20+ Halloween Tequila Drinks to Lift Your Spirits

Published July 19, 2022
spooky Halloween tequila cocktails

There's no reason to leave your bottle of tequila behind after the last summer sunset. Greet the crisp fall nights and spooky movie season with any of these Halloween tequila drinks. Take your pick of mischievous margaritas or devilishly broody tequila Halloween cocktails to appease any wayward spirit or ghost you may come across -- invited or not.

Spooky Halloween Tequila Drinks

Ghoulish names, eerie colors, smoke...what do all these things have in common? Why, they make perfect Halloween tequila drinks, of course. There's more to tequila than margaritas (but don't worry - there are margaritas here, too), as these ghoulishly good drinks prove.

Potion de Muerto

A potion of the dead, this spooky Halloween cocktail gets its coloring from an unexpected savory source: beet juice.

Potion de Muerto Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce beet juice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, orange juice, agave, lemon juice, and orange bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball or hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly pour beet juice over top, allowing it to bleed into the cocktail, but do not stir.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Smoke Over Water

This recipe calls for dry ice, which comes with great responsibility. Don't handle the dry ice without proper gloves, tongs, or eye protection, and do not consume the drink until the dry ice has completely and totally dissolved in approximately three to five minutes. If this is a tall order, use a smoker to create an eerie effect or allow the drink to shine on its own.

Smoke Over Water Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Small dry ice cube
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, blue curaçao, blueberry liqueur, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.
  6. Carefully drop in dry ice, allowing it to dissolve fully and completely before drinking.

Witch's Wish

Not only is the name fun to say, but the cocktail is even more fun to drink! This bright, poisonous green hue will be the life of the spirited party.

Witch's Wish Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce melon liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel or plastics spider for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, melon liqueur, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel or plastic spider.

Pumpkin Pie Shooter

Who says Halloween tequila drinks can't be a shot or two? This tasty miniature pumpkin pie will make everyone say boo in the best way, or add it to your menu of Halloween shots.

Pumpkin Pie Shooter Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce pumpkin pie moonshine
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream and grated cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, reposado tequila, pumpkin pie moonshine, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and grated cinnamon.

The Vampire's Cloak

A beautiful purple much like the inside of a fabled vampire's cloak, this purple cocktail comes together with a dash of color magic.

The Vampires Cloak Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, blue curaçao, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cherry.

Wednesday's Potion for Pugsley

Wednesday is always up to something; you can determine for yourself whether that's something good or bad.

Wednesdays Potion for Pugsley Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and black sugar for glass garnish
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce honey syrup
  • ½ ounce pear liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub a portion of the outside of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, rub the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, honey syrup, pear liqueur, lemon juice, and contents of activated charcoal capsule.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with dehydrated orange slice.

Ichabod's Nightcap

If Ichabod Crane had been able to outride the Headless Horseman, then this would've been his drink of choice to celebrate his victory.

Ichabod's Nightcap Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce pineapple liqueur
  • ¼ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, lime juice, pineapple liqueur, and raspberry liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  5. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.

Blood Sunrise

The classic tequila sunrise gets a bloody spin in this picture-perfect Halloween-style tequila drink.

Blood Sunrise Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounce silver tequila
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce blood orange juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Pour grenadine and blood orange juice down the side, allowing them to sink.
  5. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Bloody Maria

Perfect for Halloween morning or anytime you're looking for that Halloween vibe and a little tequila, the Bloody Maria is just right. If you don't want to build your Bloody Mary mix, consider a delicious store-bought mix to get the job done.

Bloody Maria Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce horseradish
  • 1 dash Worcestershire
  • 1 dash celery salt and black pepper
  • Ice
  • Cucumber wheel and celery stalk for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon 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, tequila, tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, and seasoning.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with cucumber wheel and celery stalk.

El Diablo

There's actually nothing menacing, spicy, or sneaky about this drink other than its bright red hue. It makes for an excellent treat when you think you're being tricked!

El Diablo Halloween Tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces reposado tequila
  • ¾ ounce crème de cassis
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, reposado tequila, crème de cassis, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tequila Corpse Reviver

Reanimate yourself, your friends, or anyone else looking a bit deceased with this spin on the classic corpse reviver. Exercise caution. Too many will lead you back to the afterlife. Or explore a less boozy Halloween martini to keep the party going.

Tequila Corpse Reviver Halloween Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce Lillet Blanc
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1-2 dashes absinthe
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, Lillet Blanc, orange liqueur, lemon juice, orange juice, and absinthe.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

Bride of Frankenstein

Take a chance on spooky, creepy love by muddling your way to the altar with this eerie tequila cocktail.

