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13 Creepy Cocktails to Please Your Inner Ghoul

punch bowl

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Since we've already shared some great Halloween decorating tips with you, we will now share some unique cocktail recipes that keep with the spooky theme. After all, if you're throwing a party, your dressed-up guests will need a variety of drinks to sip. Maybe the lonely Rob Stark in the corner can have a Red Wedding drink, while the hipster vampire unsuccessfully hitting on your friend can mix up a Vampire's Kiss. With so many options, we're willing to bet there will be something for everyone!

Children of the Thorn Punch


  • 1 bottle Thorny Rose Red Blend
  • 16 oz fresh brewed black tea
  • 8 oz Cognac
  • 1 orange and 2 lemons cut into half moons
  • 3 organic plums cut into half moons  


Combine all ingredients and chill overnight. Serve in a large punch bowl with club soda. (See above.)

red wedding cocktail
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The Red Wedding


  • 1 1⁄2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 1⁄2 part Honey Syrup
  • 1⁄2 part Ginger
  • 4 parts Pinot Noir or Merlot
  • Cinnamon and Grated Nutmeg for garnish


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass over ice. Stir and garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

creepy cocktail
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Bleeding Berry


  • 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Peach Puree
  • 1/2 oz. Hibiscus Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 Raspberries
  • Raspberries for garnish


Muddle Raspberries on the bottom of a rocks glass, then add ice. Shake all ingredients, except hibiscus, together in a shaker. Pour over ice and raspberries. Add hibiscus juice to "bleed" through cocktail.

vodka cocktail
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Blood Sucker Cocktail


  • 2 oz. Vikingfjord Vodka
  • 2 oz. Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Champagne / Dry Prosecco
  • .5 oz. Aperol


Press two blood orange slices into bottom of wine glass. Add 1/3 full of crushed ice. Add blood orange juice, Aperol and Vikingfjord vodka. Fill another 1/3 with crushed ice. Add champagne. Top with crushed ice, add straw.

Ole Smoky Moonshine
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Ole Smoky Full Moon “Shine” 


Blend Equal Parts

  • Ole Smoky® Blackberry Moonshine
  • Ole Smoky® White Lightnin’ Moonshine
  • Ole Smoky® Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Ole Smoky® Peach Moonshine

With 3 Parts Sour Mix


halloween cocktail
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Devil in Disguise 

Created by Micaela Piccolo


  • 2 oz. Cabo Diablo
  • 3/4 oz. cherry liqueur


Build in a mixing glass, add ice and stir. For garnish, add a colored salt rim.

Vampireís Kiss drink
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Vampire’s Kiss


  • 1.5 oz Midori
  • 2oz Pineapple
  • 1/2oz Cream
  • Grenadine


Shake all ingredients except grenadine. Strain over ice. Drizzle grenadine to create “bleeding” effect.

Sparkling ICE cocktail
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Spooky Creamsicle


  • 1.5 oz. Vanilla flavored vodka
  • 3.5 oz. Orange Mango Sparkling ICE


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with candy corn and orange peel.

Photo Courtesy of Inniskillin Ice Wine

Bloody Bitter


  • 2.5 oz. Inniskillin Cab Franc
  • .75 oz. rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


Rocks glass with one large ice cube


Spooky ghost marshmallow


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir until cold, strain over one large ice cube into a rocks glass and garnish.

Photo Courtesy of Cabo Diablo

Hell Rise


  • 2 oz. Cabo Diablo
  • 4 oz. Orange Juice


Build over ice in a hi-ball

Photo Courtesy of Inniskillin Ice Wine

The GremLINN


  • 2 oz. Inniskillin Vidal
  • 1 oz. gin
  • Top with soda

Glassware: Highball with pellet ice

Garnish: Pumpkin candy corn and marshmallow pumpkins

Directions: Combine all ingredients except the soda in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, strain into a highball glass, top with soda and garnish.

vodka cocktail
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Eerie Elixir


  • 1 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
  • 1 oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz. Creme de Cacao
  • 1/4 oz. Cassis
  • Grenadine and Rimming Sugar for garnish


Run rim of beaker through grenadine then through sugar. Shake all ingredients except cassis. Pour into beaker and pour cassis through drink so it layers on the bottom of the glass.

martioni recipe
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The Otesaga Spookytini


  • 2 oz. Stoli Gala Apple
  • 1 1/2 oz. Ginger beer
  • Dash of cherry juice
  • Garnish: Cherry stuffed lychee nut, soaked in ginger brandy


Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in a Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry stuffed lychee “eyeball.”

Mila Pantovich

Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with her cat and two rats. She graduated from California State San Marcos with a degree in Literature and Writing and a minor in Film Studies. She has written for several publications, including San Diego City News and North Park News, and in her spare time writes film reviews for various online publications. A self-prescribed film/book obsessive, she's curren...(Read More)

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