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Halloween Cocktail Ideas 2022

Wondering what cocktails to make at home this Halloween? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re an experienced mixologist or are planning a party and fancy a break from pints of Stella (nothing wrong with that…), we’ve put together a guide to the best cocktails to make for Halloween.

From terrifying tipples to scary shots (sorry), we’ve got a guide to simple and easy cocktails that don’t take forever to make. They also taste great and look the part too. Enough of my waffling… have a gander at these Halloween creations and get stuck in yourself.

Spider Web Broth

Spider Web Broth

Ingredients
2 shots chocolate liqueur (Mozart)
1 shot coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)
Milk, to top
Whipped cream
Pumpkin spice or nutmeg
Plastic Spiders (garnish)
Ice

Directions
Mix chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur, milk, whipped cream, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled and frothy. Strain into cocktail glasses of your choice. Garnish with pumpkin spice or nutmeg and finish with plastic spiders.

Bloody Brain Shot

Bloody Brain Shot

Ingredients
1/2 shot Peach Schnapps (Archers)
1/2 shot Irish Cream (Bailey's)
1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed.
3 or 4 drops of Grenadine

Directions
Add Peach Schnapps and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Then with a straw, dip some Bailey's Irish Cream into the shot. Use your finger on top of the straw to slowly release the Bailey's. It will start to curdle from lime juice. Add a few drops of grenadine to give the bloody brain effect.

Witches Heart

Witches Heart

Ingredients
1 shot vodka
1 tsp grenadine
1 tsp Blue Curacao
Blackberry juice, to top
Berries to garnish
Dry ice (optional)
Ice

Directions
Mix Vodka, Grenadine, Blue Curacao, Blackberry Juice and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled and frothy. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with berries and dry ice.

Melted Witch Martini

Melted Witch Martini

Ingredients
1 shot vodka
1/2 shot Blue Curacao
Pineapple Juice & Orange Juice, to top
Halloween Sprinkles
Ice

Directions
Prep the martini glass by wetting the rim and dip into halloween sprinkles. To a shaker; add the vodka, Blue Curacao, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and ice. Shake vigorously.

Black Widow Shot

Black Widow Shot

Ingredients
2/3 shot Black Sambuca Liquorice
1/3 shot Grenadine
Sugar

Directions
Wet the rim of a shot glass, and dip into a mix of grenadine/black sambuca and sugar. Pour a third of grenadine into a shot glass. Float the Sambuca on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Serve and enjoy.

Black Liquorice Potion

Black Liquorice Potion

Ingredients
1 shot Black Sambuca Liquorice
Blackcurrant Juice, to top
Sugar
Ice

Directions
Prep the glass by wetting the rim and dip into a mix of sugar and black sambuca. Mix 1 shot of black Sambuca with blackcurrant juice and ice in a cocktail shaker; and enjoy!

Zombie Midori Sour

Zombie Midori Sour

Ingredients
1 shot Melon liqueur (Midori)
1 shot Triple Sec (Cointreau)
1/2 lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 lime juice, freshly squeezed
Soda water, to top
Lime wheel, grenadine (blood) to garnish
1 egg white
Ice

Directions
Shake up the Midori, Cointreau, egg whites, lemon / lime juices and ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a glass then top with the soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel and add a few drops of grenadine for dramatic effect!

Zombie Sperm Shot

Zombie Sperm Shot

Ingredients
Melon Liquer (Midori)
Irish Cream (Bailey's)

Directions
2:1 Midori and Bailey’s in a shot class.

Blood Fizz Gin

Blood Fizz Gin

Ingredients
1 shot Gin (Tanqueray)
1 shot Dry vermouth (Martini)
1/2 shot Sugar Syrup
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/2 lemon juice, freshly squeezed
4-5 strawberries
1 egg white
Soda water, to top

Directions
Muddle strawberries into a shaker, add egg white, and remaining ingredients then serve into a glass and top with soda water.

Halloween Trifle Shot

Halloween Trifle Shot

Ingredients
Grenadine
Advocaat (Warninks)
Squirty Cream
Halloween Sprinkles

Directions
Add 3 tiers of the mix to a shot glass. Starting with grenadine, then slowly add Advocaat using the back of a spoon. Top with squirty cream and halloween sprinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these cocktails difficult to make?

No! We've included a breakdown of the ingredients and processes involved, but we've purposefully chosen cocktails that are great and easy for beginners to create.

If I buy the ingredients will I ever use them again?

Often the reason why we tend to avoid recipes with obscure ingredients too.... we completely understand this question! However, with cocktails, there's always an excuse to add a little dash of this and that, so you'll be surprised at how quickly you can get through even the more obscure types of ingredients.