Haunted Happy Hour: 18 Halloween Cocktails That Are a Scream

Prepare to enter a world where spirits meet spirits, and enchanting elixirs await your taste buds. As Halloween approaches, there’s no better way to conjure up the spirit of the season than with a ghoulishly good cocktail in hand inspired by some of the best restaurants and resorts in America.

We have compiled 18 of the most bewitching and bone-chilling libations that will haunt your taste buds and delight your senses. These ghostly concoctions are not for the faint of heart but are sure to add a wickedly delicious twist to your Halloween festivities.

So, dust off your cauldron and prepare to sip on cocktails that are more treat than trick, making your haunted happy hour truly unforgettable.

3:30 AM – Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Indulge in the spirit of Halloween at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort with their hypnotizing “3:30 AM” cocktail, a spooky creation from their renowned 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar

This bewitching libation, cleverly named after the restaurant, is a mysterious blend of Corazon Blanco Tequila, Mindoro Melon Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Yuzu Juice, and a hint of simple syrup. The attention to detail sets it apart, featuring a house-made black sesame salt rim that adds an extra layer of flavor and allure. 

The concoction is complete with dry ice for an added touch of allure, creating a hauntingly beautiful presentation. This Halloween season, visit the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and experience the spine-tingling magic of the “3:30 AM” cocktail. 


  • 1 1/2 oz Corazon Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Mindoro Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Yuzu Juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • House-made black sesame salt rim
  • Dry ice


Combine all ingredients and stir/shake together, then pour over dry ice and garnish with spooky items of choice. 

BLOOD DONOR – The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park in Estes Park, CO

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Step into the spirit of Halloween with The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park’s “Blood Donor” Cocktail. This spine-tingling libation is an eerie blend of Aperol, Solerno, Espolon Silver, lime juice, and simple syrup, all tinted a haunting red to match the season’s theme. 

What adds to the thrill? It’s creatively served in IV bags, making it a unique and playful choice for your Halloween celebrations. Whether you’re staying at the Ridgeline Hotel or exploring Estes Park, this ghostly elixir promises a taste of the supernatural that perfectly complements the spooky ambiance of the holiday.


  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Solerno
  • 1 oz Espolon Silver
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Red dye to color 


Combine all ingredients and stir together, then “inject” into the IV Bags for serving.

SKULLCHATA – Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, River Ranch, FL

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Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is serving up thrills and chills with their seasonal ‘Skullchata,’ served in a souvenir light-up skull mug – though not required to enjoy this spiced recipe at home! 

Perfect for cozying up by the fire at the Ranch or snuggling up for a spooky movie marathon at home, this take on a horchata contains sweet notes of vanilla rum, Rumchata, and cream mixed with the signature taste of Fall with Fireball, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Topped with whipped cream, this haunting horchata is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth and get you in the Halloween spirit.


  • 3 oz Rumchata
  • 1 oz Vanilla Rum
  • ¼ oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 1 oz sweet cream (can substitute with half & half)
  • ½ oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Whipped cream 


Pour Rumchata, vanilla rum, Fireball, cream, and pumpkin spice syrup into a shaker and add three dashes of cinnamon. Shake well. Strain over ice into a festive mug and garnish with whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

HALLOWED GROUND + VIOLET HOUR – Zocca Cuisine D’Italia at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

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Zocca Cuisine D’Italia in San Antonio, Texas, is excited to share two delectable cocktails to try this spooky season. One sip of The Hallowed Ground or The Violet Hour will send chills down your spine. 

The Hallowed Ground features vodka, Aperol, mango puree, simple syrup, and lime juice, garnished with a dehydrated lime wheel and topped with a dark cocoa powder rim. The Violet Hour consists of tequila, simple syrup, and lemon juice, topped with Ginger beer, Crème de Violette, and garnished with dehydrated lime and blackberry. 

Hallowed Ground:


  • 1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
  • .5 Aperol
  • .5 Mango Puree
  • .5 Simple Syrup
  • .5 Lime juice
  • Dark cocoa powder for the rim

Dehydrated lime wheel for garnish


Combine Tito’s Vodka and Aperol and shake on ice. Add the mango puree, simple syrup, and lime juice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass after adding a dark cocoa powder rim. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

Violet Hour:


  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco
  • .75 simple syrup
  • .75 lemon juice
  • .5 oz Crème de Violette 
  • Ginger beer
  • Garnish: Dehydrated lime and blackberry 


Combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake over ice and strain into Collins glass. Top with Ginger beer, then sink Crème de Violette. Garnish with dehydrated lime and blackberry. 

SPOOKY POTION – Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Located on the Mezzanine level of Trump Chicago, sophisticated lounge Rebar is transformed into an enchanting haven of mystery and opulence during the Halloween season. While gazing out over the cityscape, guests can enjoy the Spooky Potion, a creepy concoction with a deliciously vibrant taste. Just watch out for the floating eye!  


