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Scary Halloween Cocktails To Liven Up the Coming Holiday Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

It’s the season for trick-or-treating, cooler days, and Halloween costumes. While we gear up to attend amazing Halloween parties this year, we thought we would spark the inspiration in the best way possible. This list of scary and spooky-inspired cocktails is sure to put you in the mood for Halloween, whether you celebrate at home or an epic party.

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Candy Corn Martini

Candy Corn is a staple of the fall season. This cocktail invokes the best of this Halloween candy while mixing with the perfect spirits. This sweet drink balances all the flavors of vodka, juice, and heavy whipping cream.


For the Martini:

  • 5 ounces UV Cake Vodka
  • 1/4 cup Candy Corn
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 3 ounces Heavy Cream

For Garnish:

  • Decorating Sugar, Or nonpareils for garnish
  • Corn Syrup
Hypnotist Cocktails
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The Halloween Hypnotist

This is a beautiful and hypnotic drink that is sure to be visually pleasing and tastes amazing. This features a blue fruit liquor that is unique and not one that most will have in their lineup. Oh, and don’t forget the garnish that makes it a next-level drink.


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces Hpnotiq Liqueur
  • 1 splash of lemon juice
  • Glow stick, for garnish

Poison Apple Punch

This is another amazing thematic cocktail that can be a focus of your Halloween party. Bringing in flavors of fall apples adds just another level to this cocktail. Oh, and don’t forget the worm to make this cocktail a gross-out topic of conversation at your next cocktail hour.

Poison Apple Cocktail


  • 4 thick slices of peeled fresh ginger
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • Zest of 1 orange, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 red apple, sliced into 8 wedges, for garnish
  • Gummy worms for garnish
  • 1 750-ml bottle of sparkling cranberry-apple juice
  • 1 cup cinnamon whiskey (optional)

Smoking Spicy Potion

This smoking potion is sure to have everyone talking. Of course, the tequila or mezcal will definitely spice up any party this holiday. Make this a centerpiece of a table to double as some amazing decor as well. Add some skulls, witches hats, and bottoms up for a spooky amazing time!

Spooky Cocktails
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  • 2 ounces tequila or mezcal
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3/4 ounce dark cherry or hibiscus syrup
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon
  • Smoked salt
  • Chili powder

Black Widow Cocktail

These wonderful fruity cocktails are wonderful along, but with the right garnishes, will be a frightening addition to your Halloween celebrations. If you love blackberries, this will be a shocking good treat that you will be hooked on after a single sip.

Black Widow Cocktail
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For Blackberry Juice

  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup blackberries

For Black Widow Cocktail

  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz blackberry juice
  • 2 oz vodka

Are you ready to mix, swirl and drink your way to a fabulous Halloween? The creative touches to these cocktails are sure to be a favorite of the guests at your Halloween parties or just for a spooky night home after work. Here’s hoping everyone enjoys this spirited holiday and that the beverages and treats spark imagination for amazing memories.

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