25 Hauntingly Refreshing Halloween Drinks
Halloween parties call for creative beverages. While the kids’ sugar highs kick in from their stockpile of sweets, treat yourself and your adult guests to a few goblets of ghoulish fun. Our best alcoholic Halloween drinks have something for everyone—from spooky punches to autumnal ciders, milkshakes prime for spiking, and everything in between.
To add an eerie air to your Halloween affair, pour your favorite seasonal drink from a steaming witch’s cauldron or a cleaned, carved-out pumpkin. You can also add food coloring to make drinks look dark and spooky, or add dark fruit such as blackberries to represent creepy spiders in your drinks. Coat your glasses with raspberry puree or chocolate sauce for make-shift blood. There’s endless ways to spice up your drink to get in the Halloween spirit.
Browse our favorite Halloween alcoholic drink recipes for ideas for your next party. These refreshments will keep the fun brewing all night long.
Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch
Recipe: Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch
A great drink to make for fall when the weather is still warm.
Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Punch
Recipe: Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Punch
Top this bright orange punch with fake spiders to complete the Halloween look.
Recipe: Hot Toddy
Not only is this a great fall drink, it also aides as a cold remedy.
Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch
Recipe: Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch
Tangy and sweet—what more do you need for a Halloween punch?
Cherry Bourbon Cheerwine
Recipe: Cherry Bourbon Cheerwine
This transitional drink will make it easy to adjust from summer refreshers to fall drinks.
Witches’ Brew Hot Chocolate
Recipe: Witches’ Brew Hot Chocolate
Mix up a spookily delicious chocolate brew with this Halloween drink recipe. White chocolate liqueur, Myers Dark Rum, and hot chocolate are a perfect combination. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon for a spiced cool-weather touch.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Halloween is the holiday for pumpkins galore, and this tasty milkshake lets the whole family enjoy a seasonal, ice cream concoction made with their favorite tasty treat. Add a splash of bourbon for an adult-approved shake.
Recipe: Bacon-Infused Bourbon
Trick or treat? You’ll get a bit of both with this mind-bending concoction. The trick is the surprising combination. The treat is how great it tastes.
Spiced Hard Cider Fizz
Recipe: Spiced Hard Cider Fizz
Our secret ingredient to this tasty coktail is spiced simple syrup.
Bloody Mary Punch
Recipe: Bloody Mary Punch
If your Halloween party is of the brunch persuasion, break out this delicious Bloody Mary recipe.
Pineapple Cranberry Wassail
Recipe: Pineapple Cranberry Wassail
This bright red wine cocktail makes the most of autumnal flavors and hearkens to centuries past, when wassail was consumed during medieval feasts in craggy castles.
Drunken Rum Apple Cider
Recipe: Drunken Rum Apple Cider
This autumnal concoction is great for holiday get-togethers. Add Kill Devil Rum, tawny port, and Angostura bitters to hot apple cider and pumpkin butter for an unforgettable treat.
Apple Bobbing Punch
Recipe: Apple Bobbing Punch
No Halloween party is complete without a round of bobbing for apples (or, in this case, teensy crabapples). This non-alcoholic drink is fun for the whole family, a fizzy mix of apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemonade, and ginger ale. Kick up this punch with hard apple cider for the adults.
Blood Orange Martinis
Recipe: Blood Orange Martinis
I vant to drink the martini. That’s what your vampire-clad guests will be saying once they get a taste of this Halloween-themed beverage.
Recipe: Whiskey Sour
For a classy, adults-only Halloween soiree, mix up a batch of whiskey sours. Add a Halloween touch, like a gummy worm on the rim, and you have a reimagined, themed classic repurposed for your festivities.
Recipe: Vieux Carré
Contained in cut glass, this moody, dark mixture practically exudes mystery. Its namesake is NOLA’s French Quarter, a place with plenty of ghost stories to go around.
Green Tomato Bloody Mary
Recipe: Green Tomato Bloody Mary
It won’t be hard to convince partygoers that this green concoction is is a witches’ brew. It’s full of herbs like basil, parley, dill, and cilantro for a fresh beverage you'll want to make long after Halloween is over.
Recipe: Mississippi Mudslides
Pair these with a spooky story for a sweet, swirled Halloween treat. Choco-holics, beware (or rejoice!). Throw in some Kahlua to this mudslide for a boozy treat.
Apple Butter Sparklers
Recipe: Apple Butter Sparklers
An autumnal drink that’s a hit with everyone, it’s easy to whip up a batch for adults (with Prosecco) and a batch for kids (with sparkling apple juice).
Hot Spiced Cider
Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider
‘Tis the season for ciders. Don’t wait for the first of November; instead, serve cider at your Halloween party. This is a warm, lemony blend that will make all your guests feel at home, even amidst the inevitable spooky costumes and decorations. Add hard apple cider to serve the adult guests.
Sparkling Autumn Chianti
Recipe: Sparkling Autumn Chianti
This fruity, vanilla cocktail is perfect to make for a Halloween gathering.
Orange Spiced Cider
Recipe: Orange Spiced Cider
We crave this hot spiced drink as the nights get cooler.
Recipe: Spiced Wine
Spice up your usual wine go-to with this seasonal drink.
Recipe: Apple-Ale Wassail
Nothing says fall more than steaming hot apple cider. If you're not a beer drinker, you can switch out the ale for hard cider.
Recipe: Brew-Ha-Ha Punch
This eerie lime beverage is the perfect shade for a witches’ brew. The mix of lime, ginger ale, and pineapple juice is incredibly crowd-pleasing for a party. Make a separate punch for adults and add some vodka to the mix.