12 Scary-Delicious Halloween Cocktails

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with these creative libations.

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Dark and Spooky

A Halloween variation on the famous Dark and Stormy cocktail, this intense libation from the Hilton Chicago blends dark rum and ginger beer and serves it in a glass with a black salt rim. For added impact, you can top it off with a candy spider.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults can have their own trick-or-treat party and mix up some wildly creative cocktails like this one named after the famous 1988 Tim Burton movie. As served by the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose, the Beetlejuice is a mixture of vodka, Blue Curacao, red and green edible inks and topped with sparking wine and gummy worms.

Eye See You

Appropriately named by the mixologists at Mediterranea restaurant in Atlanta, this colorful cocktail combines vodka, blackberry and citrus syrup plus Earl Gray bitters in a glass with a red tinted sugar rim. You can create own eyeball garnish with raspberries and blueberries or cherries and marshmallows. The possibilities are endless.

Candy Corn Martini

New Orleans is renowned for its world famous cocktails but also for being one of the most haunted cities in the U.S. In celebration of Halloween, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside conjures up their famous Candy Corn Martini which is made with Grand Marnier, Aperol, a pineapple juice float and a whipped cream topping.

I'll Trade Ya!

Inspired by the big candy trade between trick-or-treaters as they sift through their treasures at the end of All Hallow’s Eve, this craft cocktail evokes the flavors and smells of your favorite candies such as chocolate, toffee and pralines. As created by Eduardo Porto Carreiro of JCT Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta, I’ll Trade You combines Rittenhouse rye, white creme de Cacao, Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur, Fee Brothers’ Aztec Chocolate Bitters and Black Walnut Bitters into a delicious concoction.

Jack-o-Lantern

Don’t waste your calories on candy when you can indulge in this delicious and sinfully rich masterpiece from the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Florida. First you mix pumpkin puree, vanilla bean ice cream, nutmeg and cinnamon in a blender and then pour in a glass. Top with a splash of caramel syrup, RumChata liqueur and Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Fire. Mix it all up and decorate with whipped cream. Nirvana!

The Dragon Slayer

If you like your cocktails spicy, you’ll love this sweet-sour creation from the Whiskey Bear in Lexington, Kentucky that mixes blanco tequila, blood orange juice, dragonfruit-jalapeno simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and Hellfire bitters together and serves them up with a slice of lemon.

Zombie

Yes, it’s that tiki bar favorite, the Zombie, and one of the most potent formulas is served up at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 tiki bar in New Orleans. The Mixologist takes dark, light and overproof rums and adds lime, grapefruit, cinnamon and a dash of their house Undead mix for a cocktail that will make you a willing slave to the night.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte-tini

For those who love all things pumpkin, you can’t go wrong with this creamy libation from Del Frisco’s Grille in Nashville or their many locations. It features a blend of Stoli Vanil vodka, pumpkin puree, half and half and a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Spooky Side Car Citrus

Patron Citronge orange liqueur, brandy and fresh lemon and lime juices are the magical ingredients that make this cocktail a popular taste sensation at Grand Rapids’ Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. It’s even better if served in a salt rim glass with a slice of lemon.

Wolfman's Brudder

The bartenders at Ona Bar in Lexington, Kentucky like to celebrate the season by serving up a seasonal drink that will have you howling at the moon. The Wolfman’s Brudder is a frightfully good mix of reposado tequila, Cynar, lemon, simple syrup, ginger beer and dried guajillo chili.

Witch Hunt

What’s Halloween without a little witchcraft? This potent brew from Biltong Bar at Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is an inspired combination of genever (Dutch gin), Liquore Strega (an Italian herbal liqueur), lemon, burnt honey, saffron, ginger and Spanish bitters. For the grand finale, a star anise is floated on top and it is served with an absinthe flame finish.