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Halloween Drinks and Cocktails for a Halloween Party

We're stoked about mixing up some great Halloween drinks. Why? Well, because to us lushes at Divine Dinner Party, that's what Halloween is all about. Some holidays, like Christmas or Thanksgiving, are about spending quality time with your family. Singing carols or carving turkey. You know... good clean fun. Halloween, on the other hand, is --for us grown ups-- all about the parties. Wearing sexy or scary costumes. Getting a little wild. And, if we can't behave ourselves, drinking a little more than perhaps we should! There's nothing quite as fun, after all, as a Halloween cocktail party.

Ready to have a lot of fun this Halloween? Well, you've got to start off with some great recipes for Halloween drinks and cocktail! We've got a few good ones right here... and visit our adult Halloween party ideas page for a few drinking games and fun Halloween theme ideas to go along with them. Looking for some great Halloween party food to go along with your Halloween cocktails? Well, we've got that, too!

Or, check out our Halloween punch recipes!


Ideas to Transform any Cocktail into a Halloween Cocktail

Eyeball Radishes in a Halloween Martini If you're looking for Halloween drinks, you can use any of the great recipes provided below, or make a Halloween punch. But you can also transform your favorite everyday cocktail recipe into a Halloween cocktail-- with just a few special touches. Here are a few ideas for turning your boring ol' cocktail into a creepy Halloween creation.

Creepy Ice Cubes: Creepy ice cubes can make something as simple as a vodka tonic look creepy! To make them, freeze your ice cubes with radish eyeballs (you'll find a recipe below), plastic novelty flies, roaches, etc., plastic severed fingers, or even tiny plastic doll babies (creepy!) for great Halloween drinks.

Spooky Glowing Cocktails: For Halloween, glow sticks make great swizzle sticks! Simply buy red or green glow sticks, and pop one in each guest's cocktail glasss. Have a lot of kids at the party? Give 'em glow sticks with their glasses of lemon-lime soda or apple juice. Creepy Halloween Cup

Creepy Halloween Glassware: Any old drink will look creepy if you pour it into a spooky Halloween tumbler. You either look for glass or porcelain ones, or reusable plastic Halloween glasses for a party, like the ones pictured here.


Bloody Cocktails: One fun idea for a Halloween cocktail party is to set up a "blood bar." Using different red-colored juices and/or liqueurs, make a batch each of four of five different red-colored cocktails. Name each one after a blood type, such as A-Positive, B-Positive, O-Negative, etc. See below for some ideas for red Halloween drinks. Or just make your favorites.

Gory Glass Rims: To transform all your cocktails into Halloween drinks, simply line your cocktail glasses in "blood" or "slime." Toss sugar, white chocolate, or caramel with red or green food coloring and use it to rim your cocktail glasses.

Novelty Halloween Accents: Plastic vampire teeth, novelty body parts (I love to use gory severed fingers for drink stirrers), or any other creepy accent makes a great addition to your Halloween cocktail recipes. Best of all, you can re-use them again next year!

Odd-Colored Cocktails: Any odd-colored cocktail can be great for a Halloween cocktail party. Look for Halloween drinks or cocktails with black vodka, or in shades of green or red for Halloween. Red cocktails look really great in this "In My Veins" drink dispenser Cool Labels: Planning to serve a lot of beer and bottled soda for Halloween party drinks? Make 'em spooky by pulling off the original labels an applying newer creepier labels.

Vampire Kiss Martini

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This Halloween cocktail recipe is absolutely delicious-- and very cool to look at. To really make this drink look great for a Halloween cocktail party, stock up on a bunch of cheap novelty vampire teeth-- you know, the kind you can buy for about 25 cents each. Balance one set of teeth on the edge of each glass.

Ingredients:
1 oz. good quality vodka, chilled
1 oz. champagne, chilled
1 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur, chilled

Instructions: 1. Pour vodka into a martini glass. Pour champagne over.

2. Slowly pour Chambord liqueur over the back of a spoon to make it float.


Blood Orange Mimosa Halloween Cocktail Recipe

It seems like blood oranges were created for Halloween drinks. They taste great but look more than a little creepy-- perfect for a Halloween cocktail party! The recipe below is based on one by Emeril, and makes wonderful, simple mimosas that look just a bit, well... gory.

This Halloween drinks recipe serves four. Simply divide the ingredients evenly between four chilled glasses, and garnish with a severed finger.

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Ingredients:
8 oz. Freshly squeezed juice from a blood orange
1 (750 mL) bottle of Champagne
2 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec

Instructions: 1. Fill a Champagne flute partway with blood orange juice.

2. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a blood orange slice and serve immediately


Hot "Redrum" Halloween Cocktail

If you've ever seen Stephen King's "The Shining" there's a real chance that the word "REDRUM" stuck with you. Heck, it still scares me! This is a great Halloween drinks recipe for a Halloween party, especially if you live in a cold place. The hot buttered rum really warms you up... but the color is more than a little unsettling.

Make up the butter mixture ahead of time, and stick it in the fridge until you're ready to use it. When your guests arrive, just assemble your hot Redrums, and enjoy. The butter mixture makes enough for 60-80 drinks, but keeps in the fridge for weeks.

Ingredients:

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Butter Mixture:
2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
1/4-1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2-3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

For Each Drink:
1 1/2 oz. light rum
boiling water
Red food coloring

Instructions: 1. In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar, butter, and spices until well mixed and fluffy.

2. Cover and refrigerate butter mixture until needed, or use immediately.

3. For each drink, scoop a heaping teaspoon (I like a little extra) of butter mixture into the bottom of a mug, along with 1 1/2 ounces of rum. Add red food coloring as needed (food coloring paste works best).

4. Pour boiling water over, stir, and sip slowly. One of the most warming Halloween drinks around!


Radish Eyeballs for Halloween Drinks

Adding "eyeballs" to any martini recipe makes perfect Halloween drinks for a cocktail party-- or any ol' Halloween party. All you have to do is make the eyeballs! Assemble a whole pile of eyeballs ahead of time and stick them in the freezer until you're ready for them. Then putting together your spooky Halloween drinks will be a cinch.

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Ingredients (Eyeball x1):
1 radish
1 pimento stuffed green olive

Instructions: 1. First, peel the radish, leaving thin streaks of red skin for veins/blood vessels.

2. With the pointed tip of a vegetable peeler or with a small paring knife, scrape out an olive-sized hole in each radish.

3. Stuff an olive into each hole, pimento-stuffing-side out.

4. Pop each olive-stuffed radish into an ice cube tray (you may have to trim some of your radishes), and cover with water.

5. Freeze solid.

6. Alternately, just pop cold, prepared "eyeballs" into your favorite martini recipe-- no freezing needed.


Brain Hemorrhage Halloween Drinks Recipe

This is the Halloween party shot-- one of the funnest Halloween drinks you'll make this year! It looks so disgusting and creepy, you may just have a hard time getting your guests to try one. But they'll be surprised as how great this tastes! The texture can be a little weird, though --which makes it a great Halloween cocktail-- so it's best taken all in one shot.

The trick to making a Brain Hemorrhage shot perfect is to use very cold booze. Don't have it cold? Slowly pour the Bailey's over an ice-cold spoon to get the same effect.

Brain Hemmorhage Halloween Shot Recipe

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Ingredients (x1):
1 oz. peach or strawberry schnapps
1 tsp. Bailey's Irish Cream
splash of grenadine

Instructions: 1. Pour the schnapps into a shot glass.

2. Slowly pour Bailey's over. Don't mix!

3. In a moment, the Bailey's will begin to clump and "curdle" and look like a brain. Pour a tiny amount of grenadine "blood" over.

4. Watch your guests gag over the look of one of the nastiest-looking Halloween drinks around.


Black Cat Halloween Cocktail Recipe

This is the perfect elegant Halloween cocktail for a Halloween cocktail party. It's simple and sort of sexy with its striking all black color. Serve very simply in a plain martini glass for the best effect. Or garnish the edge with a small amount of "blood" or "slime." But watch out... this is one of the strongest Halloween drinks you'll find.

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Ingredients (x1):
2 oz. black vodka
1/2 oz. Chambord liqueur

Instructions: 1. In an ice-filled shaker, combine vodka and Chambord.

2. Shake well til ice cold. Strain into a martini glass.


Cinnamon Caramel Apple Cocktail

Nothing says Halloween quite like the taste of a caramel apple. This is the perfect "adult" version of that sticky Halloween treat. The perfect festive Halloween cocktail recipe, this may just go faster than all the rest of your Halloween drinks combined.

Want a recipe for real caramel apples?

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Ingredients (x1):
1 shot Goldschlager or peppermint schnapps
1 shot Caramel liqueur
1/2 glass cold apple cider

Instructions: 1. Pour one shot each Goldschlager and caramel liqueur into a cocktail glass.

2. Add apple cider. Stir to mix.



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