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Creative Halloween Cocktails

A spooktacular celebration is not complete without a variety of spooky Halloween cocktails. You can turn any traditional drink recipe into a Halloween themed one by adding food coloring, flavors, or a spooky garnish. The possibilities are endless!
 
Serve up a few signature, creepy cocktails to get all of your guests into the Halloween spirit. Here are five Halloween cocktail ideas to include at your Halloween celebration.
 
 
Pumpkin Cocktail
 
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz. of chilled sparkling water
  • 2 oz. of maraschino liqueur
  • 1 oz. of Limoncello
  • Black licorice
Directions
In a low-ball glass, combine the orange juice, liqueur, Limoncello, and sparkling water. To complete the cocktail, top it off with crushed ice and garnish with a few pieces of black licorice.
 
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Candy Corn Martini
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of candy corns
  • 1 ½ cups of vodka
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large egg white

Directions
First, infuse the vodka with the candy corns. To do this, mash the candy corns in an airtight containers and add the vodka. Let the vodka mixture sit at room temperature for at least three hours (preferably overnight). When the vodka is ready, strain out the candy corn pieces and place mixture into a glass until ready to serve. To assemble the cocktail, add 2 oz. of the infused vodka, the orange liquor, lemon juice, and egg white to a shaker. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a few candy corns at the bottom of the glass.

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Black and Orange Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. of cold espresso
  • 1 oz. of vodka
  • 1 oz. of Kahula
  • 1 oz. of Stoli Orhanj
  • Orange twist

Directions

Combine 1 oz. of cold espresso, 1 oz. of vodka, 1 oz. of Kahlua and 1 oz. of Stoli Orhanj in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a frosted martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange for the perfect Halloween black and orange effect, and enjoy!

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Vampire Blood Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. cherry flavored vodka
  • ½ oz. Lime juice
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • ½  oz. Grenadine
  • lemon-lime soda (splash)
  • Fresh cherries, pits removed
Directions
In a low-ball glass, muddle about 4 (depending on size) cherries. Next, add the vodka, lime juice, and grenadine. Add ice and top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a cherry.
 
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Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail
 
Ingredients
  • 1 oz. of peach schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • ½ teaspoon of grenadine
Directions
To make this scary Halloween cocktail start with a low-ball glass and pour in the peach schnapps. Next, carefully and slowly add in the Bailey’s without mixing. Top off the cocktail with a splash of grenadine. It will look disgusting but be surprisingly tasty.
 
Enjoy these Halloween cocktail ideas. Make sure to ask the bartender to tell guests the names of their drinks. You can also create decorative drink menus that include all of the Halloween cocktails on them. Happy Halloween!
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