Spooky and Spectacular: 5 Easy Halloween Cocktails

Spooky and Spectacular: 5 Easy Halloween Cocktails
Spooky and Spectacular: 5 Easy Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by mixing up some eerie Halloween cocktails?

At Bradley’s Off Licence, we believe that the perfect potion can turn an ordinary gathering into an extraordinary, spine-tingling soirée. So, if you’re ready to transform your home into a haunted cocktail haven and enchant your guests, keep reading as we unveil five easy Halloween cocktails that will make your night spooktacular.

Halloween Cocktail Party Must-Haves
Get ready for your spooky cocktail gathering by making sure you have everything you need to mix great cocktails.

We recommend using:

  • a cocktail shaker for the perfect mix
  • jiggers for precise measurements
  • a muddler for mashing ingredients like mint and strawberries
  • strainers, which are crucial for separating liquids,
  • a citrus juicer for fresh lemon and lime juice
  • the right glassware to complement your different cocktail offerings
  • ice cubes – essential for proper chilling
  • a cutting board, knife, and garnish tools to prepare ingredients
  • a bar mat keeps the workspace tidy.

Impress your guests with a professional-looking

Cocktail Making Kit (8 Pieces) and The Expert Cocktail Fusion Kit from Bradley’s Off Licence.

Additional equipment to consider includes bottle openers, corkscrews, cocktail picks, blenders for frozen drinks, and electric mixers for frothy cocktails.

Halloween Cocktail Recipes From Bradley’s Off Licence

Our Bradley’s Off Licence Mixologists have put together five ghoulishly good Halloween cocktails that will leave your guests spellbound.

  1. Spooky Eyeball Punch
    Introducing the Spooky Eyeball Punch. Dive into a chilling concoction of coconut rum, pineapple, and blue curaçao, topped with a freaky ‘eyeball’. It’s a spine-tingling sip that’ll have your guests squirming with delight at your Halloween party


    • 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
    • 2 oz pineapple juice
    • 1 oz blue curaçao
    • 1 oz cream of coconut
    • Freeze-dried RASPBERRIES
    • Lychee fruit

    Fill a glass with ice.


    • In a shaker, mix coconut rum, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, and cream of coconut.
    • Shake well and pour over the ice.
    • To create the ‘eyeball,’ place a freeze-dried raspberry in the centre of a lychee fruit.
    • Gently skewer the ‘eyeball’ with a toothpick and float it in the drink.
    • Serve this spooky concoction and watch your guests squirm with delight.


  2. Vampire’s Kiss
    With its sultry blend of cherry vodka, grenadine, and cranberry juice, the deep-red Vampire’s Kiss beckons your taste buds. Topped with a tempting maraschino cherry, it’s a seductive sip that leaves a kiss to remember. Perfect for a Halloween night of enchantment.


    • 1 1/2 oz cherry vodka
    • 1/2 oz grenadine
    • 3 oz cranberry juice
    • Maraschino cherry for garnish


    • Fill a glass with ice.
    • In a shaker, mix cherry vodka, grenadine, and cranberry juice.
    • Shake well and strain into the glass.
    • Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
    • This deep red cocktail is sure to give you a ‘Vampire’s Kiss’ to remember.


  3. Blood Orange Margarita
    Get ready for the Blood Orange Margarita. It’s a zesty, ‘bloody’ twist on a classic favourite. Rimmed with salt and bursting with tequila, triple sec, and tangy blood orange juice, it’s the perfect potion to excite your Halloween festivities. Sip and savour for hauntingly good vibes.


    • 2 oz tequila
    • 1 oz triple sec
    • 3 oz blood orange juice (or use cranberry juice if you prefer)
    • 1/2 oz lime juice
    • Salt for rimming
    • Orange slice for garnish


    • Rim the glass with salt by rubbing a slice of blood orange around the rim and dipping it in salt.
    • In a shaker, combine tequila, triple sec, blood orange juice, and lime juice.
    • Shake and strain into the salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
    • Garnish with an orange slice.
    • Sip on this ‘bloody’ margarita while enjoying the Halloween festivities.


  4. Poison Apple Martini
    Behold the Poison Apple Martini. A wicked brew of apple schnapps, cranberry, and zesty lemon, this eerie elixir is topped with a spine-chilling black vodka float. Garnished with a sinister apple slice, it’s a sip of enchantment that’s sure to cast a spell at your Halloween gathering.


    • 2 oz apple schnapps
    • 1 oz cranberry juice
    • 1/2 oz lemon juice
    • 1/4 oz
    • Apple slice for garnish


    • In a shaker, mix apple schnapps, cranberry juice, and lemon juice.
    • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Slowly pour the black vodka over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top, creating a sinister-looking layer.
    • Garnish with an apple slice for that wicked touch.


  5. Witches’ Brew
    Enter the world of the Witches’ Brew, if you dare. This eerie elixir packs a punch with black vodka, citrusy orange liqueur, cranberry, and a hint of lemon. Served over ice and adorned with blackberries and orange slices, it’s a spellbinding concoction that’ll enchant your guests into a bewitched trance. Enjoy the dark magic.


    • 1 1/2 oz black vodka
    • 1 oz orange liqueur
    • 3 oz cranberry juice
    • 1 oz orange juice
    • 1/2 oz lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz simple syrup
    • Blackberries and orange slices for garnish


    • In a shaker, combine black vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
    • Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
    • Garnish with blackberries and orange slices.
    • Serve and watch your guests get bewitched.


Six Secrets for Making the Best Cocktails

  1. Quality Ingredients: Using high-quality spirits, fresh juices, and well-chosen mixers elevates the taste and overall experience.
  2. Balanced Flavours: Achieving a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, bitter, and savoury elements ensures a balanced and enjoyable taste.
  3. Precise Measurement: The use of jiggers and measuring tools guarantees the correct proportions of each ingredient, a crucial factor in cocktail perfection.
  4. Masterful Technique: Different cocktails require distinct techniques—shaking for a frothy texture or stirring for a smoother finish.
  5. Ice Quality: The choice of fresh, clear ice is essential for proper chilling without excessive dilution.
  6. Garnishes and Presentation: Well-chosen garnishes not only enhance visual appeal but also elevate aroma and flavour while selecting the right glassware complements the overall presentation.

Get everything you need for your Halloween cocktails on our website WWW.BRADLEYSOFFLICENCE.IE.
We have everything you need for all your cocktail-making needs, to craft the perfect creepy concoctions. Bradley’s Off Licence is a specialist off licence and food store that has proudly served the people of Cork City since 1850.