Every Halloween you hear about the same parties: zombies, vampires, werewolves. Somebody hangs black and orange crate paper and plays Michael Jackson’s hit ‘Thriller’ on repeat. But this Halloween you can take your party to unique heights with distinctive and delicious themed drinks. There are hundreds of Halloween cocktails to choose from, but we have a convenient shortlist of the most popular selections.
-Black Devil Martini: Made from dark rum, black olives, and orange sugar lining the rim, this martini is dark sophistication at its finest, plus a great choice for those who don’t want anything too “themed.”
-Devil’s Handshake: Pineapple, spicy ginger puree, tequila, lime juice, egg white, and simple syrup makes a drink guaranteed to satisfy lovers of alcohol with a tropical twist. Toss a lime wedge on the rim for an attractive garnish.
-Smokin’ Skulls: Get right to the point with misty shots of dry ice flakes and bourbon. Bonus points for serving these in shot glasses decorated with skulls. (But be careful! Make sure the dry ice is completely melted before consuming.)
-Caramel Apple Punch: This concoction is a crowd favorite and one of the simplest drinks to make. Combine apple cider, spiced rum, and lemon juice. Serve with real caramel apples to make a perfect pair.
-Dark and Spooky: Ginger beer and dark rum make this cocktail intense and highly memorable. Ideal for a creepy evening of horror movies and scary stories.
Detailed recipes of every drink featured are easy to find and even easier to master. When you spend so much time and effort on the theme, the atmosphere, and the decorations, why settle for plain beer and liquor? Drinks can make or break a party. That’s the bottom line. Give your guests a slew of more inventive options this season with Halloween cocktails — they’ll be talking about it for weeks to come.