Quick and Easy Halloween Cocktails and Mixer Recipes
Even if you are not a master of mixing, here are some easy Halloween cocktails and punches that are sure to be a hit. Whether hosting your own party, or planning to bring a spooky beverage along, here are some quick and easy cocktail ideas. None of these recipes will break the bank, and prep time is minimal, so they are all great for the last minute.
Poison Apple Punch
This one is my absolute favorite. A deliciously intoxicating fall punch, this one is great for Halloween and Thanksgiving!
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup ginger beer (note: ginger beer is different from ginger ale)
- 1 cup spiced rum
- 2 tbsp. raspberry syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
Mix ingredients together in large pitcher. Serve chilled, but not over ice. Can be garnished with cinnamon sticks.
This cocktail is sure to gross out your guests, but it actually tastes surprisingly good!
- 1 oz. peach Schnapps
- 1tsp. Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1/2 tsp. grenadine
Pour the peach schnapps into a glass. Then pour in the bailey's very slowly and carefully, and DO NOT MIX. The bailey's will react with the schnapps and cause the cream to clump and settle at the bottom. Top off the mixture with the grenadine. You'll know you did it right when it looks like an intestine in a glass. Luckily, it is tasty.
Spicy Bloody Mary
The bloody mary is a classic Halloween drink. The best bloody mary's come with a good kick, so don't skimp on the spice!
- 3 cups tomato juice
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tbsp. horseradish
- 1tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. hot sauce (or to taste)
- 3/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Green martini olives
- Pepperoncini (optional)
In a large container, mix the tomato juice, lime, horseradish, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Depending on how spicy you like things, you can always add more hot sauce. Many people use Tabasco, but any hot sauce will do. After mixing the ingredients, fill each glass with ice and pour one to two ounces of vodka in each glass. Fill the cup the rest of the way with the mixture, and garnish with an olive and a pepperonci.
Bloody Cherry Colada
Nothing goes better with a bowlful of candy than an alcoholic cherry cola! This cocktail is great tasting, and looks good in a glass.
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1/2 oz. grenadine
- 1 tsp. syrup from maraschino cherry bottle
- maraschino cherries
Coat the bottom of a glass with grenadine. Add ice and vodka. Top with syrup from cherry bottle. DO NOT STIR. Fill glass the rest of the way with cola and enjoy!
Tropical Jack O'Lantern
A mellow punch that pleases all tastes. The orange color is festive, and guests will enjoy this pleasant and refreshing drink after gorging on candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- 3 oz. orange juice
- 3 oz. grapefruit juice
- 3 oz. lime juice
- 3 oz. grenadine
- 3 oz. simple syrup
- 10 oz. gold rum
- 1/2 tsp. Pernod
- 3 dashes bitters
Blend the ingredients together with ice, or simply stir together in a pitcher with ice cubes. Serve chilled, and garnish with orange slices or candy corn.
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