Halloween is almost here, which means adults have the chance to celebrate the spookiest day with delicious cocktails. Whether you are hosting a virtual tasting or prefer to enjoy your drink solo, you won’t want to leave these Halloween-themed cocktails out of your boozy celebration. 

Thanks to these recipes featuring tequila, rum, and other spirits, the scariest night of the year has never looked so inviting.

Below are eight delicious Halloween cocktail recipes and a bonus beverage you should consider adding to your boozy 2021 celebration.

Diplomático Mantuano Devilish Don

Diplomatico devilish Halloween Enjoy a Diplomático Mantuano Devilish Don cocktail this Halloween. Photo: Diplomático Rum

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ oz. Diplomático Mantuano 
  • 1 ½ oz. Fresh blood orange juice 
  • ½ oz. Fresh lime juice 
  • ½ oz. Simple syrup 
  • Roasted marshmallow (on a skewer) 

Directions: 

Place all of the ingredients in a shaker and shake before straining the beverage over crushed ice. Serve the cocktail in a coupe glass with a heavy stem. Garnish with the toasted marshmallow skewer. 

1800 Calabaza Cobbler

Calabaza Cobbler Sweeten any gathering with a 1800 Calabaza Cobbler cocktail. Photo: 1800 Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. 1800 Añejo 
  • ½ oz. Pumpkin butter
  • ½ oz. Orange juice
  • ½ oz. Cinnamon syrup*
  • ¼ oz. Lemon juice
  • Orange slice

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the beverage over fresh ice into a snifter glass. Garnish with an orange slice. 

*The Cinnamon syrup can be substituted by combining ½ oz. of simple syrup and a heavy shake of grated cinnamon.

Vera Wang’s Halloween PARTY Punch

Vera Wang Party Celebrate the spookiest time of year with Vera Wang’s Halloween PARTY Punch. Photo: Vera Wang PARTY

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Lillet Blanc
  • ½ Bottle of Vera Wang X Chopin Vodka
  • 6 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 6 oz. Agave

Directions: 

Combine all of the ingredients in a chilled bowl. Taste the beverage to adjust the sweetness to the desired preference. Pour the beverage into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Spellbinding Brew (Serves 8)

RumHaven Spellbinding Brew Brighten up your spooky celebration with a glass of Spellbinding Brew. Photo: RumHaven

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Rumhaven
  • 1 Cup Fresh lime juice
  • 1 Cup Grenadine
  • Top With Ginger Beer
  • 8 Lime wheels

Directions:

Combine RumHaven, lime juice, and grenadine into a pitcher filled with ice and lime wheels. Top off the pitcher with ginger beer and stir gently. Serve the beverage in a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish the cocktail by adding a drizzle of grenadine to each cocktail.

Avaline Red Bloody Spritz

Bloody Spritz cocktail Halloween isn’t complete without an Avaline Red Bloody Spritz cocktail. Photo: Avaline

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Avaline Red
  • ¼ Pear, muddled
  • 1 Pinch of cinnamon
  • A twist of lemon
  • Sparkling water

Directions: 

Muddle ¼ of a pear with a pinch of cinnamon in a glass. Add in 3 oz. of Avaline Red, or whatever amount you desire, and strain the drink into your wine glass. Add a few ice cubes and top with sparkling water.  Garnish the beverage with a refreshing twist of lemon. 

1800 El Humo

el humo Kick off Halloween with a glass of 1800 El Humo. Photo: 1800 Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. 1800 Añejo
  • ½ oz. Mezcal
  • ½ oz. Simple syrup
  • ¾ oz. Lemon juice
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 Egg white
  • Pineapple, for garnish

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with pineapple.

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Pumpkin Old Fashion 

Pumpkin Old Fashion Enjoy a Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Pumpkin Old Fashion cocktail. Photo: Diplomático Rum

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ oz. Reserva Exclusiva 
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin syrup 
  • 2 Dashes Angostura bitters 
  • Pumpkin seeds

Directions: 

Add the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir together to combine and chill the beverage. Strain into a Double Old Fashioned rocks glass with a large rock of ice. Garnish with the toasted pumpkin seeds.

Winter’s Bane

pH Winter's Bane A Winter’s Bane cocktail is the perfect addition to any creepy celebration. Photo: Pink House Alchemy

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Plymouth Gin⁠
  • ½ oz. pH Ginger Syrup⁠
  • ½ oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao⁠
  • 1 Egg white⁠
  • ¼ oz. Fresh lemon juice⁠
  • Splash of Lemon La Croix ⁠
  • ½ Capsule of activated charcoal
  • Dehydrated blood orange slice

Directions:

Stir the gin, lemon, and syrup together, and then add in ½ of a charcoal capsule. Strain the drink onto fresh ice. ⁠Next, dry shake the egg white and Curaçao to layer it over the beverage. Top the drink with a splash of Lemon La Croix and ⁠garnish with a dehydrated blood orange slice.

Bonus Cocktail: Witch’s Heart

Witches Heart Relax with a magical glass of the Witch’s Heart cocktail. Photo: Bartesian

The seasonal vodka-based cocktail from Bartesian features a variety of flavors including green apple, white grape juice, berries, and lemon juice. Along with its purple coloring, the drink also contains edible glitter shimmer, which gives it a luminous glow.