You’re throwing a little Halloween get-together, but you’re trying to walk the fine line between festive and fake-finger-in-your-drink tacky. No worries, girls and ghouls—here are 47 Halloween cocktails to serve at your soirée, from a Honeycrisp Crush to a Black Widow Smash. They’re seasonal, not too kitschy and—dare we say?—scary delicious. (Mwahaha.)
1. Sleepy Hollow Cocktail
Pomegranate, tequila and rosemary-orange syrup make this the ideal pairing for a scary movie.
2. Maple New York Sour
The red wine float is what makes this one different from a regular whiskey sour.
3. Pomegranate Cider Mimosas with a Salted Caramel Rim
Who needs to steal from the kids’ candy hauls when you have a salted caramel rim?
4. Witches Brew Drink
You’ll have everyone chanting “double, double, toil and trouble” after one sip of this Midori-based beverage.
5. Nightmare on Bourbon Street
It’s like a bourbon smash but with ginger and cinnamon for a warming, cozy effect.
6. Smoky Cider Mezcal Margarita
The smokiness of the mezcal balances the sweetness of the cider to a T.
7. Apple Cider Mimosa
Is Halloween brunch a thing? If not, we’re making it one.
8. Pumpkin Spice Kentucky Mule
Swapping the usual vodka for bourbon makes it a Kentucky mule. Make one after you’re done with your thousandth PSL of the season.
9. Spiced Apple Cider Margaritas
If you’re serving a crowd, feel free to make these sweet and spicy cocktails in a big batch.
10. Chai Cocktail
It’s made with golden raisin-infused rum and homemade vanilla chai simple syrup—fancy.
11. Ginger Apple Moscow Mule
If you’re more about fuzzy sweaters and apple picking than scary movies and haunted houses, this not-too-spooky cocktail has your name on it.
12. Spiced Bourbon Punch
No costume party is complete without a bowl of Champagne-spiked punch.
13. Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktails
If you’re already sick of apples, might we suggest pears instead? (Psst: This one doubles as a mocktail.)
14. Maple Old Fashioned
Luxardo cherries > king-size candy bars.
15. Honey Vodka and Apple Cider Hot Toddy
If you’re not drinking this by a crackling fire (or fire pit), you’re doing it wrong.
16. Adult Hot Chocolate
There’s bourbon, Frangelico and homemade Irish cream. Serve this up when the kids go to bed.
17. Honeycrisp Crush
Every year, we wait for the arrival of Honeycrisps, aka the ideal apples. They’re sweet-tart, crisp and refreshing, so it’s only natural that they make a stellar cocktail. This one has ginger beer and vodka for a little kick.
18. Boozy Pumpkin Pie Shooters
This is just a test round for your Thanksgiving feast.
19. La Cura
If a mezcalita and a Penecillin had a delicious baby, this smoky-sour cocktail would be it.
20. Pumpkin Patch Punch
Here’s proof that you can be kitschy and cute without going too over the top. This vodka- and brandy-based punch is spicy and autumnal, but has plenty of bright and zesty citrus to balance it out.
21. Thyme Apple Cider Spritz
In a word, yum. It’s like a rosé spritz put on a giant scarf and oversize sweater for the season.
22. Black Velvet Cocktail
This cocktail gets its sultry color from a mix of crème de cassis and stout beer.
23. The Black Widow Smash
Another looker, this five-minute drink contains a blend of blackberries and mezcal for a smoky-sweet concoction that’s just festive enough.
24. Bourbon Ginger Cider Cocktails
There’s nothing spooky about these fall drinks. (You can even make a batch ahead of time if you’re having company.)
25. Pumpkin Fizz Cocktail
The color? On point. The flavor? Delightfully seasonal. Yep, we’re serving this at our Halloween party.
26. Homemade Horchata with Pumpkin Seeds, Maple and Ginger
Horchata is to fall as eggnog is to winter. Bonus, this one’s totally vegan.
27. Pumpkin Smash Cocktail
If we’re being totally honest, we’re here for the candied cinnamon pumpkin seeds.
28. The Half Blood Prince Cocktail
Something wicked (wickedly beautiful, that is) this way comes.
29. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
This mocktail is light-years ahead of the usual fruit-juice-and-seltzer concoction we settle for.
30. Dark and Stormy in the Pumpkin Patch
Classic cocktail, but make it festive. Spiced rum and ginger beer are the stars in this drink, with pumpkin and orange for good measure.
31. Haunted Orchard Cocktail
It has tequila, so yeah, you could say it’s haunted.
32. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
Pick your poison: Kahlua or bourbon.
33. Apple Butter Old Fashioned
Don’t save this one just for Halloween. We’re making it our go-to cocktail for all of fall.
34. Fig Bourbon Cider Smash
Out with the frosé, in with the cider. This fall beauty boasts fig preserves, orange zest and balsamic vinegar.
35. Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail
This cocktail combines three delicious seasonal offerings: pumpkin puree, dark rum and spices. Ooh, and it only takes five minutes to make.
36. Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider
Apple slices and star anise make for the most gorgeous garnish.
37. Cranberry-Spiced Whiskey Sour
The key is homemade cranberry simple syrup spiced with cinnamon, cloves and orange peel and sweetened with maple syrup.
38. Poison Apple Martini
Set these out for your guests and you've got yourself a brouhaha fit for a witch.
These healthy(ish) margaritas are loaded with cucumber, jalapeño and coconut cream.
40. Halloween Sangria
Frozen grape “eyeballs” give this sophisticated sipper just the right amount of Halloween spirit.
41. Cranberry Margarita
Lemon-lime soda offers this tart cocktail some devilishly sweet relief.
42. Hard Apple Cider Mule
Prime for sipping while lounging in a pile of crunchy leaves.
43. Ruby Vermouth Spritzers
Think of this as the autumnal version of an Aperol spritz.
44. Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail
Smoked tea and your liquor of choice (aged rum! bourbon! whiskey!) pull this lush libation together.
45. Hot Buttered Rum
This tastes like fall in a glass. Don’t forget the cinnamon sticks for stirring.
46. Sparkling Ginger Apple Punch
Just toss everything into a punch bowl, no shaking or stirring required. It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
47. Blood Orange Gin Fizz
A traditional gin fizz calls for gin, club soda, simple syrup, lemon and egg white. Here, we trade lemon for blood orange and use it to infuse an herbal simple syrup, plus use prosecco for bubbles instead of club.