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Smoretini Halloween Recipe Card - photo and recipe provided by brand representatives. Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC

5 Fun Halloween Drink Recipes

Fun Halloween Drink Recipes and Drinkware

Whether you prefer trick-or-treats by way of spirited candy cocktails or just want to dress classic cocktails up for the eerie Halloween holiday, we’ve got your drink style covered. Halloween is the time for home party fun! Jazz up your favorite cocktails with spooky names and playful garnishes. Or serve classic cocktails already famous for their oddly eerie names, like the Blood and Sand or Corpse Reviver 2. We’re here to make you the host with the most fun, flavorful and carefree cocktails.

Halloween Drink Recipe Cards

The cocktail recipes below are perfect for Halloween season. They are super easy to make, too. Recipe cards are perfect for use at parties. Place the recipe card on display for ready-made drinks so guests know what ingredients are in their drinks. Or let guests use the recipe cards to make their own drinks so you can mix with the crowd instead of behind the bar.

Smoretini – Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Graham Crackers, Marshmallow Crème Fluff, Miniature Marshmallows

Smoretini Halloween Recipe Card - photo and recipe provided by brand representatives. Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC
Smoretini Recipe Card

Vampire Elixir – Belvedere Vodka, Apricot Brandy, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda, Grenadine

Vampire Elixir Halloween Recipe Card - photo and recipe provided by brand representatives. Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC
Vampire Elixir Halloween Recipe Card

Moontini – Vodka, Cointreau, Orange Juice, Orange Twist

Moontini Recipe Card - photo and recipe provided by brand representatives. Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC
Moontini Halloween Recipe Card

Widow’s Touch – Applejack, Elderflower Liqueur, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters

Widow's Touch Halloween Recipe Card - Photo and Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC
Widow’s Touch Recipe Card

Vampire Juice – Finlandia Lime Vodka, Tomato Juice, Horseradish, Steak Sauce, Hot Sauce, Radish, Celery

Finlandia Vampire Juice Recipe Card - photo and recipe provided by brand representatives. Recipe card created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC
Finlandia Vampire Juice Recipe Card

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Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe - London Dry Gin, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water, Lime Slice or Grapefruit Twist Garnish - {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Autumn Breeze

Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe - London Dry Gin, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water, Lime Slice or Grapefruit Twist Garnish - {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}
Autumn Breeze Fall Cocktail {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Fall cocktails are usually heavily laced with flavors of apple and pumpkin. They remind us of pies baking in the oven with flaky cinnamon and sugar sprinkled crusts. Delicious! But this season is also about lovely autumn breezes, colorful leaves and in some cases, mild sweater weather.

The Autumn Breeze drink recipe embraces the carefree days of fall by way of color and flavor. The drink’s color reminds me of the beautiful, vibrant color of fall leaves. The flavor is fresh, light and full of juicy sweetness with barely there bitter spice. There is almost a slight peach flavor in the background. Autumn Breeze is ideal for Thanksgiving, but could easily carry through to spring with its airy freshness.

Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe

Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe - London Dry Gin, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water, Lime Slice or Grapefruit Twist Garnish - {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}
Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe – London Dry Gin, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water, Lime Slice or Grapefruit Twist Garnish – {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Autumn Breeze – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

3/4 ounce London Dry Gin

1/2 ounce Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur

1-1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice Cocktail

2-1/4 ounce Perrier Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water

Lime Wedge or Grapefruit Twist Garnish

Place large cube of ice or several small cubes of ice in large rocks glass. Add gin, Aperol and cranberry juice. Stir briefly. Top with pink grapefruit sparkling water. Garnish with choice of sliced lime wedge or fresh grapefruit twist.

Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water

Autumn Breeze Drink Recipe - London Dry Gin, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water, Lime Slice or Grapefruit Twist Garnish - {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}
Autumn Breeze {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Perrier Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Mineral Water while creating this cocktail. In addition to the Pink Grapefruit flavored Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water, I have also sampled the Unflavored, Lime and Lemon flavors. Unflavored is interchangeable or comparable to products such as San Pellegrino if you are familiar with that product. Lime flavor has proven to be a big hit in my home, served chilled straight from the bottle or poured over ice. It could also be used in the lower calorie Margarita on the Rocks recipe. The Lemon flavor contains too much lemon oil / lemon furniture polish aroma and flavor in the initial taste and aftertaste for my preference.

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Mixed Berry Sangria 050 is an easy five ingredient recipe for a crowd. Riesling wine, Cachaca, Pisco, Coconut Juice and handy bag of flash frozen mixed fruit make this Mixed Berry Sangria easy to put together in just a few minutes. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Sagatiba Cachaça Mixed Berry Sangria

Mixed Berry Sangria 070 is an easy five ingredient recipe for a crowd. Riesling wine, Cachaca, Pisco, Coconut Juice and handy bag of flash frozen mixed fruit make this Mixed Berry Sangria easy to put together in just a few minutes. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Mixed Berry Sangria – photo and recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

This Mixed Berry Sangria is so easy to put together. The five ingredients should take you five minutes or less to build in a pitcher. Make it early in the day for evening serve or make it the day before for next day serve. Mixed Berry Sangria is light, fruity and not too sweet. It finishes out with a beautiful pale pink color.

Mixed Berry Sangria Recipe

Mixed Berry Sangria 050 is an easy five ingredient recipe for a crowd. Riesling wine, Cachaca, Pisco, Coconut Juice and handy bag of flash frozen mixed fruit make this Mixed Berry Sangria easy to put together in just a few minutes. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Mixed Berry Sangria is an easy five ingredient recipe for a crowd. Riesling wine, Cachaca, Pisco, Coconut Juice and handy bag of flash frozen mixed fruit make this Mixed Berry Sangria easy to put together in just a few minutes. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Mixed Berry Sangria – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 – 750ml Bottle Barefoot Riesling Wine

3 ounces Sagatiba Cachaça Pura

2 ounces Pisco Portón

6 ounces Coconut Juice

1 cup Fresh or Frozen Mixed Fruit

Place assortment of mixed fruits in bottom of pitcher. I used a bag of frozen, unsweetened mixed fruits containing strawberries, peach slices, pitted cherries and pineapple chunks. I selected 4 pieces of each fruit for the pitcher.

Add riesling wine, cachaça, pisco and coconut juice to the pitcher. Stir briefly. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight for best results.

A Word About Frozen Fruit

Frozen peach slice as garnish keeps the cocktail cold and you don't waste cutting into an entire peach for garnish. Score! – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Frozen peach slice as garnish keeps the cocktail cold and you don’t waste cutting into an entire peach for garnish. Score! – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Fresh berries and delicious fruits have become easier to find year round, but sometimes it’s just handy to have a bag or two of frozen fruit on hand in the freezer. I usually keep an assortment of frozen fruits in the freezer for smoothies, blender drinks such as fruit margaritas and when I want just a single fruit slice or one or two berries for a drink garnish. Frozen fruits come in handy!

Frozen berries are great for dropping into champagne. They keep the champagne chilled and soak up a little bubbly flavor while you sip. That’s a delicious little noshing bonus at the end of the drink. Frozen cranberries make festive floating garnish in holiday cocktails. Layer frozen cranberries with small lime wedges in an ordinary Cape Cod and you have a very festive drink for the holidays without breaking your budget.

We always talk about fresh is best, but there is still room for creative use in the frozen fruit department. Make use of quality frozen fruit. It’s a creative option and valuable time saver!

Sagatiba Cachaca Bottle 018 shown on side laying on basket. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Sagatiba Cachaca Bottle – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Sample courtesy Sagatiba Cachaça representatives.

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