20 Halloween 2020 Cocktail Recipes: Spooky Inspired Drinks – Hollywood Life

20 Frighteningly Boo-zy Cocktail Recipes To Make This Halloween: Spooquiris, Morgue-ritas & More

Halloween might be a little different this year, but we've got some goulishly fun cocktail recipes for you to make while celebrating at home!

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Blood Orange Manarita
2 oz. Teremana Blanco Tequila
.75 oz. Fresh Lime juice
1 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
.5 oz. Agave Nectar

Build in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.

Blood Orange Manarita
Blood Orange Manarita

Spiced Gin Apple from the Affina Hotel Collection in NYC
2oz Darnley’s View Spiced Gin
1 ½ oz apple juice
1 ½ oz ginger beer
¾ lemon juice
Bar-spoon cinnamon syrup

2 oz White Rum
1 oz Passoã
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Lime Juice

Ghoulishly Grape Punch Recipe
1 64-ounce bottle Ocean Spray® Cran-Grape® Grape Cranberry Juice Drink, chilled
4 cups grape-flavored ginger ale, chilled
1 pint lime sherbet or sorbet

Combine juice drink and ginger ale in a large punch bowl. Spoon scoops of sherbet into bowl. Makes 24 4-ounce servings.

Smoke Show, Courtesy of BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles
2.5 oz bourbon
1/4 oz grade A maple syrup
1/4 oz water
2 dashes orange bitters
1 dash angostura bitters

Stir all ingredients in cocktail tin with ice, strain into small bottles. Insert applewood smoke into the bottle. When ready to serve, pour over ice in glass or one large cube and see the smoke billow up from the glass. Smell and taste your delicious drink!

Apple Bottom Jeans, courtesy of Fia Santa Monica
2oz Deadwood Rye
.5oz Tosolini Amaretto
.25oz Lemon Juice
.25oz Liquid Alchemist Ginger Juice
.25oz Vermont Maple Syrup

Shake with ice and pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a dehydrated apple wheel and candied ginger.

Spooky Nude Soda
A handful of Blackberries
2 Cans of Nude Raspberry Lemon Seltzer
1 Kiwi
Ice cubes

Add 2-3 blackberries in each glass and muddle. Add lots of ice in each glass on top of Blackberries – ice should be filled to the top of glass. Pour the Nude Seltzers into each glass until it’s filled to the top. Remove skin from kiwi, cut in half and mash for a minute. Add muddled kiwi to the top, add a straw and enjoy.

Spooky Nude Soda
Spooky Nude Soda

Hibiscus Mango Mocktail
2 oz. Vital Proteins Blackberry Hibiscus Collagen Water™
1½ oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1½ oz. mango nectar
½ oz. simple syrup

Combine ingredients into a shaker over ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with fresh chopped mango or fresh pomegranates seeds.

Boozie Freezies Brisky Frisky Daiquiri
Rum Just had a Snowball Fight With Strawberries, Lemons, and Limes. Introducing Boozie Freezies, an alcoholic freeze pop product line made with premium spirits, fruit purees and concentrates, a dash of sugar, and sweetened with Monk Fruit, a natural sweetener with no calories. Boozie Freeezies arrive unfrozen. All you have to do is pop them in the freezer them and your ready-to-go!

Rebellious Red Sangria
1 bottle of Apothic Red
1/4 cup Brandy
Choice of Lemon Lime Soda or Ginger Ale/Beer
5 Blood Oranges and Plums, sliced
1 Pomegranate, seeded

Mix ingredients in a large pitcher, stir and pour over ice.

Deadly Spice
La Adelita Tequila Blanco
Passion fruit puree
St. Germain
Lime juice
Cilantro leaves
Pinch of tajin

Smoke, Mirrors and Colors
1.5 ounces of Crystal Head Aurora
1 ounce of dry vermouth
½ ounce of mezcal

Add all ingredients to mixing glass; stir. Strain into a coupe glass.

Smoke, Mirrors and Colors
Smoke, Mirrors and Colors

Cutwater Spirits Spooky Skimmer
2 oz Cutwater American Rye Whiskey
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
Red wine

Combine Cutwater American Rye, lemon, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake until cold, and strain over fresh ice. Float red wine and garnish with a Luxardo Cherry.

