Walls have ears. Doors have eyes. Trees have voices. Beasts tell lies. Beware the rain. Beware the snow. Beware the man, You think you know.Catherine Fisher
Cocktails are a dime a dozen, but there’s so much creativity you can put on them, especially during spooky season. I love a good, creepy looking or Halloween-inspired drink. I took a little dive through the internet to find some unique drinks you can get or make across the globe that will give you major Halloween vibes. Travel to try them in person, or challenge yourself to make them at home to impress your friends. Regardless, have fun perusing these unique drinks!
Delightfully Spooky Sips for the Halloween Flavor Lovers
These cocktails won’t leave you feeling creeped out by any means. These cocktails are for the candy lovers, the fall lovers, and those of us who just plain love sweater weather and sitting down with a good fall-themed drink.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
Does anything say ‘American cocktail’ or fall more than a pumpkin pie drink? Nope. This drink has all of the flavors of fall with pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, sage, and nutmeg in one drink. It takes a bit of time and effort to make, but this is such a classically autumn tasting drink that you need to try it just once. Grab the recipe here.
Day of the Dead Margarita
While the Day of the Dead is certainly not Halloween, it does fall right in the spooky season and honors the dead. A cocktail based on this event is perfect for this list. The tequila, lime and agave are a nod to Mexican culture and the bright colors of the cocktail itself make you feel like you’re drinking a liquid sugar skull. You can get this drink in person in Sydney at Gin Lane or you can make it yourself!
Turkish Delight Cocktail
Full disclosure, I absolutely do not like the candy, but I know a ton of people who do. This is for you. Anyone who loves this candy can either head over to Turkey and gorge themselves or find some at their grocery store and make this fun-looking drink! It’s perfect for anyone whose favorite part of Halloween is the candy.
Cadbury Creme Egg Cocktail
Candy lovers! This is another one for you. England is the place to go for these creme-filled eggs that I love so dearly. Luckily, they are easily found across the globe if you’re looking to whip up this cocktail at home. It’s basically making a childhood favorite candy into an adult decadent drink and I couldn’t be more here for this one.
Essence of Fall
BarChef in Toronto, Canada is home to this mixed drink. Everything about this drink screams fall from the forest floor scene it’s placed in to the brandy, maple, orange blossom, and cedar aromatics. There’s even dry ice creating fog to give it that extra special spooky atmosphere we all know and love to see each fall. Your guess is as good as mine for the recipe. Take this as your excuse to head to Canada!
Sinister Sips for the Truly Wicked
Unlike the cocktails above, these are truly something creeptastic. These are for the Halloween fanatics, the connoisseurs of the creepy, and those who love getting a good scare.
This ghoulish cocktail can be found at Tom, Dick, and Harry’s, a bar in Loughton. Also known for its build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, it does offer a little bit of something wicked for everyone around Halloween. Don’t worry, you’ll survive the drink as it’s made with vanilla vodka, kiwi, and melon liqueur.
This drink looks like it crawled right out of your nightmares and I couldn’t love the look more. You’ll have to visit the Takarazuka Washington Hotel in Japan to try it. This isn’t their only creative cocktail, so make sure to try more once you’ve had a taste of the nightmare. it’s made with Blavod black vodka, violet parfait amour liqueur, and several Asian medicinal herbs.
Spider’s Nest Cocktail
Everyone knows the scariest spiders live in Australia, so it’s only fitting to visit the Watermark Townville in Australia to experience their unique Spider’s Nest drink. Made with egg white, Canadian club whiskey, cointreau, lemon juice, and served with a spider on top, this establishment truly embraces the creepy side of Halloween. They also serve up more Halloween cocktails and host a costume contest each year!
Active volcanoes are found all along the southern area of Iceland and the Hotel Range, where you can get the Black Death cocktail sits right in the midst of the volcanoes. Spooky, right!? What makes the cocktail even better is that it’s made with an Icelandic spirit called the Black Death. It’s even served in Icelandic basalt made from the volcanic rock and are handmade, carved with a hammer and chisel, to look like the craters and cliffs nearby. If you’re looking for an atmosphere like no other, this place is it. Cheers to that!
Last, but certainly not least is the Witches Brew made to perfection at the Tapas Bar (Kowloon Shangri La Hotel) in Hong Kong. This drink is served during the Halloween season, so be sure to make your way over to try this truly witchy drink. It’s even served in a cauldron-like cup complete with a broom! In the drink you’ll find vodka, Frangelico, milk, and homemade syrup. Double, double, toil and trouble I would drink that!