8 Alcohol Halloween Cocktail Recipes for Adults

9 minutes
May 4, 2022
Samuel Andoerson

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year for a variety of reasons. First, I get to turn my home into a creepy house of horrors. Then, I host a spooktacular party every year. Also, I always create my own boo-tiful Halloween cocktails for friends and I impress them with the Halloween dishes!

Additionally, I love Halloween because I get to torture family and friends with my collection of frighteningly bad puns. Dad jokes have nothing on a great Halloween pun! Don’t believe me?

First, do you know why vampires avoid snowmen? They are afraid of frostbite. Next, why do ghosts like to hang out in bars? They love the boos. Last, why do ghouls like to hang out with demons? Because demons are a ghoul’s best friend.

Halloween Facts You Probably Don’t Know

You may think you know all there is to know about Halloween. However, chances are you don’t. For that reason, we put together a collection of fun Halloween facts.

  • Originally you had to earn your Halloween treats by dressing up in costume. Also, you had to dance or perform tricks.
  • The first jack-o’-lanterns were made from turnips.
  • Harry Houdini died of a ruptured appendix on October 21, 1926.
  • Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday in the United States.
  • Nobody ever died as the result of poisoned Halloween candy, despite rumors to the contrary.

Reasons I Love Halloween

As a foodie, Thanksgiving remains my favorite holiday of the year. However, Halloween runs a close second for a variety of reasons.

  • Halloween is all about being weird, and nobody judges me. Also, I can eat as much candy as I want.
  • Halloween isn’t a “family” holiday. Therefore, no travel is required.
  • No one expects anything of me on Halloween. For example, no one is expecting any gifts for Halloween as they do at Christmas,
  • Halloween is not a religious holiday. For that reason, everyone can join in the festivities.
  • Lastly, Halloween celebrations include costumes, tricks or treats, and awesome parties.

Speaking of parties, it’s time to share our collection of amazing Halloween cocktails.

8 Delicious Halloween Cocktails with Alcohol

Whatever your preferred poison, you are covered with our array of frighteningly delicious boozy Halloween cocktails.

1. Halloween Cocktails: The Black Widow Smash

Our first selection comes to us from Tieghan Gerard, the chef behind Half Baked Harvest. The Black Widow Smash may be the spookiest recipe from our collection of Halloween cocktails. Also, it is one of the easiest to prepare.

What you need

  • 8 fresh blackberries, plus a few more for topping
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, plus a sprig for serving
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of tequila
  • a couple of dashes of orange bitters
  • sparkling water, for topping

How you make it

Firstly, add the blackberries, lemon juice, and honey to a cocktail shaker. Next, muddle all those ingredients together making sure to release all the juices from the blackberries. Then, add the tequila and orange bitters.

Secondly, strain the drink into a glass filled with ice, leaving a small space at the top. Next, pour some sparkling water over it and gently stir. Then, garnish with a couple of blackberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary, and serve.


First, a glass jar will work if you don’t have a cocktail shaker. Also, we recommend using mezcal tequila as its smokey taste enhances the overall flavor of this cocktail.

2. Halloween Cocktails: Pomegranate-Rum Punch

The next recipe in our collection of Halloween cocktails comes to us compliments of Country Living. Also, bear in mind that this blood-red cocktail delivers a cinnamon-spiced punch that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at this year’s Halloween bash.

What you need

  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1 small cinnamon stick, smashed
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice, plus slices for serving
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • Pomegranate seeds, for serving

How you make it

Firstly, place the tea bags and cinnamon stick in a large bowl and top with one cup of boiling water. Next, let it steep for about five minutes. Then, strain it and let it cool down to room temperature.

Secondly, combine the tea, pomegranate juice, rum, and orange juice in a large glass pitcher. Then, slowly stir in the prosecco or sparkling wine. Next, serve over ice. Last, garnish with oranges slices and the pomegranate seeds.

3. Halloween Cocktails: Hocus Pocus Jell-O Shots

The third item in our selection of Halloween cocktails comes from Lena Abraham and Delish. These delicious shots are guaranteed to put a spell on your Halloween guests. For that reason, be responsible for how many you serve each person.

What you need

  • 1 package orange Jell-O
  • 1 package purple Jell-O
  • 1 package green Jell-O
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 cup vodka
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 15 Oreos, cream removed
  • 30 chocolate kisses
  • Orange, green, and purple sugar

How you make it

Firstly, set three separate bowls or measuring cups and add a package of Jell-O to each one. Next, add one cup of boiling water to each bowl and whisk until the jello is fully dissolved. Then, pour the liquid into single serving-sized clear plastic cups. Afterward, refrigerate for three to four hours.

