10 Fun And Spooky Cocktails For Halloween

As October kicks in, so does the Halloween season. Dressing up, tricks and treats, carved out pumpkins and parties too. But don’t forget those fun and spooky cocktails for the adults at Halloween.

If you are hosting a party this year to celebrate Halloween, then you may want to have a little fun and make these 10 spooky cocktails.

Table Of Contents

How To Find Some Halloween Cocktails

It is easy to find plenty of cocktails to suit the Halloween season. A simple search online will give you plenty of options.

Many cocktail recipe books will give you options too. All will tell you the ingredients you need and how to make the cocktails.

So there is no need for me to write a list of cocktails you can find anywhere.

However I thought I would ask a robot to come up with 10 fun and spooky cocktails. Just to see if AI would come up with new and original recipes for Halloween cocktails.

Here are the results:

Witch’s Brew

Witch’s Brew is a vodka based cocktail which uses melon liqueur and lime juice to create spooky green drink.


  • 2 oz Midori (melon liqueur)
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Blackberries for garnish
  • Ice


In a shaker, combine the Midori, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add a few blackberries for a spooky touch.

A quick search for this cocktail and it does already exist. However although many versions use vodka, some use gin instead. Also the use raspberry liqueur and blue curacao seem to be popular.

So not an original cocktail, but a variation on an existing one.

Blood Orange Margarita

This is just a margarita made with blood orange which gives it that nice deep orange colour. So nothing new here, although there are plenty of variations of this cocktail


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz blood orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • Red sugar for rimming
  • Ice


Rim a margarita glass with red sugar by dipping the rim in lime juice and then sugar. In a shaker, combine tequila, triple sec, blood orange juice, lime juice, and agave syrup. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass over ice.

Poisoned Apple Cider

Spiced rum and apple cider come together with a little cinnamon twist to give a warm mouth tingling cocktail.


  • 2 oz spiced rum
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon schnapps
  • Apple slice for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish


In a glass, combine spiced rum, apple cider, and cinnamon schnapps. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

Again nothing new here, this cocktail already exists. However most seem to use cranberry juice and grenadine instead of the cinnamon schnapps.

So maybe a new version of this Halloween cocktail.

Vampire’s Kiss

A vibrant red cocktail made with raspberry vodka and cranberry juice.


  • 1.5 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Plastic vampire teeth for garnish


Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour in raspberry vodka and cranberry juice. Slowly pour grenadine over the back of a spoon to create a “bloody” layer. Garnish with plastic vampire teeth.

Also an existing cocktail, but again with slight variations. Plain vodka and raspberry liqueur can be used in place of raspberry vodka.

Zombie Punch

Zombie Punch Cocktail

Zombie punch is a tropical style cocktail made with light and dark rum, as well as apricot brandy and fruit juice.


  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz apricot brandy
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • Crushed ice
  • Cherry and orange slice for garnish


Fill a glass with crushed ice. In a shaker, combine light rum, dark rum, apricot brandy, lime juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice. Shake well and pour over the ice.

Slowly pour grenadine over the back of a spoon to create a “bloody” effect. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

As you may have guessed this cocktail is nothing new, seems like the robot is not doing to well. However again there are differences in the ingredients.

Elixir Of The Damned

A spooky black cocktail made with black vodka and blackberry liqueur. But is it an original cocktail or a spin on an existing one?


  • 2 oz black vodka
  • 1 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Fresh blackberries for garnish


In a shaker, combine black vodka, blackberry liqueur, and cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

The robot might be onto something here, I can’t find this cocktail, so it could be original.

Mummy’s Milk

This cocktail is a little indulgent, a creamy sweet cocktail made with vanilla vodka, cream liqueur and coffee liqueur.


  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz cream liqueur (e.g., Baileys)
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish


Drizzle chocolate syrup inside a chilled glass. In a shaker, combine vanilla vodka, cream liqueur, and coffee liqueur. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.

There is a cocktail called Mothers Milk, however it contains different ingredients. So again this could be an almost original cocktail.

Haunted Graveyard

A gin based cocktail made with elderberry liqueur, lemon juice and thyme.


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Blackberries and thyme sprigs for garnish
  • Crushed ice


Fill a glass with crushed ice. In a shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

Shake well and strain over the ice. Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of thyme.

Nothing original with the name, however this drink seems to be made with bourbon or rum and maple syrup. So the robot has stolen the name and changed the ingredients, naughty.

Ghostly White Russian

Basically a White Russian cocktail, nothing new here apart from the candy eyeballs and the word ‘Ghostly’, lazy robot. Still a good cocktail for Halloween though.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • Crushed ice
  • Candy eyeballs for garnish


Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour in vodka and coffee liqueur. Float heavy cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Garnish with candy eyeballs.

Cursed Elixir

A mysterious cocktail featuring Absinthe, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice. Garnished with a little edible gold flake.


  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Edible gold flakes for garnish


Rim a glass with edible gold flakes. In a shaker, combine absinthe, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.

This is another cocktail I can’t find, so maybe the robot has come up with another original, well done.

A Spooky Drink

Dry Ice Spooky Cocktails

You can make your Halloween cocktails even more spooky. However I do not recommend it, unless you know what you are doing.

By using dry ice in your cocktails you will get that nice spooky look to them. But like I said I do not recommend it.

Dry ice can be dangerous if handled in the wrong way. So if you are tempted to give your cocktails a little more spook using dry ice be careful and learn how to use it safely.

A Couple Of Cooks have an article on how to safely use dry ice.

You can get a similar effect with a cocktail smoker.

Final Thoughts

I think the list of spooky cocktails I have featured are all decent drinks that will work well for Halloween. The robot did cut a few corners by renaming other cocktails with a Halloween worthy name.

Having said that, there are two, the Elixir Of The Damned and the Cursed Elixir which I couldn’t find. So these could be original cocktails.

However the nature of cocktails is variation and there are probably other drinks using these ingredients. Cocktails are meant to be experimented with, so you will find many that are very similar.

Plus we tend to play around with a cocktails ingredient ourself, we change them slightly for our own palates.

The robot wasn’t that successful at coming up with original cocktails. But at least there are 10 cocktails to try this Halloween.

Share your thoughts below on what you thought of the robots cocktails and share your own ones too.

Leave a Comment