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40 Adult Beverages Guaranteed To Make Your Halloween Wicked

It's October and that means one thing: Halloween. While the kids are out trick-or-treating use these 40 Halloween drink recipes to have some adult fun of your own.

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2. The Beetlejuice



½ oz. Vodka

½ oz. Melon Liqueur

½ oz. Blue Curacao

½ oz. Raspberry Liqueur

½ oz. Cranberry Juice

Sweet n Sour Mix


Take a tall glass and fill it full of ice.

Pour the vodka into the glass.

Fill the glass ¾ full with Sweet n Sour Mix.

Pour in the rest of the ingredients one at a time.

6. Goblin's Punch



1 package lime gelatin

1 bottle 7UP

1 bottle Hawaiian Punch, Fruit Punch


In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Transfer to a bowl. Add gelatin and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, pour about 1/2 cup of 7UP and 1/4 cup fruit punch into a cup. Add one or two spoonfuls of chilled gelatin and top with ice eyeballs.

7. Candy Corn Cocktails



1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodke

3 oz Sour Mix

2 oz Pineapple Juice

1/2 oz Grenadine

Whipped cream for topping


1. Combine Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Sour Mix and Pineapple Juice in a shaker with ice, shake away

2. Pour mix into a martini glass

3. Slowly pour Grenadine into mix so it settles at the bottom

4. Top with whip cream

10. Halloween Sangria



One 750 ml. bottle Rioja or Syrah (semi-cheap is just fine)

1 orange, sliced

1 red apple, cored and sliced

1 green apple, cored and sliced

1 1/2 cups frozen sweet cherries

2 cups chilled club soda

Three 11.2-ounce bottles Mike's Hard® Black Cherry Lemonade (chilled)

ice, as needed

fake blood drips, optional (see *Tips)


1. In a pitcher or bowl, mix wine with fruit. Refrigerate until well-chilled, at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

2. When ready to serve, add the club soda and Mike's Hard Lemonade. Serve immediately (in cups with ice cubes, if desired).

11. Black Widow Martini



1 oz. Absolut Citron (or your favorite citrus vodka)

½ oz. Cointreau

½ oz. Chambord

½ oz. Blue Curacao

¼ oz. Cuervo Gold Tequila

3 oz. sour mix

Fresh Raspberries (optional for garnish)


Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, and shake until chilled.

Strain into 8 oz. martini glass.

Optional - drop in 2-3 fresh raspberries to garnish. For extra Halloween fun, add a plastic spider ring to the rim of the glass.

Serve and enjoy!

12. T-Virus Antidote




2 oz Blue Curacao

1/4 tsp Agar powder

1 1/2 oz Citrus vodka

T-Virus Antidote-

2 oz Midori

1/4 tsp Agar powder

1 1/2 oz Citrus vodka


Small pan

Food syringe

Silicon tubing that fits the syringe (1 ft. minimum)

Glass of ice water

Tall shot glasses

Directions: This recipe is for those who like the previous T-Virus and Antidote shots, but want to wow your guests with something a bit more complicated. In a pan, bring the blue curacao or Midori to almost a boil. Remove it from the heat and mix in the agar powder with a spoon or spatula. Suck the liquid into the syringe and inject it into the tubing. Submerge the tubing into the glass of ice water and wait around 5 minutes for it to solidify. After about 5 minutes, remove the tubing from the water. To remove the newly solidified gel from the tube, fill your syringe with air and use the air to push the gel out. Cut the gel strings into the appropriate length for your shot glass. Carefully wrap the gel around the inside of your shot glass and slowly pour in citrus vodka. Serve, infect, and heal.

13. Candy Corn Drink



2 Cups mango nectar (this is normally found in the Mexican food aisle or juice aisle)

1 Box of lemon-flavor gelatin (I use Lemon Jell-O)

1 Cup boiling water

3 1/2 Cups cold orange soda

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons honey

Candy corn for topping


Start boiling water

Add gelatin to boiling water and stir until disolved

Stir in mango nectar

Pour mixture into a clear 2 quart pitcher

Cover and put in fridge for 3 hours (may take a little longer - you want it thick but not set)

Gently pour orange soda in (TIP - This tip helps a TON, stick a wooden spoon right over top the gelatin mix and pour the orange soda with your cup touching the spoon, over top the wooden spoon so the soda runs down the spoon. Do this SLOWLY.

Combine whipping cream and honey then mix with a beater for a few minutes until peaks form in whipped cream.

Use a spoon to softly put the whip over the doesn't sink like you'd think.

14. Vampire Kiss Martini / Via


Red candy for rim of glass:

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup water

Red food coloring (to desired shade)

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 oz. Vodka

½ oz. Chambord (raspberry liqueur)

3 oz. cranberry juice

A splash of lime juice


Red Candy:

Combine all ingredients in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to be sure the sugar dissolves completely. Allow to bubble for 5 minutes (if you have a candy thermometer, allow it to reach 300º F).

