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Posted on Aug 14, 2014

Haunting Spirits and Halloween Drinks

Haunting Spirits and Halloween Drinks

Halloween can’t come soon enough as far as we’re concerned! Here are a few Halloween drink recipes to add to your repertoire that will greatly improve any party you throw this October. Or, you can just drink them now! (We’ll be honest; we just wanted an excuse to try out new cocktail ideas at work.)

Before you start, you need to look the part, though.


Spider webs, ghosts, and crows can all make your Halloween bar look spectacular (more info on that here), and every Halloween bartender needs the proper costume.

Ready to get your drink on? Then keep reading!


Blood Orange Shots and Candy Corn Cocktails


Tammilee of Tammilee Tips came up with these candy corn cocktails. To make:

  • Combine 1 1/2 ounces whipped cream vodka with 3 ounces sour mix and 2 ounces pineapple juice in a shaker
  • Shake and pour into a martini glass
  • Slowly add 1/2 ounce grenadine; it will settle at the bottom
  • Add whipped cream on top for decoration

Candy Corn Jello Shots


We love these Halloween Jello shots from That’s So Michelle – they look just like pieces of candy corn! To make:

  • Start by cutting ten regular sized oranges into halves. With a paring knife and spoon, remove the flesh of the orange, leaving the peels intact. You can use a cupcake pan to hold the peel halves upright.
  • Make the orange layer by boiling a cup of water and dissolving a package of orange gelatin into it. Add one cup of whipped cream vodka and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into the peels so they are halfway filled. Refrigerate them until the gelatin has set.
  • Make the white layer by combining 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup coconut milk in a saucepan with a package of Knox unflavored gelatin.
  • Turn on medium heat, add 1/4 cup sugar, and stir until everything is dissolved.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in 1/2 cup vodka. Fill the orange halves with the mixture.
  • Refrigerate the shots overnight, and then cut each orange half into quarters.

Glowing drinks for Halloween


It’s easy to make a cocktail glow underneath a blacklight, and if you’re already planning on having a lot of other spooky, glowing decorations, this will add another great touch. The key to the glow is in the chemistry: some brands of tonic water contain a small amount of quinine, which fluoresces blue when placed under ultraviolet lighting. So, something like a basic gin and tonic will glow under a black light.

Made Man has plenty of great suggestions on how to best use this to your advantage. Our favorites:

  • Use Mountain Dew as a mixer; its translucency lets it glow the best.
  • A 50/50 mixture of water and tonic can create glowing ice cubes.
  • Neon plastic cups look the best under black lights.

Are you planning a Halloween party this year? What were the best Halloween themed drinks or food you’ve ever served or been served? What kind of party ideas should we come up with next? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter @BuyCostumes, and check us out on Pinterest for even more Halloween party ideas.

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