26 Halloween Cocktails That Are Scary Delicious

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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 26 Halloween cocktails to serve at your soirée. They’re seasonal, not too kitschy and—dare we say?—scary delicious. (Mwahaha.)

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1. 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.

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2. 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.

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3. Thyme Apple Cider Spritz

In a word, yum. It’s like an Aperol spritz put on a giant scarf and oversize sweater for the season. (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

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4. Black Velvet Cocktail

Don’t worry, Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp’s cocktail gets its sultry color from a mix of crème de cassis and stout beer.

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5. The Black Widow Smash

Another looker, this five-minute drink contains a blend of blackberries and mezcal for a smoky-sweet cocktail that’s just festive enough.

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6. Bourbon Ginger Cider Cocktails

There’s nothing spooky about these babies, courtesy of Coterie member Jesse Reilly. You can even make a big batch ahead of time if you’re having company.

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7. Pumpkin Fizz Cocktail

The color? On point. The flavor? Delightful. Yep, we’re serving this at our Halloween party.

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8. Homemade Horchata with Pumpkin Seeds, Maple and Ginger

Horchata is to fall as eggnog is to winter. Bonus, this one’s totally vegan.

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9. Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

If we’re being totally honest, we’re here for the candied cinnamon pepitas.

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10. The Half Blood Prince Cocktail

Something wicked (wickedly beautiful, that is) this way comes.

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11. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

This is light-years ahead of the usual fruit-juice-and-seltzer concoction we settle for.

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12. 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.

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12. Haunted Orchard Cocktail

It has tequila, so yeah, you could say it’s haunted.

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14. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Pick your poison: Kahlua or bourbon.

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15. Apple Butter Old Fashioned

Don’t save this one just for Halloween. We’re making it our go-to cocktail for all of fall.

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16. Fig Bourbon Cider Smash

Out with the frosé, in with the autumn. This fall beauty boasts fig preserves, orange zest and balsamic vinegar.

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17. Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail

This cocktail combines three delicious seasonal offerings: pumpkin purée, dark rum and spices. Ooh, and it only takes five minutes to make.

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18. Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider

Apple stars and star anise make for the most gorgeous garnish.

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19. Cranberry-Spiced Whiskey Sour

The key is homemade cranberry simple syrup spiced with cinnamon, cloves and orange peel and sweetened with maple syrup.

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20. Poison Apple Martini

Set these out for your guests and you've got yourself a brouhaha fit for a witch.

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21. Monsteritas

These healthy-ish margaritas are loaded with cucumber, jalapeño and coconut cream.

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22. Halloween Sangria

Frozen grape "eyeballs" give this sophisticated sipper just the right amount of Halloween spirit.

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23. Cranberry Margarita

Lemon-lime soda offers this tart cocktail some devilishly sweet relief.

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24. Hard Apple Cider Mule

Prime for sipping while lounging in a pile of crunchy leaves.

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25. Bananas Foster Shooters

A two-minute recipe that's as creamy as it is delicious. Thanks, blender.

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26. Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

Smoked tea and your liquor of choice (aged rum! bourbon! whiskey!) pull this lush libation together.

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