Halloween Drink & Punch Recipes

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Mix up a few Halloween cocktails so no goblin or ghoul goes thirsty at your party. Including Halloween mixed drinks, punch, and milk shakes, we've rounded up our favorite kid-friendly and adults-only party drinks that are sure to impress.

Candy Corn Drink

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

Editor's Tip: Layer the mixtures in tall, clear glasses if you'd rather show off the colors in individual servings.

Black Licorice Halloween Cocktail

Notes of anise and lemon are highlighted in this spooky-color Halloween cocktail recipe. It's simple to make but will have a big visual impact on your party buffet. 

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

Mix black sambuca, lemon juice, and simple syrup, multiplying as needed to make additional servings. Chill in the refrigerator.

When ready to serve, stir mixture and pour into glasses; add 2 oz. vodka to each drink and stir. Garnish the Halloween drink with a cherry.

Spooktacular Halloween Milk Shakes

It's not a party without ice cream, and a Halloween party is no different. These Halloween creature-inspired milk shakes add something sweet and refreshing to any Halloween party menu.

Orange Sherbet Halloween Punch

Have your sherbet and drink it, too! Add tons of fun to a bowl of orange punch by topping it off with scoops of delicious sherbet. This is a sweet Halloween drink that's sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Pumpkin Pie Nog

Embrace your favorite flavor of the season and serve up some Pumpkin Pie Nog at your next gathering. Like a cup of pie and ice cream, this is the perfect Halloween cocktail to finish off a spooky evening.

Blood Red Halloween Punch

It's a good thing this gory-hue punch is super simple to make—your guests will be dying for more!

Harvest Moon Punch

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. Paper bats keep watch over the buffet table—download our free pattern to make your own!

Halloween Smoothies with Pumpkin Straws

Don't leave out the kids at your next Halloween soiree. On a night all about sugar, sneak in these healthy banana-mango smoothies for a sweet treat that you can feel good about. Top off the delicious Halloween drink for kids with a festive pumpkin straw to keep with the holiday.

To make straws, punch circles out of orange paper using a scalloped-circle punch. Layer eight circles, aligning scallops. Staple in the center of the circles. Fold circles into the center around the staple, half going to one side and half going to the other side, to create a 3-D pumpkin.

Using double-stick tape, attach the straw close to the staple, leaving a green stem peeking out above the paper pumpkin.

Monster Mash Slush

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 doused in bubbling lemon-lime soft drink and drizzled with blood-red grenadine. Black decorating sugar rims the glass, giving the Halloween cocktail an ominous effect.

Tangled Web Shakes

Oh, what a tangled web we weave—and oh, what a delicious result! Zigzags of caramel and dark chocolate 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.

Ghostly Spirits

White chocolate apparitions haunt this chilling beverage. The spirited adults-only potion is shaken with ice to blend the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, milk, and whipping cream. Topped with a spritz of whipped cream and the ghostly garnish, this Halloween cocktail will haunt your party guests' dreams.

Editor's Tip: If you're in a time crunch, substitute ghost-shape marshmallows or other ghost-shape candies for the garnish.

Blue Slime Lemonade

The blue "slime" in this zippy punch is blueberry-flavor gelatin floating in sparkling lemonade—it's the perfect Halloween drink for kids. Make this for your next monster bash!

Flamin' Cinnamon Cider

Red-hot and super-fast, this cider sizzles with cinnamon. Cinnamon candies give standard cider a flavor and color punch. It's oh, so simple to make, too. Add apple slices and thin strips of orange peel to accentuate the cider's colorful costume.

Editor's Tip: For an adults-only twist on this Halloween drink, add cinnamon schnapps to the hot cider mixture.

Grand Autumn Cocktail

Amid all the candy and craziness, a simple Halloween cocktail can be refreshing. Whiskey and lime are the classic combo you're looking for. Top off the drink with angostura bitters for a Halloween-appropriate orange touch.

Boozy Blood Bath

This creepy cocktail shimmers with the color of blood. Bold flavors—maple, Concord grape juice, and whiskey—infuse this rich and flavorful drink. Serve the Halloween cocktail in old-style Champagne glasses garnished with skewered grapes for a beverage that will delight all the vampires on your party guest list.

Editor's Tip: Use the highest-quality Concord grape juice you can find to ensure fresh flavor.

