Red Halloween Drinks to Set the Spooky Mood 

Published July 21, 2022
Bloody Halloween party cocktail

Dive into a glass of blood...a blood-red cocktail perfect for Halloween, that is. Take your pick of poison, from a blood-red moon to something Dracula might order; nothing makes the Halloween season complete like a red Halloween drink. Skip the bloody decorations and make your guests and yourself scream for these red Halloween cocktails.

Blood Punch

Blood punch is the Halloween party drink that your guests will want to snap a selfie with. Make your bloody Halloween cocktail a spooky standout from all the rest by skipping the traditional glassware in favor of an IV bag. Don't forget to stage the area as everyone will be snapping pictures. You can find the IV bags at party stores and major retailers online. The recipe will make ten servings, and pre-making leaves you free to mingle at your party. Keep the filled bags on a cold slab or in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve them up.

Blood Punch

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces vodka
  • 10 ounces cherry liqueur
  • 20 ounces cranberry juice
  • 5 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 IV Drink Bags

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add vodka, cherry liqueur, cranberry juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir rapidly to mix.
  3. Use a funnel and syringe to fill the IV bags with approximately 5½ ounces each. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

Spider's Blood

This vodka Halloween cocktail will be a far better encounter than any spider you may come across. Although some say to find a spider on Halloween is a sign from above.

Spider's Blood

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces grape juice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Gummy eyeballs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, grape juice, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with gummy eyeballs.

Gomez's Negroni

Unwind with the spookiest family with a spin on a classic blood-red Negroni. It's an easy Halloween cocktail to make.

Gomez's Negroni

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, cherry bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with gummy eyeballs.

Candy Apple Highball

Sink your teeth into the blood-red cocktail that only looks scary. After all, it's only scarily delicious.

Candy Apple Highball

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple vodka
  • ¾ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple vodka, butterscotch liqueur, cranberry juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with apple slice.

Devil's Blood Cocktail

Don't mistake this cocktail for being soft or sweet. The horns are a warning that this isn't for the faint of heart.

Devil's Blood Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce chili liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Two red chili peppers for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and chili liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  5. Garnish with two red chili peppers, placing them on the rim to appear as horns.

Poisoned Apple

To make this recipe outshine others, make your own homemade apple pie moonshine. One too many, though, and you'll understand why it's a poisoned apple.

Poisoned Apple

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple pie moonshine
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • Ice
  • Lemon club soda to top off
  • Cranberry slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple pie moonshine, tart cherry juice, cranberry juice, and cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon club soda.
  5. Garnish with cranberry slices.

Smoke and Blood

To give this drink a smokey effect, you'll need to add dry ice carefully. Only handle the dry ice with gloves or tongs and with eye protection. Do not drink the cocktail until the dry ice has fully and completely dissolved in the drink, which takes approximately three to five minutes. If you want the smoke and a little less danger, you can smoke the drink just before serving. And if either of those options doesn't work, easily clip a pale-hued piece of cotton candy to the side of the glass.

Smoke and Blood

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube
  • Blood orange slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, cranberry juice, blood orange juice, strawberry liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Carefully drop in dry ice cube, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Morte 75

Leave your fresh and summery French 75 at home tonight, and let the creepier cousin steal away your heart.

Morte 75

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, strawberry gin, raspberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.

Persephone's Pomegranate Potion

The queen of the underworld will gladly share her blood-red drink with you. Just beware of the consequences.

Persephone's Pomegranate Potion

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Dehydrated lemon wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, pomegranate liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel, if desired.

Dracula's Highball

Sink your fangs into Dracula's own personal highball recipe. He is the head bartender of blood-red Halloween cocktails, after all.

Dracula's Highball

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Plastic fangs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with plastic fangs.

Bad Moon Rising

Like a fog rolling over a hill on a blood moon, this drink will catch everyone's eye. The smoky flavors are what set this blood-red Halloween cocktail apart from the rest.

Bad Moon Rising

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Prepare the smoking gun or appliance according to individual instructions.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Smoke cocktail for approximately 10-20 seconds.

Annabelle's Martini

So long as you leave Annabelle alone, you'll be okay -- enough. Thankfully, you don't need to share this blood-red, scary good Halloween martini with her.

Annabelle's Martini

Ingredients

  • Orange wedge and black sugar for rim
  • 1 ounce scotch
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the orange wedge.
  2. With the black sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, scotch, cherry liqueur, sweet vermouth, and orange liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with cocktail cherry.

It's Hocus Pocus

Give your usual vodka cranberry a little dash of hocus pocus to turn heads at your Halloween soirée.

Eye of Newt Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Lychee and blueberry eye for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lychee and blueberry, inserting blueberry into lychee and piercing to hold to resemble an eyeball.

Zombie Juice

Put those zombie brains to use in this blood-curdling cocktail that'll delight and terrify, all in one swoop.

Zombie Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce crème de mûre
  • Crushed ice
  • Raspberry club soda to top off

Instructions

  1. In a highball or pilsner glass, add tart cherry juice, raspberry liqueur, and crème de mûre.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Add crushed ice.
  4. Add gin and lemon juice.
  5. Top off with raspberry club soda.

Freddie's Fizz

A Halloween cocktail as deep red as the stripes on Freddie Krueger's sweater, this fizzy cocktail will haunt your dreams.

Freddie's Fizz

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry liqueur, vanilla liqueur, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Ripper's Old-Fashioned

Who Jack the Ripper ever was will remain a mystery, although many have claimed to be him, and the list of suspects dwindles more and more. Stoke the mystery with this old-fashioned spin.

Ripper's Old-Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce pomegranate liqueur
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add bourbon, pomegranate liqueur, cinnamon liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Cauldron Sangria

Brew up a tasty red sangria fitting for any Halloween occasion, from brunch to late-night parties. This recipe will make up four servings.

Cauldron Sangria

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pinot noir
  • 4 ounces applejack
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, pinot noir, applejack, vodka, orange juice, and cinnamon liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in wine glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices.

Sabrina Spellman's Blackberry Mojito

Long before Riverdale, the Sabrina reboot, and the classic 1990s Sabrina and Harvey, Archie Comics brought the world, Sabrina. This deep, blood-red refreshing mint mojito borders on the darkness brought by a new moon.

Sabrina Spellman's Blackberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • 6-8 fresh blackberries
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge, mint sprig, and blackberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries and mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, rum, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig, and blackberry.

Red Halloween Cocktails to Make Your Blood Run Cold

There's more to spooky red cocktails than a Bloody Mary, although there's nothing wrong with a classic and beloved drink. From blood red highballs to bloody spooky cocktails, you can build a full menu of red Halloween cocktails that'll fright and delight. And, if green is more your color, try these green Halloween cocktails. Looking for super-sized cocktails for a crowd? Try these Halloween party drinks and punches.

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