Halloween arrives every October and usually the parties we attend aren’t fearsome at all. Some of them are even downright pleasant. It just isn’t right, you know. What we need are some Scary Cocktails to spook up the evening! In this article we have for you 48 of the best cocktails with a Halloween twist that we think will make your party really, really frightening!
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Here we have a spookily scary recipe for Halloween Punch that is sure to get your Halloween party started with a pop, whizz and bang!
- Grape juice
- Various fizzy drinks
- Orange sherbet
- Lime sherbet
Get your grape juice and a variety of carbonated soft drinks (club soda, ginger ale, lemonade, limeade, etc.) and mix them all together in a large punch bowl. Then take scoops of the orange and lime sherbet and carefully float them in the punch. They will start to melt a little and in a few moments a nasty looking film will spread all over the top of the punch. There should still be little “bubbles” in it, which makes it look like a witches cauldron! Yes, it will look foul, but it will taste great and the kiddies will love it!
Display your punch bowl in the center of the room and cackle loudly like a witch whilst serving your guests. Please refrain from adding any lizards. It really does ruin the flavour.
Here’s a simple cocktail recipe for Black Devil, that uses just three ingredients. So don’t be a devil, offer your mates this great drink when they come around on Halloween.
- ½ oz dry vermouth
- 2 oz light rum
- 1 black olive
Grab a twisted bar spoon and stir the light rum and vermouth with cracked ice and stylishly strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the black olive and serve. We suggest that you make this cocktail with a sly, devilish look on your face, so as to unnerve your guests. As you pour it into the cocktail glass, keep the impish grin. It really worries people.
Evil Blue Thing
What exactly is an Evil Blue Thing? Papa Smurf crossed with Frankenstein’s Monster perhaps? Who knows?
- 1 ½ oz white creme de cacao
- 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
- ½ oz white rum
Pretend to be a mad scientist! Put on a laboratory coat, frizz up your hair and crazily pour all the ingredients into a tall glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well and serve. Stare wildly at your guests whilst shouting “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!” Drop in a brain-shaped ice ball and you’ll really look the part.
Bill Murray and The Ghostbusters
Put on your boiler suits, strap a vacuum cleaner to your back and pretend that you are the brilliant Bill Murray and knock back a few of these cocktails with your ghostbusting friends.
- 12 oz bottle Budweiser ® lager
- 2 oz Jim Beam ® bourbon whiskey
You don’t need much in the way of brains to make this cocktail. Simply pour both ingredients into a beer mug, stir lightly and serve.
For even greater enjoyment, get hold of a copy of Ghostbusters (preferably on VHS) and watch it with a few friends. If you dumped your video recorder years ago you could always watch Ghostbusters on Blu-ray and enjoy the ‘dated but fun’ special effects really pop!
Klingon Blood Wine
A cocktail for Trekkies. If you didn’t know, a Klingon is an extraterrestrial humanoid warrior with a ridged forehead, snaggled and prominent teeth, and a defined language and alphabet. They are also quite bronzed. I guess that the colour of their blood looks very much like the hue of this cocktail.
- 1 oz Jose Cuervo ® Especial gold tequila
- 1 oz Captain Morgan ® Original spiced rum
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
- 2 dashes Tabasco ® sauce
- Cranberry juice
Add 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce to a beer glass or beer mug filled with ice. Pour in the tequila, rum and grenadine, and then fill to the top with cranberry juice. Carefully shake a couple of times and then serve. ‘Iw HIq tIv! as they say in Klingon.
I like bats. No, really, I do. They’re like cute little mice. That fly in the dark. With wings. And sharp teeth. Celebrate your love of bats too with this Bat Bite cocktail recipe.
- 2 shots spiced rum
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
- Cranberry juice
Pour the spiced rum over a few ice cubes in a tall glass. Fill further with cranberry juice, and finally add a splash of grenadine. Stir it all together and serve. This drink is most often served in a highball glass.
Vampire bats are amazing little creatures. It’s a shame that they have an unfounded scary reputation, but I suppose that any creature with the word ‘vampire’ in its name is going to frighten people. In fact, all three vampire bat species are very sociable, and you should be too at your Halloween Party this year!
It’s scary walking through a cemetery at night, isn’t it? Build up some courage by drinking this cider cocktail before you go off on your midnight graveyard expeditions.
