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10 Spooky Cocktails & Mocktails to Make this Halloween

Bubble, bubble, boil, and trouble. Make your Halloween party unique with themed spooky cocktails that everyone will enjoy. Mix it up!

By Hannah Purvis

Don’t let your party drinks be ghastly. Instead, let us help you pick the perfect cocktails and mocktails so your guests will see you as the ghost-ess with the most-ess. Ok, ok, that’s enough with the Halloween puns. But seriously, we have some drink recipes that will leave your party guests raving.

These Drinks Are Terrifyingly Good!

Best Halloween Cocktails

1. Pumpkin Martini

If you’re a fan of pumpkin, this unique cocktail may just be for you. Combining some sweet and more unconventional ingredients, the Pumpkin Martini truly tastes like a pumpkin pie in a glass. Your guests will truly feel in the spirit of the season when they take a sip.

Pumpkin Martini
Photo Credit: A Couple Cooks

2. Vampire’s Kiss

In terms of spooky aesthetic, we give this gory Vampire’s Kiss drink a 10/10! Adorned with floating vampire fangs, this brandy and ginger ale mixed drink certainly evokes all the creepy feelings of Halloween! Elevate the cocktail by adding a red sprinkle rim.

Vampire’s Kiss
Photo Credit: Brit + Co

3. Haunted Orchard

Another tasty drink that leans into fall flavors is the Haunted Orchard. The star of the show here is an apple with complimentary flavors evoking the warm and comforting taste of cinnamon and cider. The alcoholic components are tequila and hard cider, so simply omit those for a family-friendly version!

Haunted Orchard
Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest

4. Witches Brew

This cocktail is visually stunning, with a rich purple flavor reminiscent of a true Witches’ brew. Guests at your Halloween party will feel as though they are under a spell when taking a sip of this vodka and raspberry liquor mixed drink. On top of the tasty drink concoction, adding a sugar rim will make the drink feel bar-quality!

Witches Brew
Photo Credit: Sprinkles and Sprouts

5. Pumpkin Old Fashioned

You’ve tried a traditional old fashioned but have you ever had a pumpkin old fashioned? This seasonal twist on a classic drink may make you feel unsure, but we’re here to report that this sweet and savory cocktail tastes like autumn in a glass! With a mix of pumpkin puree, vanilla, maple syrup and bourbon, your taste buds will get a delicious and unexpected holiday treat!

Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Photo Credit: A Couple Cooks

6. Black Light Cocktail

WOW your guests with this black light cocktail! A fun party trick, this drink will shine when the lights are out. Plus, with a simple mixture of grape juice, tonic water and vodka, this classy drink will taste as good as it looks.

Milky Cocktail
Photo Credit: Food Network

Best Halloween Mocktails

1. Ghoulish Grape, Apple & Grenadine

This ghoulish mocktail is filled with delicious flavors and decorated with floating green grapes made to look like eyeballs! A glass of this flavorful concoction will have your guests feeling in the spirit of the holiday without the buzz of an alcoholic drink!

Ghoulish Grape, Apple & Grenadine
Photo Credit: Miriam Nice

2. Purple People Eater

Have you heard the quirky halloween song about the flying purple people eater? This bright purple mocktail brings that character to life! With flavors reminiscent of cherry lemonade, this drink only takes minutes to make and can be made with or without alcohol (vodka) to be enjoyed by all guests in attendance.

Purple People Eater
Photo Credit: Three Olives Branch

3. The Halloween Mocktail

Made with concord grape juice and assembled using fresh, chilled ingredients, this mocktail oozes simple, yet spooky energy. Thanks to its bold colors and black sugar rim, it feels elegant and elevated, while being very simple to make!

The Halloween Mocktail
Photo Credit: Mitten Girl

4. Moonrise Mocktail

Whimsical colors and glasses overflowing with creepy crawlies, this moonrise mocktail is as horrifying as it is delicious! Made with orange juice, grenadine and various candy creatures, the key to nailing this mix is to pour the grenadine slowly, so the layers and colors are distinct!

Moonrise Mocktail
Photo Credit: Advanced Mixology

5. Halloween Shirley Temple

Who doesn’t love a Shirley Temple? It’s definitely one of my favorite drinks and I always find it refreshing, no matter the time of year. This Halloween spin on the classic mocktail is no different! While it still maintains its traditional cherry flavor, it leans on unique halloween aesthetics to make it perfect for your seasonal shindig.

Halloween Shirley Temple
Photo Credit: Advanced Mixology

6. Witch’s Wicked Punch

This Witch’s Wicked Punch recipe is great because not only does it look the part for a fun halloween party drink, but it will serve a large group! Made with only three ingredients, you can whip this together quickly and it will surely be a hit.

Halloween Witch Punch
Photo Credit: Woman’s Day

Sure to Incite a Ghoulishly Good Time!

No matter which of these cocktails you decide to serve at your spine-chilling gathering, your guests are sure to be impressed by not only the flavors but the theatrics of these fun drinks. Follow along with our blog for more recipe and cocktail ideas perfect for any celebration, any time of the year!

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