Halloween is almost upon us and things are getting spooky over here at CROSSIP HQ! Our costumes are ready to scare the interns and the gruesome snacks have been produced, but what in Satan’s name are we going to drink?
Luckily, we’re a fast-growing brand in the drinks industry, which means we’re certainly not short on things to drink this Halloween. And sharing’s caring, so we decided to reveal our team’s favourite spooky cocktails for October 31st 2021; from magical potions that bubble and froth to poisonous broths, oozing concoctions, and shimmering liqueurs. We’ve even got a couple of alcohol-free and low-alcohol Halloween drinks up our wizarding sleeves…
Bone 🦴 appetit!
1. Gotham Fancy
As time races towards another ill-fated Halloween, Gotham is in trouble again! Who will keep the mysterious Holiday killer from leaving his Jack-'o-Lantern calling card? Well, we reckon if you stir up a Gotham Fancy cocktail, he’ll fall right into your sticky sweet trap.
Deep rich stewed fruits, fiery body and long piquant finish, Gotham Fancy is fun, delicious, and simple to make.
Get the recipe at CROSSIP Serves
2. The Witch’s Heart
Witch, please! This shimmering Halloween drink is enough to knock any sorceress off her broomstick. You can use Viniq or make your own homemade shimmery liqueur to create this divine cocktail. And the secret to the smoke? Powdered dry ice!
Get the recipe at The Flavor Bender
Photo credit: The Flavor Bender
3. Black Fig Vodka Martini
Stacey is the ghostess with the mostest with her Black Fig Vodka Martini. Her toxic beverage looks like something out of Hades’ underworld and is the perfect addition to any Halloween drinks menu.
Get the recipe at Little Figgy
Photo credit: Little Figgy
4. Halloween Ramos Fizz
An adult version of an ice cream float or milkshake, the Halloween Ramos Fizz has an eery green glow. It’s based on the Ramos Gin Fizz but uses bourbon whiskey rather than gin, plus a dash of blue curacao and mango nectar to give it that witchy shade. The foam float is thanks to a combination of egg white, a super long shake, and a splash of soda. Vegans could try substituting the egg white with aquafaba!
Get the recipe at Cocktail Contessa
Photo credit: Cocktail Contessa
5. Slime Shot - Ectoplasmic Cocktail
Hang on, wait...did you just say ‘slime’?!
Yep! It’s a deliciously gooey and fluorescent Halloween drink made using arrowroot starch, Malibu Lime, and Midori to delight your party guests.
Watch the video below for the recipe:
6. Moonrise Mocktail
This one’s for all you big kids, or those of you with a sweet vampire tooth! It’s a spooky alcohol-free Halloween mocktail made from juice, food colouring, and grenadine, filled with jelly snakes and liquorice dragon tongues.
Get the recipe at Tesco Real Food
Photo credit: Tesco Food
7. Walker Blood Sangria
Thirsting for blood? Then this is the perfect Halloween drink for you! Inspired by The Walking Dead, the Walker Blood Sangria gets its rich deep red colour from red wine and pomegranate juice. The sugared rim makes these shots almost too cute to spook!
Get the recipe at Cravings of a Lunatic
Photo credit: Cravings of a Lunatic
8. The Deathly Hallows Cocktail
Trick or tequila? If it comes in this enchanting Harry Potter themed cocktail, then we’ll pick tequila! A mix of autumnal ingredients, this drink is sweet, smoky, and cosy, whilst still giving off those ghostly Halloween vibes. For a showstopping finishing touch, set fire to the fresh thyme garnish.
Get the recipe at Half-Baked Harvest
Photo credit: Half-Baked Harvest
9. Pumpkin Pie Martini
The absolute Hallow-Queen of holiday drinks! When you think about autumn, which ingredients come to mind? Pumpkin, right? What’s more, this creamy cocktail is as white as a ghost, perfect for decorating with sugar webs and plastic spiders.
Get the recipe at The Spruce Eats
Photo credit: The Spruce Eats
10. Halloween Vampire Cocktail
Raspberry puree cooked with sugar looks just like blood! And what better way to serve it than in a syringe, ready to be injected into a vodka and amaretto cocktail? How avant-garde! Then you get to walk around the Halloween party with a delicious drink in one hand and a creepy bloodied syringe in the other...what a way to scare away the kids!
Get the recipe at Self Proclaimed Foodie
Photo credit: Self Proclaimed Foodie
11. Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider
Can be alcohol-free, low alcohol, or alcoholic
A Halloween drink to warm your cockles and stimulate the senses, Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider can be made using apple juice for those trying to go alcohol-free or low alcohol cider for those hoping to moderate their drinking.
Get the recipe at The Kitchn