn Oranges - Hollow orange peels are the mold for Jell-O shot layers spiked with Cointreau. Add a little coconut milk and you have a great tasting, very fun party favor.

  • 03 of 12

    Hypnotize Guests With a Spook-Worthy Martini

    Halloween Hypnotist Cocktail
    Light up your night with a glow stick in your martini. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    Hosting a fancier party or just want to show off your new cocktail glasses? Any of these quick and stunning martinis will do. Of course, it's Halloween, so there's always a trick or treat involved!

    Halloween Hypnotist - A drink with a haunting, eerie blue glow. What more could you want for a Halloween party? It's easy and fruity as well, just don't forget the glow stick.

    Blood and Sand - Go old-school with a truly great Scotch Manhattan with a splash of cherry brandy and vermouth.

    Bl...MOREoody-tini - Sorry, no blood in this Bloody-tini, but it does have a deep red hue that may make your Halloween guests wonder.

    Devil Cocktail - Pour this unexpected brandy classic for friends who need a bit of a shock.

    Satan's Whiskers - Give your Perfect Martini a little citrus boost in this stunning and easy cocktail.

    Vampire Kiss - It's fancy, it's fun, and it combines vodka, Chambord, Champagne. Be sure to rim the glass with a bloody red rim.

  • 04 of 12

    Bobbing for Apple Cocktails

    Sam Hernandez's Candy Appley Moonshine Cocktail
    Get a taste of caramel moonshine in this fun Candy Appley cocktail. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    Apples are the fruit of fall and you can never get enough, especially on Halloween. From spiked cider drinks to sweet caramel apple goodness, these cocktails are winners.

    Candy Appley Cocktail - A bit of moonshine in your sparkling cider?This drink might not be what you expect from moonshine and that is a good thing.

    Candy Apple - A little Veev Acai Spirit mixed with apple cider and apple liqueur. That's a tempting little treat.

    Caramel Appletini - Creating a caramel apple in a glass is much...MORE easier than the real thing. UV Green and butterscotch schnapps, that's all you need.

    Toffee Apple - Fancy and simple, this sweet little apple martini features a homemade toffee syrup.

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  • 05 of 12

    The Devil's in the Drink and on the Rocks

    Low and slow, if that's the way you want to roll, these tequila and whiskey lowballs are perfect. They're packed with attention-grabbing flavor, just the thing you need for a memorable night.

    El Diablo - Packed with the flavor of tequila and ginger beer, this is  a devilish little drink that will spark the Halloween spirit in anyone. 

    Fright Night in the Grove - Shock your guests by serving Jagermeister and tequila in style and on the rocks.

    Witch Hunt - Scotch and lemonade? Discover how to...MORE make the two work with the help of a bewitching liqueur.

  • 06 of 12

    Cocktails That Put the 'Trick' in Halloween

    Frog in a Blender Cocktail
    More gimmick than anything else, the Frog in a Blender is a fun Halloween cocktail. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    Admittedly, these drinks are more gimmick than flavor, but you have to love the concept, the looks, and the ease of mixing these up. They are filled with fun ideas to set your party apart.

    Frog in a Blender - Create a mess out of your vodka cranberry by giving this chunky lime drink a whirl in the blender.

    Bayou Slime - The swamps of the bayou can be one of the scariest places and this cocktail has that same mystery of what could possibly be underneath that top layer of slime.

    Skeleton in Your...MORE Closet - Do you have any Skeletons in Your Closet? Admit it, we all do. But now there's a variation of the Margarita that takes it a step further.

    Swamp Water Surprise - Making Jell-O shots for the party? Save a bit for this fun rum cocktail and give it a creepy vibe.

    Vampire Juice - Little more than a Bloody Mary, the garnish is where it's at. The carved radish and olive eyeball is a fun idea and a creepy way to set off savory drinks.

  • 07 of 12

    A Bloody Good Time

    Skeleton Key Cocktail - Halloween Party Drinks
    A bourbon and ginger beer highball, it is the bloody mess of bitters that makes the Skeleton Key a really great Halloween cocktail. Photo Courtesy: © Travis Fourmont

    No rhyme or reason, just bloody good drinks that will entertain and refresh. 

    Skeleton Key - This unique bourbon cocktail includes elderflower and ginger beer and has an easy bloody garnish. Bottle of bitters be gone!

    Death by Chocolate - Or you could throw all rules out for the night and overdose on chocolate in this blended bliss of a drink.

    Dr. Teeth - Now we're going to ask you to infuse your bourbon with Milky Way candy bars? Do you think you can handle that?

    Dracula's Kiss - And we...MORE come back to reality with a simple cherry vodka and cola drink. That's easy enough!

  • 08 of 12

    Would You Enjoy a Ghost in Your Glass?

