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Spellbinding spirits for a Halloween soiree

Selena Dehne is a marketing and public relations manager for JIST Publishing, freelance writer and life-long Hoosier. She covers home, entertaining, and holiday topics for SheKnows.com and FabulousLiving.com. Selena has also published do...

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

Hosting a Halloween party or event? Get your guests into the "spirit" of the evening with a signature cocktail that suits your celebration's theme. From dark, spooky concoctions to light, colorful cocktails, here are several beverages to treat yourself and guests to this Halloween.

Cruzan® autumn-tini

Cruzan® Autumn-tini

Recipe by Jesse Card, Cruzan's Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1 part DeKuyper® Hazelnut Bliss
  • 2 parts Cruzan® Light
  • 3 parts pear nectar

Directions:

  1. In a martini shaker, mix the above ingredients with ice and shake.
  2. Shake into a martini glass that has been rimmed with a sugar/cinnamon/cayenne pepper mix.

EFFEN® pumpkin patch fizz

EFFEN® Pumpkin Patch Fizz

Recipe and photo by EFFEN®

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part cinnamon syrup
  • 2 parts club soda

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, except soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
  2. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wheel in the glass.

Platinum's wicked witch punch

Platinum's Wicked Witch Punch

Recipe and photo by Platinum 7X Vodka

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml of Platinum 7X Vodka
  • 2 (12 ounces) bottles of pale beer or lager
  • 2 frozen lime juice concentrates
  • 750 ml club soda
  • 250 ml ginger ale
  • Ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve immediately.
  2. If the concentrate is frozen, the punch will chill quickly and stay cold for up to an hour.

Witches brew

Witches Brew

Recipe and photo by Jim Beam®

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry
  • 3 parts blood orange juice

Directions:

  1. Build ingredients over ice in a tall highball glass.
  2. Garnish with a half-moon orange slice.

Haunted honey tea

Haunted Honey Tea

Recipe and photo by Jim Beam®

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Honey Tea
  • 4 parts lemonade or tea

Directions:

  1. Build over rocks in a tall glass.
  2. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Peligroso bloody mary

Peligroso Bloody Mary

Recipe and photo by Peligroso Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Peligroso Silver Tequila
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Pinch horseradish
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and serve with rocks.
  3. Garnish with a slice of jalapeno.
  4. Optional kick: Add a dash of hot sauce.

Peligroso spicy blood orange margarita

Peligroso Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Recipe and photo by Peligroso Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Peligroso Silver Tequila
  • 2 slices jalapeno/Serrano chile
  • 4 ounces blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 squeezed lime

Directions:

  1. Muddle two slices of jalapeno/Serrano with Peligroso Silver Tequila in shaker.
  2. Add ice and remaining ingredients.
  3. Shake well and serve with rocks in a tumbler.

Black magic margarita

Black Magic Margarita

Recipe and photo by ALMA De Agave Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ouncea of Alma De Agave Silver
  • 4 parts blackberries
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Sprite
  • 4 dashes habanero hot sauce
  • Black volcanic salt

Directions:

  1. Muddle four blackberries in a cocktail glass.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the glass.
  3. Shake thoroughly.
  4. Rim with black volcanic salt.
  5. Garnish with a lime slice.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

More Halloween recipes

Halloween candy cookies
Easy, no bake homemade Halloween candy
Frightfully delicious cupcakes

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