A Bunch Of Tongue Terrifying Halloween Shots and Cocktails

 Spice up your Halloween parties this year by serving up one or more of these tongue terrifying Halloween coctail recipies.  Enjoy the list.  We will be adding more Halloween drink recipes to the list regularly until it’s party time.



Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1 ounce gin

1 ounce Lillet (blanc)

1 ounce triple sec

Juice of half a lemon

5 drops of absinthe

1 thin slice orange

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, Lillet, triple sec, lemon juice and absinthe. Strain into a martini glass, then garnish with the orange slice.

(Recipe from Epic Roasthouse in San Francisco) Via



Start to finish: 5 minutes active, plus steeping

Makes about 1 liter

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup pomegranate juice

750-millileter bottle vodka

In a blender combine all ingredients. Pulse several times to just chop the fruit. Refrigerate for at least an hour or up to several days.

Pour the vodka and fruit mixture through a mesh strainer. Press the solids to extract as much liquid as possible, then discard the solids. The infused vodka can be sipped straight, chilled, or cut with apple cider, ginger ale or coconut cream.

(Recipe from AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch) Via

Blood and Sand


3/4 oz. Scotch

3/4 oz. Heering Cherry Liqueur or Grand Marnier Cherry Liqueur

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth, preferably Vya

3/4 oz. Fresh-squeezed  orange juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Notes: Cheap cherry brandies and vermouth can make this drink taste like cough syrup. Use good quality alcohol. Fresh-squeezed orange juice tends to have more of a tart taste than does bottled orange juice and so helps cut the sweetness of the vermouth and cherry liqueur. Fresh-squeezed blood orange juice can be substituted. Via A Taste of Morning

Frong In A Blender



  • 23 ounces packages lime-flavored gelatin
  • 13 ounce package orange-flavored gelatin
  • 13 ounce package cherry-flavored gelatin
  • 312 ounces cans or bottles lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
  • 110-ounce jar red maraschino cherries, drained and stemmed
  • Rubber frogs (optional)

Mixing Directions

Black Devil Martini



1. 1 shot Dark Rum

2. 2 shots Light Rum

3. 1 shot Vodka

4. 1 shot Orange Juice


Blend with ice. Serve in a wine glass. Garnish with carrot. Via

The Pumpkintini

Rim Mix

  • 1/2 Cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a few drops vodka


  • 1 ounce Pumpkin Spice Liqueur (see Recipe)
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/8 ounce cinnamon liqueur (such as Goldschlager)


  • Candy corn or maraschino cherry

Pumpkintini Mixing Instructions

Smoking Cauldron Punch


  • 1 can lemonade concentrate
  • 1 bottle jar white grape juice
  • 2 liters Canada Dry Ginger-ale (not heavy in caramel) OR,
  • 2 liters Sprite/7-Up/no name lemon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring optional
  • dry ice, chopped
  • 2 pints water, divided

Mixing Insturctions

Halloween Brain Hemorrhage Shot


1 oz Peach Schnapps

1 tbsp Bailey’s

1 tsp Grenadine


  1. Chill your liquor.
  2. Fill just over half your shot glass with Peach Schnapps.
  3. Slowly fill the rest of the shot glass (almost to the top) with Bailey’s, so the Bailey’s rests on top of the Peach Schnapps.  Watch the Bailey’s begin to congeal.
  4. Very slowly, add a drop of grenadine to the shot.
  5. The grenadine will drop through the Bailey’s to create the bloody brain texture.
  6. Drink immediately, before it gets too hard!

Recipe via The Divine Addiction

Bloody Brain Halloween Shooters


Ingredients: peach schnapps - 1/2 oz Baileys - 1/2 oz grenadine - 3 or 4 drops

Instructions: Pour the peach schnapps into the shot glass. Add the Baileys to the shot glass. Slowly drip a little grenadine over the back of a warm spoon into the glass. The descending grenadine will create the appearance of an eerie submerged bloody brain.

Bloody Brain Shot Recipe via Pocket Coctail

Blood Orange Margaritas


Blood Orange Margaritas

Makes 2 cocktails


1/4 cup blood orange juice, reserve the orange halves/wedges

2 tablespoons sea salt

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 cup tequila

1/4 cup triple sec

1 teaspoon agave syrup* optional

Ice to serve


Rub the rim of the glass with the juiced orange halves/wedges, (I like to juice small quantities with my hands. I love watching Jamie Oliver do it.), and rub the rim of the glass in the sea salt.

Place the orange and lime juices, tequila, triple sec and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.

Fill the glasses with ice, then strain over the margarita and serve with an orange wedge. via

Ghosts in the Graveyard


Ghosts in the Graveyard

2 oz black vodka

2 oz coffee-flavored liqueur

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Pinch of nutmeg

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg. via

Strawberry Blood Orange Rum Punch

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Strawberry Blood Orange Rum Punch

Makes 1 drink

3-4 medium strawberries, hulled

1 1/2 teaspoons organic cane sugar

2 ounces (1/4 cup) blood orange juice (from 1 medium blood orange)

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) meyer lemon juice (or 1/2 ounce regular lemon juice)

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice

1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) dark rum


about 2 ounces sparkling water

strawberry and blood orange slices, for garnish

Place the strawberries and sugar in a jar, measuring cup, or cocktail shaker and muddle until the berries are broken down and the sugar is dissolved. Add the citrus juices, then strain the whole thing through a mesh sieve, pressing on the pulp to extract the juices. Discard the pulp. 

Add the rums to the strained juice, then pour into a pint glass filled with ice. Top off with sparking water, garnish with strawberry and blood orange slices, and enjoy.


The Smoking Martini


The Smoking Martini from Sea Grill in Tacoma, WA, was created by Thomas Johnson, Assistant General Manager. Here’s how he got the idea: “When I was a child my neighbors had a pomegranate tree in their yard. In the summer we would always pick the pomegranates and have seed wars, spitting the seeds at each other. The summer reminded me of this fruit of my youth so we came up with a smoking martini that is made with pomegranate syrup. The pomegranate juice is nicely balanced with Absolute Citron.”

1.5 oz Absolut Citron

0.75 oz Cointreau

0.5 oz White cranberry juice

0.5 oz Pomegranate syrup

Muddled with two limes

Add dry ice to garnish

(a cube about the size of a grape)  via