7 easy halloween drink ideas

7 Easy Halloween Drink Ideas

What’s a Halloween party without some spooky Halloween drinks? Go all out this year with some of the best Halloween drink recipes we could find. We can’t all be fancy mixologists, so we’ve put together this list of recipes that are super easy to brew up and will give guests the illusion that you used some witchy magic to make these drinks taste so good.

best halloween drink recipes

We found an easy recipe for each type of liquor and a creep-tastic Halloween punch recipe. We also wrote down our very favorite way to decorate beer bottles and cans before throwing them on ice for your guests. Scroll down for these Halloween drink ideas and recipes!

1 | Dracula’s Kiss - Vodka Cocktail

Halloween Vodka Cocktail

This vampire cocktail is as easy to drink as it is to make! Guests will love sinking their teeth into the cherry garnish on top.

Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce black cherry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Cola
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Ice

Directions:
  • Coat the bottom of an highball glass* with grenadine
  • Add ice
  • Pour in vodka
  • Fill with cola 
  • Top with cherries

*a highball glass is one that holds 8 to 12 fluid ounces
Recipe from The Spruce Eats

2 | Witch’s Brew - Rum Cocktail

Halloween Rum Cocktail

This witch theme cocktail is so easy to make, you don't have to be a potions master to brew it up. With a few simple ingredients this sweet rum Halloween drink is ready to serve!

Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces lemon lime soda (Sprite or 7Up)
  • 1 ¼ ounce coconut rum
  • Ice

Directions:
  • Fill a lowball glass* with ice
  • Add juices and soda 
  • Pour in the rum

*a lowball glass is one that holds 6 to 10 fluid ounces, sometimes called a rocks glass
Recipe from Exhausted Mom

3 | Black Magic Margarita - Tequila Cocktail

Halloween Tequila Cocktail

This one's a little strong! Add a sweet juice to cut the liquor taste, but make sure it's lightly colored so that you can make the drink black as the night. White grape juice will do the trick! 

Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Ice

Directions:
  • Fill lowball glass with ice
  • Add triple sec and lime juice
  • Pour in the tequila
  • Add a couple drops of each food coloring color until desired look is achieved
  • Stir and serve

*a lowball glass is one that holds 6 to 10 fluid ounces, sometimes called a rocks glass

Recipe from Delish

4 | Grave Digger - Whiskey Cocktail

Halloween Whiskey Cocktail

Photo Credit: Boulder Locavore

This is the easiest concoction on our list of best Halloween drinks to make this year. This may as well be called a double-spiked cider, because all you're really doing is adding some hard whiskey to your favorite hard cider. No wonder it's been coined the Grave Digger!

Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces hard cider
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • Ginger ale
  • Ice (best with crushed ice)

Directions:
  • Fill a highball glass with ice
  • Add hard cider
  • Pour in the whiskey
  • Fill with ginger ale

*a highball glass is one that holds 8 to 12 fluid ounces

Recipe from Boulder Locavore

| The Last Word - Gin Cocktail

Halloween Gin Cocktail

Don't be afraid to get fancy with your Halloween cocktails! This gin Halloween drink glows under a black light and tastes just as shocking. There's a reason it's called The Last Word. 

Ingredients:
  • ¾ ounce gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ ounce green Chartreuse

Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice
  • Shake for about 10 seconds
  • Strain into a martini glass

Recipe from Serious Eats

| Eyeball Punch

Halloween Punch Recipe

Nothing says creepy like some eyeball punch! Be the ghoul-est Halloween host this year with this easy Halloween punch recipe that serves a crowd.
*You can make it non-alcoholic for the kids, too! Simply substitute the liqueur with orange juice and cranberry juice, and substitute the champagne with sparkling grape juice.

Ingredients:
  • ½ pint blueberries 
  • 1 qt. water 
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 
  • ½ cup fine sugar 
  • 1 cup orange liqueur 
  • ¼ cup raspberry liqueur 
  • 2 (750 ml) bottles dry Champagne, chilled 
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced

Directions:
  • Step 1 
    Place 1 blueberry in each compartment of an iceball tray. Mix 1 qt of water with a few drops of food coloring. Fill tray and freeze.
  • Step 2
    Combine lemon juice, sugar, and the liqueurs in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Step 3
    Pour lemon juice mixture into punch bowl. Add Champagne and stir to combine. Add lemon slices and frozen blueberry eyeballs to bowl. Now you're ready to serve it up!

Recipe from My Recipes

| Halloween Bottle Labels

Halloween Beer Bottle Labels
We designed these labels for water bottles, but they also work great as Halloween beer bottle labels. Our Halloween drink labels are waterproof. Stick them around room-temperature beer bottles or cans, then put your decorated beer in the fridge or on ice to chill for your guests. Halloween party guests will love sipping on their mystery beer called Snake Venom, Phantom's Brew, and more. Check out the 4 designs included in each set: 

halloween water bottle stickers

If you're handing out any of the drinks on this list to your Halloween party guests, you'll definitely want to keep them hydrated with some water, too! Get boring water bottles in costume for your Halloween party: just wrap our Halloween water bottle stickers around standard size water bottles.

These are also great to hand out to the trick-or-treaters that stop by. Wrap the labels around mini water bottles for the kids!

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