Remove from heat. Dip rims of cocktail glasses into the sticky goo, but be careful not to get any of this on you — it is hot! We recommend wearing an oven mit during this step.


Step 1: Pour all cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2: Shake.

Step 3: Strain into prepared martini glass.

15. DIY Pumpkin Keg


Step 1: First, draw a ring around the top of your pumpkin. This will be your guide to carve the lid. Try to keep this pretty close to the top of the pumpkin so you optimize the hollowed out space that will hold the beer.

Step 2: Once that's done, carve it! If you're sans carving kit you can use a serrated knife. Whatever your tool of choice, poke it in at an angle and work your way around the ring.

Step 3: Pop the lid off once you've gone all the way around and clean out your pumpkin. Make sure you get all the seeds out and most of the pulp, but don't worry if some of that's left behind since it's responsible for flavoring the beer.

Step 4: Now, find the spot where you want to place your spigot. Using your pencil or marker, trace around the rim once you've decided upon the spot. Cutting the hole here will require a pretty fine serrated knife, so the carving kit proves really worthwhile at this point.

Make the hole as clean cut as possible, then pop in your spigot. If your pumpkin is as thick as ours was you'll have to thin out the pumpkin's inner wall to fit the spigot properly. Don't be afraid to dig in - the pumpkin can take it.

Step 5: Once your spigot is secured, you're ready to go! Pour in your Sam Adam's Octoberfest (because that IS the official beer of fall as far as we're concerned) and pop the lid back on your pumpkin.

Step 6: Celebrate fall and all your hard work with a cold brew from your pumpkin keg!

16. The Black Lagoon



4 ounces vodka

2 ounces Rosemary-Lemon Syrup

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Licorice Ice Cubes


Combine vodka, syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker, stir to combine. Add seltzer, and divide between two glasses filled with licorice ice cubes. Serve immediately.

18. Wolf's Bite



1 oz Lucid absinthe

1 oz Midori Liqueur

1 oz Lemon-lime soda

1 oz Pineapple juice

Drizzle of grenadine

In a cocktail shaker add absinthe, Midori, pineapple juice, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into 2oz. shot glass. Splash lemon-lime soda on top and a drizzle of grenadine.

19. Vodka Tonic Bat Jelly Shot



1 1/3 cups tonic water

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

1 tablespoon sugar

3 envelopes plain Knox gelatin (makes a firm jelly shot for setting in a mold. Decrease to 2 or 2 1/2 envelopes if using other methods to set, such as loaf pan or mini martini glasses. An envelope of plain Knox gelatin equals about 2 tsp of gelatin powder.)

2/3 cup vodka (citrus flavored is nice . . .)

First, prepare the silicon molds with a light application of cooking spray. Then wipe the mold cavities out with a clean paper towel. This method will leave just the slightest residue, which will help unmold the gelatin without affecting the taste or appearance. Place each mold on a cookie sheet or cooling rack to provide a stable surface for handling.

Combine the tonic, citrus juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. (Mixture will be very foamy, but this will diminish.) Remove from the heat and stir in the vodka.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the molds, and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.

To serve, unmold, loosen the edges by pulling away from the side of the mold, and pop each jelly shot out.

20. The Brain Hemorrhage


To make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail, fill a shot glass halfway with peach schnapps. Gently pour Bailey’s Irish Cream on top. After the shot is almost full, carefully add a small amount of blue curacao. After it settles, add a small splash (or a few drops) of grenadine syrup.

22. Specimen Cup Shots


This totally gross but completely edible specimen cup is a simple mix of 6 ounces of lemon gelatin and 2 tablespoons of mango gelatin dissolved in 2 cups of boiling water. For an adults only party, add 2 cups vodka.

23. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte



6 cups of milk (I used whole)

4-6 cups of strongly brewed coffee

1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

1/2 cup of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

3 cinnamon sticks


In your crock pot, combine the milk and coffee.

Whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon and pour into the crockpot.

Mix together well.

Toss in 3-4 cinnamon sticks.

Cover the crockpot, and cook on high for 2 hours.

24. Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail


1 oz cognac

.5 oz Grand Marnier

1.5 oz orange juice

.5 oz ginger ale

orange wheel & lime twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange & lime “Pumpkin Top”.

“Pumpkin Top” Garnish

Fold a small piece of lime twist/peel in half and insert it into the center of an orange wheel.

27. Candy Corn Jello Shots



2 large boxes lemon Jello

2 large boxes orange Jello

1 can whipped cream


Candy corn (for decoration)


Prepare lemon Jello with 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water and 1 cup vodka .

Divide Jello into shot glasses and let chill in fridge for 4 hours.