  • 2oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz apple pucker
  • 0.50 green chartreuse
  • 0.25 lemon juice
  • Garnish: lychee, raspberry, blueberry


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with the eyeball and enjoy.

SWEET VENOM – Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in The Kimpton Brice, Savannah, GA

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If you’re craving a wicked good cocktail this Halloween season, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar in Savannah, GA, has the perfect drink for you. The Sweet Venom is all treat, no tricks – featuring vodka, liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup. This frightfully fantastic drink is topped with blackberries, raspberries, and orange bitters and is garnished with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange. 


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz liqueur 
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup 
  • 3 blackberries
  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters 
  • Garnish: black sugar for the rim, dried blood orange 


Combine vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and shake on ice. Add grenadine simple syrup and shake—strain into a glass and top with blackberries, raspberries, and orange bitters. Garnish with a black sugar rim and dried blood orange.


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Celebrate the most haunting time of the year while overlooking the ocean and indulging in Halloween-inspired cocktails at The Bungalows Key Largo. This spooky twist on a not-so-classic margarita will keep you in the spirit of Halloween. 

The Bloodshot Margarita features silver tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, lime juice, and simple syrup with a tajin-coated edge, charred rosemary garnish, and an eyeball gummy stir stick. 

Guests can also indulge in the spookiest sip of the season with the resort’s bewitching martini, The Trick and Repeat. With a cast of a spell, let your tastebuds be enchanted through its combination of fresh espresso, creamy peanut butter, vanilla vodka, chocolate liquor, and Bailey’s cream. Sip and savor this hauntingly delicious treat featuring a peanut butter rim with a peanut butter chocolate candies garnish. 

Bloodshot Margarita


  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 4 oz blood orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup


Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled. Pour over ice. Coat the edge with tajin, add charred Rosemary and eyeball gummy stir stick. Enjoy!

Trick and Repeat 


  • 2 tbls peanut butter
  • 1 oz fresh espresso
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 0.5 oz chocolate liquor
  • 0.5 oz Baileys


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake very well to fully introduce the peanut butter to the cocktail. Rim a martini glass with peanut butter and crushed peanut butter chocolate candies. Pour into glass. Enjoy!

NAIL IN THE COFFIN at the Marquesa Hotel – Key West, FL

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Halloween in Key West is full of spirited fun, and the Nail in the Coffin found at the Marquesa Hotel surely appeals to the dark and mysterious. If there was ever a cocktail perfect for celebrating Allhallows Eve, this layered one is it! With its range of flavors and garnishments of festive décor, the Nail in the Coffin is not only delicious but fun to look at!


  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • 0.50 oz Solerno Bloog Orange Liqueur
  • 0.50 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 oz SKYY Vodka
  • Halloween treat of choice – garnish


Pour the orange juice into a glass. Add the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and stir. In a separate glass, mix the Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and SKYY Vodka together. Pour the Mr. Black and vodka mixture over a spoon to layer the drink. Garnish with a Halloween treat of your choice.

THE SPOOKY PELICAN – Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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This spooky season, there are no tricks, only treats at Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring a scary good cocktail, the spirited Spooky Pelican concoction is shaken with Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and Don Julio Tequila, Chocolate Liqueur, and Blue Curacao, offering rich espresso and chocolate notes for an eerie-sistable delight.


  • 1 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • ½ oz Don Julio Tequila
  • ½ oz Chocolate Liqueur
  • ½ oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 dashes of foam bitters


Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and dry shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for at least 30 more seconds (wet shake). Pour into rocks glasses over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange twist.

OMERTO NEGRO and ROSEMARY’S GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL — The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, RI

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Visit The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences and indulge in mystery and illusions as you sip on one of two classic cocktails with a spooky spin that is sure to transport you to another world. 

Place your hand over your heart as you take “The Black Oath” and repeat Omerta Negro three times; this smooth and subtly dark cocktail — mixed with fine bourbon, amaro, and sweet vermouth — offers flavor and depth for those who prefer a robust drink, especially lovers of bourbon. 

For those unsure of their destiny, the Rosemary Garden of Good & Evil — vodka, elderflower, raspberry puree, and Rosemary carefully mixed in a shaker and poured into a martini glass — provides just the right amount of sweetness and darkness needed to plunge into the night for an evening of mischief and discovery.

Omerta Negro aka “The Black Oath” (Negroni | Boulevardier)


  • 1 oz Tommy Cask-Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin NY
  • 1 oz Bruto Americano CA
  • 0.5 oz Bully Boy Amaro MA
  • 0.5 oz Partner Artisanal Sweet Vermouth ca
  • 1 pc orange wheel halved
  • 1 pc skull ice sphere
  • 1 glass oversized coop or Martini glass
  • Garnish: 2 pcs dried or fresh fig slice
  • (optional) Mesquite glass dome cloche-smoke and smoke box


In a mixing glass, stir together liquid ingredients on ice. Place the halved orange wheel into the bottom of an oversized Coop or Martini Glass. Place the Skull Cube on top using the orange as a pedestal to keep it upright. Pour the mixture over the skull cube. Garnish with a fig slice. (Optional) Place into smoking cloche and smoke.

