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Raise Your Spirits with these 18 Hauntingly Good Halloween Cocktails!

Whether you’re hosting a haunted gathering or simply enjoying a spooky night in, these chilling concoctions are sure to add a dash of magic to your festivities!

Explore a world of ghostly garnishes, eerie elixirs, and wickedly good drinks that’ll have your guests howling for more! Check out our round up below.

Photos by The Zimmerman Agency


The Madison Hotel — Washington, DC

Get ready for a spooktacular stay at the Madison Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. This Halloween season, enchanting experiences are brewing up, from wickedly delightful themed cocktails in our hauntingly stylish bar to eerie yet elegant decor throughout the hotel. Join us for a ghoulishly glamorous getaway and don’t forget to try The Ghoulie Madison libation, a bewitched beverage to get you into the spooky season!


1 ½ oz. Premium Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Pomegranate Juice
1 Maraschino Cherry

Preparation: Add vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with Ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. “Sink” pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon down side of glass add a spooky cherry garnish.

3:30 AM

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort — Fort Lauderdale, FL

Indulge in the spirit of Halloween at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort with their hypnotizing “3:30 AM” cocktail, a spooky creation from their renowned 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar. This bewitching libation, cleverly named after the restaurant, is a mysterious blend of Corazon Blanco Tequila, Mindoro Melon Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Yuzu Juice, and a hint of simple syrup. What sets it apart is the attention to detail, featuring a house-made black sesame salt rim that adds an extra layer of flavor and allure. For an added touch of allure, the concoction is complete with dry ice, creating a hauntingly beautiful presentation.


1 1/2 oz. Corazon Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. Mindoro Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz. Fresh Yuzu Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
House Made Black Sesame Salt Rim
Dry Ice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice.


The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park — Estes Park, CO


1 oz. Aperol
1 oz. Solerno
1 oz. Espolon Silver
.75 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Red Dye

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and stir together, then “inject” into the IV Bags for serving.


Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo — River Ranch, FL

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is serving up thrills and chills with their seasonal ‘Skullchata,’ served in a souvenir light up skull mug – though not required to enjoy this spiced recipe at home! Perfect for cozying up by the fire at the Ranch or snuggling up for a spooky movie marathon at home, this fall take on a horchata contains sweet notes of vanilla rum, Rumchata, and cream, mixed with the signature taste of fall with Fireball, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Topped with whipped cream, this haunting horchata is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth and get you in the Halloween spirit.


3 oz. Rumchata
1 oz. Vanilla Rum
¼ oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1 oz. Sweet Cream (can substitute with half & half)
½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup
Ground Cinnamon, for garnish
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
Whipped Cream, for garnish

Preparation: Pour Rumchata, vanilla rum, Fireball, cream, and pumpkin spice syrup into a shaker and add three dashes of cinnamon. Shake well. Strain over ice into a festive mug and garnish with whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.

Hallowed Ground

Zocca Cuisine D’Italia at The Westin Riverwalk — San Antonio, TX


1.5 oz. Tito’s Vodka
.5 oz. Aperol
.5 oz. Mango Puree
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Lime Juice
Dark Cocoa Powder
Dehydrated Lime Wheel, for garnish

Preparation: Combine Tito’s Vodka and aperol and shake on ice. Add the mango puree, simple syrup, lime juice and shake. Strain into coupe glass, after adding a dark cocoa powder rim. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.


Violet Hour

Zocca Cuisine D’Italia at The Westin Riverwalk — San Antonio, TX


1.5 oz. Don Julio Blanco
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Crème de Violette
Ginger Beer
Dehydrated Lime and Blackberry, for garnish

Preparation: Combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila, simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake over ice and strain into collins glass. Top with ginger beer then sink Crème de Violette. Garnish with dehydrated lime and blackberry.

Spooky Potion

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago — Chicago, IL

Located on the Mezzanine level of Trump Chicago, sophisticated lounge Rebar is transformed into an enchanting haven of mystery and opulence during the Halloween season. While gazing out over the cityscape, guests can enjoy the Spooky Potion, a creepy concoction with a deliciously vibrant taste. Just watch out for the floating eye!


2 oz. Vodka
.5 oz. Apple Pucker
.5 oz. Green Chartreuse
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
Lychee, Raspberry, Blueberry

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with the eyeball and enjoy.


Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in The Kimpton Brice — Savannah, GA

If you’re craving a wicked good cocktail this Halloween season, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in Savannah, GA has the perfect drink for you. The Sweet Venom is all treat, no tricks – featuring vodka, liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup. This frightfully fantastic drink is topped with blackberries, raspberries, orange bitters and is garnished with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.


1 ½ oz. Vodka
½ oz. Liqueur
½ oz. Grenadine
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Cranberry Juice
¼ oz. Simple Syrup
3 Blackberries
2 Raspberries
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Black Sugar, for rim
Dried Blood Orange, for garnish

Preparation: Combine vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and shake on ice. Add grenadine, simple syrup and shake. Strain into a glass, and top with blackberries, raspberries and orange bitters. Garnish with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.

Bloodshot Margarita

The Bungalows Key Largo — Key Largo, FL


2 oz. Silver Tequila
4 oz. Blood Orange Juice Freshly Squeezed
1 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake until chilled. Pour over ice. Coat the edge with Tajin, add charred rosemary and eyeball gummy stir stick.

Trick and Repeat

The Bungalows Key Largo — Key Largo, FL


2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
1 oz. Fresh Espresso
2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
.5 oz. Chocolate Liquor
.5 oz. Baileys

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into shaker. Shake very well to fully introduce the peanut butter to the cocktail. Rim a martini glass with peanut butter and crushed peanut butter chocolate candies. Pour into glass.