Tanteo Morgue-rita
2 oz. Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Tbsp. Activated Charcoal Powder

Add all the ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and pour into a Tanteo Jalapeno Salt rimmed, ice-filled Coupe Glass.

Smoked Cinnamon Old Fashioned with Orange Essence from BBQGuys
2 cinnamon sticks
2 oz rye whiskey
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 dashes bitters
Lighter or match (We recommend the Easy-Lite Refillable Lighter from BBQGuys)

Hold flame to cinnamon stick until it catches fire. (Note: If cinnamon won’t light, dry it in the oven for 10 minutes on low heat). Put cinnamon stick on a flat plate, place glass over cinnamon stick, and leave for 2-3 minutes. Turn over glass and release aromatic cinnamon smoke. Add rye whiskey, simple syrup, and 2 dashes of bitters to glass. Add ice and briefly stir. Cut medallion of orange peel, avoiding the pith. With the outside of the peel (the orange part) facing in, bend between thumb and forefinger in the direction of your cocktail. Lightly squeeze peel while bringing it toward a small flame. The burst of orange oil from the peel should ignite in a small flash. The peel should not light on fire. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass and drop into the cocktail. Garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Don Francisco Margarita
2 parts Hornitos Plata or Reposado Tequila
1 part orange juice
½ part freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ part honey syrup*

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice or edible marigold. Optional salt and chili rim for garnish. To Make Honey Syrup*: Combine equal parts honey and hot water. Stir until honey is fully dissolved. Let cool. Store refrigerated in airtight containing for up to three weeks.

Ketel One Vodka’s Harvest Mule
1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka
3.5 oz Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Apple Juice
.25 oz of Local Honey
Blood Orange Citrus Sunshine & Cinnamon Stick Garnish

Add all ingredients together to mix. Bottle and refrigerate. Take a Ketel One Copper Mug, add your ingredients over ice, finish with a Citrus Sunshine & cinnamon stick garnish.

Ketel One Vodka’s Harvest Mule
Ketel One Vodka’s Harvest Mule

‘Saweet & Sour’ Recipe by Saweetie
1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Pineapple Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Lemon/Lime Soda

Shake all but soda. Add soda. Strain over fresh ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge, candied ginger or lime.

Cold Toddy, in partnership with Sourced Craft Cocktails
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Homemade honey syrup
Homemade apple cider

Spooky Sips By Taffer’s Mixologist x @frontporchcocktails
2 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Raspberry Simple Syrup (boil fresh raspberries with simply syrup)
2 oz. Cucumber Juice
2 oz. Lime
Topped with Taffer’s Mixologist’s Cucumber Jalapeno Sparkling Craft Cocktail
Muddled jalapeno if you’re feeling spicy!

Recuerdo Apple Cider
1.5 oz Recuerdo Mezcal con Gusano
2 orange slices
1 cinnamon stick
.75 oz simple syrup
Apple cider
Soda water

In a shaker muddle the orange slices, cinnamon stick, and simple syrup then add the Recuerdo Mezcal, fill with ice and shake. Double strain into a highball with ice, fill with apple cider, and finish with a splash of soda. Garnish with a piece of the cinnamon stick.

Eyeball Daiquiri by @theroguebrusselsprout
2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Gold Rum
2 oz horned melon seeds
1 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup.

Shake and pour without straining into a chilled glass.

The Ursula By Lionfish Delray©
1.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Simple
1 oz Pineapple
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz Combier
A large sprig of mint

Add all the ingredients into a shaker tin with ice and shake. Fine strain into coupe glass.

The Ursula from Lionfish Delray©

Nebula9 Midnight Magic Mango Martini
2 oz Nebula9 Mystic Mango Vodka
.5 oz Cranberry Juice
.5 oz Pineapple Juice
Garnish with an orange peel, if desired.

The Afterlife
1½ parts Avión Silver
½ parts lime juice
3 parts ginger beer or Ginger Ale
Optional: ¼ part crème de cassis

Rim highball glass with salt/colored sugar mix. Build cocktail in glass. Add ice, garnish with lime wedge or wheel.

