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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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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

Halloween-themed cocktail and punch recipes

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.

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