- 2 oz Captain Morgan ® Silver spiced rum
- 2 oz Jim Beam ® bourbon whiskey
- 2 oz Bacardi ® orange rum
- 12 oz apple cider
Combine the two rums and bourbon over ice in a cocktail shaker. Put on your best bartender waistcoat and shake well. Add the apple cider and stir lightly. Pour the majestic mix into a pint glass and serve to your guests before they go out night walking.
A Green Demon sounds like a really bad guy that, despite being evil, cares very much for the environment. This cocktail recipe uses fruit based ingredients so I guess that it’s a bit environmentally-friendly too!
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Rum
- 1 oz Midori ® Melon Liqueur
- 1 Cherry
Put on your favourite hemp jacket and organic bamboo slacks. Shake your vodka, rum and liqueur in a cocktail shaker and pour over a tall glass filled with ice. Top up with lemonade, and with gusto, add the cherry on top. Serve in a highball glass to all your sandal wearing friends. Seriously though folks, look after the planet, okay.
Dead Pirate Seaspray
Arrr! Pieces of Eight. Ahoy me mateys. Etc. Fed up of the old ship grog? Why not add a bit of smoothness to your cocktail evening with this great recipe. No dead pirates are used as ingredients in any form. Avast!
- 1 ¾ oz Malibu ® Coconut Rum
- 1 ¾ oz Kahlua ® Coffee Liqueur
- 1 tbsp Whipped Cream
Don your Pirate hat and pour the Malibu rum and Kahlua into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously like you were having a sword fight with Black Beard himself, and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream. If you want to go the whole hog, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve. Aye!
The Black Death
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in the 1300s – so let’s celebrate it with a cocktail, shall we!
- 1 to 1 ½ shots vodka
- ½ oz soy sauce
This cocktail is simplicity itself. Mix both ingredients in shaker and pour over ice. Serve cold.
This drink is usually served in an old-fashioned glass, preferably on a hot day with the sun shining over the thousands of rotting corpses littering the streets. Happy Halloween everybody!
Do you remember the Eighties? I do. They were a nightmare – A Neon Nightmare you might even say! If you’re holding an 1980s themed Halloween Party then it’s law that this cocktail must be served.
- 1 ¼ oz Malibu ® Coconut Rum
- ½ oz Midori ® Melon Liqueur
- ¼ oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
- 3 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
Combine all the colourful ingredients into a mixing tin full of ice. Shake it like you’re Wham singing “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and after all the prancing about, strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with an orange flag. If you’re going to ask me why the flag has to be orange I think it’s because many of the pop stars of the time had fake orange tans so perhaps orange was the official colour of the eighties!
No doubt you’ll get a few zombies at your Halloween gathering, and most likely they’ll be the folks who were too late to hire a costume so they just put on their old gardening clothes and splattered fake blood over them. Poor effort chaps! Never mind, cheer them up with this zombie cocktail recipe.
- ½ oz Bacardi ® 151 rum
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- ½ oz apricot brandy
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 oz light rum
- 1 oz dark rum
- 1 oz lime juice
Zombies shuffle around a lot so you’ll have plenty of time to gather all the ingredients for this cocktail. Once you’re ready, blend all ingredients with ice except the Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour the blended mixture into a collins glass and carefully float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint and a cherry, not that a zombie would be able to taste it of course. When you’ve lost your brain, you also lose your sense of taste.
If you thought that Devil Juice was made by squeezing ripe Devils, then you’d be wrong. It requires five ingredients that are easy to find, and when combined together may give one helluva hangover!
- ½ oz sloe gin
- ½ oz bourbon whiskey
- ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz Amaretto almond liqueur
- 6 oz Coca-Cola ®
Go on… Be a devil and make this knockout cocktail. It’s so easy. Take a Collins or highball glass and fill it with ice cubes, then pour all the ingredients over the ice. Stir and serve, or better still, drink it yourself. It is not obligatory to wear a Devil costume with forked tail whilst making this Halloween cocktail, but it is more fun.
In my house we generally drink PG Tips or something similar, and usually our tea is anything but evil, unless it’s been steeped for too long of course. This Halloween I’m going to enjoy a glass of Evil Tea, but probably not for breakfast before doing a day’s work. I can’t see that going too well.