Pineapple Potion
2 parts BACARDÍ Spiced Rum
4 parts pineapple juice
For Garnish: Pineapple wedge & leaf

Fill a highball or Tiki glass with cubed or crushed ice. Pour in the BACARDÍ Spiced Rum, followed by the pineapple.

Corpse Reviver #2
3/4oz Monkey 47 Gin
3/4oz Lillet Blanc
3/4oz Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
3/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes or rinse of Pernod

Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill completely with ice, seal your shaker and shake for 5-7 seconds. Strain into the glass of your choice that has been rinsed or sprayed with Pernod Absinthe and garnish with a lemon twist.

Atkins Keto-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
2 ounces rum
1 tablespoon canned pumpkin
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
5 drops stevia liquid
Cinnamon stick and star anise for garnish

Shake together rum, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and stevia in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Place cinnamon stick and star anise on a glass for garnish, pour in the drink and serve.

Atkins Keto-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
Atkins Keto-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

1.5 oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado
3 oz. orange juice
.5 oz. grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish

In a Collins glass, combine ice, tequila and orange juice. Don’t mix in the grenadine, and instead let it ooze from the top to give a more Halloween-themed effect. Garnish with one orange slice and a cherry.

VAMPIRE RITUAL at Chotto Matte Miami
1.5 oz La Adelita Tequila Reposado
0.5 oz of Chambord Liqueur
0.75 oz passion fruit
0.5 oz lime juice
0.75 oz agave
2 Filthy Black Cherries
1 lemon twist

Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake well and pour over rock glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with two Filthy Black Cherries and lemon twist.

Broken Bones
2 oz Broken Shed Vodka
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
1½ oz Pomegranate Juice

Shake all ingredients well in a shaker and double strain into a glass goblet.

La Pinta Pumpkin Patch
1.5 oz La Pinta
.5 oz Mezcal – Mezcal Rosaluna
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup

Combine La Pinta, mezcal, lemon juice and simple syrup into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and mix well. Strain into martini or coupe glass. Garnish with pomegranate.

La Pinta Pumpkin Patch
La Pinta Pumpkin Patch

Jungle Myna Created by Mixologist Diego Calva
1 oz Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
.5 oz Aperitivo
.75 oz Pineapple Juice
.25 oz Lime Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Glassware: Rocks Glass
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Build all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with lime wheel.

Peach Smash from Tesse Restaurant
2 oz Guillotine Originale
1/2 Lemon Squeezed
1/4 Peach Sliced and Muddled
.75 oz Simple Syrup

Shake for 10 seconds, Strain, Pour. Garnish with Peach Slices, a Mint Sprig and Lemon for Zest. *Best Served With Crushed Ice.

Cinnamon Apple Smash
1.5oz King St. Vodka
Half an Orange, Juiced
Sparkling Apple Cider
3/4 oz Fall Spiced Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cloves

Haven and Hell
1½ oz. RumHaven
1½ oz. Pineapple Juice
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2-3 Slices of Chili/Jalapeño Pepper

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain cocktail into an ice-filled double old fashioned rocks glass. Garnish with chili or jalapeno pepper slices.

Madam Morticia
3 oz. Madam Pattirini Gin
½ oz. Lemon Juice
Dash of Grenadine
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
Soda Water

Pour Madam Pattirini Gin, lemon juice, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake until cold. Serve into a bone-chilling Champagne glass and add a small dash of grenadine. Top with a splash of chilled soda water and get a wicked start to the bewitching hour.

The BON V!V Fall For You
1 oz vodka
2 oz mulled cider syrup* (fresh cider, w/ maple, cinnamon, spices)
1 can BON V!V Pear Elderflower Spiked Seltzer
Pear slice garnish
Fresh sage leaf garnish

Roll lip of chilled glass in maple and dip in cinnamon sugar, fill glass with large ice cube, pour vodka, cider syrup, top with BON V!V Pear Elderflower, garnish with pear slice & sage.

