Are you hosting a Halloween Party or just looking for some spooky Halloween cocktails and snacks to freak out your friends? These ideas will set a creepy mood and keep them talking about your event for ages.
Halloween has been celebrated for centuries all over the world. It is a time when even adults get to play dress up and let their hair down. It is no wonder Halloween parties and festivities are a big hit with young and old alike. Even though, since the pandemic, large Halloween gatherings have decreased, smaller gatherings with friends are still popular.
Dan and I created these spooky Halloween cocktails to serve to your friends for your next Halloween gathering whether virtual or in person. I decided to add a Halloween Charcuterie board as a party idea to serve with your spooky Halloween cocktails. I also added a creepy jello brain and some cookies for a finger food party dessert. For additional Halloween cocktails, you may want to try some of our fall cocktails. They include autumn flavors such as apple, pumpkin, and cranberry.
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Spooky Halloween Charcuterie Board
This was so much fun. I got some ideas from browsing on Pinterest and then we created our own based on what we like. Plus I wanted to make this spooky Halloween Charcuterie board easy as we were eating it while watching TV on a weeknight. Besides, who wants to take hours making some work of art that is going to scoffed down within an hour? I am including a list of ingredients, but feel free to make up your own. Half the fun was coming up with the ideas.
What to put on a Charcuterie board
- deli meats
- white and yellow sliced cheeses
- soft white cheese
- red jam
- slivered almonds
- mini oranges
Halloween Charcuterie board ideas to accompany spooky Halloween cocktails
- Take a plastic skull and drape ripped up deli meats on top to look like decaying flesh. We used a combination of honey ham and roasted turkey for a combination of skin tones. We picked the skull up at the Dollar Store. Just make sure to wash it thoroughly first.
- Drizzle some red jam over the soft white cheese to look like blood. We didn’t actually have jam. I thought I was taking pomegranate arils out of the freezer, but they wee cherries so it didn’t have the same effect.
- Use cookie cutters to cut ghosts in the white sliced cheese and pumpkins in the yellow cheese. We used mustard seeds for the ghosts’ eyes.
- Peel mini oranges to make pumpkins. We cut tiny pieces of green onion to make the stems.
- Mix deviled egg filling with avocado before filling eggs. We added a small piece of sliced Kalamata olive t make them look like moldy eyes.
- Use a little of the soft white cheese to glue slivered almonds onto pickles to make severed fingers.
We added some multi grain crackers with seeds for a weathered look. We also added some olives and dates for additional snacks.Halloween sweets, treats, and more have arrived on Amazon!
Spooky Halloween Cocktails
#1: Almond Bliss
In short, we came up with this one by mistake. While making a chocolate martini we realized we only had coconut vodka. Our martini ended up tasting like everyone’s favorite coconut chocolate candy instead. We added the Amaretto when we realized some candy bars have nuts, some don’t.
- 1/4 oz. dark creme de cacao
- 1/4 oz. light creme de cacao
- 1 1/2 oz. coconut vodka
- 1/4 oz. Amaretto
- chocolate shavings for garnish
- Begin by shaking both creme de cacaos with the coconut vodka, in addition to the Amaretto with ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Then strain into a chilled martini glass.
- After that, top with chocolate shavings and serve.
On the other hand, if you want the Halloween candy without nuts, leave out the Amaretto
Lacking bar ware? No problem. Here you go:
Creepy Halloween Jello Brain – to go with spooky Halloween cocktails
We found this brain mold at Spirit Halloween and thought it would be fun to make a jiggly jello brain. After washing it, we filled it with red jello. When it was solid, we removed the center and added pink jello. Once that was solid, we set the mold in a deep bowl with a little warm water for about 30 seconds to loosen the edges. We also used a knife around the top edges. To make it easier to flip, we placed a plate on top with one hand and then flipped it over. After that we removed the mold and added gummy worms on top.
Of course, our goal was to have pink brain matter with bloody looking outer brains. However, I think we should have followed the quick set method on the jello so that it was cool when we poured the pink jello in. Since it was warm, it melted the red jello and ended up blending together. We plan on trying this again and putting the gummy worms in the mold before pouring the jello.
Here are some useful items we found to use in making these Halloween goodies. Consequently, this brain mold is better than the one we used because it comes with molds to make jello worms. In addition, these eyeballs can be used in spooky Halloween cocktails to creep people out.
Spooky Halloween Cocktails
#2: Alien Autopsy
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. Apple Pucker
- 1/2 oz. Midori
- splash of grenadine or cranberry simple syrup
- 1 gummy eyeball
- Begin by putting the grenadine or simple syrup in the bottom of a chilled martini glass.
- Then place the gummy eyeball in the glass.
- After that, shake remaining ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into the martini glass. Enjoy!
Spooky Halloween Cocktails
#3: Poisoned Fruit
Ingredients for spooky Halloween cocktails
- 1/2 oz. Coco Rum
- 1/2 oz. Midori
- 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. chilled Chambord
- 1/2 oz. chilled Jagermeister
- Start by mixing coco rum, Midori, as well as the pineapple juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Then strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
- After that, carefully pour Chambord down the side of the glass.
- Finally top with Jagermeister being careful to pour slowly so it floats on top.
- However, do not stir or the layers will blend, and it won’t look as cool.
Above all, we hope you enjoy these cocktails in a safe manor. And we certainly hope they will inspire you to create some of your own.
Ghost and Pumpkin Cookies
Of course you need something sweet! We made these from scratch, but if you are planning a party it will be much easier to by premade sugar cookie dough. We used icing specifically made for cookie decorating so it would harden. Then we stuck on the candy eyes while the icing was still soft.
Here are some useful items for this cookie project in case you can’t find them in a store near you.
I would certainly love to hear how your creations turn out. Drop me a line in the comments once your guests have gone.
Donna Emperador is a travel and food blogger and copywriter. Donna believes in learning about different cultures while sharing good food and cocktails. She has lived in South Florida for over 20 years and enjoys spending time exploring the road to find unique places to share with readers. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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Wish we were having a party to wow our friends. Meanwhile we will be wowed by these cool drinks!
In Europe where I live Halloween is not very big. Atthough it became more popular over the last years. But I really like coctails – some of yours look really scary. I think I would need another coctail before trying it.
We have never been big into Halloween celebrations. But we have one coming up with family. These cocktails would be a fun addition to the party. Especially when paired with a spooking charcuterie board. But I might pass on a jello brain!
My teen enjoyed helping put together the charcuterie board. He has a penchant for creepy things. You can recruit any young folks to help you put the charcuterie board together.
These all look like so much fun to make and eat! I usually only do stuff for the kids, but it would be fun to do food for the adults this year.
Our neighbors used to do a huge Halloween party for adults every year, but it dwindled. At least it inspired us to create our own Halloween fun.
These are very interesting types of Halloween cocktailsto try. They are very creative with cool names.The alien autopsy one gave me the chills. Perfect Halloween drinks!
Those ‘tapas’ look fun, however, I’m afraid I couldn’t eat any of the food 😉 Also having eyeballs in my drinks – uaagh! The more realistic these ‘treats’ are, the more leftovers will remain, I’m afraid 😉
What an inspirational post! I love those recipes. And as this year I spent Halloween in Mexico, ‘m going to surprise my Mexican friends with those cocktails! Also, your Spooky Halloween Charcuterie Board looks amazing! What great ideas! Alien Autopsy looks the best!
Alien autopsy is my favorite too. Mexico sounds like a fun place to spend Halloween.