12 Halloween Cocktails Because Adults Still Celebrate, Too

Just because you might not dress up and go trick-or-treating on Halloween anymore, doesn't mean that you should feel left out from the fun. Far from it! In fact, when you grow up, Halloween just gets better (you remember costume parties, right?) Well, if you've been to one, then you should know that a good cocktail is essential to a proper Halloween celebration.

You can't have something too spooky, too evil tasting, or too full of poison. You need to find something that is sinfully sippable and devilishly delightful. So, to help you out, here are 12 Halloween cocktails that are simply to die for.

1. Transformation Cocktail

transformation holiday cocktail

We all like to transform into someone else on Halloween, and so too does our alcohol. Masked with fruit, you will think you're drinking a fruit smoothie. Until you stand up that is. Suddenly, the room has transformed into a blurrier version of its former self. Strange.

Get the recipe here.

2. Brain Hemorrhage

brain hemorrhage halloween cocktail

If it's getting towards the end of the night, or you've just had a really long week, you know exactly what a brain hemorrhage feels like. Now you can know what it looks like (and tastes like) too! Hint: it's a little bit like peaches and cream.

Get the recipe here.

3. Walking Dead Cocktail

Craft & Cocktails

What happens when you add a little dry ice to a classic cocktail? A delicious potion. Who says that you can't have fun at a cocktail party? Isn't that why they invented Halloween in the first place? Have some fun this holiday and try this delicious rum punch with a cube of dry ice in it.

Get the recipe here.

4. Devil's Sangria

Cravings of a Lunatic

Sangria is perfect all season long. However, if you jazz it up with some floating cranberry eyeballs you can call it Devil's Sangria. Light, crisp, and delicious, this cocktail is a perfect choice for those who aren't ready to brave test tubes or drinks with unknown quantities of alcohol hidden in them.

Get the recipe here.

5. Witch's Brew

Homemade Hooplah

Like a witch's brew, this cocktail can be mixed with anything you desire to make the perfect potion. Whether you want it virgin or as alcoholic as it comes, you're in charge. This cocktail is great for everyone. With its bright green hue and fizzy texture, you're going to wish it was Halloween every night.

Get the recipe here.

6. Vampire's Kiss

vampire's kiss halloween cocktail

The slow drip with which this cocktail is poured into your glass will make you wonder if this eerie concoction really is vampire's blood. Sweet and tangy, this drink is everything you could want. Sip slowly though, you don't want to become bloodthirsty.

Get the recipe here.

7. Bourbon Butterbeer

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The Gastronom

It wouldn't be Halloween if one of your friends didn't come as a Harry Potter character. This year be ready for them and have a batch of butterbeer brewed up. Add a little splash of bourbon to this cocktail version of butterbeer and even the non-Harry Potter fans are sure to be pleased.

Get the recipe here.

8. Drink if You Dare Shooters

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Boulder Locavore

Do you like a little chemistry with your drinks? If you are a fan of a little bit of show, then get out your beakers and your test tubes. Although they are frightening to look at, their smooth taste may trick you into having a few more than you should. If that happens, don't worry if you hear something go bump in the night. It was probably just you!

Get the recipe here.

9. Jack the Ripper Whiskey Cocktail

This cocktail is stealthy like Jack the Ripper. While it is mostly whiskey, it has been artfully doctored to resemble a sweet candy-like treat perfect for Halloween night. Drink if you dare.

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10. Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

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Broma Bakery

Because no cocktail list would be complete without one outrageously sweet dessert-cocktail, here is a boozy pumpkin milkshake. Sweet, fall flavored, and boozy, with one of these in hand, you won't have to choose between drinks or dessert.

Get the recipe here.

11. Bloody Mary

After trying all the concoctions that appear on Halloween night, you may need to have this one on hand the morning after.

Since you're going to need a good one to get you up and going, here is the famous recipe from Chicago's The Publican.

12. Black Friday

If you need another recovery cocktail, try a Black Friday. Loaded with good-for-yous like citrus, beet, and ginger, this cocktail also incorporates activated charcoal to help you filter out last night's poison. This cocktail isn't a cure all, but with a lot of water and a little bit of caffeine, you'll be back in the world of the living in no time.

Get the recipe here.

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