Prepare orange Jello with 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water and 1 cup vodka .

Divide Jello into shot glasses on top of the yellow layer and chill again for 4 hours.

Top with whipped cream and candy corn when ready to serve.

29. Butterbeer! (Just add vodka)


12 oz. (one bottle) ginger beer

36 oz. (three bottles) cream soda

3 T butterscotch ice cream topping

Thoroughly chill unopened ginger beer and cream soda in refrigerator until icy-cold. Refrigerate empty, glass pitcher as well. Once beverages are chilled, in a small mixing bowl or tall glass, stir 1-2 oz. of cream soda into butterscotch topping till thoroughly combined. Pour all remaining soda into chilled pitcher. Quickly add butterscotch mixture to pitcher. Stir till just combined; do not over-stir. Pour over ice and serve immediately.

30. Beer Cooler Pumpkin


1.Decapitate and gut the pumpkin.

2.Carve out the words Cold Beer out of the orange skin of the pumpkin. You don’t have to go entirely through the pumpkin flesh.

3.Trace the bottom of a beer bottle or can on the pumpkin.

4.Carve out a hole and then stick that beer in the hole.

5.Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you run out of room or beer.

6.Keep the pumpkin very cool until about 2 hours before any activity. Then

7.Fill the pumpkin with beer, ice, while placing the waterproof lantern inside the pumpkin cavity.

31. Shrunken Heads in Cider



2 cups lemon juice

2 tablespoons coarse salt

8 large Granny Smith apples

32 whole cloves

2 gallons apple cider

2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

2 cups spiced rum (optional)



Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.


Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.


Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the "eye" sockets.


Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.

33. Poppin' Strawberry Bellini


1 part strawberry vodka

1 part strawberry daiquiri mix

2 parts prosecco or champagne

Fresh strawberries

A few pkgs of strawberry Pop Rocks

1. Start with your strawberry in the glass (martini or champagne flutes work well)

2. Add prosecco first.

3. Pour in the vodka.

4. Slowly drizzle in the daiquiri mix.

5. Now here's the fun part! Sprinkle in about half a pack of Pop Rocks and watch them fizzle!

6. Your drink will continue you popping in your mouth for the next 10 or 20 minuets so enjoy while watching the fireworks! The strawberry itself even pops towards the end!

34. Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Martini



2 parts Absolut Vanila vodka

1 part pumpkin schnapps

Splash of cream


Garnish: Cherry


Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg, and garnish with a marachino cherry (optional).

35. Melted Wicked Witch Punch



6 cups water

1 cup white sugar

1 (6 ounce) package lime-flavored Jell-O® mix

1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice

2 quarts orange juice

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 (2 liter) bottles chilled lemon-lime soda

Optional Vodka or Rum


Mix water, sugar, and gelatin mix in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook at a boil, whisking frequently, until gelatin and sugar have dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir pineapple juice, orange juice, and lemon juice into gelatin mixture and transfer into resealable plastic bags. Place in freezer until slushy, about 4 hours.

Pour mixture into a large punch bowl and stir in lemon-lime soda; float a black plastic witch hat atop the punch.

36. Poison Apple Punch



1 cup ice cubes

1 fluid ounce vanilla flavored vodka

1 fluid ounce sour apple schnapps

1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

1 dash grenadine syrup


Fill a large glass with ice, and pour in vanilla vodka and schnapps. Pour in the lemon-lime soda, and top with a splash of grenadine.

37. Cider Jacks


2 oz applejack liqueur,

1 oz lemon juice and a

Splash of grenadine

Hard Apple Cider

Combine your ingredients in a shaker and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with hard apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick.

38. Zombie Eye Martini



2 radishes

2 green olives

3 parts vodka

1 part olive juice


Cut a hole in the radishes that is big enough for the olives. Slide the olives into the hole. Using a fork, scrape the side of the radishes to remove part of the red exterior. This will create a blood shot look.

Place them on a skewer and lay in a martini glass. Top with chilled vodka and olive juice.

39. Apple Pumpkini



2 1/2 tbs. pumpkin puree

3 ounces apple cider

2 ounces vanilla vodka

1 ounce ginger ale

cinnamon and sugar (for the rim)


In a shallow dish, mix together a couple of tablespoons of sugar and about 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Rub some apple cider along the rim of each martini glass. Dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

In a cocktail shaker, add about 3-4 ice cubes. Add in the pumpkin puree, apple cider, vodka, and ginger ale. Shake well and pour into the martini glasses and serve.

40. Candy Corn Screwdriver



In cocktail shaker, place ice, vodka and orange juice. (Depending on size of cocktail shaker, you may have to work in batches.)

Shake 30 seconds.

2Pour into 4 chilled martini glasses.

Garnish each with 4 candy corn candies.

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