12 Halloween Cocktails for a Bloody Good Time

Halloween Cocktails That Are All Treat and No Trick

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  • Updated: Oct 30, 2016

When the leaves start to change and the temperatures drop, we know that the season for Halloween cocktails is right around the corner. Whether you're throwing a costume party, taking the kids out trick-or-treating, or sitting by the door with a bowl of candy, you're going to need something festive to drink!

Easy Halloween Drinks

Most of the Halloween cocktail recipes we included on this list are a snap to make, using no more than three or four ingredients. We know that throwing a party doesn't always allow a ton of time to mix up complicated drinks, and while there's a lot of fun, spooky stuff you can do with things like dry ice and syringes, we figured we'd keep it simple.

Also included are a number of cozy fall cocktails, complete with flavors of apple cider, fig, and even some mulled wine to round it out. There's nothing quite like curling up by the fireside with a nice, autumnal drink to match the leaves outside, while ghosts and ghouls wander the streets in search of sweets.

So get your costumes ready, grab some black vodka at the liquor store, and get mixing!

  • Tequila, Blue Curacao, Chambord, Lime juice
    The Black Margarita isn't nearly as sinister as it looks—that's just what happens when you mix together blue curaçao and Chambord. Great for Halloween (or any other time you want to look a little edgy), this is a sweeter drink than the classic Margarita, and it makes up for a slight lack of balance with its fun look. So, while not an everyday recipe, the Bla…
  • Vodka, Kirschwasser cherry brandy, cranberry juice, cola
    The Black Cat is a cherry-flavored vodka cocktail, typically served in a highball glass. A popular cocktail around Halloween, the Black Cat is anything but spooky, and is enjoyable throughout the year.
  • Rye Whiskey, Averna Amaro, Bitters
    The Black Manhattan is a simple Manhattan variation that was invented at famed San Francisco bar Bourbon & Branch by bartender Todd Smith. It replaces the sweet vermouth with Amaro Averna, a classic Sicilian amaro that's known for its bittersweet herbal and caramel flavors. The Black Manhattan cocktail has become something of a modern classic, inspiring …
  • Tequila, Blood Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Cointreau
    The Bloody Margarita is a delicious Margarita variation made with blood orange juice. This gives it a slightly sweeter, fruitier profile than the classic recipe, as well as a bright red hue that makes it great for Halloween parties. That said, the Bloody Margarita is fantastic all year round, whether as a midsummer refresher or a tropical escape from the dea…
  • Bacardi 151 rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, apricot brandy, sugar, light rum, dark rum, lime juice
    The Zombie is a tropical drink that was reportedly concocted by legendary tiki proprietor Don the Beachcomber in the late 1930s as a hangover cure. In reality, it's probably created a lot more hangovers than it's cured, considering most recipes include a full four ounces of rum (one of which is 151 proof).The classic Donn Beach Zombie recipe uses something k…
  • Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, absinthe
    The Corpse Reviver #2 (one of a whole cadre of variations, obviously) was initially devised as a hangover cure, hence the name. While it probably won't make you feel any less like a corpse after a long night out, it does play better in the morning than a lot of other cocktails. Soft and a little sour, this classic goes great with brunch.
  • brandy, hard apple cider, fruit, juice
    A fun and easy cocktail to make for friends on a hot day or while watching sports! Autumn flavors make this one a year round winner.
  • fig infused vodka, earl grey tea, tangerine
    This is an incredibly light cocktail incorporating a fun vodka infusion. Side note : after sipping I wished I had added a bit of champagne. Let me know if you try it!
  • red wine, apple juice, orange zest, cinnamon
    This is such a cozy drink on a cool night, but be make sure you don't drive anywhere - this one sneaks up on you!
  • Black Vodka, Chambord, Cherry Juice, Crushed Chocolate Wafers
    The Witch's Hat cocktail is a fun, spooky drink that'll keep your Halloween party guests happy all season long. Made with black vodka (a novelty vodka with coloring added, but if you can't find it at the store you can either infuse regular vodka with raspberries or simply add food coloring), Chambord raspberry liqueur, and dark cherry juice, as well as a dec…
  • Orange-Flavored Rum, Cointreau, Pineapple Juice, Strawberry or Raspberry Puree
    The Blood Sucker cocktail is a fun Halloween drink that's made to look like it's dripping with gore—but don't worry, it's just berry puree! The base recipe is simple, calling for orange-flavored rum (spiced rum or regular white rum works fine too), Cointreau, and pineapple juice, but the real fun comes with the addition of raspberry or strawberry puree. To g…
  • Vodka, Vanilla Simple Syrup, Cream, Soda Water
    The Liquefied Ghost (or Liquid Ghost) is a simple, creamy Halloween cocktail that's a fun way to round out your costume party drink menu. All you need is vodka, vanilla simple syrup (just make this simple syrup recipe and add a few drops of vanilla extract), cream, and a bit of soda water. Shake it up, and BOO! You've got yourself a cocktail.

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