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 2
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: 4.5 stars 2
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: 4.5 stars 25
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: 5 stars 12
Southern Comfort and apple cider make a tasty fall drink that calms the nerves.

Green Grog

Rating: 4.5 stars 194
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.

Cranberry Sangria

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
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!

Candy Apple on the Rocks

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is a delicious recipe. Tastes just like a candy apple!

Pink Brain Shooter

Rating: 5 stars 23
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.

Candy Apple Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Perfect for fall, this recipe contains the flavors of both apples and cranberries.

Halloween Candy Corn Jell-O® Shots

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
The seasonal treat that inspires strong feelings - love 'em or hate 'em - in a boozy shot form. This version goes for a triple shot, so shoot responsibly. Serve with candy corn on the side. Cheers!

Mater's Adult Butterbeer

Rating: 5 stars 5
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.

Swamp Frog

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
The punch that packs a punch. The name describes its appearance, but the taste and potency will astound you! Great party concoction!

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
Rating: Unrated 7
"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.