Cocktails To Sip On This Halloween

The pressure is on to dream up inventive and unique Halloween costumes prior to the end of October. While going out is always fun, it’s hard to find a festive cocktail with ghouls cramped up to you. We’ve compiled some of the most festive cocktail recipes you can have during your at home Halloween party that will surely be a hit with every witch or vampire you spend the night with. No tricks here, all treats!

Witches Brew Mulled (Equinox) Red Wine

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  • 1 blood orange, zested and juiced

  • 4 cups apple cider

  • 1 bottle Equinox Red

  •  2 cinnamon sticks

  • ¼ cup honey

  •  4 whole cloves

  • 3 star anise

  • 4 blood oranges, peeled, for garnish

Method: To conjure the potion, combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, blood orange juice, cloves and star anise in a large cauldron. Bring to a double, double boil and trouble, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into goblets, add an orange peel for garnish

Bitter Sour

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  • 1oz Belvedere Vodka

  • 1oz Aperol

  • .75oz Fresh Lemon Juice

  • .75oz Simple Syrup

  • 1 Egg White

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker without ice and dry shake to froth egg white. Add ice and shake for a second time. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Candy Corn Gimlet

Candy Corn Gimlet

Pumpkin Spice Latte Volcan Tequila

Created by Yani Ramos


  • 1.5oz Volcan de mi Tierra Cristalino

  • 1oz Pumpking-Cocnut Emulsion

  • .75oz Fall Spiace Syrup (Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise)

  • .50oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Method: Pumpkin-Coconut Emulsion Method: Combine 1 can of coconut milk and 1 can pumpkin puree in a large bowl and blend with hand mixer or immulsion blender

Cocktail Method: Combine all ingredients, shake and serve over ice. Garnish with shaved cococnut.

Halloween Cocktails

Pumpkin Fright (Old Fashioned)


  • 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

  • ¾ parts Bénédictine                              

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters                   

  • 2 dashes Orange bitters                                          

Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.  Stir to chill and dilute cocktail, then strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with an Orange slice, Pumpkin Face Garnish

Halloween Cocktail

The Spooky Neighbor

Created by Glenfiddich Ambassador, Allan Roth


  • 2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

  • 1 part China China

  • 1 part Suze

  • ½ part bar spoon coffee liqueur

Method: Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a double rocks glass with one large ice cube.  Garnish with an orange and lemon twist.


by Katelyn Munn (The Ainsworth, NYC)

Halloween Cocktail


  • 2 oz Slow & Low

  • 1/8 oz Pumpkin infused Syrup* (See below)

  • ½ oz Guinness infused Simple Syrup* (See below)

  • ½ oz egg whites

  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice

  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

  • Cinnamon Shavings, garnish

  • Orange & White Micro Orchids, garnish

Method: Add all ingredients in a shaker without ice. Dry shake then add ice and shake again. Strain into a coupe and garnish with cinnamon shavings and orange/white micro orchids.

*Pumpkin-Infused Syrup

In a stockpot, add ½ can of pureed pumpkin with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Heat to a low boil, stirring to dissolve. Reduce liquid by half. Fine-strain the full batch using a linen cloth or layered cheesecloth. Let cool.

*Guinness-Infused Simple Syrup

  • ¾ cup Sugar

  • 1 cup Guinness or Dry Stout Beer

Combine both in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

Note: For the at-home bartender, I would recommend keeping it simple by using just simple syrup and maybe ½ oz of a dry stout.

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Chai Apple Flip

Cocktail By Rena Day from Besame

  • 1.5 oz wild roots apple cinnamon vodka

  • 1 oz masala chai tea

  • 1oz allspice & clove syrup

  • 1 oz red delicious apple juice

  • .5 oz lemon

  • .5 Aquafaba

  • .5 heavy cream

  • 1 dash cinnamon

Method: Add all ingredients to shaker except cream and aquafaba. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Shake cream and aquafaba together until frothy with a dash of cinnamon. Layer froth on top. Garnish with cinnamon dipped apple fan

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

The Nightmare on 27th Street

The Wilson

  • 1.5oz Ilegal Joven

  • .75oz Chinola Passion Fruit/Guava Syrup Batch

  • 2 Orange Wheels in tin with liquids

  • 2 Sprays of orange blossom water from an atomizer

GARNISH: Red rose petal

Method: Over top of a rocks glass. Allow mist to fall naturally over the top of the glass. Shake / Rocks Glass / Single Strain over fresh KD ice / Half-rim black lava salt / 1 Marigold / 2 Sprays orange blossom water

NOLET’S Silver Corpse Reviver

  • 1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc

  • 1 oz. Cointreau

  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 dash of Absinthe

  • Orange Peel for Garnish

Method: Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker and strain into a Martini or coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

Smokey Pear and Pumpkin Sour

  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire East Gin

  • .75 parts Pumpkin puree

  • .5 part Xante Pear Brandy

  • .5 part Simple syrup

  • .75 part Lemon juice

  • .5 part Egg white

GARNISH: Pear slices and cinnamon

Method: Combine ingredients and shake hard, serving up or down in glass. Garnish with pear slices and cinnamon.

Geb’s Reviver

Geb’s Reviver

Geb’s Reviver

  • 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin

  • .75 oz Pineapple lemon oleo

  • .5 oz Lemon juice

  • .5 tsp Matcha powder

GARNISH: Dehydrated rhubarb & carrot powder

Method: Shake gin, lemon, juice and matcha powder and pour into glass. Top with Oleo foam, dusting powder garnish on top.



  • 1 750ml Bottle- D’USSE Cognac

  • 52 oz- Fresh Brewed Tea

  • 18 oz- Simple Syrup

  • 20 oz- Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

  • 25 Dashes- Angostura Bitters

GARNISH: Orange Wheel

Method: Combine all ingredients into punch bowl and stir

Bloody Dutch Sour

  • 1.25 oz. Ketel One® Vodka

  • 0.5 oz. apricot liqueur

  • 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 oz. honey crisp apple cider

  • float of blackstrap rum

Witching Hour 

by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mattias Horseman


Witching Hour

Witching Hour

  • 3 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

  • .5 Part Chambord

  • 1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 Part Lavender Syrup

  • Dry Sparkling Wine (to top off)

Mutant Mary’s by Andrea Correale

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  • 3 eyeball ice cubes

  • 2 oz. vodka

  • 8 oz. Bloody mix

  • 1 Jar Green Olives

    Bloody Mix:

  • ¼ c. tomato juice

  • Pinch horseradish

  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire

  • 4 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco, Tapatío hot sauce, etc.)

  • 1 lemon, fresh squeezed

  • Black pepper & celery salt to taste

    Eyeball Ice Cubes: Remove green olives with pimento from a jar. Replace pimentos with black olive slices and place in ice cube trays to freeze in ice.

    Method: Pour Bloody mix and vodka over eyeball ice cubes.

As the perfect Halloween treat to have on hand nothing beats Smith & Sinclair cocktail gummies (8 pieces per-box at $24.00) which has alcohol in it, perfect as a fun snack to share or for the long subway to your next event. The London-born confectionery brand coined as the Willy Wonka for adults, are the perfect party starters for the holiday season. Smith & Sinclair features six selection boxes of cocktail gummies, including The Gin Obsessed, The Night in, The After Dinner, The Party, The Celebration and a limited edition holiday box called The Naughty or Nice Selection. Each gummy has a spirit base (Vodka, Rum, Gin, Prosecco or Whisky) and is blended with fresh fruit, herbs, syrups and coated with garnish infused sugars to taste just like your favorite cocktail consumed in two delicious bites!

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