- 2 oz Captain Morgan ® Original spiced rum
- 10 oz iced tea
If you can’t make this cocktail, you’ve probably been at the rum already. Simply mix the rum and iced tea together well, pour over ice and serve. Even a blind pirate with one-legged parrot could make it. This cocktail is most often served in a Collins glass. If you haven’t got one of them, use a tall tumbler. They’re more or less the same thing.
Blood. We all have it running through us. Unless you’re an alien. Or a politician.
- 2 oz Bacardi ® white rum
- 1 oz raspberry syrup
Grab your ingredients and pour them into a Champagne flute filled with crushed or shaven ice. The raspberry syrup creates the blood red complexion so if your blood looks a little pale, add some more. Serve to your friends asking loudly, “Does anyone need blood?”. Vampires are likely to be first in line.
Here’s a Margarita recipe with a twist. The juice MUST be blood orange juice, otherwise it kinda loses the whole Halloween themed feel.
- 1 ½ oz tequila
- 1 oz blood orange juice
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ¼ oz Cointreau ® orange liqueur
You’ll need a cocktail shaker to make this cocktail to perfection. Shake all the ingredients with ice in the cocktail shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve to your friends or drink it yourself. Whatever you do, don’t add any cocktail umbrellas to this drink. They’ll poke you in the eye for sure. Simply garnish with a slice of blood orange and congratulate yourself so being oh-so-very sophisticated.
I’ve never been to Acapulco so I’m not quite sure if it is full of zombies or not. In the 1960s, it used to be full of the jet set – film stars and mega-rich socialites for instance – so perhaps Acapulco is where famous people become the living dead after they have died.
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot tequila
- 1 shot rum
- 1 dash white creme de menthe
- orange juice
- grapefruit juice
Head to your cocktail bar and pour all the alcohol into a tall highball glass. Next, add the two juices in equal amounts and finally add a little Creme de Menthe. Drink a few of these and you too will be “going loco down in Acapulco”!
A white bat? Surely such a thing does not exist. It really does though. The Honduran white bat has snow white fur and a yellow nose and ears. Also it is teeny at less than 5cm long. I bet it’s cute! I don’t know if the Honduran white bat has a bite, but this cocktail certainly does.
- 1 ½ oz Bacardi ® white rum
- ½ oz Kahlua ® coffee liqueur
- 1 ½ oz milk
- 3 oz Coca-Cola ®
Milk and Cola together sounds disgusting doesn’t it? Well, you’ll never know until you’ve tried this cocktail, will you. Get to it then! Build all ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Stir the ingredients slowly to mix them well and serve with a straw.
If you are at a Halloween party and you’re wearing those funny plastic vampire teeth, you may want to remove them before attempting to drink cocktails. Colourful sticky substances dripping down your chin and onto your shirt is not an attractive look.
I’m not really into witches, but a frisky one does sound like a lot of fun!
- 1 part black sambuca
- 1 part vodka
You don’t even need a cauldron, bubble, trouble or eye of newt to make this cocktail, just a Collins glass or tall glass into which you pour both the black sambuca and vodka. Stir the spirits and enjoy!
In general, witches get a bad press, don’t they. I’m sure that they are not all cackling, old goats with black hats, hooked noses and gnarled fingers. I mean, Sabrina was pretty cute, wasn’t she?
When I was a kid I used to have to walk past an ancient, spooky graveyard on the way home from school. Most of the time it was fine, but if I didn’t get out of school on time or if it was a dark, wintry afternoon, I would run past that graveyard as fast as my little legs could carry me!
- 1 oz Tabasco ® sauce
- 1 oz tequila
- lemon-lime soda
Take a tall or highball glass and pour 1 oz of Tabasco Sauce over ice and then add 1 oz of Tequila. To finish of this wicked brew, fill the glass with lemon-lime soda. Stir and serve. You can also make this in a cocktail shaker and shake the drink to mix it. It’s your choice. Be careful though – this is a spicy cocktail. Too many of these and you’ll end up in the graveyard yourself!
There is a pub in Salisbury that has (or had before it was stolen) a mummified hand encased in glass embedded into the wall. The pub is The Haunch of Venison and legend has it that the hand belonged to a cheating gambler who was playing cards with a butcher. The butcher took offence to his sneaky ways, chopped off the gambler’s hand and threw it into the fireplace where it was later retrieved by staff. I’m sure that this cocktail tastes nothing like petrified gambler’s hand. Less chewy, I’d imagine.