Marquesa Hotel – Key West, FL

Halloween in Key West is full of spirited fun and the Nail in the Coffin found at the Marquesa Hotel surely appeals to the dark and mysterious. If there was ever a cocktail perfect for celebrating All Hallows’ Eve, this layered one is it! With its range of flavors and garnishments of festive décor, the Nail in the Coffin is not only delicious but fun to look at!


4 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
.5 oz. Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
2 oz. SKYY Vodka
Halloween treat of choice, for garnish

Preparation: Pour the orange juice into a glass. Add the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and stir. In a separate glass, mix the Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and SKYY Vodka together. Pour the Mr. Black and vodka mixture over a spoon to layer the drink. Garnish with a Halloween treat of your choice.


Pelican Grand Beach Resort — Fort Lauderdale, FL

This spooky season, there’s no tricks, only treats at Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring a scary good cocktail, the spirited Spooky Pelican concoction is shaken with Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and Don Julio Tequila, Chocolate Liqueur and Blue Curacao offering rich espresso and chocolate notes for an eerie-sistable delight.


1 oz. Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
½ oz. Don Julio Tequila
½ oz. Chocolate Liqueur
½ oz. Blue Curacao
3 dashes Foam Bitters

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and dry shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for at least 30 more seconds (wet shake). Pour into rocks glasses over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange twist.


The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences — Richmond, RI


1 oz. Tommy Cask-Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin NY
1 oz. Bruto Americano CA
.5 oz. Bully Boy Amaro MA
.5 oz. Partner Artisanal Sweet Vermouth ca
1 pc. Orange Wheel, halved
1 pc. Skull Ice Sphere
2 pcs. dried or fresh Fig Slice, for garnish

Preparation: In a mixing glass stir together liquid ingredients on ice. Place halved orange wheel into the bottom of an oversized coop or martini glass. Place the skull cube on top using the orange as a pedestal to keep it upright. Pour the mixture over the skull cube. Garnish with fig slice. Place into smoking cloche and smoke.

Rosemary’s Garden of Good & Evil

The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences — Richmond, RI


1.5 oz. Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka NY
0.5 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao France
0.5 oz. St. Elderflower Liquer MA
0.5 oz. Stained Raspberry Puree
2 dashes Fee Brothers orange flower water NY
2 dashes Fee Brothers rose flower water NY
1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
3 ribbons Fresh Rosemary
0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
7 pcs. Fresh or Dried Rosemary Leaves, for torching
1 pcs. Plastic Halloween Spider Ice Sphere
2 tbsp. Black Vodka (Vodka + Black Dye)
1 pcs. Lemon Wedge
1 pcs. Rosemary Sprig, for garnish

Preparation: Gently muddle fresh herbs in shaker tin, add liquid ingredients and ice to shaker tin and shake until chilled. On a heat and fire safe surface or small plate, torch rosemary leaves and cover with glass to capture the aroma. Turn glass upright. Add ice sphere. Pour the above cocktail into glass. Carefully float black vodka over the top with a spoon. Add lemon wedge to the edge of the glass with a sprig of rosemary pushed into the lemon peel. Torch the rosemary sprig.


Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Key West, FL

The spooky season is way s’more fun with a dessert-style cocktail! This concoction found at Ocean Key Resort & Spa is sweet, creamy and a certified crowd pleaser with its mix of vanilla and chocolate flavors, topped with a house-made toasted s’more. There is no trick to this treat, as this cocktail is as rich as it is delicious.


.25 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1.25 oz. Chocolate Vodka
.75 oz. Kahlua
1.5 oz. Vanilla Ice Cream
House-Made Toasted Graham Cracker S’more, for garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until completely mixed. Rim chilled martini glass with cocoa. Garnish with s’more.


Delaware North at TD Garden (Boston, MA), KeyBank Center (Buffalo, NY) and UBS Arena (Elmont, NY)
This spooky season the NHL (National Hockey League) is getting in the Halloween spirit with the Morgue-a-rita available at three NHL arenas. Aptly named as player send their opponents “to the morgue” – this spine-chilling concoction is a spooky spin on a premium margarita with a black salt rim and activated charcoal for a dark complexion. Hockey fans and patrons can find the beverage at retailers this fall, including 1928 Club, Legends and Harborview at TD Garden in Boston, New Amsterdam Bar and Lexus Club at KeyBank Center in Buffalo and at Patron Carts and the Suites Mixology Cart at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.


1 oz. Camarena Silver Tequila
.5 oz. Grand Marnier
1.25 oz. Finest Call Margarita Mix
.75 oz. Agave Nectar
Dash Activated Charcoal
Black Salt, for garnish
Lime Wedge, for garnish

Preparation: Rim glass with black salt and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in black salt-rimmed glass. Garnish and serve.


The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa — Denver, CO

Celebrate spooky season while indulging in a Halloween-inspired cocktail at The Brown Palace. This wickedly good libation features vodka, Kahlua and is topped with Fulton’s Harvest pumpkin pie cream liqueur. Garnished with a cinnamon stick, the taste of Fall and the spirit of Halloween are within every sip.


1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
1 ½ oz. Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream liqueur
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish

Preparation: Pour the vodka and Kahlua into glass over ice. Top with Fulton’s pumpkin liqueur and garnish with a cinnamon stick.


The Edison in Disney Springs – Orlando, FL

Looking to spook a big group this Halloween, check out the Blood Drive at The Edison in Disney Springs and served in IV bags by an official Edison phlebotomist lab coat and all. This recipe serves 5 and can be doubled to serve 10.


5 oz. Aperol
5 oz. Solerno
5 oz. Espolon Silver
3.75 oz. Lime Juice
2.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Red Dye, to color

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together. Inject the mixture into IV Bags for serving. Best served over a king cube in an Old-Fashioned glass.

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