If all you think when you hear “Halloween cocktails” is sugary sweet punches, then think again. There are countless fun Halloween recipes which evoke the spirit of the season whilst retaining an air of sophistication.
If you’re celebrating this All Hallow’s Eve, you’ll need these easy Halloween cocktail recipes.
What Are The Best Halloween Cocktails?
Corpse Reviver No 2 Cocktail Recipe
A supposed hangover cure from the deep depths of cocktail history.
Harry Craddock, bartender at The Savoy Hotel, took an original recipe of Cognac and Apple Brandy and switched these for gin and lemon juice.
He then added a dash of absinthe to really kick things off.
A recipe to wake even the deepest of undead sleepers.
Death in the Afternoon Cocktail Recipe
Created by famed author and even more famous drinker Ernest Hemingway, this absinthe cocktail is classic Hemingway: punchy, potent, and to the point.
Zombie Cocktail Recipe
A name which evokes the Halloween season perfectly, yet this cocktail was originally invented at a tiki beach bar in the 1930s.
It’s a strong cocktail, with lots of rum, and punchy lime flavours. Enjoy with caution!
There are lots of variations of this Halloween cocktail recipe but The Society keeps it simple with ingredients you’ll likely have at home.
Find out more about the Zombie cocktail recipe and the history behind this iconic drink.
Pumpkin Spiced White Russian Cocktail Recipe
Forget the Pumpkin spiced latte. This variation on the classic White Russian is your new go-to Autumn drink.
Necromancer Cocktail Recipe
This cocktail steals the name used to describe a dark wizard to talks to the dead. It also steals elements from the Corpse Reviver No 2 Recipe.
The bartender who created it also has a super interesting backstory.
Jack O’ Lantern Cocktail Recipe
This pumpkin inspired concoction features Cognac and Grand Marnier. The perfect drink to sip whilst carving out the real thing.
Blood and Sand Cocktail Recipe
Named after a movie about bullfighting this cocktail was made famous in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book.
It’s a well balanced drink, and the dark blood red colour is perfect for Halloween.
Green Beast Cocktail Recipe
This 2010 recipe from Ibiza based bartender Charles Vexenat is a love letter to absinthe.
Though it’s named after The Incredible Hulk, it’s a delicate and well balanced drink.
Unleash the Green Beast this Halloween with this The Green Beast Cocktail recipe
The Best Halloween Cocktail Recipes
What is your favourite Halloween cocktail? Do you prefer to stay in and celebrate at home or hit the town?