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Scary-Good Halloween Party Cocktails

Impress your party guests with these spooky, seasonally appropriate, Halloween inspired drinks!

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Halloween is a time for spooks and scares, haunted houses and horror movies, trick or treating and dressing up in costume. It is a time for festive fun, and one great way to ensure a scary-good time this Halloween season is by throwing your very own party! Decorate the house in spooky motifs, get decked out in the costume of your choice, and be sure to serve up some hauntingly delicious drinks for your guests!

Don’t let the ghosts and ghouls at your party go thirsty! Get out that cocktail shaker, and some ice, and get ready to serve up some fun, Halloween-inspired drinks.

Vampire’s Bite
Sink your teeth…I mean, take some sweet sips of this blood red fruity drink.


  • 2oz spiced rum
  • 3oz pineapple juice
  • 3oz cranberry juice (you can also substitute pomegranate juice)
  • Splash of grenadine

Directions: Pour all of the ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well then strain the liquid into tall, highball glasses with ice.

Pumpkin Punch
To really get the full effect of this drink, be sure to have a few freshly picked pumpkins lying around


  • 1 2 liter bottle of raspberry ginger ale (diet or regular)
  • 1 4oz or 6oz can of pineapple juice
  • 1 carton of fruit punch
  • 3 cups clear rum
  • 1 package orange sorbet

Directions: In a large punch bowl mix together all of your ingredients, except the sorbet. Now, you have a choice. You can cut the top off of, and gut out, a large pumpkin to use as your main punch holder and just fill that up with the alcoholic contents and pop a deep scooping spoon in there, or you can prepare several small pumpkins, still cutting off the tops and gutting them, and fill those one by one for guests to drink out of. If you go with one big main pumpkin punch bowl, serve 2/3 of the sorbet package on top. If you choose the individual pumpkin route, serve the drinks with one scoop each of sorbet.

Frankenstein’s Freaky Martini
Pucker up before taking a sip out of this cocktail! Can you take a guess as to which sinister shade of color this drink will be taking on?


  • 2oz vodka
  • 2oz sour apple Schnapps
  • 2oz apple juice

Directions: Simply pour all of the ingredients in to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then strain the contents into a martini glass.

Death by Chocolate
Everyone knows Halloween is synonymous with candy! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this perfectly blended dessert drink.


  • 2oz vodka
  • ½oz chocolate liqueur
  • ½oz Bailey’s Original Irish Cream
  • 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream

Directions: Add all of your ingredients into a blender and blend briefly. Next add in ice and blend until smooth. Then pour the blended liquid into a Hurricane glass once ready to serve. Also, if you have any chocolate lying around the house, you can garnish the drinks with chocolate shavings – making this a true death by chocolate.

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