Meanwhile, it’s time to make the witch’s hats. First, remove all the cream from the oreo cookies and place them on a dish, smooth side down. Next, take a chocolate kiss and dip it in a cool whip. Then, dip it into one of the colored sugars. Last, place the chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie to complete the hat.

Thirdly, top the Jell-O with a cool whip and a witch hat and serve.

4. Halloween Cocktails: Bloody Rosemary Cocktails

The fourth of our Halloween cocktails comes to us from Salted Mint. With its blood-red color, this cocktail choice is perfect for Halloween. Also, the inspiration for this cocktail was Roman Polanski’s classic horror flick “Rosemary’s Baby.”

What you need

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 24 ounces tomato juice or Spicy Hot V8
  • Chipotle Tobasco or other hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • sea salt or celery salt
  • black pepper

How you make it

Firstly, dip the rim of four glasses into a saucer or shallow bowl filled with water. Then, dip each glass into the sea salt making sure a good amount sticks to the rim.

Secondly, fill each glass nearly to the top with crushed ice. Next, pour one ounce of vodka into each glass and six ounces of tomato juice or V8. Then, garnish with the rosemary sprigs, lemon wedges, and a dash of salt, and serve.


First, you can feel free to substitute your favorite hot sauce for the Chipotle Tobasco. Also, if you want, you can stir about half a teaspoon of prepared horseradish into each glass for an extra bite.

5. Halloween Cocktails: Jack-o’-Lantern Cocktail

The fifth recipe in our list of Halloween cocktails comes to us from Cooking with Curls. With three kinds of rum in the mix, this recipe packs the biggest punch of all our Halloween cocktails this year. For that reason, be sure to drink and serve this cocktail responsibly.

What you need

How you make it

Firstly, place a cup of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Next, add all three rums, the Cointreau, orange juice, lemonade, and grenadine. Then, shake to combine.

Secondly, pour the drink into a hurricane glass and fill it with ice. Then, garnish with a slice of orange, an orange straw if you have one, and serve.

halloween cocktails - cooking with curls
Halloween Cocktails, Jack-o’-Lantern Cocktail: Cooking with Curls. Image via Instagram.

6. Halloween Cocktails: The Grave Digger Cocktail

The sixth recipe in our list of Halloween cocktails comes to us courtesy of Toni Dash of Boulder Locavore. The Grave Digger is the easiest recipe on our list of Halloween cocktails. But don’t let that make you drink too many of them. As always, drink and serve responsibly.

What you need

  • 2 ounces hard cider
  • 1-ounce whiskey
  • crushed ice
  • ginger ale, to fill
  • 1 maraschino cherry

How you make it

Firstly, combine the hard cider and whiskey in a 12-ounce tumbler or high ball glass. Then fill the glass with crushed ice. Last, fill the glass with ginger ale. Finally, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

7. Halloween Cocktails: The Devil’s Margarita

The seventh recipe in our collection of Halloween cocktails comes to us from Show Me the Yummy. This cocktail proves that you can drink red wine and tequila at the same time. With this in mind, however, be sure you serve this cocktail responsibly.

What you need

  • 1 1/2 ounce Tequila Blanco
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Red wine such as Cabernet

How you make it

Firstly, pour the tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Then, shake until chilled and pour the mixture into a highball glass.

Secondly, set a spoon at about a 45-degree angle barely into the margarita with the curved side of the spoon facing upwards. Then, slowly pour red wine onto the back of the spoon, allowing it to drizzle onto the surface of the margarita gently.

Thirdly, continue pouring until you have about a fourth of an inch of red wine floating on top of the margarita.

Fourthly, serve immediately and congratulate yourself for mixing up a layered cocktail.

8. Halloween Cocktails: Midnight Mint Hot Chocolate

The final recipe in our collection of Halloween cocktails comes to us from BBC Food. To call this cocktail rich, would be an understatement with its dark chocolate and double cream.

What you need

  • 2 ounces double cream
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • a few drops of peppermint extract
  • 6 ounces of whole milk
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • dark chocolate curls or sprinkles

How you make it

Firstly, whip the cream in a small bowl. Next, stir in the powdered sugar and a few drops of peppermint extract. Then, place the cream in the refrigerator until needed.

Meanwhile, pour the milk into a small saucepan and heat gently until simmering. Next, remove it from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring it until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Then, return the saucepan to the heat until warm, and add the crème de menthe.

Thirdly, pour the hot chocolate into a mug. Next, top it with a dollop of whipped mint cream and chocolate sprinkles or curls, and serve.


Feel free to substitute whipped cream for double cream if you want.

Happy Halloween!

We hope you enjoyed our collection of Halloween cocktails. Above all, remember to drink responsibly. Likewise, bring a designated driver with you or take a taxi home.

Now, we would love to hear from you. Using the comments, below, share your favorite Halloween cocktails.

Until we meet again, bottoms up!

Samuel Andoerson

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