- 1 oz whiskey
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz rum
- 2 oz Midori ® melon liqueur
Fill almost to the top an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes and add the ingredients. Stir well and serve, preferably to those that don’t cheat at cards.
With four shots of vodka in it, this cocktail lives up to its name. Your hangover is bound to feel like a slow, painful creep towards death if you have too many.
- 4 shots vodka
- 8 shots extra dry vermouth
- 1 pinch salt
- orange juice
Grab that bottle of vodka and pour 4 shots (yes, four) into a cocktail shaker glass. Add the dry vermouth and a pinch of salt and fill it up with orange juice. Shake well and serve in a tall highball glass.
I wonder if death is like the movie “Ghost”? You know. Pottery making with dead people and such.
We all have nightmares. Well, I guess we do. I know that I do. In fact I had one last night which was quite bizarre and just a small bit frightening. I suppose that if you drink too many of these cocktails, you will have dark nightmares, so just stick to one or two, okay.
- ¾ oz Kahlua ® coffee liqueur
- ⅛ oz Goldschläger ® cinnamon schnapps
- ⅛ oz milk
You’ll need a shot glass for this cocktail. Pour in the Kahlua and Goldschläger and add the milk last. Stir. Enjoy. Go to work.
Vampires don’t really seem that scary to me. As long as you only go out during the day, you’ll be fine, and if you do want to venture out at night time you just need a bit of garlic around your neck to keep them away. It might ruin your date, but at least you’ll be free of neck bites. Mind you, that depends on the person you’re dating. I knew this one girl…
- 1 oz Chambord ® raspberry liqueur
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz cranberry juice
Get yourself a cocktail shaker and pour the ingredients over ice in the shaker. Serve this cocktail as shots in an old-fashioned tumbler.
Seriously though, hickeys are dangerous so be careful. Not as dangerous as being bitten by a vampire, I grant you, but love bites can be pretty scary things. Be careful out there folks.
Fuzzy Evil sounds like a fun, but ultimately terrifying experience. This cocktail is made of three fruit flavours so I’m certain that it is delicious, but it might give you an evil hangover!
- 1 oz peach schnapps
- 6 oz orange juice
- 6 oz pineapple juice
Get yourself a cocktail shaker and pour in all the ingredients over crushed ice. Shake it well and strain into a Collins glass. Serve to your guests whilst muttering crazily under your breath.
The Green Devil is best mates with the Green Demon. They spend their weekends terrorising the board members and shareholders of companies who engage in environmentally harmful operations. Well, I wish they did. Those people are pond scum. This cocktail, however, is rather nice indeed.
- 1½ oz gin
- 1 oz green creme de menthe
- ½ oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over a few ice cubes.
Listen up people. Messing with the environment is a really nasty thing to do. Recycle. Be nice to the planet. Fight against evil corporations. We can all make a difference if we try. Word.
This sounds like a really great Halloween cocktail. It uses ingredients that almost everyone will bring to your Halloween party so whilst they are dancing to ‘The Monster Mash’, rummage through all the drinks, grab your cocktail jug and become the hero of the party with your “Bloody Brew”.
- 2 oz vodka
- 3 oz beer
- 4 oz tomato juice
- 1 pinch salt
Pour the vodka, beer and tomato juice into a mixing glass or jug that’s half-filled with ice cubes. Stir it up really well. Add salt to taste and stir well once more. Strain into a highball glass and for the final touch, garnish with a dill pickle spear. Serve to your awaiting fans. I suggest you also throw in a fake eyeball or two and make all the squeamish scream. It’s so much fun!
Green Fairy Blood
Absinthe is also known as the Green Fairy and in the early 1900’s it was banned in many countries due to its supposedly hallucinogenic qualities. If you plan on making this colourful cocktail make sure that you’re relatively sober when attempting to make it because not only does it have absinthe in, it also involves the use of fire.
- 1 oz absinthe herbal liqueur
- 1 oz creme de menthe
- 1 oz Green Chartreuse ®
- 1 oz fresh water
- 1 tsp sugar
Mix the ingredients in the order shown above over a sugar cube on an absinthe spoon. Carefully light the sugar cube and when the flame dies immediately stir the sugar into the waiting glass until it dissolves. Serve in an old-fashioned glass.
No, not the heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham, England. This Black Sabbath cocktail is nowhere as near as shocking as Ozzy Osbourne’s vocals, although it does have a bit of a kick.
