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Halloween party cocktail recipes

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Candy cocktails

Even if you have outgrown the plastic pumpkin full of miniature candy, you can still revel in the Halloween spirit by sipping on a candy cocktail that puts trick or treat candy to shame. Whether you throw your own costume bash or attend someone else's, be sure to sink your fangs into a cocktail glass of these sweet, spirited, mixed drinks.

Tootsie Roll ShotTrick or treat Tootsie Roll Shot

Serves 1

Recipe courtesy of Three Olives Vodka

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 ounce chocolate vodka
  • 1/3 ounce amaretto
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup

Directions:
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

Peppered Petal Punch

Serves 1
Peppered Petal Punch

Recipe courtesy of Wild Hibiscus

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce cognac
  • 1/4 ounce lichi liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 ounce hibiscus syrup
  • Dash Peychaud's Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Hibiscus flower
  • Lychee fruit

Directions:

  1. Crush peppercorns in the bottom of a mixing glass with a muddler.
  2. Add gin, cognac, liqueur, juice, hibiscus syrup and bitters and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain twice into a punch cup or pond glass and top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with an hibiscus flower stuffed with a lychee fruit on a skewer.

POM TrufflePOM Truffle

Serves 1

Recipe courtesy of POM Wonderful

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or 100% pomegranate juice*
  • 1-1/4 ounce dark crème de cacao
  • 1-1/2 ounce black cherry vodka
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Dark, milk or white chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. Shake juice, crème de cacao and vodka together and strain into a martini glass.
  2. Coat the cherries with the chocolate shavings and place them on a pick for garnish.
  3. *To juice a pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and use a citrus reamer or a juicer to extract the juice. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One pomegranate will produce about 1/2 cup of juice.

Peppermint Patty

Peppermint Patty

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur (try Godiva)
  • 3/4 ounce Rumple Minze
  • 1 cup hot cocoa
  • 1 ounce whipped cream

Directions:
Stir liqueur and Rumple Minze into the cocoa and top with whipped cream.

Gummy Worm Martini

Serves 1

Gummy Worm MartiniRecipe courtesy of Three Olives Vodka

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces mango vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 1 ounce lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherry

Directions:

  1. Shake vodka, Blue Curacao and soda over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with a cherry.

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