Add These Halloween Cocktails to Your Bar's Menu

Halloween is Monday, October 31st, and if your bar is looking to add some spooky selections to your cocktail menu, check out the Halloween cocktail recipes below for inspiration.


Acid in the Wound


Halloween cocktail recipes
(Photo courtesy of Cocalero )

2 oz Cocalero Clásico (Resident Evil Edition)

4 oz Lemonade

.5 oz Grenadine


Fill a glass with ice. Pour in lemonade and Cocalero and stir. Drizzle grenadine down the inside of the glass so it looks bloody. Garnish with a cherry.






halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Rampur Double Cask Single Malt Whisky)

Rampur Double Cask Old Fashioned


.25 oz rich simple (we made ours with coconut and date sugar to enhance the tropical notes in the whisky)

2 oz Rampur Double Cask Single Malt Whisky

2 dashes Chocolate Bitters


Combine all ingredients in a large rocks glass. Add ice, preferably a large, clear cube. Stir for about 30 to 40 seconds to achieve chill and dilution. Express an orange peel over the cocktail and drop into the glass.





halloween cocktail
(Photo courtesy of KORBEL)

Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail


½ cup apple cider

2 oz vodka

Dash of ground cinnamon and nutmeg

1 teaspoon maple syrup

½ cup of KORBEL Brut


Add cider, vodka, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Top with champagne and garnish with an apple wedge and cinnamon stick.


Pumpkinhead Sour

halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Fresh Victor )


1.5 oz Fresh Victor Lemon Sour

1.5 oz ounces rye whiskey

.5 oz Jamaican rum (or any aged rum)

1 tablespoon pumpkin butter

2 dashes Dale DeGroff's Pimento Bitters or Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Nutmeg and Lemon Twist


Add all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice to the brim. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Add ice in a rocks glass. Strain mixture over ice. Garnish with lemon twist and grated nutmeg.


Oaxacan Dead 


halloween cocktail recipes
(Courtesy of Dos Hombres Tequila)

 1 1/4 oz. Dos Hombres Mezcal 

1oz. Grapefruit juice 

1oz. Pomegranate juice 

1/2oz. Falernum 


Add all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain into a large rocks glass (filled with 1 x 1 Hoshizaki ice cubes). Top with a dash of powdered cinnamon. 


Eye Of The Spider


halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Cutwater Spirits)

1.5oz Cutwater Spirits vodka

1oz NOLA coffee liqueur

0.5oz creme de cacao

Whipped topping:

4oz whipped cream

1oz cinnamon syrup


Combine ingredients in a cocktail stirring glass. Add ice and stir until ice begins to melt and cocktail is properly diluted. Strain into chilled coupe glass. Add heavy cream and cinnamon syrup to cocktail shaker. Shake (without ice) until cream turns light and airy. Float whipped cream on top of cocktail and garnish with a hand-drawn spider web and sugar eyeball.


NEFT Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

Created by Luke Barr, Global Master Mixologist, NEFT Vodka

halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of NEFT Vodka)


1.75 oz NEFT ultra-premium vodka 

.75 oz coffee liqueur.75 oz pumpkin spiced cream


Combine all ingredients into a mason jar and stir lightly. Garnish with pumpkin spiced biscotti and a dash of cinnamon. 



halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Broken Shed vodka)

Broken Bones


2 oz Broken Shed Vodka

½ oz Lime Juice

½ oz Simple Syrup

1½ oz Pomegranate Juice


Shake well and double strain into a glass goblet.




Blood Orange Sparkler

halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Dirty Devil Vodka)


1 1⁄2 oz of Dirty Devil Vodka

3 oz freshly squeezed Blood Orange Juice

1 tbsp of Rosemary simple syrup

1 dash of orange bitters


Add ice then fill with sparkling water. Garnish with a Blood Orange wedge and Rosemary sprig.



halloween cocktail recipe
(Courtesy of Absente Absinthe)

Bloody Lychee

Created by @boozy_bartender for Absente Absinthe


1.5 oz. Rosemary infused vodka*

1 oz. lychee syrup

.25 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

.25 oz. Pomegranate juice

1 bar spoon of Absente Absinthe

Pitted lychee garnish


For the Rosemary Infused vodka, add a few Rosemary sprigs and a vanilla bean (if on hand) to a mason jar with 1 cup vodka and let sit overnight. Shake and try it daily to reach the level of rosemary you’d like imparted. Add all ingredients to a shaking tin with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass or coupe and garnish with 2 pitted lychees to look like “eyes.”


Mystic Moon

Created by Juned Ahmed, Mixologist, Gilded Group at Royalton Park Avenue New York, NY

halloween cocktails
(Courtesy of Madison Daley)


1 oz lemon juice

1 oz concord grape syrup

1.50 oz Pomp & Whimsy Organic Gin

.50 oz Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur


Pour all ingredients into a tin. Shake and serve a coupe glass. garnish with edible flower.



The Kraken Amok

halloween cocktail recipes
(Courtesy of Kraken Rum)


3 oz Pineapple Juice

3 oz Orange Juice

2 oz Kraken Rum

2 oz Apple Brandy

1 oz Blue Curaçao

1 tsp. Silver cake shimmer



Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour over ice and garnish.