More BOOs please! 5 Spooky Cocktail Recipes That Are Sure to Kill

Fall is finally here—which means Holiday season and fabulous entertaining! First up, Halloween! In order to throw the best Halloween party EVER there are a few necessities including: costume, candy corn, fun paper party-ware, candied apples, trick-or-treat bags for the kids, spooky Halloween decor, a witch hat {if you're feeling sassy!}, and last but definitely not least—festive cocktails for the adults! Also, because presentation is everything...check out our favorite Patches the Pumpkin Punch Bowl Set, it's a festive & whimsical addition to any Halloween bash!

Patches the Pumpkin Punch Bowl Set

Patches the Pumpkin Punch Bowl Set

We took inspiration from our friends at Beau-coup for "5 Cool Halloween Cocktails That Will Give You The Chills (In A Good Way)". Our personal favorite here at the Swoo—The Piña Gouladas {YUM!}.  Each of these Halloween cocktails are very simple to make—all you have to do is mix and add in spooky details for a chilling presentation. Enjoy!

The Raven's Wing

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Image credit: kellihalldesign

Ingredients:

  • 8 to 10 ounces Raspberry Lambic beer
  • 1 ounce Creme de cassis
  • Mint garnish
  • Black food coloring spray (such as Wilton Colormist)
  • Crushed Ice

Pour your Creme de cassis over crushed ice. Fill the remainder of your glass with Raspberry Lambic beer and gently stir. Spray a piece of mint with black food coloring and drop into drink.

THE GRAVE DIGGER

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Image credit: boulderlocavore

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces hard cider
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • Ginger ale to fill
  • Crushed Ice

In a tall glass or tumbler (approx. 12–16 ounces), combine your hard cider and whiskey. Next, fill your glass with crushed ice and top off with ginger ale. 

THE Gin Goblin

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Image credit: sugarandcharm

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups brewed green tea (cold or room temperature)
  • 3 sliced cucumbers (keep a few slices on the side for garnish)
  • 2 cups mint
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup gin
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Ice cubes

Brew or buy unsweetened green tea. In a pitcher, add your green tea, lemon juice, and honey. In a blender, blend your sliced cucumbers,and mint until chunky. Add half of your pitcher of green tea to the blender and blend the mixture until smooth. Add your blended mixture to the pitcher and stir until evenly blended with the rest of the green tea. Serve over ice, and add mint and cucumbers for garnish.

The poison Apple

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Image credit: Tokyoterrace

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Crab apple garnish

Combine all ingredients (excluding the crab apple) in a cocktail shaker. Shake until your mixture is freezing cold (at least 30 seconds.) Pour in a glass, and add a crab apple for garnish.

PiñA GHOULADAS

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Image Credit: DIYnetwork

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 ounces piña colada mix
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1 ounce coconut rum

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in glass and add in your favorite spooky details.