Scary Good Halloween Cocktails

Oct 21, 2014
Celebrate October's big holiday with a grown-up twist. Check out these adults-only treats!


Blood Orange Bubbling Elixir

1.5 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
4 oz blood orange juice
2 oz sparkling wine (or sparkling rose)
Blood orange slices (optional)

Directions: Fill a pilsner glass with ice (and slices of blood oranges, if desired.) Add blood orange liquer and blood orange juice. Top with sparkling wine and stir well







Dawn of the Dead

1.5 oz Cruzan Strawberry Rum
2 strawberries, mulled
4 raspberries
10 mint leaves
0.75 oz lime juice
0.75 oz simple syrup*
1 oz cranberry juice
Splash of sparkling rose

Directions: In a cocktail glass, muddle berries and mint leaves. Add Cruzan Strawberry Rum and cranberry juice. Top with ice and sparkling wine. Stir well.



Black Widow

1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 tsp agave nectar
4 basil leaves
3 blackberries

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle three basil leaves and two blackberries. Add Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with remaining basil leaf and blackberry.



Poison Apple Fizz

2 oz Effen Vodka
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup*
2 dashes ground cinnamon
2 oz hard cider
Garnish: orange slice

Directions: Combine vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and ground cinnamon. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Top with hard cider and stir well. Garnish with orange slice.


Witch's Bellini

1/2 cup Effen Black Cherry Vodka
2 cups frozen berries
0.5 cup pomegranate juice
1.5 cups sparkling wine
1.5 cups ice
3 tbsp of sugar (add more, if needed)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender cup. Blend on high until blended smooth. Pour into small glasses.

*Simple Syrup: 1 part water; 1 part white sugar. Combine sugar and water. Stir until completely dissolved. You can also heat on stovetop to dissolve faster.



  1. Is it too early for a drink?!? These all look sooo good! I'm going to pick one to make for next Friday while handing out candy :)

  2. Witch's Bellini looks yummy! And I feel like I could totally pass it off as a "smoothie" to the judgement all eyes when I'm sipping at 11am :)

  3. These all look delicious! The Dawn of the Dead of Witch's Belllini would probably be my picks :)

  4. Wow! How creative. This is awesome. Pinned!!!!!

  5. These all look delicious! But especially the poison apple fizz! x


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