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Quick and Easy Halloween Cocktails and Mixer Recipes

Updated on October 18, 2011

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.

The Brain Hemmorhage is sure to creep out your guests.
The Brain Hemmorhage is sure to creep out your guests. | Source

Brain Hemmorhage

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)
  • Vodka


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.

The Bloody Cherry Colada is spookiest when unmixed.
The Bloody Cherry Colada is spookiest when unmixed.

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.


  • cola
  • 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!

A candy corn garnish can be a great way to liven up a drink.
A candy corn garnish can be a great way to liven up a drink.

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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    • S G Hupp profile image

      S G Hupp 6 years ago from United States

      The Brain Hemmorhage is definitely going to make an appearance at my house this season.

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      RagnarLodbrok 6 years ago

      These recipes are going to see my next halloween party. Inbetween giving candy to the trick or treaters and entertaining my friends with games I'll be entertaining my friends with these recipes.