15+ Creepy but Classy Halloween Cocktails With Vodka

Published July 29, 2022
Halloween vodka cocktails

Grab a bottle of vodka and descend into the world of tasty and eerie Halloween cocktails with vodka. From a simple spooky highball with a ghoulish twist or an otherworldly martini, these will shiver and delight the senses. These Halloween vodka drinks will get you doing the Monster Mash in no time.

Candyman's Punch

Not unlike a boozy jolly rancher, this vodka punch is Halloween in all the right ways. It's a Halloween party drink for a crowd! Just don't say the name too many times. This makes enough for approximately 10 servings.

Candyman's Punch Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 375 mL green apple vodka
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups peach liqueur
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large punch bowl, add ice, green apple vodka, cranberry juice, peach liqueur, and pineapple juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  4. Garnish with orange slices.

Ghostbusters

They may not be around for you to call in case of a ghost, but that doesn't mean you can't give that classic movie a watch with this Halloween martini in hand. The drink calls for dry ice; take care to never handle it without gloves or tongs.

Ghostbusters vodka Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce peach vodka
  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach vodka, melon liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

A Little Nibble

Like a vampire takes a bite out of its victim, you'll want to slowly nibble at this boozy vodka martini all night. Or at least until you need to flee the sun.

A Little Nibble Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • ¾ ounce peach liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Food-safe vampire teeth for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, peach liqueur, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with vampire teeth.

Red Rum

Try a chilling vodka daiquiri that'll beat the heat in the summer or give you goosebumps as you celebrate Halloween with a blood-red drink.

Red Rum Halloween vodka daiquiri cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, lime juice, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Zero's Cocktail

This blood orange salty dog will have you howling at the moon, the beloved hound of the King of Halloween.

Zero's Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • Blood orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blood orange juice, and grapefruit juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with blood orange slice.

The It Martini

Like the bright red balloon with a touch of mystery and suspense, this martini may not have you floating, but it'll undoubtedly take the cake for one of the easiest Halloween vodka martinis.

The It Martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces citron vodka
  • ¾ ounce pomegranate juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

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

Devil's Martini

Breathe new life, or death, into your dirty martini by adding a little heat.

Devils Martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and red pepper flakes for rim
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce olive brine
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce
  • Ice
  • Chili pepper for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  3. With the red pepper flakes on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the seasoning to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, dry vermouth, olive brine, and hot sauce.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with chili pepper.

Blackwood Special

There's nothing to worry about in this cocktail, no poison, no arsenic. In fact, you have always lived in this castle with its herbaceous grounds, making for perfect ingredients in a Halloween vodka drink.

Blackwood Special Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1½ ounces grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce honey
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slice and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, grapefruit juice, honey, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit slice and thyme sprig.

Charlotte's Martini

Charlotte was a smart arachnid, able to spell several words, and she certainly would've spelled martini given a chance.

Charlotte's Martini vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • 1 ounce sour apple liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Food-safe plastic spider for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, caramel vodka, sour apple liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with plastic spider.

The Martini in the Woods

The 2011 cult classic The Cabin in the Woods gave the horror movie world something to chatter about. Well worth a watch or several re-watches, you'll be cheering for the characters with this martini in hand.

The Martini in the Woods Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce cherry juice
  • ¾ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice
  • Food-safe plastic skeleton hands for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cherry juice, and cinnamon liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with plastic skeleton hands.

Blood Bank Martini

Slide into the blood bank to feast on a bit of blood; it's exactly what the vampire doctor ordered.

Blood Bank Martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce red apple liqueur
  • Ice
  • Food-safe plastic spiders for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and red apple liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with (plastic) spiders.

Jack-O'-Lantern Martini

Halloween doesn't need to be all tricks; there are easy treats, too, just like this vodka martini that'll taste just like a slice of homemade pumpkin pie.

