Halloween Cocktails and Alcoholic Drinks Recipes

Find delightful Halloween cocktails and alcoholic beverages to pass the night in style. Pink brain shots, scary sangria and more!

Staff Picks

Swample Punch

Rating: 4.5 stars
This delicious, sweet, and fizzy drink may not be the prettiest punch, but it is a crowd pleaser and perfect for Halloween parties. Garnish with orange, lime, and lemon wheels.

Vampiros Mexicanos (Mexican Vampires)

Rating: 4.67 stars
If you are looking for a real Mexican cocktail, you just found it! This drink combines, in one glass, the best of Mexico: tequila and sangrita (Mexican's favorite tequila chaser). Don't look for cheap tequila; if you like the good stuff, don't be afraid to mix it.

Poisoned Apple

Rating: 4.39 stars
This is what my girls and I drink all the time! It can also be easily turned into a punch recipe by just remembering this: equal parts vanilla vodka and sour apple schnapps mixed with 4 parts lemon lime soda and just enough grenadine to make the mixture a nice rosy color. Sometimes we'll add a little cinnamon schnapps or Goldschlager as well, to make a 'Spiced Apple'.

Bobbing for Apples

Rating: 4.85 stars
Southern Comfort and apple cider make a tasty fall drink that calms the nerves.

Brain Hemorrhage (Halloween Alcohol Drink)

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is the Halloween party shot for one of the funniest Halloween drinks you'll make this year! It looks so disgusting and creepy, you may just have a hard time getting your guests to try one. Try also with strawberry schnapps.

Cranberry Sangria

Rating: 4.53 stars
I came up with this while playing around with sangria recipes. It has now become a traditional beverage at Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family actually got upset the one time I didn't make it!

Green Grog

Rating: 4.52 stars
We like to call it the green drink. It's sweet, it's sour, it's tasty and it packs a real punch so go slow.

Candy Apple on the Rocks

Rating: 4.33 stars
This is a delicious recipe. Tastes just like a candy apple!

Mater's Adult Butterbeer

Rating: 5 stars
I've tried a couple of butterbeer recipes I found online, and they all were either so sweet they made me sick or they had oily butter in them that made me sick. I opted for a simplified version that tasted a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch and was strong enough to slightly inebriate something larger than a house elf. Great for Harry Potter-themed parties or Halloween. Served super-chilled in a frosted mug, it can magically warm up even the coldest wizards.

Candy Apple Martini

Rating: 4.58 stars
Perfect for fall, this recipe contains the flavors of both apples and cranberries.

Pink Brain Shooter

Rating: 4.84 stars
This spooky Halloween treat is scarily realistic! A non-alcoholic version may also be made for the kiddies by substituting the peach schnapps with water.

Corpse Reviver #2

Rating: 4.67 stars
This gin cocktail will bring you back to life, no doubt. It dates back to the 19th century.

Inspiration and Ideas

Boozy Halloween Drinks for the Grown-Ups

Why should the kids have all the fun on Halloween? Check out these recipes for Jell-O® shots, liquid vampires, and other creepy concoctions.

Liquid Vampire

"I make this every year for my Halloween bash. Delicious!" – MARIGOLDDESIGNS

Halloween Punch with Frozen Hand

This creepy Halloween punch with a spooky frozen hand is the perfect drink recipe for your Halloween party! Make it with alcohol or without if you want the kids to have some as well. You can always add a little booze to individual glasses, as well. Prepare the gelatin hand at least 1 day in advance.