11 Spooktacularly Boozy Halloween Cocktails

11 Halloween Cocktails

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We know that you guys want your parties to go off with a really big bang this Halloween, and just one of the ways that you can make an impact is with the right food and drink. No party would be complete without refreshments for your guests, so here’s a list of eleven Halloween cocktails you can serve to your guests…

1 – Vampire Cocktail

What could be better than one of these Halloween cocktails? It’s a vampire cocktail, and it looks pretty much as it sounds like it should – bloody, and bloody good too!

You’ll need vanilla ice cream, triple sec, grenadine, and white creme de cacao to nail this bloody beverage.

Vampire Cocktail

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Food Network.

2 – Boozy Screamsicle Shakes

First of all, the name for this Halloween cocktail is absolutely amazing. I’m super jealous that I didn’t come up with the name myself. 

Moving on, how lush does this boozy milkshake look? If you’re looking for a big kids drink, this is definitely one to consider. With vanilla vodka, milk, Oreos, chocolate sauce, and a host of other delicious delights, it’s definitely more of a treat than a trick! 

Boozy Screamsicle Shakes

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Delish.

3 – Zombie Cocktail

Because why wouldn’t you want to drink something called a Zombie Cocktail? In fact, when it comes to Halloween cocktails, the weirder the name the better we reckon, how about you?

This fruity little number will require a trip to the shops before you get hands on with your cocktail shaker, and as well as light and dark (or Jamaican) rum, you’ll need apricot brandy, lime juice, grenadine, orange juice, ice, Bacardi, cherries, orange slices, and a decent enough glass with decent enough accessories to Halloween it all up.

Did you get all of that?

Zombie Cocktail

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Food Network.

4 – Black Magic Jello Shots

Let’s face it, Halloween is the perfect time to go back to your misspent youth and enjoy those jello shots again. Or jelly, if you’re in the UK. You’re going to learn how to layer your booze in this spooky themed recipe, one blue layer and one purple layer which you could, of course, customise with different shades if you wish.

You’ll need jelly for this recipe (obviously), and you should choose your shades carefully – the colour of the jelly will be the colour of that layer, unless you start playing around with food colouring and that’s when things get a tad more complicated. The only other ingredient necessary for this boozy treat is vodka. Good news, right?

Black Magic Jello Shots

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Bread Booze Bacon.

5 – Candy Corn Jello Shots

While we’re on the subject of jello shots (because we’re all still big kids and will never grow up), what do you think about these candy corn jello shots? I love them, and when you see how easy they are to recreate for your own Halloween party, I think you’ll love them, too.

You’ll need oranges – this is the ‘bowl’ of sorts that the jello is sitting in. You’ll also need orange jelly itself, some coconut milk, some gelatin, sugar, and some whipped cream too. There’s nothing about the recipe I don’t like!

Candy Corn Jello Shots

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on That’s So Michelle.

6 – El Diablo

Well … it has a scary sounding name and that’s why we’re putting this one on the list of Halloween cocktails, plus El Diablo was the name of one of the super villains in the recent Suicide Squad movie, so we reckon it’s good enough. What do you think?

You’ll need ginger beer, tequila (obviously), creme de cassis, lime juice, and a couple of wedges of lime to make it look pretty, and you have something that’ll blow your socks off and keep the guests happy all at the same time. Always a winner!

El Diablo

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Real Simple.

7 – Bloody Brain Shooter

Right, you know anything with the name ‘brain’ in it is going to be brutal, so be warned. These Halloween cocktails really will blow your brain.

You’ll need strawberry vodka, which you can make yourself by the way, and also some lime juice, Bailey’s or other Irish cream-style drink to help create that cradled ‘brain’ look, and a splash of grenadine. You know, because grenadine looks like blood in drinks. Just in case you were looking for something that wasn’t quite as gross-tasting as tomato juice to do the job.

You’ll need straws to dunk the Bailey’s into the drink to cause it to curdle in such a brain-like manner, but it’ll be super fun to get playing and creative. Maybe get your guests to make their own brains, and even have awards (more drinks obviously) for the winning ones?

Bloody Brain Shooter

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Food Network.

8 – Walker Blood Sangria

Do you miss The Walking Dead as much as I miss The Walking Dead? It’s been ages since I last got into a TV show like I did that one, so I’m definitely open to suggestions, if you have them!

For now, though, let’s pay homage to the great TV show with this Walker Blood Sangria, by Cravings of a Lunatic. (Who also has a whole The Walking Dead party and snacks section, just in case you’re interested.)

You’ll need red wine, pomegranate juice, Cointreau, sparkling water, ice, sliced oranges, and other Halloweeny stuff to decorate it. It looks and sounds lush, and I’m totally not drinking it at 1pm in the afternoon at all…

Walker Blood Sangria

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Cravings of a Lunatic.

9 – Hard Cider Pumpkin Float

What could go better with your Halloween cocktails than plenty of pumpkin – the biggest symbol associated with the festivities. If you love pumpkin everything, you’re going to love this Hard Cider Pumpkin Float. It’s a really fun way to get boozy at Halloween.

You’ll need some sort of cider. Pick your favourite; it’s your drink, after all. You’ll also need some pumpkin flavoured ice cream. If you can’t find some, make some of your own. There are plenty of recipes online. Plus, who doesn’t like the sound of pumpkin ice cream? It gives you something to do with all those leftovers you’re not sure what to do with.

Hard Cider Pumpkin Punch

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Dine and Dish.

10 – Halloween Pumpkin Punch

We know that pumpkins and Halloween go hand in hand, though many of us don’t really know the reasons why. Here’s a fun fact to go hand in hand with your Halloween cocktails. Because life is always so much more fun with a fun fact … (Sheldon Cooper would totally agree.)

In the ‘old days’, there was once an Irish man called Jack who made too many deals with the devil and screwed him over, quite frankly. The Devil wasn’t happy about all this nonsense, as you can probably imagine, and banished Jack to a life or purgatory. Jack carved turnips to create Jack O’Lanterns in a bid to help him find his way.

You see – wasn’t that interesting? And now, let’s get tipsy with this packin’ pumpkin punch! 

Halloween Pumpkin Punch

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Honestly Yum.

11 – Black Devil Martini

You’ll two very simple ingredients to make this spooky-themed cocktail for Halloween: dry vermouth, and dark rum. A black olive is optional, for decoration. 

If you’re wondering what the gritty stuff is around the rim of the glass, it’s coarse orange sugar — and it really adds a little spooky something special to the drink, don’t you think? 

Black Devil Martini

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions on Food Network.

Of course, you could always ignore all of these Halloween cocktails and come up with recipes of your own. Just be sensible, and don’t mix too many drinks together. That’s when you have a recipe for disaster, not a recipe for Halloween cocktail success, and you want people to look back and remember your arty for all the right reasons… not all the wrong ones.

Above all else: Have a Happy Halloween!

By Buzzy Kitchen

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