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Throw a killer grown-up Halloween party with these 31 Best Halloween Cocktails your guests will love!
Please note this post is intended for readers 21+ years of age. Please drink responsibly.
Halloween is often thought of as a holiday for the kids, but it can be just as much fun for adults.
In honor of one of my very favorite holidays, Halloween (celebrated October 31st in the U.S.), I have collected my favorite Halloween cocktail recipes.
These 31 Best Spooky and Creative Halloween Cocktails are sure to make your grown-up Halloween party the best ever!
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This cocktail has a sweet, seasonal taste with apple cider, spiced rum, grenadine, and pomegranate juice.
Edible Gold Luster Dust gives the drink shimmering red and golden swirls for cool-looking, eerie, magical effect.
This salted caramel apple cocktail has the awesome neon green color and seasonal flavors of apple and salted caramel to fit your Halloween party theme perfectly!
This drink is more tart than sweet and is super easy to make – just combine Jones Green Apple Soda, Salted Caramel Vodka, and Apple Vodka.
This shot is super creepy looking, but surprisingly tasty with peach schnapps, creme de menthe, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and grenadine.
This drink is all about the presentation.
The cotton candy dissolves as soon as you pour the drink over it and adds a nice, light sweetness to this pretty reddish purple cocktail.
Just leave out the vodka to let the kiddos join in on the fun.
Check out the eel skin on the side of that glass! So gross!
Luckily, it’s a perfectly harmless dyed orange peel (it’s just been colored with safe and edible black spray food coloring) but doesn’t it look so spooky?!
I can imagine this drink being a witch’s favorite cocktail – with real eel, of course.
Gory, “blood” filled syringes (really filled with a tasty, homemade sweet raspberry puree) take this simple drink to the next level!
This eerie Halloween cocktail looks so cool with glowing edible shimmer dust!
Black vodka gives this drink its scary black coloring, and cherry juice, orange juice, and maraschino cherry juice makes it super sweet and tasty.
Candy corn is one of the most popular Halloween candies, and this cocktail is a gorgeous replica in drink form with Whipped Cream Vodka, sour mix, pineapple juice, grenadine, and whipped cream. Yum!
Can you celebrate Halloween without pumpkin?? I don’t think so! Jack-o’-lanterns are mandatory, at least.
Enjoy one of the best tastes of the season – pumpkin pie! – with this delicious drink made with Caramel Vodka, Pumpkin Spice Liquor, and RumChata.
Make a pitcher of this amazing Caramel Apple Sangria infused with apple cider, caramel vodka, apple, and white wine flavors.
Your friends are sure love this drink!
Classic margaritas are easily my very favorite adult beverage!
The original delicious, refreshing Mexican drink gets a super cool, slightly sweet Halloween makeover with simple syrup and red wine to create that devilish red topping.
What’s Halloween without plenty of blood and gore? Get your daily dose of “brain” food with this creative martini that looks as gross as it is delicious!
This drink is great for the whole family – no, really! – with adjustments, of course.
The base of this drink consists of apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice (dry ice is optional and gives this drink its creepy smoky effect).
For the kids, add sparkling cider or grape juice. To turn it into a fun adult beverage, just add your favorite sparkling wine!
Ooh, so ghostly! If you like creamy drinks, this white chocolate cocktail with half and half and hazelnut liquor is definitely for you! So decadent!
The ghostly faces on these glasses are drawn with dry erase marker for a fun and creative decoration that wipes off easily when the party is over.
Just combine tonic water, powdered jello mix, and any sweet alcohol to achieve this cool glow in the dark effect.
Green and blue jello placed under a black light will glow the brightest!
Here’s another seasonal punch featuring pumpkin puree, spiced rum, orange and lemon juices, and spiced syrup.
This drink is perfect Halloween or really any fall celebration.
This gorgeous, customizable purple punch contains blackberries, black grapes, and black plums and can be made sweeter or more tart depending on your preferences.
Here’s a classic drink to give you a break from all the sweet cocktails on this list – complete with a fitting name.
If you’re tired of all the gross, gory drinks that come around this time of year and want something a little more grown up and glam, this one’s for you!
This drink takes just 3 ingredients to make – orange juice, lemon lime soda, and Midori melon liquor, which gives it a cool, eerie yellowish-green glow perfect for a spooky Halloween cocktail.
Head to the swamp with this dirty martini with a nice, salty flavor to simulate real swamp water.
Complete the theme with “swamp grass” and edible Palmetto bug garnishes for an authentic, creepy effect.
Of course, we all sang the Purple People Eater song when we were kids!
Celebrate your favorite scary monster with this beautiful purple hued cocktail that gets its rich color from blue curaçao, grenadine, and cranberry juice.
Check out Count Dracula’s favorite drink – a lemon martini with “blood” rim, made here with red sparkle gel frosting – though Dracula’s would surely be the real thing.
Jello shots are a fun way to enjoy your booze – and your candy corn – with this cool recipe!
Here’s another take on the candy corn shot theme with a creative presentation.
Could this black widow venom kill you? There’s only one way to find out!
Actually, this shot is seriously sweet and tasty with only 2 ingredients – whipped cream vodka and grenadine.
This serving idea is so awesome, channeling Alice in Wonderland with the potion vial.
I guess this was what I was talking about when I mentioned gross, gory drinks under the Bloody Rosemary cocktail, but I love it!
Despite the disgusting concept – check out the “booger peas” – this drink is actually really tasty, pairing Guinness with overflowing marshmallow cream.
Don’t worry – no ghosts are harmed in making this drink.
A seriously sinful concoction of whipped cream vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, and cream (though you can use regular milk or a plant based milk to lighten it up).
This drink may have one of the creepiest names around, but it’s actually a nice, sweet and tart cocktail your guests will love.
Sweet mandarin vodka and ginger ale soda combine with tart sour apple mix and lime juice for a refreshing cocktail you may actually like to serve all year round!
This drink might be too much – what are those things in the bottom of the glass, worms??!!!
Actually, they’re brains (oh, that’s better). This shot may look gross – really, really gross – but that makes it perfect for a creepy Halloween celebration!
Speaking of creepy, what could be more disgusting than drinking bright red blood and guts? Brains? I think it’s a draw.
This cocktail gets its thick consistency from Jell-o, which might make your guests wonder if they’re really drinking the real thing. What a horrifying thought!
My gram loved black licorice and always had the old fashioned gum around for us to chew.
Here’s a grown up take on that same taste, a cocktail made of licorice liquor, blackcurrant cordial, and sugar with eerie iridescent black ice cubes.
Smoky mezcal (or tequila) mixed with a splash of orange liquor, spiced apple cider, a touch of citrusy lemon, bitters, and spicy ginger beer. Finish with smoking rosemary for an extra eerie touch.
Halloween is yet another great excuse to get together with friends and family and celebrate.
Make your party even more eerie and fun with these 31 Best Halloween Cocktails for the ultimate grown-up party!
What do you think of these Fun and Creative Halloween Cocktails?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below, and, if you try any of these amazing drink recipes, I would love to know how they turned out!
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