- 2 oz bourbon whiskey
- 2 oz dark rum
- 2 oz Jagermeister ® herbal liqueur
Dust off your cocktail shaker, half fill it with ice cubes and combine all the ingredients. Shake well whilst belting out ‘Paranoid’, then strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Serve to your dumbfounded guests.
Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill would approve.
Here’s a great game to play at your Halloween party. Ask all the witches that have come to your party to hide somewhere in the house or garden, and then all the other guests have to try and find them. As a prize, the last one to be discovered gets to enjoy this cocktail before anybody else!
- 1 oz Scotch whisky
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 1/4 oz Strega ® herbal liqueur
- 1 oz lemonade
Grab a bottle of Scotch (no point in using something special as a mixer), the dry vermouth, Strega and lemonade and pour into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with cracked ice. Serve to the winner of your hide-and-seek game. All others have to wait patiently.
Don’t go hunting witches in real life. They done nothing to hurt you. Unless they have of course, in which case, break out the pitchforks and light the bonfire!
In the comic book world, the Green Goblin is a Halloween-themed supervillain whose weapons look like bats, ghosts and jack-o’-lanterns. You may have see him terrorising Spiderman in 2002’s Spider-Man and 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movies. The thing that really frightens Spiderman though is not the Green Goblin villain, it’s this Green Goblin cocktail which is guaranteed to put most superheroes on their backs in a few pints.
- ½ pint hard cider
- ½ pint lager
- 1 shot Blue Curacao liqueur
Grab a pint glass. Pour in the cider first, then the lager. Finish it off with the Blue Curacao to add colour. Basically, this drink is a Snakebite with Blue Curacao. There’s also a similar drink called a Purple Nasty, which is a Snakebite and black (blackcurrant juice). A snakebite is a nasty/tremendous/evil/magical thing which will turn your world inside out and upside down if you’re not too careful!
A few too many of these shot sized cocktails and you too will be brain dead… at least for a day or two anyway.
- 2 cl vodka
- 2 cl sweet and sour mix
- 2 cl triple sec
- ice cubes
You’ll need a cocktail shaker to become Braindead, so get yourself one! Fill the shaker half full with ice cubes and then add all the delicious ingredients. Shake well and carefully pour in a shot glass, without the ice.
Jerry Garcia’s favourite cocktail perhaps? The Grateful Dead had a career spanning more than 30 years, selling more than 35 million albums worldwide, which is very impressive. The Grateful Dead were known for their fusion of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia and space rock, so perhaps this cocktail was named after them because of its unusual mix of five differing alcoholic drinks. Who knows? I bet it’ll put you into a psychedelic trance if you have too many though.
- 1 part tequila
- 1 part vodka
- 1 part light rum
- 1 part gin
- 1 part Chambord ® raspberry liqueur
Put Live / Dead on the record player. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice in a Collins glass. Serve to your hippie friends.
Did you know, fans and followers of The Grateful Dead are commonly known as Dead Heads. Way out, man.
Death by Chocolate
Death by Chocolate is more commonly a dessert featuring chocolate as the primary ingredient, however there’s absolutely no reason why diners should have all the fun, is there?
- 1 oz Irish cream
- ½ oz brown creme de cacao
- ½ oz vodka
- 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
Get yourself a blender and combine all the ingredients with one cup of crushed ice. Blend well until smooth. Pour the delicious mixture into a parfait glass and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and serve. Preferably to yourself with no one else around to interrupt your enjoyment of this delicious cocktail!
The Grim Reaper is a personification of death, and as we know from the marvellous works of the much-missed Terry Pratchett, Death only Speaks in capital letters. Of Death it is said: “Like most Grim Reapers, he is a black-robed skeleton usually carrying a scythe. He does not cause people to die, nor does he concern himself with their goodness or badness in life; it is simply his job to collect their souls at the appointed time. Somewhat like a garbage man making his rounds emptying the trash cans, Death performs a vital but thankless task.”
- 1 oz Kahlua ® coffee liqueur
- 1 oz Bacardi ® 151 rum
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
Take an old-fashioned glass and mix the kahlua and 151 proof rum. Quickly add ice and pour grenadine over the top to give the ice a red tint.
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
The most famous phantom is probably The Phantom of the Opera character created by the French writer Gaston Leroux (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, 1909). I’ll be honest, I’ve never read the book, seen the film or witnessed the stage play, but I know that Sarah Brightman was involved at some point and that lady scares me to death!
