I recently posted a blog for Halloween food called Ghouls, Ghosts, & Goblins Alike but now it’s time to talk cocktails!  I think cocktails can be the highlight of any party or holiday gathering and are often overlooked.  Most people tend to opt for beer or wine, something that’s simple to serve and comes in a variety of flavors.  I like to explore cocktails that are on theme to the event, easy to make, and don’t require a lot of ingredients to prepare.  That’s what I have for you today.


This cocktail is sweet, citrusy, and festive.  You probably have most of the ingredients on hand already but if not, they are pretty standard cocktails ingredients, so they are worth the purchase.

I admittedly thought the cocktail would be more purple in color due to the combination of grenadine and blue curacao, but it actually turned out to be blacker in color.  To be honest, that’s OK with me because I was playing around with ingredients and the result reminds me of a witch’s hat, making it very fitting with the cocktail name.  Don’t forget to use sugar to rim the martini glasses first – this adds a wonderful sweetness to each sip.  I used white sugar but if you can find purple or black – use it!  It really completes the drink.

This recipe is for TWO cocktails.

Start by wetting the rim of 2 martini glasses with water and dipping in the sugar.  Set both glasses aside.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the pineapple juice, blue curacao, grenadine, and vodka (or sub with gin if you prefer).  Shake vigorously then strain into the martini glasses.

Add edible glitter to each glass and gently stir to combine.  This is completely optional, but I think makes for a more festive cocktail, and adds to the fun of the season.  Serve and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.


This cocktail is more savory than sweet, but still delicious.  The color is on point and really resembles blood.  It a great cocktail to enjoy while watching horror movies.

The deep red color comes from the combination of black cherry juice and grenadine.  If you do like a sweeter drink, you can add extra grenadine.  I strongly suggest adding some plastic Dracula fangs as a decoration on top.  If you can find gummy teeth, those also work well as a garnish or to just eat on the side while you enjoy your cocktail 😊

This recipe is for ONE cocktail.

Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the rum, peach schnapps, black cherry juice, and grenadine.  Shake vigorously then strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with the plastic teeth or gummy teeth, serve, and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.


This cocktail is a bit on the tart side but is very spooky and simple to make.  I think this was my favorite of the 3 recipes and is another recipe you probably have most of the ingredients for.

If you don’t have simple syrup on hand and don’t want to make a homemade batch, you can substitute with honey.  I was able to find gummy eyeballs at my local grocery store in the holiday candy section and they made for a great garnish (and tasted pretty good too).

This recipe is for ONE cocktail.

Start by filling a lowball glass about 2/3 full of ice.  Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice.  Stir to combine.  Spear 2 gummy eyeballs with a toothpick or wooden skewer and set on top of the glass.  Serve and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

As you can see, cocktails can be the star of the show so make your party stand out with a themed drink or simply enjoy a spooky concoction while watching Halloween movies.

Happy Cocktailing and Happy Halloween!

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