5 Halloween-inspired cocktails that are perfectly spooky

A spooky Halloween party calls for some spooky Halloween cocktails. So what better way to get into the ghoulish spirit than with an enchanting variety of boo-zy potions and elixirs? From a poison appletini to a slayer’s blood cosmo, these creepy craft cocktails have a delicious dark side. For witches and wizards looking to enhance their potion game, grab your cauldrons because here are five Halloween-inspired cocktails that are so tasty it’s scary!

1. Pomegranate potion margarita

One can imagine Morticia Addams descending a grand staircase with this striking jewel-tone concoction in hand. Begin by adding tequila, Cointreau, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a shaker. Once shaken, strain over a glass tumbler rimmed with black salt. For an additional spooky touch, add a large ice cube with plastic spiders frozen inside. 

2. Poison appletini


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This cocktail blend is for the evil queen that lives in all of us. Break out your lab equipment, and begin by pouring apple whiskey, sour apple pucker, cranberry juice and ice into a glass. After shaking, strain the brew into a chilled martini glass. To give your elixir a fun special effect, toss in a chilled glow cube. 

3. Hocus Pocus witch’s brew

Put your potion prowess to the test with this Hocus Pocus-inspired cocktail. First, fill a Collins glass with crushed ice, blue curaçao, lemon juice, indigo gin and seltzer. Top off the sapphire-hued brew with a sprig of thyme to complete the spell.   

4. Snake and spider stew cocktail inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas

No Halloween cocktail list would be complete without including a Nightmare Before Christmas adaptation. To brew the beverage, add Midori, limeade, vodka and ice into a blender. After blending, pour the mixture into a wine glass rimmed with Pop Rocks. For one last creepy crawly garnish, stick in a gummy worm or two.

5. Slayer’s blood cosmopolitan inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer

For vampires in need of sustenance, look no further than this Buffy-inspired cocktail. Begin by dipping the rim of a coupe glass in red liquid candy, letting the “blood” drip down the sides as it hardens. Next, in a Collins glass, add lime juice, pomegranate juice, blood orange juice, vodka, simple syrup and ice before shaking. Finally, strain the crimson concoction into the candy-rimmed coupe glass.

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