Muddy Swamp Water

From the muddy muck emerges a simply satisfying Halloween alcoholic punch. In just 10 minutes, you can create a cola concoction laced with Irish cream liqueur to calm the creatures at your adult party. Served over ice, this mess might look like swamp water teeming with monstrous possibilities, but its fabulous flavor will have party guests sipping even as they wonder.

Ghost Punch

This bubbly Halloween punch with creamy ghost ice cubes tastes delicious and looks great on a party drink table. Ghouls and goblins alike will love the fruity flavors.

Blood-Rimmed Martinis

Startle your Halloween guests with this wicked brew. White chocolate, coconut, cream, rum, and vodka make a tasty martini, while red cake gel around the rim adds just the right amount of fright.

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, the eye will add a flavorful chill to your Halloween punch.

Blood Orange Bourbon

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 make it on-theme for Halloween. It's sophistication with only a tiny touch of scary.

Transylvania Punch

Just add cherry gelatin to lemon-lime carbonated beverage for Halloween punch fun.

Green "Batini"

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

Editor's Tip: To make black bat picks, print the bat pattern, trace onto black cardstock, cut out, and use a dab of tacky glue to adhere to the tops of clear cocktail stir sticks.

Wide-Eyed Fruit Smoothies

These fruity smoothies are topped with meringue eyes for a ghostly sipper perfect for Halloween. Lemon yogurt and a blend of berries make these drinks as sweet as they are refreshing.

Apple Cider Punch

Fruit juices, apple cider, and sparkling white grape juice make up this tasty Halloween concoction. Serve the punch cold with black licorice sticks to use as Halloween-worthy straws.

Editor's Tip: For an adult punch, use chilled champagne in place of sparkling grape juice.

Jack's Apricot Iced Tea

Black tea and apricot nectar make a refreshing Halloween iced tea. Ladle the drink out of a clear punch bowl with a paper jack-o'-lantern face grinning on the front.

Editor's Tip: Attach the face pieces with temporary adhesive, such as gummy tack.

Orange-and-Red Potion

For a magical Halloween drink that will amaze your guests, fill a highball glass about halfway with orange soda and then carefully add a spoonful of chilled cherry gelatin. The gelatin should float on top of the beverage. If desired, stir together just before drinking.

Editor's Tip: Decorate a clear highball glass with pairs of oval and round googly eyes in assorted sizes to give your drink personality. Attach eyes to the outside of the glass with red dimensional paint or glue.

Buggy Chai Punch

With spicy chai and sweet orange and lime flavors, this buggy chai Halloween punch is sure to draw a crowd. Serve with ice for a refreshing thirst-quencher and a buggy garnish for added flavor.

Editor's Tip: To make the buggy garnish, use a wooden skewer, lime rinds, and maraschino cherries for a spooky body, adding cloves for the bug's eyes.

Mad Science Martini

Get creative in your kitchen with this spooky nonalcoholic beverage. Blends of fruit flavors make up the red-and-green Halloween cocktail, which sips perfectly from a martini glass.

Bloody Maria

You don’t have to go all out when it comes to Halloween drinks. A blood-red bloody mary sets a subtly creepy tone to an adults-only Halloween party.

Ice Cream Sodas

These ice cream Halloween drinks are sure to make your guests scream in delight. Garnish Dracula's soda with gummy teeth and cherry "eyeballs" on straws. For the goblins in your midst, serve up tasty and fruity "ghoulade."

Gremlin Lemonade

A cute-yet-creepy kiwi gremlin watches over this festive spin on the margarita. For younger goblins, substitute lemonade or lemon-lime soda.

Slimy Layered Drinks

Customize these drinks to add fun to the holiday festivities. Choose your base (ice cream, pudding, or a milk shake) and a favorite fruit-flavor syrup. In a clear glass, alternate layers of the base with the fruit syrup to create a unique-as-it-is-sweet Halloween drink.

Editor's Tips:
To make the spooky eyes, freeze a mini chocolate cake roll, cut into thick slices horizontally, and attach red cinnamon candies with frosting for eyes.

For the green spider garnish, cut gummy candy rings in half and place along the rim as legs. Place a soft fruit candy in the center for the body, and dab on decorative gel icing for the eyes.

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