Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to throw an epic party! If you’re a fan of hosting and love spicing up your drinks, then you’ve landed on the perfect blog post, my friend. We’ve gathered some wickedly awesome Halloween-inspired cocktail recipes that will seriously blow your guests’ minds. But hey, let’s not kid ourselves, you can totally enjoy these drinks even if you’re just chilling at home on a Friday night. So grab those pumpkins, get comfy, and let’s dive in to these six Easy Halloween Drinks for Adults!
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6 Easy Halloween Drinks for Adults
Looking for a fantastic way to spice up your Halloween celebrations? You’re in luck! We’ve got you covered with a range of wickedly awesome and easy Halloween drinks for adults that are guaranteed to amaze your guests. These six easy-to-make drinks will make your Halloween festivities unforgettable.
Get ready to take your Halloween experience to the next level with these tantalizing recipes. Let’s dive in and discover the perfect concoctions to elevate your spooky soirée!
1. Blood Orange Margarita
Nothing says Halloween like a blood-themed drink! This delicious cocktail uses fresh blood oranges, tequila, lime, and triple sec to create a tangy and slightly sweet concoction that will have your guests raving.
- Red food colouring
- Corn starch
- Salt or Sugar
Blood Orange Margarita
- 2 oz. freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila
- Rim a margarita glass with either salt or sugar.
- Mix the red food colouring with a little corn starch, just enough to thicken it so it can stick to the glass
- apply this “blood” on the glass with you fingers. Keep aside to dry.Blood Orange Margarita
Blood Orange Margarita
- Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and strain the mixtures into the prepared glass.
- Serve immediately.
2. Pumpkin Pie Martini
What is more Halloween-y than a Pumpkin Martini? This drink is so creamy and packed with real pumpkin for that perfect natural flavor. And here’s a bonus – coat the glass rim in crushed graham crackers and you’ll get a little hint of crunchy sweetness with every sip! Trust me, my friends, this cocktail is a showstopper for impressing your crew on Halloween. Cheers! 🎃🍸
Recipe from https://www.acouplecooks.com/pumpkin-martini/
Here’s what you’ll need for this Pumpkin Martini recipe:
- Heavy cream (or coconut milk)
- Pure maple syrup
- Canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- Pumpkin pie spice (purchased or homemade)
- Vanilla extract
- Graham crackers, for the rim
Prepping the graham cracker rim
- Crush the graham crackers and add to a plate. You can simply use your fingers to crush them, or use the bottom of a jar or can.
- Add a pool of maple syrup to another plate. It doesn’t have to be much! This is the glue that will hold on the cracker crumbs.
- Place the outer edge of the glass in the maple and rotate. Hold the position of the glass constant and just rotate the stem so you get an even coating.
- Place the rim in the cracker crumbs and rotate. Then, do the same thing in the cracker crumbs! The maple syrup will glue the crumbs to the rim.
How to make a Pumpkin Martini
- 2 ounces* vodka
- ½ ounce heavy cream (or coconut milk, for vegan)
- ½ ounce (to 1 ounce**) pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Graham crackers, for the rim
- Adjust the sweetness to your taste preference. We personally enjoy this Pumpkin Martini with ½ ounce of maple syrup, creating a harmonious flavor profile. The graham cracker crust adds just the right amount of sweetness for us! However, if you have a preference for sweeter drinks, you can increase the amount to either ¾ ounce (for a sweet drink) or 1 ounce (for a very sweet drink).
- If you don’t have pure maple syrup on hand, this recipe specifically calls for the real deal, not the artificial stuff. No worries though! You can easily swap in honey or simple syrup if you prefer. Alternatively, why not whip up a batch of luscious Brown Sugar Syrup? It only takes 5 minutes and requires just brown sugar. Delicious options await!
3. Witch’s Brew Cocktail
Seeking a delightfully haunting Halloween cocktail? Look no further than the Witches Brew! With its menacing neon green hue, it captivates the eye. However, upon sipping, you’ll discover a vibrant and pleasantly tangy concoction, boasting delightful hints of melon and citrus. To elevate the enchantment, the addition of dry ice brings forth bubbling and boiling, accompanied by a mesmerizing swirl of magic-infused smoke that elegantly dances into the air!
To prepare this enchanting concoction, simply stir the ingredients with a handful of ice cubes, delicately strain it into a lowball glass, and embellish it with a chunk of dry ice. Watch in awe as it effervesces and simmers, evoking the mystique of a bewitching potion. This delightful trick is entertaining and leaves a lasting impression on your guests.
Recipe from: https://www.acouplecooks.com/witches-brew-drink/
4. Drunk Ghost
Indulge in the spooky season with The Drunk Ghost, a delightful Halloween cocktail crafted with coconut rum and vanilla vodka. This bewitching libation is sure to enchant your taste buds and set the perfect eerie ambiance. For an extra touch of ghostly goodness, crown your concoction with a ghost-shaped marshmallow peep or adorn the glasses in ghostly decorations. Cheers to a frightfully delightful drink for the season!
