8 Spooky Cocktails for Your Halloween Party

Keep your Halloween party guests buzzed with these themed cocktails.

Erica Riveraby Erica Rivera
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There’s nothing scarier than a dry Halloween party. But just any cocktail won’t do. You need to have big batches and dark brews that match your frightening and festive party theme. These easy recipes will ensure your costumed crew stay liquored up. Tricks are for kids, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t treat yourself!

The Darke Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Jägermeister
  • 1 part aged rum
  • 3/4 part fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 part 1-1 simple syrup
  • 1/2 part egg white
  • 1 capsule activated charcoal

Preparation:

Combine ingredients; shake and strain. Serve in a 5 to 7 ounce coup. Garnish with orange oil and peel. To stencil skull, use edible ink airbrush with green and gold. Use edible gold flakes in the eyes.

Cocktail created by Willy Shine, brand meister.

Pumpkin Spice Negroni

Pumpkin Spice Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Bulldog Gin
  • 3/4 ounce Frangelico
  • 1/2 ounce pumpkin puree-infused syrup
  • Egg white

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients and dry shake. Re-shake with ice and strain into a small pumpkin (or coupe). Garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon and pumpkin seeds.

Cocktail created by Mia Mastroianni, Soho House West Hollywood + Bar Rescue.

Wicked Black Forest Punch

Wicked Black Forest Punch

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces Jägermeister
  • 5 ounces kirschwasser
  • 2 1/2 ounces Velvet Falernum
  • 5 ounces hibiscus tea syrup/agave syrup
  • 5 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 7 1/2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • 10 ounces filtered water
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 20 ounces ginger beer

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients into a gallon container except the ginger beer and refrigerate.

When time to serve pour into a punch bowl with big ice cube garnish with orange wheels lemon wheels & hibiscus flowers couple of chips of food grade dry ice. Serves 15 people.

Cocktail created by Willy Shine, brand meister.

The Haunted Highlander 

The Haunted Highlander

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 part Cocchi Americano
  • Benedictine rinse
  • Sparkling wine, to top

Preparation:

Pour 1/2 ounce of Benedictine in a coupe, swirl, and discard.  Add remaining ingredients except the sparkling wine to a mixing glass and stir with ice.  Strain into the Benedictine rinsed coup.  Top with approximately an ounce of dry or off-dry sparkling wine.

Cocktail created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich ambassador.

Monster Mule

Monster Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts Flor de Caña 7 rum
  • 3 parts ginger beer

Preparation:

Combine the Flor de Caña 7 and ginger beer in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pumpkin Fright (Old Fashioned)

Pumpkin Fright

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
  • 3/4 parts Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir to chill and dilute cocktail, then strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice and pumpkin face garnish.

The Blood in Hand (Blood in Sand)

The Blood in Hand

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
  • 1 part cherry liqueur (preferably Cherry Heering)
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part orange juice, freshly squeezed

Preparation:

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.  Shake and strain into a rocks glass.

Day of the Dead Ofrenda 

Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado
  • 1 part fresh mandarin juice
  • 1/2 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 part green cardamom (orange blossom) honey syrup
  • 1/2 part egg white

Preparation:

Put all ingredients into a Boston shaker; add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass/coupe. Garnish with edible marigold.

Cocktail created by Jaime Salas, National Milagro ambassador.

All photos provided by their respective liquor brands.