7 Halloween Cocktails

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The clock is officially counting down until Halloween so it’s time to plan your Halloween cocktails. Whether you are planning to throw a party or simply want to get into the spirit of it all, the team at The Bottle Club have compiled a list of some scaringly good cocktail recipes to create this spooky season. 

Pumpkin Martini

Forget pumpkin spice lattes – it’s all about pumpkin martinis this spooky season!

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Serves: 2

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 116 Calories

INGREDIENTS 

  • 60ml vanilla vodka – link 
  • 15ml Bumbu Cream Liqueur  
  • 15ml pumpkin liqueur 
  • 1 tsp whipped cream 
  • Cinnamon stick 

METHOD

  • Pour the vodka and cream liqueur into your cocktail shaker, fill it with ice and shake well.
  • Add the pumpkin liqueur and shake for a final time. 
  • Strain the contents into a glass and top with a teaspoon of whipped cream.
  • For an added touch, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

The Witches Cocktail

Introducing the most enchanting drink of them all – The Witches’ Cocktail. Straight from the cauldron, this drink is made with the main spooky ingredient of blackberry liqueur – would you dare to drink it? 

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Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Nutrition: 149 Calories

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. Add your powdered dry ice to the bottom of the glass (note this is optional).
  2. Combine your apple brandy or vodka in your cocktail shaker and add one ice cube before shaking for a few seconds.
  3. Strain your spooky cocktail creation into a martini glass. 
  4. To create the ‘bleeding’ effect of your drink, pour your grenadine syrup about an inch from the surface of the drink (the grenadine should sink to the bottom). 
  5. As a final touch, garnish the cocktail with about half a teaspoon of powdered dry ice and serve! 

The Corpse Reviver

The Corpse Reviver was a set of cocktails traditionally consumed as a hair-of-the-dog, a hangover reliever to refresh and enliven after a night of heavy drinking. 

This cocktail is a rich and bold mixture with a brandy base, perfect for Halloween as it leans towards the Manhattan family with its dark spirits and vermouth.

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 125 Calories

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce Calvados
  • 1-ounce cognac
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth

METHOD

  1. Add the Calvados, cognac and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Bloody Mary

One of the most iconic Halloween concoctions has to be the Bloody Mary. Whether you love or hate savoury cocktails, there’s no denying this cocktail is one of the ultimate classics you should learn how to make.

It was back in the 1920s when Fernand Petiot, an American bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka. He had no idea that his concoction would become world famous when he agreed with the guy in the bar who suggested he call the drink “Bloody Mary.”

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Nutrition: 160 Calories

INGREDIENTS

  • 100ml vodka
  • 500ml tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 2 slices to serve
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco 
  • pinch celery salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 2 celery sticks, to serve

METHOD

  1. Place the ice in a large jug. Measure the vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice and pour it straight onto the ice.
  2. Add 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco (or more if you like it very spicy) and a pinch of celery salt and pepper. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold, then strain the cocktail into 2 tall glasses.
  3. Top up with fresh ice, add a celery stick and lemon slice to both glasses and enjoy.

Zombie Brains

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A spooky twist on the classic zombie cocktail recipe is the perfect one to try at home this Halloween. 

As the name suggests, this drink is quite extra and is made up of a variety of scaringly good juicy ingredients. Take a look below! 

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Nutrition: 371 Calories

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

  1. 60ml pomegranate juice
  2. 32g raspberries 
  3. 60ml orange juice 
  4. 60ml vodka 
  5. 30ml Chambord Liqueur 
  6. Splash of ginger ale 

METHOD

  • Start by muddling your raspberries in a cocktail shaker until they break down. 
  • Add your pomegranate juice, vodka, Chambord, orange juice and ice. 
  • Give the contents a good shake and then strain your prepared drink into glasses filled with ice. 
  • Add a splash of ginger ale as a finishing touch and enjoy! 

Dark and Stormy 

The Dark & Stormy is the perfect easy-to-make concoction for any Halloween party. The iconic drink features a refreshing trio of dark rum, ginger beer and lime, but don’t worry, it goes down a lot easier than the name might imply.

Prep time: 1 Minute

Nutrition: 211 Calories

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 50ml dark rum
  • 25ml fresh lime juice, plus a wedge to serve
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 5ml sugar syrup (optional)
  • 100ml chilled ginger beer (a good fiery variety)

METHOD

  1. Put all the ingredients in a Collins or Highball glass over lots of ice, and stir gently.
  2. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve.

Blue Lagoon

There’s a special place in our hearts for drinks that are fluorescent blue. These wow-factor cocktails are sure to win some compliments at any Halloween bash, and sure look great on Instagram! The Blue Lagoon cocktail is an easy and refreshing blue drink! Blue curacao, vodka and lemon make the bright colour and citrusy flavour.

Make it in a large batch for a pool party or sip it by yourself! If you’re hosting guests, a blue lagoon drink is always a crowd-pleaser.

Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 153 Calories

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-ounce vodka
  • 1-ounce blue curaçao
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry

METHOD

  1. Add the vodka, blue curaçao and lemonade to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry.
Emma

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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