Halloween is one of those holidays that practically demands creative cocktail options. There’s so much choice when it comes to Halloween, you could go spooky colours, unique ingredients, add dry ice for a fog effect or simply use seasonal ingredients to represent the fall weather.
We’ve shared some past Halloween cocktail options before, but because there’s so much variety we’ve found some more for this year that we are very excited to try.
Colourful cocktails are always a hit, especially during Halloween. There’s something about the vibrant green colour that really adds to the mood.
- 1.5 oz BACARDÍ Superior Rum
- 0.5 oz Midori Liqueur
- 0.5 oz Reàl Coco
- 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz Dole Pineapple Juice
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with bat or ghost gummies.
Grey Goose La Poire Pear & Thyme
Not all Halloween cocktails have to be so “on the nose”; with this seasonal cocktail, you can make use of seasonal pears and fresh thyme to make something that is both refreshing and still seasonally appropriate.
- 2 oz GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavoured Vodka
- 1.5oz Pear Nectar
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- Garnish: Fresh thyme sprig and slice of pear
Method: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme and slices of pear.
To the Moon and Black
If there was ever a time to purchase black vodka, it’s during Halloween. Classic cocktails become unique with the black tint, and new creative inventions like this cocktail really help elevate the ingredients.
- 1.5 oz Hounds Vodka
- 0.75 oz Crème De Cassis
- 1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 0.75 oz Simple Syrup
Method: Stir all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
Hailing from the appropriately named Jekyll and Hyde restaurant in New York, this cocktail is deceptively delicious.
- 1 oz. light rum
- 2 oz. coconut rum
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- pineapple juice
- Garnish: Pineapple wedge
Method: Combine both rums and Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a cocktail glass. Top the rest of the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Blood Orange Sangria
If you’re looking for a cocktail that is low maintenance, serves a lot of guests and looks the part, then this sangria is the right cocktail for you; just increase the amounts to a full pitcher and you’re all set.
- 1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka
- 1 oz pinot noir
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 4.5 oz pomegranate juice
- 0.5 oz Creme De Mure
- 1 pinch of powdered clove
Method: Add all ingredients in a large wine glass or glass jug over crushed ice. Stir well and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds and a slice of blood orange.