Spooky Halloween cocktails that channel your inner mad scientist

Spooky Halloween Cocktails, photo by Cristine Struble
Spooky Halloween Cocktails, photo by Cristine Struble /

These spooky Halloween cocktails have to been seen to be believed.

While these Halloween cocktails might not be the witches cauldron, these spooky Halloween cocktails have something special in that cocktail glass. Do you dare to take a sip?

Halloween is a time to be a little more creative. While candy cocktails are a great use of leftover Halloween candy, adults might want a sip that is a little more festive.

Although many people have a signature cocktail or a classic cocktail that they prefer, Halloween can be a time to step outside of the comfort zone. From color changing to fun ingredients, these spooky Halloween cocktails are perfect for the season.

Here are some spooky cocktails that will channel your inner mad scientist.

The Mad Scientist

At the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, the Spookeasy is mixing up this color changing cocktail. Will the vibrant purple transform into something else?

Whether you play with your cocktail or just sip one, this cocktail is amazing. The combination of gin, elderflower liqueur, Maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice brings the Halloween spirit. With this cocktail, anyone can be a scientist. Being Halloween mad is up to you.


Professors Poison Apple

While it might be island time at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, this spooky Halloween cocktail will make you wait to take a sip. Make sure to have your phone ready to take a picture, too. You might not believe your eyes.

If you can’t make it to Magaritaville Resort Orlando, they have graciously shared the recipe.


  • 1.00 oz Amaretto
  •  1.50 oz Dewar’s Scotch
  • 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  •  1.50 oz apple cider
  •  3 drops of bitters


  • Combine all ingredients except dry ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake to combine. Strain into glass
  • Top with a few chips of dry ice.
  • Do not drink until the dry ice has evaporated


Looking at this cocktail from the Gaylord Palms Speakeasy, it shows that pumpkin isn’t just a latte flavor this fall. More importantly, it is a combination of fall flavors in a glass. From the pecan bitters to smoking the bourbon, you will have a goal to have a second one.

Also, the Speakeasy uses a Dragon Eye ice cube in the cocktail. If you have a sphere ice mold, borrow this idea from this cocktail.

Black Magic Margarita
Black Magic Margarita, photo provided by Margaritaville Resort Orlando /

Black Magic Margarita

While there might not be hocus pocus in the cocktail, this special margarita will have you feeling a little spooky. Magararitaville Resort in Orlando has created this colorful cocktail to add a little intrique to the traditional magarita.

Although it might be a touch spooky, this cocktail will want you to take another sip (or maybe order another cocktail.)

Black Magic Margarita at Margaritaville Resort Orlando


  • 1.50 oz. Margaritaville gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 c. lime juice
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Green food coloring


  • Pour contents into a shaker and pour over fresh ice

For the Rim: Black salt

While you sip on these spooky Halloween cocktails or something else magical from behind your bar, don’t let Halloween pass without a tasty cocktail. Let the kids have the candy and let the adults enjoy the libations.

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What are your favorite Halloween cocktails?