- 3 cl Licor 43 ® liqueur
- 3 cl Absolut ® vodka
Turn on your stereo and turn up The Phantom of the Opera CD. Whilst singing along with Sarah, pour the Licor 43 into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add the Absolut vodka, top up the glass with milk and mix well.
Possibly the best named Halloween cocktail, Spooky Juice must look pretty weird with orange juice and blue curacao. Hand out a few of these as your guests arrive at your Halloween party to get them in the mood and a good night is sure to follow!
- 1 oz Absolut ® vodka
- 2 dashes Blue Curacao liqueur
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
- fill with orange juice
Simplicity is the essence here. Stir all the ingredients together with ice and pour into a tall glass – a highball glass is perfect.
I think that a Halloween Party with lots of strange and wonderfully coloured drinks really breaks the ice. “Oh, yours is green! What’s it called? I want one of those to match my makeup!”.
“Oh you Little Devil”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words muttered at me in my life. This is a cheeky little cocktail recipe that includes lemon juice to add sharpness.
- 1 oz dry gin
- 1 oz rum
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ oz lemon juice
Grab your cocktail shaker and half fill it with ice cubes. Pour in the gin, rum, triple sec and lemon juice and shake well. Stylishly strain the drink into a cocktail glass and serve. If you regularly make or serve cocktails at home it is important that you present them in the correct glasses. Not only does it make the cocktail taste better, but you are also automatically deemed to be a VERY COOL PERSON.
Toothless. Smaug. Maleficent. Dragons – they’re great, aren’t they? If you like them as much as we do, grab yourself a glass and make this dragon-inspired cocktail.
- 2 oz gin
- 5 oz tomato juice
- ¼ oz lemon juice
- 1 dash Tabasco ® sauce
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 – 2 pinches celery salt
You can use a short or tall tumbler glass for this drink. Grab your glass and add cracked ice then stir in the ingredients and serve. This cocktail is quite similar to a Bloody Mary, hence the name I guess. I like how the tomato juice adds a deep red colour, because as we all know, short-tempered dragons are always red and bloody-minded!
Bite Your Mama Bloody Mary
Here’s a different twist on the classic ‘pick-me-up’ drink. This Bloody Mary recipe uses clamato juice instead of tomato juice to add a fishy flavour. I’m not sure what this has to do with biting your mother though. Perhaps the inventor of this cocktail was a vampire?
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- 2 oz clamato juice
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes Tabasco ® sauce
- 1 pinch celery salt
- 2 pinches horseradish
- 3 – 4 oz tomato juice
Retrieve your trusty cocktail shaker and combine all the ingredients together with ice cubes. Don’t shake the cocktail but carefully stir to mix the ingredients well. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice cubes and finally garnish with a pickle spear, olives, and a slice of lime.
The Bloody Mary has been called “the world’s most complex cocktail” and this version seems to take it just a little bit further with its three garnishes, however there’s not a stick of celery anywhere to be seen. That’s because it’s hard to bite your mama with a celery stalk poking out your nose!
With Mountain Dew and Red Bull, I reckon this is a perfect cocktail for the PC gamer. All it’s missing is a bag of Doritos!
- 2 oz white rum
- 4 oz chilled Mountain Dew ® Code Red soda
- 4 oz chilled Red Bull ® energy drink
Tear yourself away from World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor for a moment and grab a Mountain Dew and Red Bull out of the fridge. Find that lost bottle of white rum that your uncle gave you last Christmas and stir all three drinks together in a tall glass. Head back to the PC, boot up Minecraft and enjoy your cocktail.
Bacardi 151 rum is a very high proof rum that is 75.5% alcohol, or 151 proof (hence the name), that you can’t find in many places. Jim Beam is a lovely bourbon from Kentucky with an ABV of 40%. Put them together and you have a cocktail shot that is sure to put you in the grave at an early age.
- ½ shot Bacardi ® 151 rum
- ½ shot Jim Beam ® bourbon whiskey
It’s easy to make this cocktail recipe for the first two or three times, but after your fourth Gravedigger, you’re going to be struggling a little. Simply fill a shot glass half and half with Bacardi 151 rum and Jim Beam whiskey in whichever order you want. Enjoy – in moderation!
Bloody Demon From Hell
This is a cocktail to strike fear into the very hearts and minds of all that attend your Halloween party. A Bloody Demon From Hell. Not just a regular Demon. No, this Demon is Bloody — and it’s from Hell. It’s emphasising two points, warning you in advance that you WILL feel its effects after drinking it!
