Top 13 Halloween Cocktails & Drinks – A Couple Cooks

Top 13 Halloween Cocktails & Drinks – A Couple Cooks

These Halloween cocktails deliver on flavor…and effects! Any party is better with spooky alcoholic drinks in hand.

Halloween Cocktails, Halloween drinks

What makes a next-level Halloween party? Halloween drinks! Themed cocktails make any party more fun, and these drinks are absolutely on brand: spooky and neon-colored. Some even bubble and smoke! Because we’re cocktail purists, we’ve added some of our favorite classic cocktails that fit the theme. Corpse Reviver, Death in the Afternoon, and Zombie are ideal 1920’s drinks that fit into ghoulish theme. We’ve also got a few from favorite recipe sources around the web. Ready to get started?

Note: Plan to use dry ice in your Halloween alcoholic drinks? Read the safety and handling instructions in How to Make Dry Ice Drinks & Cocktails!

And now…the best Halloween drinks and cocktails!


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These Halloween cocktails deliver on flavor…and effects! Any party is better with spooky alcoholic drinks in hand.

  • 1 ½ ounces* Midori
  • 1 ½ ounces Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • For the garnish: 1 small dry ice cube**, cocktail cherry

  1. Make the drink: Add the Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice to a cocktail mixing glass (or cocktail shaker). Add 2 handfuls regular ice cubes and stir until cold. Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.
  2. Break the dry ice into 1-inch chunks (if using): Do this as close to the time you’ll be serving the drinks as possible, though you can buy the dry ice a few hours in advance. Start by dropping the plastic bag with the dry ice on the ground several times to allow it break into large chunks. Remember never to touch the dry ice with your bare hands! Put on goggles and gloves. Use a chisel to break the dry ice into smaller pieces using a screwdriver or ice pick. The ideal size is 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunks that are large enough to sink to the bottom of the drink, but small enough to disappear in a few minutes. Wrap the small chunks in a towel in a cooler until you’re ready to serve the drinks. Do not place the dry ice in the freezer.
  3. Add the dry ice: Using tongs (do not touch the dry ice!), add a 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass, which will sink to the bottom and immediately make a smoking effect. The ice cube will disappear in about 5 minutes. Do not drink the dry ice! Wait until the cube disappears before enjoying your drink (or you can take sips with the dry ice in the bottom). Review the dry ice handling instructions above.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**Dry ice is available at many grocery stores and comes in a large block. Buy it a few hours before you plan to serve the drinks (it does not store in the freezer). Read more about Dry Ice Safety here.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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