16 Halloween Martinis That Are So Good, It's Scary

Published July 13, 2022
Vibrant halloween colored martinis with cauldron of candy

Give yourself a shiver with these scarily good and festive Halloween martinis. From jack-o'-lantern hued sips to those straight from a witch's cauldron, any of these are deserving of a spot at your home bar or among the ghouls and goblins at your Halloween gathering. Wherever you find yourself toasting your next good scare, make it extra special with any of these Halloween martini recipes.

Candy Corn Halloween Martini

Capture the look of one of the most divisive Halloween candies. Luckily, this Halloween cocktail recipe with vodka is all treat and no trick and is more beloved than the candy it's named for.

Autumn pumpkin martini cocktail with candy corn

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces caramel vodka
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Candy corns for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. Drop candy corns into the bottom of the glass.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, caramel vodka, and grenadine.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Top off with pineapple juice, slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon to create a second layer.

Pumpkin Martini

This gourd-geous Halloween martini is as colorful as a pumpkin patch, with just as much pumpkin flavor packed into each sip.

Pumpkin martini and pumpkins in a fall setting

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces pumpkin spice cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce caramel vodka
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • Ice
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pumpkin spice cream liqueur, caramel vodka, and allspice dram.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Glowing Eyes Brew

Do you ever have the feeling someone, or something is watching you, only to turn around and find no one there? Some suspicions are better not explored. Maybe turn to this sweet melon martini instead.

Halloween drink with spider and eyes

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces melon liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Plastic eyeballs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, melon liqueur, vodka, lime juice, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  6. Garnish with plastic eyeballs.

Blood Martini

This blood-red spooky Halloween cocktail will make everyone stop to wonder how they can have one too. With the perfect balance of tart and sweet, it's a martini you'll absolutely risk anything for.

Pomegranate Martini in a night club bar

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce lemon vodka
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce ginger liqueur
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lemon vodka, raspberry liqueur, ginger liqueur, tart cherry juice, and pomegranate juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Black Widow Martini

As far as Halloween cocktails go, this one's pretty easy. A martini as black as the night on a new moon. You're not someone who is frightened of something that goes bump in the night, are you? Thankfully, the light, fruity flavors make this spooky looking Halloween martini palatable and approachable.

Halloweens spooky drink black martini cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and black sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the black sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blue curaçao, raspberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Jack-O-Lantern Martini

A Halloween tequila martini with tropical flavors and a bit of heat, you may find yourself wondering if you should start making pineapple jack- o'-lanterns.

Jack O' Lantern Martini

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and red sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce chili liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  3. With the red sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, and chile liqueur.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Purple People Eater Martini

Remember that ridiculous song that would play at all your childhood Halloween parties about the one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple-people eater? The side effect of this martini is humming that tune all night long.

Purple martini in Halloween setting

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated lemon wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel, if desired.

Hallowtini

Few colors scream Halloween quite like orange and black, and this martini is a shining beacon for Halloween festivities. It doesn't matter whether those moments are in October or July.

Halloween cocktail pumpkintini

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and black sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce peach nectar
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the black sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blood orange juice, orange juice, and peach nectar.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Ghostly Martini

White as a ghost, this creamy and decadent martini is more likely to cause "ooohhhs" than "boos!"

Halloween Ghostly Martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, white crème de cacao, and almond liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Vampire's Kiss Martini

A kiss to seal fate and immortality. Or at the very least, the kiss of the rim of a martini glass to guarantee another tasty cocktail.

Red martini on dark background

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and red sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces strawberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the red sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, strawberry vodka, and orange liqueur.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Pour grenadine down the side of the glass, allowing it to sink.
  8. Garnish with cherry.

Death in the Afternoon

This classic cocktail is a handful of ingredients. Take caution. This cocktail will knock you off your feet.

Halloween festive green drink and pumpkins lanterns

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce absinthe
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In chilled glass, add absinthe and simple syrup.
  3. Top off with prosecco.
  4. Garnish with cherry.

Monstertini

One of the boozier cocktails you can enjoy, it's bound to turn anyone into a monster the next day if they imbibe in a few too many.

Green halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and blue sugar for garnish
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce white rum
  • ¾ ounce melon liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Gummy worm for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the blue sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, white rum, melon liqueur, and lemon juice.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with gummy worm.

Poisoned Bramble

Beware the bramble patch with the no trespassing signs. Or live life on the edge and dive right into this Halloween martini.

wo glasses with purple cocktail for Halloween party on the dark background

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and purple sugar for rim
  • 1 ounce Empress gin
  • ½ ounce raspberry vodka
  • ½ ounce crème de violette
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the purple sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a mixing glass, add ice, Empress gin, raspberry vodka, crème de violette, and orange liqueur.
  5. Stir rapidly to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

The Mortician's Martini

This bourbon-based martini has one foot in the Manhattan-grave and the other in a vodka cherry martini.

Halloween martini cocktail on purple background

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • ½ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes almond cocktail bitters
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, rye whiskey, cherry liqueur, orange liqueur, and almond bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry, if desired.

In a Dark, Dark Wood

Allow the Halloween forces to lure you in with this dark green martini. The rum and citrus fruit notes create a well-balanced yet spooky Halloween martini.

Halloween drinks green cocktail martini for party

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • ½ ounce crème de menthe
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, crème de menthe, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel, if desired.

Crystal Lake Martini

Pay no mind to the heavy breathing, mysteriously missing friends, or a knife that's moved a few inches. Certainly, nothing to worry about. Not with this classic pink cosmo riff in your hand. Sounds like someone else's problem.

Halloween martini

Ingredients

  • Lime and orange sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces citron vodka
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • ¼ ounce lime cordial
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  3. With the orange sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add citron vodka, tart cherry juice, cinnamon liqueur, and lime cordial.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Eerily Good Halloween Martinis

Pull up a bar chair and settle in with a spooky martini and some Halloween vibes. You can enjoy any of these at a costume cocktail party or snuggled at home on the couch, cautiously watching a horror movie from behind a pillow with a spooky drink in hand. No matter the place or time, a Halloween martini will complete the night.

If you like your drinks spooky but fast, try these eerie Halloween party shots or mix up a big batch of Halloween party drinks and punches.

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