45 Halloween Cocktails That Are Scary Delicious
You’re throwing a little Halloween get-together, but you’re trying to walk the fine line between festive and fake-finger-in-your-drink tacky. No worries, girls and ghouls—here are 45 Halloween cocktails to serve at your soirée, from a Honeycrisp Crush to a Black Widow Smash. They’re seasonal, not too kitschy and—dare we say?—scary delicious. (Mwahaha.)
2. Maple New York Sour
The red wine float is what makes this one different from a regular whiskey sour.
4. Witches Brew Drink
You’ll have everyone chanting “double, double, toil and trouble” after one sip of this Midori-based beverage.
5. Nightmare on Bourbon Street
It’s like a bourbon smash but with ginger and cinnamon for a warming, cozy effect.
6. Smoky Cider Mezcal Margarita
The smokiness of the mezcal balances the sweetness of the cider to a T.
7. Apple Cider Mimosa
Is Halloween brunch a thing? If not, we’re making it one.
9. Spiced Apple Cider Margaritas
If you’re serving a crowd, feel free to make these sweet and spicy cocktails in a big batch.
10. Chai Cocktail
It’s made with golden raisin-infused rum and homemade vanilla chai simple syrup—fancy.
11. Ginger Apple Moscow Mule
If you’re more about fuzzy sweaters and apple picking than scary movies and haunted houses, this not-too-spooky cocktail has your name on it.
14. Maple Old Fashioned
Luxardo cherries > king-size candy bars.
16. Adult Hot Chocolate
There’s bourbon, Frangelico and homemade Irish cream. Serve this up when the kids go to bed.
19. La Cura
If a mezcalita and a Penecillin had a delicious baby, this smoky-sour cocktail would be it.
20. Pumpkin Patch Punch
Here’s proof that you can be kitschy and cute without going too over the top. This vodka- and brandy-based punch is spicy and autumnal, but has plenty of bright and zesty citrus to balance it out.
21. Thyme Apple Cider Spritz
In a word, yum. It’s like a rosé spritz put on a giant scarf and oversize sweater for the season.
22. Black Velvet Cocktail
This cocktail gets its sultry color from a mix of crème de cassis and stout beer.
24. Bourbon Ginger Cider Cocktails
There’s nothing spooky about these fall drinks. (You can even make a batch ahead of time if you’re having company.)
25. Pumpkin Fizz Cocktail
The color? On point. The flavor? Delightfully seasonal. Yep, we’re serving this at our Halloween party.
28. The Half Blood Prince Cocktail
Something wicked (wickedly beautiful, that is) this way comes.
32. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
Pick your poison: Kahlua or bourbon.
33. Apple Butter Old Fashioned
Don’t save this one just for Halloween. We’re making it our go-to cocktail for all of fall.
36. Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider
Apple slices and star anise make for the most gorgeous garnish.
37. Cranberry-Spiced Whiskey Sour
The key is homemade cranberry simple syrup spiced with cinnamon, cloves and orange peel and sweetened with maple syrup.
38. Poison Apple Martini
Set these out for your guests and you've got yourself a brouhaha fit for a witch.
These healthy(ish) margaritas are loaded with cucumber, jalapeño and coconut cream.
40. Halloween Sangria
Frozen grape “eyeballs” give this sophisticated sipper just the right amount of Halloween spirit.
41. Cranberry Margarita
Lemon-lime soda offers this tart cocktail some devilishly sweet relief.
42. Hard Apple Cider Mule
Prime for sipping while lounging in a pile of crunchy leaves.
44. Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail
Smoked tea and your liquor of choice (aged rum! bourbon! whiskey!) pull this lush libation together.
45. Hot Buttered Rum
This tastes like fall in a glass. Don’t forget the cinnamon sticks for stirring.