Bride of Frankenstein Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6-8 fresh blackberries
  • ¼ ounce crème de mûre
  • 2 ounces hibiscus-infused tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda to top off

Instructions

  1. In a highball or pilsner glass, muddle blackberries with crème de mûre.
  2. Add crushed ice.
  3. Over ice, add tequila, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Top off with club soda.

Mezcal Maple Martini

No tricks, all treats in this smoky and sweet Halloween tequila drink.

Mezcal Maple Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • ¾ ounce apple cider
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or cube.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the 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, mezcal, maple syrup, apple cider, orange liqueur, and cinnamon liqueur.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Fright Night in the Grove

Give your tequila drink an herbaceous flair with Jägermeister. The complex notes add a little trickery to the party in the best ways.

Friday Night in the Grove Halloween Tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Jägermeister
  • ½ ounce reposado
  • ½ ounce agave
  • 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jägermeister, reposado, agave, and ruby red grapefruit juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Grave Digger

Cautiously sip this boozy Halloween cocktail, or else the gravedigger will be eyeing you.

Grave Digger Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce absinthe
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and absinthe.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Death Flip

Leave your traditional rum flip behind for this creepy tequila cocktail.

Death Flip Halloween Tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce yellow chartreuse
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe or Nick and Nora glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, yellow chartreuse, simple syrup, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.

Irish Ghost

If you're familiar with the Irish cactus, a simple cocktail of Irish cream and tequila, this will reunite you with a dearly departed cocktail friend with a spooky red twist. If you're not yet acquainted, then prepare to welcome a new favorite Halloween cocktail.

Irish Ghost Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, Irish cream, and raspberry liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Macabre Halloween Margaritas

Prove to your guest, ghosts, and ghouls that margaritas aren't just for sunny days in summer. They're just as bewitching under the cloak of a dark, starless night.

Devil's Margarita

Like the el diablo, this riff on the classic lime margarita doesn't pull any punches. In fact, you can consider this a cousin of the New York sour.

Devils Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce dry red wine
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Create red layer by slowly pouring red wine down the back of a bar spoon.
  6. Garnish with lime slice.

Pumpkin Margarita

Jump right into Halloween and tequila with a flavorful margarita that'll blow you away.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and cinnamon sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce pumpkin puree
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Grated cinnamon and whole star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the cinnamon 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, silver tequila, pumpkin puree, orange liqueur, agave, and lime juice.
  4. Shake well to mix and chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with grated cinnamon and whole star anise.

Black Night Margarita

This margarita is cloaked in darkness with the help of activated charcoal capsules. Good thing you have a moon for an ice cube!

Black Night Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounces agave
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • Ice
  • Ice ball for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, agave, and contents of activated charcoal capsule.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into margarita glass over ice ball.

Blue Moon Margarita

Once in a blue moon, Halloween falls on a full moon, and that is something worth celebrating.

Blue Moon Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces coconut tequila
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce pineapple 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 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, coconut tequila, blue curaçao, lime juice, and pineapple liqueur.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Blood Moon Margarita

Pomegranate juice gives this colorful margarita that deep, blood ruby hue. Nothing could be a better match for a Halloween tequila drink.

Blood Moon Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce cherry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and pomegranate seeds 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, tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and cherry liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge and pomegranate seeds.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Kick your pumpkin margarita into the next gear with a little extra spiced flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and brown sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces cinnamon-infused tequila
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce pumpkin puree
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • ¼ ounce maple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the 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, cinnamon tequila, orange liqueur, pumpkin puree, lemon juice, allspice dram, and maple syrup.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Blood Orange Margarita

Keep it simple and easy with your Halloween tequila cocktail by letting the blood orange juice take care of all the heavy lifting in this beautiful bold margarita. Better yet, multiply the recipe to make up several at once for you and your ghoulish friends. Craft your own blood orange-infused tequila to make your margarita pop even more.

Blood Orange Margarita Halloween tequila cocktail

Ingredients

  • Blood orange wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Blood orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the blood orange 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, tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, agave, and orange liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with blood orange wedge.

Eerie Tequila Halloween Drinks to Fright and Delight

Toast to the eeriest holiday of the year with some cocktails with creepy names, or make it all about the treats with a sweet and easy cocktail like a tequila and soda in your favorite flavor. Surprise yourself and your spirit friends with a gloomy and delicious margarita or a riff on a classic or two. Or whip up a batch of these Halloween party drinks to serve a crowd. However you choose to celebrate, there's a tequila Halloween drink waiting for you in the shadows.

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