30 Scary Good Halloween Cocktails to Try

When your bartender ghosts on you, these got your back.

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Ethan Calabrese

What monster bash is complete without some scary-good Halloween cocktails? Whether you want your party to be over-the-top or on-theme but tastefully understated, we rounded up thirty spooky, classic, and downright bewitching beverage recipes for you to choose from. Some are super easy to whip up while others are all about that gourmet presentation, so pick your poison and watch them disappear faster than you can say BOOze.

1 Boozy Witch's Brew
Ethan Calabrese

Double, double, toil, and trouble—make your cauldron bubble with this spiked pomegranate-pineapple punch. And then put on the classic Mary Kate and Ashley movie on in the background if you want it to be a party your guests won't forget (that moonstone, though).

Get the recipe from Delish.

2 Jolly Rancher Shots
Jonathan Boulton

Take trick-or-treating to a while new level with these rainbow Jolly Rancher shots. All you need is vodka, seltzer, and plenty of these cheerful hard candies.

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3 Frankenpunch
Ethan Calabrese

Making a big batch cocktail will make your life so much easier, and with the right recipe, they're just as impressive (if not more). This Frankenpunch cocktail is tangy and delicious. If you want to go all the way with the Frankenstein theme, add green food coloring.

Get the recipe from Delish.

4 Pumpkin Spice Latte Shots
Joe Spit

'Tis the season to be embrace being basic with a delicious PSL-inspired cocktail. These are made with coffee, Kahlúa, gelatin, whipped cream, and pumpkin pie spice for that perfect autumn buzz.

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5 J-E-L-L-Glow Shots
Ethan Calabrese

Turn the lights down low this Halloween and make some glow-in-the-dark Jell-O shots that'll really stand out to party guests.

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6 Pumpkin Pie Punch
Ethan Calabrese

You may never go back to actual pumpkin pie after this cream soda, vodka, and pumpkin ice cream punch. They'll definitely be back for an encore this Thanksgiving.

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7 Cotton Candy Shots
Ethan Calabrese

These cotton candy shots are the party trick you didn't know you needed. The candy will dissolve as soon as the liquid hits it. Just like magic, minus the creepy magician.

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8 Salted Caramel-Apple Cider
Ethan Calabrese

This punch combines your two fall flavor favorites. If you really want to go all out with the autumn theme, try serving it in apple cups—more on that in the next slide.

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9 Spiked Cider Bowls
Ethan Calabrese

If you're hosting a Halloween bash and want to really blow your guests away, make these spiked cider shots. Clearly they have the best fall-themed presentation around while still looking elevated, tasty, and tasteful. Plus, the cups are edible, so there's less cleanup involved for you.

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10 Jekyll & Gin
Ethan Calabrese

Ah, Jekyll & Hyde... It's a gothic tale as old as time: A "good" man with a sinister self lurking just beneath the surface. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's haunting novella, this drink looks coral in the daylight, but it'll glow white when placed under a black light.
Except the Jekyll & Gin cocktail has a happier ending (guest list permitting).

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11 Bloody Mary Pickle Shots
Brandon Bales

So you hate sweet cocktails and love a challenge? These Bloody Mary pickle shots are definitely not for the faint of heart, but hey, neither was going into a pitch black bathroom to summon Bloody Mary's spirit. Not only is the presentation impressive, but you'll also get that signature deliciousness comprised of horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, and more.

Get the recipe from Delish.

12 Sweet Poison
Ethan Calabrese

With three ounces of of rum and Blue Curacao, this jade and navy drink doesn't belie its namesake. Try the sweet poison, if you dare.

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13 Fizzy Cran-Orange Punch
Ethan Calabrese

When you want to throw a grown-up Halloween party, opt for this pretty punch cocktail recipe. It's chic and delicious, while stay playing into the seasonal color schemes. This fizzy orange-cranberry punch be your go-to punch for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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14 Shark Attack Shooters
Ethan Calabrese

Break up that classic black and orange color scheme while still delivering the spook factor with these bright blue Jell-O shark attack shots.

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15 Halloween Jell-O Shots
Naomi Robinson

These are the only way to pre-game on October 31st. They're melon, peach, and grape flavored, so they offer more than just good looks.

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16 Good and Evil Cocktail
Ethan Calabrese

With triple sec, Midori, ApplePcuker, and vodka, you'll go from thinking this is the best cocktail you've ever had to cursing it when you wake up the next morning. Pure evil, but so worth it.

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17 Caramel Apple Jello Shots
Chelsea Lupkin

Finally—caramel apples that won't break your teeth, and will get you buzzed. They're seriously the best drink you'll ever have. And they're super easy to serve.

Get the recipe from Delish.

18 Brain Big Batch Jell-O Shot
Jonathan Boulton

Delicoiusly disgusting, just like Halloween should be, this big batch cocktail requires a brain mold. Now this is how you do shots for a crowd on Halloween night.

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19 Boozy Butterbeer Punch
Alexa Payesko

When you're looking for a fun theme on Halloween that isn't just straight "Halloween," what could be better than Harry Potter? It's makes costumes and cocktails so much easier. This recipe for a boozy Butterbeer punch is sure to come in handy.

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20 Butterbeer Jell-O Shots
Jonathan Boulton

And supplement your punch with these butterbeer Jell-O shots. Every witch and wizard will approve of them.

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21 Hocus Pocus Jell-O Shots
Chelsea Lupkin

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Chanel your favorite witches (The Sanderson Sisters, duh) with these sweet treats this Halloween.

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22 The Risen from the Grave Cocktail
Ethan Calabrese

This vodka, St. Germain, and strawberry puree cocktail is a fancy drink, perfect for fancy Halloween party.

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23 Transformation Cocktail
Ethan Calabrese

This bright cocktail gets its name because of the fact that you can't taste any alcohol in it—then you stand up, well, transformed and ready to party.

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24 The Zombie Cocktail
Ethan Calabrese

The shot of Bacardi 151 rum on the top will turn us into zombies for sure. But in a good way!

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25 Black Magic Margaritas
Alexa Payesko

Dark, moody, and sexy, these black magic margaritas are sure to impress the guests. Join us on the dark side, you won't regret it.

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26 Walker Blood Sangria
Cravings of a Lunatic

Calling all pop culture enthusiasts — this Walking Dead-themed drink is to die for, and they're the perfect thing to pass out to party guests.

Get the recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic.

27 Vampire Punch With Lime Sherbet
Cookin' Canuck

Add vodka to this ghostly-white mix of sherbet, pink grapefruit juice and club soda to make this beverage party-ready. Corn syrup and food coloring make up the bloody rim for a final touch of spirited fun.

Get the recipe from Cookin' Canuck.

28 Haunted Highball
Shari's Berries

This drink may look like a cup of milk, but don't let the kids near it. It features a quadruple-threat combo of vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, hazelnut liqueur and white creme de cacao. Use a dry-erase marker to draw on the spooky faces. Ghosted... But in a good way.

Get the recipe from Shari's Berries.

29 Black Devil Martini
Hapa Nom Nom

What gives this sultry martini its edge? A little vermouth, a little rum, a blackberry garnish and boo-m.

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30 Oogie Boogie Halloween Cocktail
Let's Mingle

Inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, this green apple vodka cocktail doubles as a conversation starter. (Though you may be asked to share your candy worm garnish.) But don't be shocked if every has black teeth by the time the party's over.

Get the recipe from Let's Mingle.