Frighten Your Guests With These 10 Spooky Cocktails
Get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky seasonal cocktails!
If you're throwing a party for the Oct. 31 festivities, now is the right time to start experimenting and perfecting your cocktail menu to avoid any last-minute scrambling.
If you aren't throwing a party, we can't really help you think of an excuse, but we still think you should try these visually stunning and mouthwateringly delicious drinks this Thirsty Thursday. Cheers!
1. The Blackbeard
This rich, chocolaty cocktail is truly unique! If you aren't crazy about adding in a couple drops of squid ink for the dark color, you can always use food coloring -- or just leave it out, if you're the kind of person who hates having fun.
2. Brain Cocktail
Mix peach schnapps, Irish cream (like Bailey's) and grenadine, and you'll end up with this sweet but creepy concoction. Similarly, you can add blue curacao for the better-known Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot (recipe here).
3. Polyjuice Potion
This creamy lime fizz will help you channel the spirit of whomever you want to be for Halloween. If you're scared the potion will turn you into a cat, there are a few other Harry Potter-themed drinks under that recipe which you might like.
4. The Weeping Woman
A little properly handled dry ice will make any drink festive, but how can you pass up on this lovely version of a Pisco sour?
5. Dark and Stormy Death Punch
You can float these edible eyeballs in pretty much any cocktail you want -- just make sure the tangy tartness of lychee complements your drink of choice.
6. Eyeball Highball
If you have your sights set on martinis and other dry drinks, consider going the radish-and-olive-eyeball route.
7. Bloody Orange Cocktail
This drink had us at "raspberry syrup" and "syringe," but you can probably use grenadine to keep things simple.
8. Candy Corn Jell-O Shots
Candy corn haters, don't worry -- these adorable Jell-O shots taste just like orange creamsicles, except that they may get you hammered.
9. Goblin Mimosas
With black vodka and orange juice, this drink is really more of a screwdriver, but it looks so cute in a champagne flute with those little blueberry eyeballs, so we'll give it a pass.
10. Werewolves of London
Feeling really adventurous? Channel your inner vampire and get your hands on some fresh pig's blood. (Make sure it's fresh and safe to drink raw.) Honestly, it sounds pretty tasty, with Pimm's, pineapple juice and a splash of coconut syrup to sweeten and freshen up the savory flavor.