Looking for the best Halloween cocktail recipes? Want the best Halloween recipe ideas? Impress your guests and show some dramatic flair with these ghoulish yet delicious concoctions, then check out our Halloween baking ideas and best Halloween mocktails.


Try our creepy cocktail ideas below, then try our best ever pumpkin recipes for Halloween.

Best Halloween cocktail recipes

Blackberry whisky

Blackberries give this homemade whisky cocktail a vampiric-look, perfect for a Halloween party.

A glass bottle filled with blackberry whisky next to a full glass

Purple rain

This electrifying cocktail – combining blue curaçao with grenadine to create the unusual purple colour – makes a simple but eye-catching drink to serve at your Halloween get-together.

Three different shaped cocktail glasses filled with a purple drink, ice cubes and lime wedges on a blue background

Grasshopper cocktail

Minty crème de menthe gives this grasshopper cocktail a ghoulish teal hue, making it an appropriate tipple to serve at Halloween.

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A blue cocktail garnished with a sprig of green mint

Blue lagoon

Shake up a round of this eye-catching vodka cocktail – blue curacao gives it a retro and acidic-looking edge.

Blue lagoon cocktail in glass with cherry


This vodka and tomato cocktail is a lighter take on the sometimes-soupy bloody mary. The tomatini is a fresh, zingy pick-me-up with a delicious savoury note that will (given its blood-red hue) bring a spooky note to a Halloween evening.

A bloody mary cocktail served in a martini glass

Gingerbread espresso martini cocktail

Dark and indulgent, these gingerbread espresso martini cocktails make the perfect drinks to serve at a supernatural soirée.

A gingerbread and espresso martini served in a martini glass with a cinnamon and sugar rim

Tequila Mockingbird

If the presence of tequila doesn't scare your guests enough, the 'suspicious' dark red colour of this prep-ahead cocktail dessert from Sixtyone in Marylebone is sure to unnerve them. Buy dried hibiscus flowers at health food shops or online here.

A red hued tequila cocktail and silver spoon on a coaster

White Lady cocktail

Gin drinkers will love this elegant White Lady cocktail, where bitter orange Cointreau and fresh lemon juice provide a light, zesty kick.

A white cocktail with a lemon peel, served in a martini glass

Blood orange Campari cocktails

Campari is an Italian herbal liqueur famous for its bitter taste, beautiful red colour, and the role it plays in the classic negroni. This, combined with a slice of blood orange, adds a Halloween-appropriate tinge to this refreshing apéritif.

Three glasses filled with a campari blood orange cocktail

Black russian

Serve this coffee cocktail in an old fashioned glass with ice for a sinister-looking, post-dinner drink with a caffeine kick.

A selection of Christmas cocktails lined up in a row

Blueberry margarita

Whizzed up blueberries help create a blood-like hue in this fruity take on a classic margarita cocktail.

A short glass filled with a bright red cocktail with a slice of lime and salted rim


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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