If you’re hosting a Halloween party, a signature cocktail can make a creative addition to your menu. Here, we’ve compiled some easy beverages, including some spooky, kid-friendly drinks for the little ones.
Alcoholic Halloween Drinks
Blood Orange-Apple Martini
This blood orange-apple martini puts an emphasis on the blood to attract all the vampires in town. We used blood orange juice with a dash of red food coloring, but pomegranate juice or orange juice can work as well. The orange liqueur adds a subtle sweetness that guests won't be able to resist sinking their fangs into.
Mulled wine and sweater weather—has there ever been a more perfect pairing? This Halloween, whip up a vat of warm mulled wine. The mix of allspice, cloves, and cinnamon will warm you up for a night of trick-or-treating. If you’re hosting guests, bag your mulled wine spices and give them out as favors.
This creamy, spiced drink made with Single-malt Irish whiskey and heavy cream is inspired by an Irish Halloween bread of the same name. While the bread is traditionally stuffed with currants and raisins, this recipe captures that essence with the combination of Toasted-Raisin Syrup and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, a rum-based allspice liqueur that embodies the taste of fall.
Dark and Stormy Death Punch
Put a Halloween-inspired spin on the classic rum-and-ginger beer cocktail with floating eyeballs. Eyeballs?! That is, round ice cubes made with cherry-stuffed lychees, which—when floating in a glass—do surprisingly look like the real thing. Who says the kids have to have all the fun?
Hot Spiced Cider
When that first autumn chill sneaks into the air, there’s nothing better than a piping hot mug of apple cider. With only six ingredients—including the garnishes—this cider recipe is foolproof and delicious. Serve it with lemon wedges, cinnamon, or whole cloves. Keep a bottle of whiskey on hand for the adults.
Apple Bobbing Punch
We love this fun and tasty take on the traditional Halloween game. Our Apple Bobbing Punch comprises a blend of cranberry juice, orange juice, and apple cider (among others). Fill your punchbowl with crabapples, and have a blast.
Brew-Ha-Ha Halloween Punch
Made with just lime drink mix, pineapple juice, ginger ale, water, and sugar, the drink itself is surprisingly simple—it’s all about the spooky presentation: Place your punch bowl into a larger bowl, and add dry ice to the larger bowl to create the a smoking-cauldron effect the kids will go crazy over.