6 Halloween Cocktails To Help You Celebrate Spooky Season

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Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time for some Halloween cocktails. Halloween party drinks offer the opportunity to go a few different directions. Halloween is known for candy, so it’s the prefect time to break out the Candy Corn simple syrup (yes, it’s a thing) and make some sweet drinks for the crew. Since we’re just getting into fall, it’s also a fun time to kick off your fall cocktail game with some crowd-pleasing drinks with fall spices and darker spirits than you might have been sipping on this summer.

Not sure what to mix up? Whether you’re having a few friends over for a Halloween party and new a few cocktails or are just looking for something interesting to sip on while you’re passing out candy on your front porch this year, here are a few great Halloween cocktail options from spirits brands and bartenders.

Blood Orange Mule


  • Makers Mark 1.5 oz
  • Amaretto 0.5 oz
  • Lime Juice 0.75 oz
  • Simple Syrup 0.25
  • Fever Tree Blood Orange Ginger Beer 3oz
  • Garnish Blood Orange wedge

Make the Cocktail:

  1. Add Makers Mark, Amaretto, lime juice, and simple syrup in a copper mug
  2. Fill half mug with crushed ice and swizzle with a swizzle stick, add 3 oz of Fever Tree Blood Orange Ginger Beer and then fill up the mug with crushed ice
  3. Garnish with a fresh blood orange wedge

Hornitos Potion De Muerto


  • 2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ¾ part orange juice
  • ¾ part lemon juice
  • ¾ part agave
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • ½ part beet juice


Serve in a tall glass over crushed ice with a beet juice float – the beet juice will slowly float down the glass through the crushed ice, making it look like blood dropping down. Garnish with an orange slice.

Apple, Gin & Ginger Pitcher


  • 200ml (7 fl. oz.) Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 2 lemons, cut into quarters
  • 150ml (5 fl. oz.) good-quality apple juice
  • 650ml (22 fl. oz.) Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
  • Mint sprig, to garnish
  • Apple wedges, to garnish

Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a pitcher three-quarters full with ice cubes. Pour over the gin.
  2. Squeeze over the lemon quarters, then drop them into the pitcher.
  3. Add the apple juice and top up with the ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and apple wedges.



  • 1oz Bourbon
  • 1oz Monin Candy Corn Syrup
  • 1/2oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 2oz Half & Half

Make the Cocktail:

Shake and Strain / Up

  1. Chill serving glass.
  2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed.
  3. Cap, shake and strain into chilled serving glass.
  4. Add garnish and serve

Drink of the Dead

From Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive resort


  • 2 oz. Pox (corn liquor)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz. apple juice
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 4 oz. red fruits jam
  • Dash tortilla salt
  • 1 slice, dehydrated pineapple
  • 1 piece, rosemary

Make the Cocktail:

Add the Pox, lemon, Grand Marnier, apple juice, cranberry Juice and red fruits jam to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled. Salt the rim of a glass with the tortilla salt. Percolate the liquid twice and pour it in the glass. Garnish with pineapple and rosemary.

Blue Cotton Candy-Tini


  • 1 1/2oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1oz Monin Blue Cotton Candy Syrup
  • 2oz Half & Half

Make the cocktail:

  1. Chill serving glass.
  2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed.
  3. Cap, shake and strain into chilled serving glass.
  4. Add garnish and serve.

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