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Knock Knock! Who’s there? A girl who can’t make cocktails yet is hosting the Halloween Party. Don’t want to spook your guests with your ghastly cocktail making skills? Don’t fret! Her Campus has you covered! Here are 5 easy-peasy Halloween Cocktail recipes to spruce up your Halloween party:

1)  Witches Brew


o   1 ½ oz Midori (Or any Melon Liqueur)

o   1 ½ oz Cointreau or Triple Sec (Or any Orange Liqueur)

o   1 oz Lemon Juice 

o   1 Small Dry Ice Cube or a Normal Ice Cube (Optional, for presentation)

o   Apple Slice or a Cocktail Cherry (Optional, for presentation)


This cocktail is super easy to make so you can disguise yourself as an expert cocktail maker this Halloween!

1) Making The Drink: All you need to do is stir the liqueurs and the lemon juice together in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker.

2) Adding the Dry Ice: Add some dry ice to the drink to make it bubble and boil like a witch’s cauldron, stir until cold and then strain into a glass for serving. Please remember not to touch dry ice with your bare hands; put it in the freezer or drink it until it has melted! Please read these Dry Ice Health and Safety Instructions before handling dry ice: 

Serving: Add a slice of apple or a cocktail cherry for extra witchy-ness! 

2)  Vampire’s Kiss


o   1 ½ oz Vodka 

o   1 oz Chambord (Or any Raspberry Liqueur)

o   ½ oz Unsweetened Cranberry Juice 

o   ½ Fresh Lemon Juice

o   Dry Ice or Normal Ice

o   Grenadine and Granulated Sugar (Optional, for presentation)

o   Vampire Teeth Sweets (Optional, for presentation)


1)    Making the Rim: Sprinkle some granulated sugar on a plate. Place some grenadine around the rim of a glass. Then dip the grenadine rim into the plate of sugar to coat the rim of the glass. 

2)    Making the Drink: Like the previous spooky cocktail, shake up the vodka, Chambord, unsweetened cranberry juice, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice to the cocktail shaker as well and then shake it up! Then strain into a glass of your choice.

3)    Adding the Dry Ice: Using tongs (PSA: do not touch or drink the dry ice!), add a 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass, which will sink to the bottom and instantaneously create an eerie, wispy effect. The ice cube will then vanish in about 5 minutes so make sure to take your insta-worthy snaps quickly! Wait until the dry ice has melted before consuming your drink; ending up in A&E would truly be the most frightful Halloween of them all. If the dry ice spooks you out too much, just use regular ice!

4)    Serving: Serve it up in an aesthetic glass and add some vampire sweets floating on top to finish it off! 

3)  Pumpkin Martini


o   2 oz Vodka

o   ½ oz Whipped Cream (Or Coconut Milk)

o   ½-1 oz Maple Syrup (Or Honey/Brown Sugar Syrup)

o   2 tbsp Canned Pumpkin Puree (Not Pumpkin Pie Filling!)

o   ¼ tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice 

o   ¼ tbs Vanilla Extract

o  Digestive Thins or Malted Milk Biscuits (For the rim, optional)


1)    Preparing the Rim: Crush a Digestive Thin between your fingers and place the crumbs on a plate. On another plate, create a small puddle of maple syrup. Dip the rim of a martini glass onto the maple syrup plate, rotating the glass so the rim is evenly coated in maple syrup. Then roll the rim around the plate of crushed Digestive Thins until it is evenly coated. 

2)    Shake the Drink: Place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until frightfully cold. Strain the drink into the prepared martini glass. Voila!

4)  The Drunk Ghost 


o   2 oz Coconut Rum (Malibu)

o   1 oz Vanilla Vodka (Absolut Vanilla Vodka)

o   2 oz Coconut Cream 

o   4 oz of Lemon and Lime Soft Drink (Sprite or 7Up)

o   A Ghost Decoration or Sweet (Optional, for presentation)


Making the Drink: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, add the coconut rum, vanilla vodka and coconut cream. Shake well until the coconut cream is fully mixed. Strain into a cute glass and add some lemon and lime soft drink to your concoction.

Serving: Garnish with a ghostly decoration of your choice, whether this be a ghost sweet, a ghost decoration or simply a marshmallow with a smiley face drawn on it. The ghoulish garnish options are plentiful!

5)  The Poison Apple Cocktail 


o   ½ Cup of Apple Cider 

o   2 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail (Cranberry Juice with Added Sugars)

o   ½ oz Grenadine 

o   2 oz Caramel Vodka

o  Apple Slices (Optional, for presentation)


1)    Making the Drink: Pour the apple cider, cranberry juice cocktail, grenadine and caramel vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

2)    Serving: Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass and add some apple slices so your guests can ponder if this concoction is a delicious cocktail or a potion that will send them into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by true love’s kiss. Mwahahaha!

I hope one of these recipes has caught your eye and you impress your guests with some of these creepy concoctions. Her Campus St Andrews and I wish you a very Happy Halloween! 

Emma Davies

St. Andrews '26

Hi! I'm Emma and I am a second year student studying Modern History at the University of St Andrews. I am from a small town in Scotland and I enjoy art, fashion and listening to music.