Having a Halloween bash? Make your party memorable by offering your guests a frighteningly good cocktail.
To up the fun factor, buy some plastic bugs and freeze them in ice cubes and listen to your guests shriek – with delight! Or tie a spider ring onto the base of the wine or martini glasses for a scary flair.Try one of these Halloween drink recipes:
- Black Widow
You’ll look elegantly-creeping sipping on this dark concoction.
- 2 parts cream de cassis
- 3 parts vodka
- 1 part triple sec
- 1 part fresh lemon juice
- 1 part pomegranate juice
Pour into a martini glass and decorate with licorice strings.
From Talk of Tomatoes
- Bleeding Heart Martini
This recipe from Martha Stewart will definitely creep out your guests. The beet looks like it’s “bleeding” right into the drink!
- 2 oz. dry vermouth
- 8 oz. premium gin
- Ice cubes
- 4 pickled baby beets, each placed on a cocktail skewer
Chill four martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes (pour out water). Add the vermouth, dividing evenly; swirl to coat the glasses, then pour out. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled; divide among chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet, and serve immediately.
- Bloody Rum Punch
A bloody-colored drink, perfect on a cold, dark night.
- 1 750ml bottle of DonQ Cristal rum
- 1/2 bottle red wine
- 6 oz. fresh lime juice
- 6 oz. triple sec liqueur
- 6 oz. simple syrup
- 2 limes sliced in thin wheels
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and add limes. Pour into individual glasses.
From Don Q Rum
- Dragon’s Toe
Harry Potter himself would be proud of this distinctive cocktail from Maker’s Mark Bourbon.
- 2 parts Maker’s Mark® bourbon
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1/2 part fresh ginger juice
- 4 slices cucumber
- Dash ginger ale
- Cucumber, for garnish
Mix four cucumber slices with Maker's Mark® Bourbon, simple syrup and ginger juice. Shake. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Top with ginger ale, and garnish with scalloped cucumber slice.
- Emerald Martini
This bright green drink looks eerily similar to an eyeball.
1 ½ oz. Midori
1 ½ oz. SKYY 90 vodka
Shake ingredients and pour into a glass and garnish with a cherry.
- Halloween Sangria
This blood-red colored drink from About.com’s Stacy Slinkard will set the party mood ― especially served on ice cubes that have frozen plastic bugs in them!
- 1 bottle of chilled "blood" red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
- 2 cups ginger ale or club soda
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup sugar
- dash of grenadine syrup (optional, for darker "bloodlike" color)
- gummy worms
- ice cubes
Pour wine in a pitcher and squeeze the lemon and orange wedges into the mix. Drop in the fruit wedges and add sugar. Add ginger ale or club soda, grenadine syrup, ice and gummy worms just before serving.