To craft a tantalizing Drunk Ghost cocktail, gather these delectable ingredients: 2 ounces of coconut rum (such as Malibu), 1 ounce of Vanilla Vodka, 2 ounces of creamy coconut cream (also delightful in a Blue Hawaiian), and approximately 4 ounces of fizzy lemon-lime soda, like Sprite or 7Up. When thoughts of Peeps candy cross your mind, visions of Easter and vibrant chicks may emerge. However, these adorable marshmallow treats also come in ghost forms, adding an extra touch of festive charm as the perfect garnish for the Drunk Ghost cocktail.
Craft a delightful concoction known as the Drunk Ghost in just a few short minutes. Imbibe your favorite libation and revel in the festivities, all while savoring the essence of the party.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
- Add your Malibu Rum, Vanilla Vodka, and Coconut Cream
- Give it a good shake until the Coconut Cream is well mixed
- Strain into a glass
- Top with lemon-lime soda
- Garnish with a ghost peep and enjoy!
5. Dark and Stormy
The phrase “It was a dark and stormy night” serves as the opening line for numerous chilling tales. Consequently, it makes for a delightful and uncomplicated Halloween cocktail! Each component boasts a distinct character: the luscious and earthy dark rum, infused with hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Accompanied by a kick of spicy ginger beer, brimming with fruity flavors and effervescent bubbles, and complemented by the tanginess of lime. What’s even better? You can effortlessly mix it right in your glass. Indulge in this concoction and let the spooky ambiance take over!
The and Stormy cocktail is born when you effortlessly blend ginger beer and dark rum. Discover the secret to crafting this timeless classic beverage in a mere 2 minutes.
What is the secret to achieving the perfect layers in a Dark and Stormy cocktail?
First, pour the ginger beer into the glass, then add the rum on top. However, be sure to give it a good stir before taking a sip. This way, you’ll experience the full flavor of the drink, as the layers blend together to create a delightful combination of ginger beer and rum. Don’t miss out on the refreshing taste!
Best ginger beer for a Dark and Stormy?
The flavor of a Dark and Stormy cocktail is primarily shaped by the ginger beer, surpassing even the influence of the rum. It’s important to seek out a brand that strikes the right balance of sweetness and is crafted with real ginger. Steer clear of ginger beer that contains artificial sweeteners and flavors. Below, you’ll find a selection of our preferred ginger beer brands to add to your shopping list.
- We highly recommend Q Ginger Beer as our top choice! Not only does it boast incredible flavor, but it is also crafted with genuine ginger. Its conveniently sized cans eliminate the need to open a large bottle, making it perfect for preparing one or two drinks at a time.
- Fever Tree Ginger Beer is not only our backup, but it also delights with its exceptional flavor. Crafted using real ginger devoid of any artificial sweeteners, it surpasses expectations.
6. Poisoned Apple Punch
Indulge in the bewitching allure of this tantalizing poisoned apple cocktail, guaranteed to captivate your Halloween guests! Embellished with a medley of luscious fruits and laced with premium vodka, it’s an enchanting libation that effortlessly combines mystique and flavor. Enhance the allure further with a dash of dry ice, creating a spellbinding drink that is bound to leave a lasting impression on anyone who dares to partake.
Ingredients: Apple cider, cranberry juice, grenadine, and caramel vodka
- Apple Cider – In a pinch, you could sub apple juice if you can’t find apple cider.
- Cranberry Juice Cocktail – tart, sweet, and gives us that beautiful red color. Do not mistake true cranberry juice for cranberry juice cocktail, it’s a very sour and medicinal experience.
- Grenadine – optional, but it really boosts the red.
- Caramel Vodka – I love this for that apple pie flavor it makes mixed with the apple cider.
- ½ cup apple cider
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- ½ ounce grenadine, optional
- 2 ounces caramel vodka
- Dry Ice Chips
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a cocktail coupe or glass, then use tongs to carefully drop in one small chunk of dry ice.
- Serve while bubbling.
VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Change the alcohol – apple vodka, regular vodka, spiced rum, it’s all delicious in here.
- Make it extra magical – edible gold luster dust can be found online easily and it adds a beautiful mysterious swirl to your poison apple cocktails.
- Change the cranberry juice – I often change or even add pomegranate juice to the cocktail! It can deepen the red color even more, so keep that in mind.
- Change the garnish – if you’re scared of the dry ice, garnish with fresh apple slices, edible glitter, and cinnamon sticks. It’ll still be very beautiful and fall-esque.
SERVE AS A PUNCH FOR A CROWD
To make this into a party punch for a crowd mix a gallon of apple cider, 32 ounces of cranberry juice, and 2 cups of vodka into a large punch bowl or a food-safe cauldron. You can make this up to 2 days ahead and keep covered in the fridge.
When ready to serve, carefully use tongs to place the dry ice chips into the bottom of the punch bowl and serve.
Recap: Easy Halloween Drinks for Adults
There you have it, four spooky cocktails for your Halloween celebrations! Whether you’re hosting a party or just enjoying a night in, these drinks are sure to get you in the spooky spirit. Don’t be afraid to get creative – add gummy spiders, black licorice, or even dry ice to your cocktails to make them extra scary. Most importantly, have fun and cheers to a haunty Halloween!
Caution: Improper use of dry ice can cause harm! Avoid direct contact and utilize tongs for transfer. It may adhere to the bottom of your glass to prevent ingestion and dissipates rapidly, leaving no trace.