Haunting Halloween Cocktails deserving of a spooky savor

Hocus Pocus Fizz, photo provided by McCormick
Hocus Pocus Fizz, photo provided by McCormick /

Need some last-minute haunting Halloween Cocktails? Try these spooky sips.

These haunting Halloween cocktails will make any Halloween celebration frightful and delightful. Whether you want some spooky sips or just a twist on an old favorite, these Halloween cocktails will deliver.

Often, Halloween cocktails are a little colorful twist to favorite cocktails. From color changing cocktails to even just a dash of grenadine, almost any cocktail can be a little haunting for the occasion.

Recently, McCormick created a new video as part of its ASMR series. While the Sanderson Sisters might not be mixing this cocktail in their cauldron, it might be a fun idea at home.

After watching the video, here’s how to make the Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz for yourself.

Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz Ingredients (6 Servings):


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup white rum (For a mocktail version use an extra 1/2 cup pineapple juice in place of rum!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Coconut Extract with Other Natural Flavors
  • 3 drops McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 2 drops McCormick® Yellow Food Color
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling white wine (For a mocktail version, sub sparkling grape juice in place of wine!)

If you prefer to let someone else handle all the mixing, 101 North Eatery & Bar has created the Cold Blooded Cocktail Kit. Halloween cocktail kit has everything to create the Cold Blooded cocktail.

If you are ready to bring some big, bold heat to Halloween, the Fiery Fieri is a perfect choice. While Guy Fieri knows his way around flavor town, this cocktail from his restaurant is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. The Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters and a Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim add depth to the Santo Mezquila.

Here’s how to mix a Fiery Fieri up at home.


  • 2 oz Santo Mezquila
  • 1 oz Agave Nectar
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters
  • Garnish: Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim


  • Rim 10 oz glass with chipotle chili sugar blend, fill with ice and set aside.
  • Fill mixing glass 2/3 with ice and add Mezquila, agave nectar, lime juice, BBQ sauce, and Australian bitters.
  • Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed 10 oz glass and serve

While Guy Fieri knows Flavor Town, The Rock knows a great margarita. From Teremana, this twist on the People’s Margarita has a burst of flavor from the Blood Orange Juice. Don’t worry, this cocktail is definitely not frightening.

Blood Orange Manarita


  • 2 oz. Teremana Blanco Tequila
    .75 oz. Fresh Lime juice
    1 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
    .5 oz. Agave Nectar


  • Build in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.

During Halloween the ghosts are out at night and this Ghostini looks a little spooky. The color is enticing, but the flavors are delightful. More importantly, it won’t make you feel guilty about having a second one when the moon is full.


Ingredients – Yields 1 serving

  • 1 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. unsweetened almond milk, chilled
  • 4 oz. Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar free pumpkin spice syrup


  • Combine Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, almond milk and Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour into a frosted glass.

Lastly, why let that pumpkin go to waste. Why not turn that pumpkin into a serving vessel. This idea from Kraken Original could be the star of your Halloween celebration. Hopefully, the Kraken doesn’t overwhelm you.



  • 1 part Kraken® Original
  • 1/2 parts brown sugar and clove syrup*
  • 1/2 part water
  • 1/4 parts allspice dram
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree


*Brown Sugar and Clove Syrup:

  1. Make brown sugar and clove syrup using 1:1 brown sugar to water.
  2. Simmer with a handful of cloves for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain and allow to cool.

For Serving:

  • 1 pumpkin, cleaned and hollowed out – optional

For Garnish:

  • Whipped cream, grated cinnamon, corned candy and/or cinnamon stick – optional

Cocktail Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Stir thoroughly and pour the cocktail into a hollowed out pumpkin.
  3. Ladle into glasses with ice and garnish with whipped cream, grated cinnamon, corned candy and/or cinnamon stick.

These haunting Halloween cocktails are just a few of the many options available. Whether your cocktail is inspired by Halloween candy, fall flavors or just your favorite cocktail, let the spooky come out tonight.

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