Rosemary’s Garden of Good & Evil (Rosemary Martini / French Martini)


  • 1.5 oz Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka NY
  • 0.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao France
  • 0.5 oz St. Elderflower Liqueur MA
  • 0.5 oz Stained Raspberry Puree
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers orange flower water NY
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers rose flower water NY
  • 1 sprig of Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 ribbons of Fresh Rosemary
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 7 pcs Fresh or Dried Rosemary Leaves (for torching)
  • 1 glass Oversized Coop Glass or Martini glass
  • 1 pcs Plastic Halloween Spider Ice Sphere
  • 2 tbsp Black Vodka (Vodka + Black dye)
  • 1 pcs Lemon Wedge
  • 1 pcs Rosemary Sprig (garnish)


Gently muddle fresh herbs in a shaker tin, add liquid ingredients and ice to the shaker tin, and shake until chilled. On a heat and fire-safe surface or small plate, torch Rosemary leaves and cover with glass to capture the aroma. Turn the glass upright. Add Ice Sphere. Pour the above cocktail into the glass. Carefully float black vodka over the top with a spoon. Add a Lemon wedge to the edge of the glass with a sprig of Rosemary pushed into the lemon peel. Torch the rosemary sprig.

TRICK-OR-TREAT at Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Key West, FL

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The spooky season is way s’more fun with a dessert-style cocktail! This concoction found at Ocean Key Resort & Spa is sweet, creamy, and a certified crowd-pleaser with its mix of vanilla and chocolate flavors, topped with a house-made toasted s’more. There is no trick to this treat, as this cocktail is as rich as it is delicious. 


  • 0.25 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.25 oz Chocolate Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Kahlua 
  • 1.50 oz Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cocoa – for rim
  • House-made toasted Graham Cracker S’more – garnish 


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until completely mixed. Rim chilled martini glass with cocoa. Garnish with s’more.

MORGUE-A-RITA – Delaware North at TD Garden (Boston, MA), KeyBank Center (Buffalo, NY) and UBS Arena (Elmont, NY)

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This spooky season, the NHL (National Hockey League) is getting in the Halloween spirit with the Morgue-a-rita available at three NHL arenas. 

Aptly named as player send their opponents “to the morgue” – this spine-chilling concoction is a spooky spin on a premium margarita with a black salt rim and activated charcoal for a dark complexion. Hockey fans and patrons can find the beverage at retailers this Fall, including 1928 Club, Legends, and Harborview at TD Garden in Boston, New Amsterdam Bar and Lexus Club at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, and Patron Carts and the Suites Mixology Cart at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.


  • 1 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1.25 oz Finest Call Margarita Mix
  • 0.75 oz Agave Nectar
  • Dash Activated Charcoal
  • Garnish: Black Salt, Lime Wedge


Rim the glass with Black Salt and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a Black Salt-rimmed glass. Garnish and serve. 

PUMPKIN PIE WHITE RUSSIAN at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa – Denver, CO  

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Celebrate the spooky season while indulging in a Halloween-inspired cocktail at The Brown Palace. This wickedly good libation features vodka, Kahlua and is topped with Fulton’s Harvest pumpkin pie cream liqueur. Garnished with a cinnamon stick, the taste of Fall and the spirit of Halloween are within every sip.


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 ½ oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin pie Cream liqueur
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


Pour the vodka and Kahlua into the glass over ice. Top with Fulton’s pumpkin liqueur and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

BLOOD DRIVE at The Edison in Disney Springs – Orlando, FL 

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Looking to spook a big group this Halloween, check out the Blood Drive at The Edison in Disney Springs and served in IV bags by an official Edison phlebotomist lab coat and all. Bringing together the flavors of Espolon tequila, Aperol, Salerno blood orange liqueur & lime, this blood-curdling drink is served over a king cube from a blood bag. This recipe serves 5 and can be doubled to serve 10. 


  • 5 oz Aperol
  • 5 oz Solerno
  • 5 oz Espolon Silver
  • 3.75 oz lime juice
  • 2.5 oz simple syrup
  • Red dye to color 


Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together. Inject the mixture into IV Bags for serving. Best served over a king cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. 

THE GHOULLEY MADISON at The Madison Hotel – Washington, DC

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Get ready for a spooktacular stay at The Madison Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. This Halloween season, enchanting experiences are brewing up, from wickedly delightful themed cocktails in our hauntingly stylish bar to eerie yet elegant decor throughout the hotel. Join us for a ghoulishly glamorous getaway, and don’t forget to try The Ghoulley Madison libation, a bewitched beverage to get you into the spooky season!


  • 1 ½ oz. Premium Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry


Add Vodka, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup to a Shaker with Ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. “Sink” Pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon down the side of the glass add a spooky cherry garnish.

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