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Halloween has arrived, bringing with it parties, gatherings, and weary parents trotting after their children in the chilly Autumn air! Follow along for some of our favorite spooky cocktail recipes to make your Halloween amazing!

Poison Apple Cocktail

This is a visually stunning crowd pleaser with a perfect autumn flavor!


1/3 c. apple cider

1/3 c. cranberry juice

2 oz. fireball

1 oz. grenadine

1/4 tsp. edible gold glitter



  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake to combine and chill all ingredients (about 30 seconds). Pour into glass and serve.

Sweet Poison Cocktail

Made popular at NYC’s Jekyll and Hyde club, you can recreate this gorgeous masterpiece at home anytime!


1 oz. light rum

2 oz. coconut rum

1 oz. Blue Curacao

1 handful ice

pineapple juice

Pineapple wedge (for garnish)


  1. Combine the rums + Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake to mix and chill, then pour into a cocktail glass.
  2. Finish filling the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Cotton Candy Shot

What would Halloween be without candy?! This is a fun one for those adult-only Halloween parties after the trick-or-treating wraps up!


1/2 oz. vanilla vodka

1 oz. cotton candy vodka

3 Scoops vanilla ice cream

1/2 – 1 Cup Pink Cotton Candy

Rim: Pink Sugar

Garnish: Cotton Candy


  1. Rim shot glasses with corn syrup then dip into the sugar to coat the edge.
  2. Put vodkas, ice cream, and cotton candy in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour mix into sugar-rimmed shot glasses.
  4. Garnish with cotton candy (which will melt almost immediately).

Bloody Margarita

For a spooky twist on two old favorites, we can’t recommend this one enough!


12 oz can tomato juice

1 c. orange juice

4 oz. white tequila

1/4 c. lime juice

2 teaspoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt ice

Garnish: additional kosher salt, lime slices, and jalapeno rings


  1. Combine all ingredients except for ice in a cocktail shaker. Meanwhile, crush ice in a blender to get very small pieces. Combine liquids + ice in a blender, pulsing 2-3 times to combine.

The Jolly Rancher

We couldn’t only include one candy creation, could we?! This is a tasty treat you can create quickly, sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


2 oz vodka

1 oz melon liqueur

6-8 oz cranberry juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake then strain over fresh ice in a glass.

Aviation Cocktail

This is an oldie, but a goodie! Its vibrant color sets the perfect tone for a Halloween party.


2 oz gin

1/4 oz maraschino liqueur

1/4 oz ​crème de violette liqueur

1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Garnish: Lemon peel


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon.

For more ideas and specific brand recommendations for the perfect Halloween cocktail, come visit us in person at 3rd Street Beverage! We have everything you need to create the spookiest drink in town!