18 Spirited Halloween Drink and Punch Recipes

Raspberry or Mango Spritz-ade Cocktails
Photo: Blaine Moats

Add good spirit(s) to your holiday party and mix up a few Halloween cocktails so no goblin or ghoul goes thirsty. Including Halloween cocktails, holiday punches, and festive milk shakes, we've rounded up our favorite kid-friendly and adults-only party drinks that are sure to impress.

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Candy Corn Drink

Candy Corn Drink
Kritsada Panichgul

Half the fun of this Halloween drink is how cool it looks served in clear glass. The other half? The citrusy flavor combination is a thirst-quenching party pleaser. Layers of mango-sweetened gelatin, bubbly orange drink, and honey-infused whipped cream imitate candy corn's colorful stripes.

Test Kitchen Tip: Layer the mixtures in tall, clear glasses if you'd rather show off vivid hues in individual servings.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
Matthew Clark

PSL, pretty please! Act like your slow cooker is a witchy cauldron and bubbly up a far-from-basic bevvy with plenty of real canned pumpkin, warm fall spices, and almond milk. The splash of coffee will keep you caffeinated just enough to power through the last trick-or-treater.

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Raspberry or Mango Spritz-Ade Cocktails

Raspberry or Mango Spritz-Ade Cocktails
Blaine Moats

Move over standard margs. We're sweetening the deal with frozen fruit, lemonade, and sparkling water so these tequila drinks are just sweet enough.

Test Kitchen Tip: Add spooky skeleton-inspired stir sticks so guests can keep their spirits well-blended even as the ice melts.

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Spooktacular Halloween Milkshakes

Halloween Milk Shakes
Matthew Clark

Invite Frankenstein (chocolate-mint), Dracula (strawberry-vanilla), and Mrs. Witch (blackberry) to the boo bash! These Halloween creature-inspired milk shakes add something sweet and refreshing to any holiday menu. It's not a party without ice cream, and a Halloween party is no different.

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Floating Hand Punch

Floating Hand Punch

Take things up a notch with a pair of floating hands in your Halloween punch. To make them, fill plastic gloves with tonic water and freeze. When the hands are frozen solid, remove the ice forms, drop into your punch bowl, and turn on a blacklight to watch the frozen tonic glow in the dark. This ultra-festive touch will dress up any Halloween drink.

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Black Licorice Halloween Cocktail

Brie Williams

Notes of anise (that's the flavor of the Italian digestif sambuca, by the way!) and lemon are highlighted in this spooky-hued Halloween cocktail recipe. It's simple to make but will have a big visual impact on your party buffet. You can even make it the morning of to beat the trick-or-treat rush!

  • 1/2 oz. black sambuca
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil and cooled)
  • 2 oz. vodka
  1. Mix black sambuca, lemon juice, and simple syrup, multiplying as needed to make additional servings. Chill in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to serve, stir the mixture and pour into glasses; add 2 ounces vodka to each drink and stir. Garnish the Halloween drink with a cherry.
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Harvest Moon Punch

Halloween punch
Monica Buck

Try a crisp Halloween drink recipe that draws on apple cider and lemon flavors. Sliced apples garnish the punch bowl and add a dose of real apple juice to the mix. This drink will be a crowd-pleaser, so feel free to set up one cocktail and let guests serve themselves.

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Monster Mash Slush

Monster Mash Slush
Kritsada Panichgul

This monstrously flavorful slush is dripping with spooky character. The tequila-laced frozen mixture of melon and orange takes on the look of a mad scientist's latest experiment when it's drizzled with blood-red grenadine. Black decorating sugar rims the glass, giving the Halloween cocktail an ominous effect.

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Tangled Web Shakes

Tangled Web Shakes
Kritsada Panichgul

Oh, what a tangled web we weave—and oh, what a delicious result! Zigzags of caramel and dark chocolate sauce weave along the inside of a glass filled with creamy goodness that will snare kids' and adults' taste buds. Top each Halloween drink with a wispy caramelized-sugar web to crown the shake in creepy style.

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Eyeball Ice Punch

Eyeball Ice Punch

Guests will feel like they're being watched when helping themselves to a glass of this punch. A creepy eyeball ice ring floats inside! But with fruity ingredients, this Halloween punch is sweet and spooky all at once.

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Blood Orange Bourbon

Halloween drink

For a frighteningly delicious drink, try this blood orange cocktail. A short ingredients list means it's easy to whip up, and the natural coloring of blood oranges makes it on-theme for Halloween.

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Transylvania Punch

Translvania Punch

Bubble, bubble, toil...and tasty! Just add cherry gelatin to lemon-lime carbonated beverages for Halloween punch fun. The gelatin floats atop the drink for a spooky, floaty delight.

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Green "Batini"

4 martini glasses with bat toothpick

Green lemonade is both refreshing and wickedly appropriate for the Halloween holiday. Give an adult edge to these ghoulish drinks by adding vodka.

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Cider Moscow Mule

Cider Moscow Mule

No copper mug? No prob. This fall-flavored Moscow mule is a perfect mix of sweet and tart (better than the candies, if we do say so!). Lime juice, ginger beer, and vodka keep it classic, while apple cider brings it into Halloweeny territory.

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Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

Start the celebrations early with bloodys at brunch! A bloody mary sets a subtly creepy tone to an adults-only Halloween party. For the food, serve a matching meal of blood-red slow cooker Butternut Squash Shakshuka with oozy egg yolks.

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Cider Mulled Wine

Cider Mulled Wine

Have an endless line of trick-or-treaters? Wine about it! This easy-sipping Halloween drink is infused with sugar (honey), spice (cinnamon), and everything nice (white wine) for a grown-up cider that's will keep you in good spirits.

Test Kitchen Tip: For a lower-alcohol option, simply omit the liquor and stick to wine alone.

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Snickerdoodle Cider Mimosa

snickerdoodle-style cider mimosa in glass
Brie Passano

Cookie or cocktail? How about both! This light-in-alcohol sparkling wine drink is flavored just like the classic buttery cookie. Cream soda, cinnamon, and sugar are the key three ingredients.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte, green tea, latte, drink

The only thing spooky about this Halloween drink recipe is the color! Mix up a batch of these almond milk and matcha lattes. Serve them warm or iced. Add a festive touch with a final sprinkle of matcha powder.

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