12 Tasty Halloween Cocktails Slideshow

Blood & Sand

Maryse Chevriere

This classic cocktail, made with whiskey, rosso vermouth, cherry brandy, and orange juice, has a name fit for Halloween revelry.

Bloody Beer

With a name like Bloody Beer, this beer-cocktail twist on the classic Bloody Mary from Brother Jimmy's in New York City is perfect for your upcoming Halloween celebrations.

The Halloween Helper

Maryse Chevriere

Highlighting spicy fall flavors and dark spirits, this seasonal cocktail is candy for big kids. But fear not, cloves are widely known to alleviate toothaches and help with digestion (in case you eat too much of the sweet stuff).

Candy Corn Hot Buttered Rum

A skull mug. A flaming shot of 151 rum. Pumpkin and candy corn. This Halloween cocktail from Trader Vic's in Atlanta has got it all going on.

Corpse Reviver

Maryse Chevriere

This classic brandy cocktail is strong enough to bring even the dead back to life.

Great Pumpkin Cocktail

Arthur Bovino

Nothing sums up the thrill of fall better than Charles Schultz's masterpiece It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. In lieu of the show, PDT's Jim Meehan created a seasonal flip (kind of like Lucy picking up the football before Charlie Brown kicks it).


This festive, adults-only milkshake features pumpkin ice cream and dark, spiced rum.

Vile Bile with Blood Clots

This cocktail tastes better than its name would suggest a true concoction for the walking dead, featuring kalamanzi soda and habanero brew.

Witches' Kisses

Arthur Bovino

Jim Meehan's tequila-based ode to George Kappeler's Widow's Kiss relies on saffron-hued Strega (Italian for "witch") in place of yellow chartreuse, and cinnamon-spiced apple butter instead of Bénédictine. Think of the lemon juice as the broom the husband failed to specify in the widow's will.

Butterscotch Treat

Featuring Patrón XO Café, butterscotch schnapps, and white crème de cacao, this sweet cocktail is a real treat (especially on a night full of tricks).

Pumpkin Caipirinha

A seasonal take on the traditional Brazilian cocktail featuring Leblon cachaça, pumpkin purée, and ginger liqueur.

Pumpkin Punch

This punch captures the flavors of fall with ingredients like spiced pumpkin purée and date molasses.