    Paranormal Activity Cocktail
    Black sambuca and absinthe create a spooky Paranormal Activity. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    These fun drinks hold one spirit until the very last minute and when it's poured, you'll have a little something extra floating around in your glass.

    Paranormal Activity - Fans of black licorice will love this little drink that doubles includes absinthe and a ghostly float of black Sambuca.

    Black Widow - You will need to find or make black vodka to pull off this apparition in a glass that takes your vodka-cranberry to a new level of Halloween fun.

    Ghostbuster - What's that floating in...MORE your peachy-melon cocktail? It's a white spirit of some kind.

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  • 09 of 12

    Glowing Green and Dark as Night

    Spider's Kiss Cocktail with Midori Melon Liqueur - Halloween Cocktails
    Add spider webs to your cocktail glass by drizzling chocolate syrup on the sides and freezing it. The trick goes perfectly with this Spider's Kiss cocktail. Photo Courtesy: © Midori

    Halloween is the perfect excuse to play with color in your drinks. If you're looking for glowing green cocktails, a melon liqueur like Midori is essential. For drinks as black as night, black vodka will do just fine.

    Spider's Kiss - The glowing green liquid of the Spider's Kiss is eerily enhanced by a web of chocolate, but it doesn't stop there. A drizzle of grenadine finishes off this fruity drink in bloody style.

    Green Ghoul - Midori makes another appearance in this flavor-filled...MORE drink and it includes an even easier trick for adding spider webs to your glass.

    Black Cat - Tasty, simple, and dark as can be, your costume-clad guests will dig a sip of this cherry and cranberry cola cocktail.

    Black Magic - Halloween's the perfect excuse to break out the black vodka and an easy made-from-scratch soda drink awaits your ghoulish guests.

  • 10 of 12

    From the Pumpkin Patch

    Pumpkin Shandy Recipe with Pumpkin Beer and Cointreau
    Bring your summer shandy into autumn with this easy Pumpkin Shandy recipe. Photo Courtesy: © Cointreau

    Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! Bring your craving for all things pumpkin to the party with a fantastic cocktail.

    Pumpkin Shandy - Pumpkin beer on your shopping list? Improve that seasonal brew with pumpkin butter and create this delicious shandy.

    Pumpkin Old-Fashioned - Bring a favorite bourbon drink into the Halloween season with a bit of pumpkin puree and maple syrup.

    Pumpkin Patch - It's fun and fancy and the perfect way to impress those zombies with a fantastic tequila cocktail.

    Spiced Pumpkin -...MORE Not sure what to do with that pumpkin pie vodka? This creamy, spiced pumpkin martini is a perfect place to begin.

  • 11 of 12

    All The Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Zombie Cocktail
    There are a few ways to make a Zombie. All are potent, tropical, and may be too much fun. Rob Lawson / Photolibrary / Getty Images

    Filled with flavor and screaming for a good time, your party is not complete without one of these irresistible recipes.

    Zombie - How will you make your Zombie? Choose old-school or modern fruit punch, either way, this boozy mix is always a favorite.

    Corpse Reviver - Waking the dead since 1930. This family of classic cocktails will revive, invigorate, and entertain.

    Scorpion - A bite from this creepy tiki cocktail isn't such a bad thing. The second round? Well, that may be a different story.

    Verti...MOREgo - If a casual Hitchcock film fest is in your plans, we have the perfect drink for you. 

    Zombie's Brew - You have our permission to pick up a candied vodka for Halloween and if Three Olives Tartz is on your radar, this easy lemonade cocktail is ideal.

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    Shots Anyone?

    Wolf Bite Shot
    The absinthe gives this Wolf Bite shooter its bite. Photo Credit: © S&C Design Studios

    Treat your guests to a round of shooters and mix up one of these crafty concoctions.

    The Wolf Bite -  Like a mad scientist's experiment gone wrong, this fun absinthe and Midori shooter, complete with a blood red float, needs to be seen before it goes down. 

    Apocalypse Now - As far as shots go, this is a classic and everyone at the party will appreciate the upgrade in their tequila game.

    Beam Me Up Scotty - We can't forget about the Trekkies that come out on Halloween night and, of course,...MORE there's a shot for them!

    Black Rose - Should you ever consider buying Tequila Rose again, do everyone a favor and add a swirl of black vodka.

    Bloody Shirley Temple - Are you thinking of playing around with syringe shots? This simple cranberry vodka and soda concoction is a lot of fun.

    Tootsie Roll - Candy shots do not get much better than the Tootsie Roll and you have a choice in recipes.

    Voodoo - Spread a little voodoo around the party with this fun and potent rum cream shot.

    Wake the Dead - Tequila and espresso... no one is going to snooze through this party!