Spooky Halloween Whisky Cocktail Ideas

Halloween Cocktail Ideas

Throwing parties and playing host is one of the many delights that come with having a place of your own, and when it’s a Halloween party, the excitement is just simply off the charts! For a lot of people, Halloween is one of the most exhilarating times of the year and it can be even more exciting if you’re planning to throw a Halloween party.

As Halloween slowly creeps up, this is the perfect time to apply the finishing touches to your costume, get those skeletons out of your closet and find some truly creative cocktail ideas that scream the spirit of Halloween. Like the pumpkins, the cobwebs, and the skeletons, spooky cocktails are a Halloween staple for grownups just the way candies are for kids!

The foundation of a party is laid on three important pillars; the drinks, the music and the food, and as you may know, we specialize in at least one of those subjects. Your perfect decorations and deliciously eerie food need your cocktail bar to be impeccable and it shall be.

Here’s how your guests can be at the coolest Halloween party that will be the talk-of-the-town and have your friends eagerly anticipating an invitation to your Halloween party next year!

1. Bloody Old Fashioned

Bloody Old Fashioned


This one is a lifesaver as it only requires a modification to the garnish to turn it from one of the most famous whisky based classic cocktails to one of the best Halloween cocktails. Not only is the Old Fashioned a prominent feature in the whisky based cocktails top 10, takes as much time to prepare as instant noodles.

For the Bloody Old Fashioned, all you need is a great whisky of your choice. It could be an Irish whiskey, Bourbon, an Indian whisky or even Scotch. Although we do not recommend Scotch whisky cocktails, Halloween is the right time to break the rules.

All you need to prepare the Bloody Old Fashioned is;

  • 60 ML - Jameson Irish whiskey/Blenders Pride whisky/Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon
  • 2 Dashes – Angostura Bitters
  • 1 pc – Sugar Cube
  • 1 drop – Red Food Colouring (Optional)
  • 1 Slice – Orange Peel
  • Here’s how you can prepare the Bloody Old Fashioned

Place the sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass, add a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters and a few drops of water. Muddle the sugar cube, add a large ice cube and the whisky. Add a drop of Red food colouring and stir to make it a bloody Old Fashioned. Carve the Orange peel with a face and add it on top for garnish.

2. The Witches’ Blood

Witches blood cocktail


Quite simple, and effective if we may. The Witches Blood is a serious contender for the most amazing Halloween cocktails ever invented and believe us you will be having more than one. This Halloween drink is a combination of the best of both worlds – Whisky and Vodka and we think you don’t need any more convincing to try this one out.

To prepare The Witches’ Blood, you will need the following;

  • 60 ML – Jameson Irish whiskey/Blenders Pride Reserve Collection/Ballantine’s Finest
  • 30 ML – Absolut
  • 30 ML – Cherry Schnapps
  • 15 ML – Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 – Cherry Flavoured Soda
  • 1 drop – Black Food Colouring

How to prepare The Witches’ Blood;

Pour the Whisky, Vodka, Schnapps and Lemon Juice into a jug. If you are preparing for one, divide the quantity of ingredients by three and pour them into a glass. Add lots of ice, a drop of black food colouring and stir gently. Top up the drink with cherry flavoured soda and enjoy!

3.The Irish Casper

Irish casper cocktail


This Halloween cocktail is an easy variation on the Irish Lemonade that can spice up your party. Like the Old Fashioned, the Irish Lemonade is another whisky based classic cocktail that continues to enamour whisky lovers all over the world. Although, keep in mind this Halloween drink must be served with a paper straw since it contains a piece of dry ice which you MUST NEVER INGEST.

Irish casper cocktail


Here’s what you will need to prepare The Irish Casper;

  • 30 ML – Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2 Dashes – Angostura Bitters
  • 60 ML – Lemonade
  • 60 ML – Ginger Ale
  • 1 half – Lemon
  • 1 pc – Small chunk of Dry Ice

Here’s how you can prepare the Irish Casper;

Add the Jameson, Lemonade, and Angostura Bitters into a Highball Glass. Mix well and add lots of ice then top the glass up just an inch from the brim with Ginger Ale. Add a small piece of dry ice to the drink and garnish with a lemon peel cut into the shape of ghost. Serve with a paper straw and enjoy the Irish Casper!

4. Morticia’s Manhattan

Morticia’s manhattan cocktail


What better to get into the Halloween spirit than to channel our inner Morticia Addams and combine it with this decadent whisky based classic cocktail! The Manhattan is a delicious concoction that can easily be modified and transformed into a Halloween drink. All you will need to do is tinker with the garnishes and keep the core recipe intact. Deceitful? Oh Yes!

What you will need to prepare Morticia’s Manhattan;

  • 60 ML – Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon/Ballantine’s Finest
  • 30 ML – Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes – Angostura bitters
  • 1 Dash – Orange Bitters
  • 1 pc – Maraschino Cherry
  • 1 drop – Red Food Colouring

How to prepare Morticia’s Manhattan;

Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and stir well. Strain the mixture into a Coupe glass and garnish with a Maraschino Cherry on a skewer and enjoy.

5. Blood & Sand

Blood and Sand Cocktail


The fact that it has the name ‘Blood’ in the name is enough to make it a direct qualification into our list of Halloween cocktails. The best part is it can be given a spooky twist to make it more Halloween-y if you like! Freezing a few gummy worms with some orange juice is a terrific way to make this regular cocktail into the perfect Halloween drink.

Blood cocktail for party


What you will need to prepare the Blood & Sand cocktail;

  • 25 ML – Ballantine’s Finest Scotch whisky
  • 25 ML – Italian Vermouth
  • 10 ML – Cherry Liqueur
  • 45 ML – Orange Juice

How to prepare the Blood & Sand cocktail;

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with lots of ice, and strain into a Coupe glass. You can add ice cubes with gummy worms to make it a little more Halloween-y!

These are some of the best Whisky based Halloween cocktails you can prepare within minutes!