Want to take your Halloween party to the next level? Consider serving some Halloween drinks! “What exactly do you mean by Halloween drinks?” you ask. These are visually intriguing libations intended to add to the ambiance of your Halloween bash. In other words, when your guests see these drinks, they’ll go “WOW!”
For full effect, you’ll want to serve up different colors with different accessories, but it’s completely up to you how over-the-top you want to go. Cheers!
red Halloween drinks
Red may be the color of love and passion, but on Halloween, it’s primarily attributed to blood and gore. Serve up these red drinks to add some bloody fun to your party!
red non-alcoholic drinks
- cranberry juice
- pomegranate juice
- hibiscus tea/iced tea
- tomato juice
- red fruit punch
- red sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)
red alcoholic drinks:
- Bloody Mary
- red wine (cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, malbec, etc.)
green Halloween drinks
During Halloween, green evokes the color of witches, aliens and goblins. Add some green to your party scene with these fun drinks.
green non-alcoholic drinks:
- green Hawaiian punch
- green sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)
- green juice (for health nuts 😉
green alcoholic drinks:
- apple martini
- Chartreuse liqueur
black Halloween drinks
Black is the color of night and darkness. Intrigue and delight your guests with these dark drinks.
black or dark non-alcoholic drinks:
- black coffee/iced coffee
- black tea/iced tea
- black water
- Coca-Cola/Pepsi/other cola
black or dark alcoholic drinks:
- Absolut Espresso
- coffee liqueur
- Grand Marnier
glowing Halloween drinks
Certain types of drinks glow under blacklight providing a fun, playful effect for party-goers throughout the night.
glowing non-alcoholic drinks:
- tonic water
- energy drinks high in vitamin B (e.g. Monster energy drinks and Rockstar energy drinks)
- clear drinks (e.g. Sprite, 7up, water, etc. – these don’t necessariliy glow, but allow the black light to shine through)
glowing alcoholic drinks:
- any clear liquormixed with tonic water and/or vitamin B-heavy energy drinks (e.g. gin, vodka, silver/blanco/white tequila, etc.)
Layered Halloween drinks
Be creative with your colors and mix them up, but in layers. Use this gravity chart to see the weight and color of different ingredients. Simply pour your liquids from heaviest at the bottom to the lightest at the top to give your drinks an interesting layered effect.
“smoking” Halloween drinks
If you really want to “wow” your guests, consider adding some dry ice to any of the drinks listed above. (Just make sure to handle it responsibly.) It will create an alluring fog effect and will definitely be one of the main talking points of your party. 😉
Don’t want to deal with adding anything to your drinks, but like the idea of adding a bit of fog for ambiance? Here are some items you may want to consider placing on your bar:
Halloween drink accessories
Add some fun Halloween accessories to your drinks:
Don’t want to deal with serving up different drinks, but still want to make a “spooky” statement? Consider using some crazy drink containers for any beverage you’d like to serve!
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Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.