Having a frightful and successful Halloween party for adults is about more than some spooky decorations, those are for the children. The adults need something to liven up the mood, even if it is reminiscent of the dead. A good cocktail made for the occasion can be just the mood and party lifter that is needed. The flavors are diverse and the amount of “haunted horror” you can put into them is nearly endless. They are better than some paper cup with Halloween related images printed all over them, much more fun than a bottled beer, and much more frightening than a clear drink in a clear glass. Any and all adults who drink can find some enjoyment out of a spooky Halloween inspired drink.
A ghostly, spooky, or horrifying drink does not mean it will be a childish one. You can have plenty of fun with an alcoholic beverage but keep it something adults would enjoy. If you are looking for something a bit more on the elegant side, without the creepy and horrific additions that you might associate with Halloween, then you can find some drinks that stay classy but add a bit of darkness and mystery to the party. There are, of course, drinks that may frighten some, and even horrify others. These are perfect for the Halloween party that wants to be out there, huge, and keep people entertained for hours. No matter your part type, you can find the right drink for it.
A simple way to make a classy Halloween drink is to make a black martini. You can use a black vodka or even black raspberry or blackberry flavored martinis, both of which will be add a perfect balance of sophistication and darkness that can fit any party. Another martini is the bloody-tini, which gets its color from acai, adds a touch of color and elegance to a party. There are also some of the more colorful and fun ones, like a rum drink that has red wine and rum, obviously, which appears very bloody but is not all the way out there in terms of “creepy.”
Those looking for a bit more fun in their Halloween drinks have plenty to choose from because the list is very large. The Green Ghoul uses a mix of liquors to create a green beverage and then everything is brought together with a ginger beer. Dracula’s Kiss is another wonderfully delightful drink that is sure to entice and mesmerize those who drink it. Continuing with some interestingly colored drinks, the Halloween Hypnotist is a martini that may even find itself with the elegant crowd as well. If you are hoping to serve your guests drinks in a punch bowl, then have fun with it. Add different fruits to the bowl, put the bowl inside a larger bowl of dried ice, or even make a hand out of ice! The possibilities are as diverse as your imagination.
Having fun with drinks on Halloween is easy, and very rewarding. You want your guests to enjoy the party and what you can do is limitless; just put your mind to it and find a fitting, yet spooky, drink recipe.
Halloween cocktail recipes
Combine 2-1/2 oz. Black Vodka and 1/2 oz. Blackberry Brandy in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 – 15 seconds and garnish with black olives.
The Green Ghoul
Add 1 part Melon Liqueur, 1/2 part Yellow Chartreuse herbal liqueur and 1/2 part Ginger Liqueur into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into Collins glass and fill with ginger beer.
Coat the bottom of a highball glass with 1/2 oz grenadine. Add ice and 1 oz of black cherry vodka. Fill with cola. Garnish with cherries.
Combine 2 ounces Blavod black vodka with 1/2 ounce Chambord raspberry liquor in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.