- 1 oz Jameson ® Irish whiskey
- 1 oz Captain Morgan ® Silver spiced rum
- 1 oz Jim Beam ® bourbon whiskey
- 1 oz Bacardi ® gold rum
- 2 oz tomato juice
- 2 oz Worcestershire sauce
- 1 oz hot pepper sauce
Similar again to a Bloody Mary, this cocktail is as much a meal as it is a drink. Just combine all ingredients in a large, tall glass, stirring well to make sure everything is well mixed. Garnish with a radish or a celery stick and serve to your friends, possibly with a warning pamphlet or something.
Yes, you did read that correctly. “Garnish with a radish.” A radish! Truly this is a demon drink. God save us all.
Death by Shot
Death by Shot. That’s a bit obvious really, isn’t it? If you get shot, there’s a good chance that you will experience death. There’s no beating around the bush with this drink. Basically it’s a warning – drink me and die!
- 1 oz white tequila
- 8 drops Tabasco ® sauce
- 1 red pepper
The preparation for this drink is hazardous at best! Pour the white tequila into a shot glass and carefully lay drops of Tabasco sauce on top. Do not mix, but allow the Tabasco sauce to settle. It looks really cool! Slowly introduce (meaning: place carefully) a red pepper into the glass.
How to drink: Eat the pepper as quickly as possible, immediately followed by shot. Depending on what chili pepper you choose, this cocktail could have a nice subtle spicy taste, or it’ll blow your head off! I recommend a Piri Piri for a gentle hit or a Trinidad Scorpion Butch T for a knockout punch.
Sadly, Charles Bronson is no longer with us, but if he were alive today I suspect that he might enjoy a glass or two of this cocktail. Oddly though, the ingredients in this drink are anything but violent or punishing like the film Death Wish.
- 1 part Southern Comfort ® peach liqueur
- 1 part Dr Pepper ® soda
Pour equal measures of Southern Comfort and Dr Pepper into a glass and stir. It’s suggested that you serve this cocktail in a beer mug. Sure… if you want the mother of all hangovers!
The Silver Spider sounds like the lovechild of comic book characters Silver Sable and Spider-Man, which is entirely possible because they have teamed-up together many times to fight crime. Of course, if you don’t read comic books or watch these sorts of movies you won’t have any idea what I am talking about. Why not just make this cocktail and enjoy its minty flavour.
- ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz light rum
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ oz white creme de menthe
Pour the rum, vodka, triple sec and creme de menthe into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until super chilly. Strain into an old-fashioned glass (tumbler) and serve to your waiting guests.
Silver Sable first appeared 1963 in The Amazing Spider-Man comic book, titled “After the Fox”, issue #265, which you can pick up now in as-new and unblemished condition for the bargain price of over $200. Yes, collecting comic books can be quite lucrative.
Some wizards are wise, some are kind, some are absent-minded bumbling fools, and some are downright evil. I put the person who designed this cocktail into that last category of wizard. Adding banana liqueur and vodka to Chardonnay must surely be an evil abomination!
- 4 oz Chardonnay white wine
- 2 oz banana liqueur
- 1 oz Absolut ® vodka
- 1 cherry
Get a cocktail shaker and shake the Chardonnay, the banana liqueur and the vodka together with 2 ice cubes for 30 seconds. In a cocktail glass place a cherry at the bottom and pour in the liquid. Serve with a flourish shouting “Abracadabra” each time someone takes a sip!
I assume that the liqueur makes the gold colour for a Gold Wizard, but seriously though, who decided to put banana liqueur and wine together?
In both 2009 and 2014, there were movies made called “The Crypt”. Both were utter rubbish so let’s hope that your Halloween party doesn’t turn out to be a disaster like these movies were. Serve a few of these cocktails and I think you’ll be just fine.
- 1 oz sloe gin
- 1 oz Southern Comfort ® peach liqueur
- 1 oz Amaretto almond liqueur
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 splash 151 proof rum
- 1 dash lime juice
Pour all of the ingredients, except 151 rum into a cocktail shaker and shake it well. Strain over ice in a tall hurricane glass then carefully float the 151 rum on the top and serve to your friends. A drink we reckon that Indiana Jones would be happy to enjoy the next time he raids a crypt or two.