Jack O Lantern martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • Honey and crushed graham cracker crumbs for rim
  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce pumpkin spice cream liqueur
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, dip the rim of the glass into a saucer with honey.
  3. With the graham cracker crumbs on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the graham cracker crumbs to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whipped cream vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, and cinnamon liqueur.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Deadly Martini

A bold riff on the classic vesper martini, it's one drink you won't want to imbibe in too quickly or with too many; otherwise, this vodka Halloween martini will be pretty deadly. You can make it even more Insta-worthy by adding an ctivated charcoal tablet for a pitch-black look or dropping in a small dry ice cube to make it bubble (or both).

Deadly Martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ ounce Lillet blanc
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Gummy eyeball for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, vodka, gin, Lillet blanc, and orange bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with gummy eyeball.

Green Goblin Martini

There's nothing gruesome about this Halloween vodka drink other than the color. In reality, it's a refreshing blueberry martini in disguise; now, isn't that a treat?

Green Goblin martini Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry vodka
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-3 drops of green food coloring
  • Ice
  • Food-safe plastic spider for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice blueberry vodka, orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and green food coloring.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with plastic spider.

Carrie's Revenge

A nod to the revenge as Carrie rises from the grave in the nightmares of those who wronged her. This drink is far less terrifying, though.

Carrie's Revenge Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange vodka
  • ¾ ounce honey liqueur
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blood orange vodka, honey liqueur, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over free ice.
  4. Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel.

Reese's Iced Coffee

Kick off the morning of Halloween right with a little buzz buzz with an iced coffee cocktail. Or keep your spooky vibes going with a nice afternoon treat.

Reeses Iced Coffee Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce cream
  • ¾ ounce crème de cacao
  • ¾ ounce peanut butter whiskey
  • Ice
  • Iced coffee to top off
  • Whipped cream and grated nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add vodka, cream, crème de cacao, and peanut butter whiskey.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with iced coffee.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and grated nutmeg.

Pumpkin Patch

Tropical flavors are abound in the pumpkin patch in this Halloween martini.

Pumpkin Patch Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut vodka
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Pumpkin candy for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut vodka, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with pumpkin candy.

Black Cat's Punch

Serve up a little brew for you and your friends, one that could have you feeling a little fuzzy if you enjoy it too much. This makes approximately six servings.

Black Cat's Halloween vodka punch cocktail

Ingredients

  • 375 mL vodka
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup blue curaçao
  • 6-8 drops green food coloring
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Witch hat for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, vodka, white grape juice, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, and food coloring.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with witch hat.

Satan's Whiskers No. 2

A riff on the classic and gin-forward Satan's Whiskers, this version lets vodka shine in this Halloween cocktail.

Satan's Whiskers No.2 Halloween vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice, orange liqueur, and orange bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Classic Vodka Cocktails with a Halloween Touch

It's easy to transform your regular vodka soda or martini into something with a bit more of an ominous Halloween vibe. Consider a few of these swaps as you sweep into the season of frights.

  • Add a splash of cranberry, pomegranate, or cherry juice to a vodka highball or traditional vodka martinis for a pop of blood red color.
  • Consider adding the contents of an activated charcoal tablet, which can create an eerie pitch-black look without much extra work.
  • A few drops of food coloring, red, blue, black, green, or purple, is an easy and flavorless way to transform the cocktail.
  • Garnish the rim using toxic-colored green or gloomy black sugar or edible glitter.
  • Green chartreuse and melon liqueur are ways to add a little herbaceous or fruity flavor to your Halloween vodka drinks easily and with a boost of flavor.
  • Infuse your vodka with candy flavors. Think bubble gum, candy corn, sour patch kids, gummies, or caramels.
  • Put a sweet adult trick-or-treat spin on your vodka Halloween drinks by crafting drinks with candy flavors such as a cotton candy martini, sweet-tart martini, or jolly rancher martinis.

Halloween Cocktails With Vodka for Adult Treats

The tricks and treats aren't just for the kiddos at Halloween. With a full menu of vodka Halloween drinks, there's a surprise or sweet cocktail to satisfy any costume party or pair with any scary movie. So turn out the lights and find a good scare.

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