Green Zombie Punch
Serves 4-6
6 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
22.4 oz. (2 bottles) Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
18 oz. green apple soda
1/2 gallon lime sherbet
1/4 tsp. black food color
2 tablespoons water
Candy eyeballs

Pour Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and two bottles of Smirnoff Ice Green Apple into a punch bowl and stir together until blended. Float scoops of lime sherbet on top of punch. Pour green apple soda over scoops to create foam. Mix food color and water. Drizzle foam with black food color mixture and garnish with candy eyeballs before serving.

Green Zombie Punch
Green Zombie Punch

Poison Apple
1 ½ oz. Black Button Distilling Four Grain Bourbon
½ oz. Black Button Distilling Apple Pie Moonshine
2 oz. Apple cider
1 oz. Ginger syrup
1 oz. Brown sugar butter syrup
GARNISH: Apple chunks
GLASS: Rocks glass

Shake all ingredients together; serve in rocks glass with ice.

Smoky Halloween Colada
2 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
.75 oz. Coconut Puree by REAL
.25 oz. Ginger Syrup by Liber & Co.
.5 oz. Grenadine
½ Thick Rim Equal Parts Sugar/Black Lava Salt

Wet ½ rim of glass with lime wedge or wheel and dip into sugar/black lava salt mixture. Pour .5 oz grenadine directly into clear Tiki or hurricane glass. Combine the rest of the ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into clear Tiki glass or hurricane glass. Add pebble ice, and fill to top creating a dome like top, then garnish.

Smoky Halloween Colada
Smoky Halloween Colada

Kombrewcha Blushing Vampire
Kombrewcha Blood Orange
2 oz Vodka
0.75 oz Grenadine
0.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz canned beet juice (or any method of extracting beet juice)
0.5 oz Angostura bitters

Add all above ingredients to shaker with ice and shake well, then add 1.5 oz Blood Orange Kombrewcha (add to tin atop all other freshly shaken ingredients, then strain into cocktail glass/coupe. Swirl in additional drops of Angostura bitters for a deeper red color.

Golden Death
2 parts Altos Plata
2/3 parts chocolate syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Add Altos Plata and chocolate syrup to rocks glass. Stir well to dissolve syrup. Fill glass with ice and add orange bitters. Garnish with orange wedge.

Golden Death
Golden Death

Espresso Martini
2 oz / 60 ml Belvedere Vodka
.75 oz / 20 ml Coffee Liqueur
1 Shot Espresso

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three espresso beans.

Otoño Sangría from Analogue in NYC
1.5 oz Hiatus Tequila Blanco
1 oz Blood orange Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Red wine floater

Build all ingredients in a shaker tin. Top off with ice, then shake hard for roughly 10-15 seconds until the outside of the tin begins to frost over. Strain into a highball filled with ice or a wine glass. Top off with a float of red wine. Garnish with a dried wheel of blood orange.

New Amsterdam Pumpkin Cider
2 parts New Amsterdam Vodka 80-proof
½ part Lemon sours
½ part RE’AL Pumpkin syrup
Fill w/ equal parts Apple Cider & Ginger Beer
GARNISH: Blood Orange wheels & Apple slices

BATCH INSTRUCTIONS: Add ingredients into a block ice filled punch bowl and stir together to combine / chill. Pour ingredients into glasses (or hollowed mini pumpkins) filled with ice and garnish as desired.

Fiery Fieri
2 oz Santo Mezquila
1 oz Agave Nectar
1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
0.5 oz Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim

CANTEEN Chili Gimlet
1.5 OZ St George Green Chili Vodka
.5 OZ lime juice
.5 OZ Agave nectar

Shaken – Strain over ice into a Collins Glass, and add CANTEEN. Garnish: Lime wheel and chili candy.

No BOO’ze FREE RAIN Mocktail (serves 2) by Rachelle Robinette, In-House Herbalist at FREE RAIN
Splash of orange juice + muddled cherry
(Bonus: make-ahead herbal tea and freeze in ice cube trays to add another layer of function to the experience!)
A dash of bitters
Herbal tinctures of choice
Sugar+salt blend for glass rims

Garnish with fresh green herb of choice (mint, basil or rosemary) Top with a twist of citrus peel, cherries, dried hibiscus, candied ginger, or whatever inspires!