It is that time of year again! Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just around the corner and spirits are high! Haha get it? Well, you know me and themes. I’m all about it! That’s right, it’s is time for glowing jack-o-lanterns, haunted hayrides, creepy movies and spook-a-licious Halloween cocktails.

Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite Halloween inspired cocktails that are sure to make you heart race. I don’t know about you, but I am as thirsty as a vampire. Time to get in the spirit!

Have no fear; I haven’t forgotten about the lil monsters. As always, I will include ghoulish mocktails for families to enjoy creepy cocktail/mocktail hour together.

Halloween Cocktails

Pumpkin Smash

  • 1 ½ oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
  • ¼ oz Frangelico
  • ¼ oz Half & Half
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Pumpkin Puree

Rim low-ball glass with cinnamon. Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into glass. Fill with ice and garnish with cinnamon stick. You can find this festive cocktail at CRUSH in MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Pumpkin Smash Mocktail

  • 3 oz Cream Soda
  • ¼ oz half and half
  • 2 oz pumpkin puree

Rim plastic low-ball cup with cinnamon. Add ingredients to glass, stir, and add ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

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Cinnamon Appletini

  • ¾ oz Evan Williams Apple Orchard Liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz Fire Ball
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • A dash of egg whites

Shake all ingredients, except egg white, with ice. Strain off into separate glass or other half of your shaker. Add egg white to shaker then add back the shaken cocktail. Dry shake together (no ice) and strain into martini glass. Garnish with cherry or cranberry. This yummy liquid treat is found at La Cave in the Wynn, Las Vegas.

Cinnamon Apple Mocktail

  • 1 ½ Apple Juice
  • 1 ½ Cranberry Juice
  • ½ Cinnamon Syrup (homemade or Torani)
  • Dash of egg white (optional)

Shake all ingredients, except the egg white, with ice. Strain off into separate glass. Dump ice. Add egg white and add back the shaken cocktail. Dry shake (no ice). Strain into plastic martini glass. Garnish with a cherry or cranberry.

Halloween Cocktails

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El Diablo

  • 2 oz of Reposado Tequila
  • ¾ oz crème de cassis
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • Ginger beer

Shake all ingredients, except ginger beer, with ice. Strain into Collin’s glass. Add ice and fill with ginger beer. Garnish with lime twist. Most bars, especially craft cocktail bars, will have all these ingredients and can easily shake up a Diablo for you!

El Diablo Mockail

  • Ginger beer
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Blackcurrant syrup (Torani or Monin)

Fill plastic Collins glass with ice. Add Lime Juice and Blackcurrant Syrup. Fill with Ginger Beer and stir. Garnish with lime twist or wedge and a cherry.

Halloween Cocktails

Blood Sucker

  • 2 oz Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 oz Blood Orange Juice (or 1 blood orange)
  • ¼ oz Agave Syrup
  • ¼ oz Lime Juice

Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with blood orange slice.

Blood Sucker Mocktail

  • 1 ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 ½ oz Blood Orange Juice
  • ¼ oz Agave Syrup
  • ¼ oz Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into plastic martini glass and garnish with a blood orange slice.

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Satan’s Circus

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • ¾ oz Chile infused Aperol
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice

Shake and strain into low-ball/rocks glass. To make this at home you will have to make the Chile Infused Aperol. It is fairly easy. All you have to do is pour about 6 ounces of Aperol into a glass, add a halved Thai bird chile and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon twist. So, where can you find this evil elixir? The NoMad Library Bar in New York City is where it originated and where it is served.

Satan’s Circus Mocktail

  • 4 oz of Cherry Coke
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice

In a plastic low-ball glass pour all ingredients and stir. Garnish with a cherry and lemon twist.

Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is a time of year to be creative and embrace all that is spooky and creepy. Face our fears by making fun of them…or by making a drink. These drinks are fun for the whole family. Mix up some of these fun drinks, turn the lights low, put on a Halloween movie and have a spooky night in. Happy Halloween!

 Halloween Cocktails

What are you favorite Halloween Cocktails?

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