Drinks & Dining

3 Freakishly Awesome Halloween Cocktail Recipes

New York Smash Magazine  

These three Halloween cocktails look so good, it’s scary!

1. Black Widow Martini

Black Widow Martini

Black Widow Martini by Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes | Photo via eclecticrecipes.com

This cocktail recipe was ingeniously created by blogger Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes.


  • 1 1/2 oz black rum
  • 3/4 oz crème de cacao
  • 1 cup ice
  • Black food color
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Add black rum, crème de cacao, ice and 1 or 2 drops black food color to a martini shaker.
2. In small bowl, add brown sugar and 1 drop black food color. Mix with fork until all sugar is black. Wet rim of martini glass with water. Dip rim into sugar.
3. Strain martini into glass, and serve

2. Blood-Orange Cocktails

Blood-Orange Cocktails By Martha Stewart

Blood-Orange Cocktails By Martha Stewart | Photo via marthstewart.com

Trying to figure out what to serve at your Halloween party? Martha Stewart’s Blood-Orange Cocktails are sure to impress guests!


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges), chilled
  • 6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur
1. Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher.
2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.
Note: Cocktails can be refrigerated in pitcher overnight. Stir before using.

3. Calico Jack

Calico Jack Cocktail Served At Bagatelle

Calico Jack Cocktail Served at Bagatelle (bagatellenyc.com) | Photo courtesy of Bagatelle

Calico Jack is a signature Halloween cocktail served at trendy NYC restaurant, Bagatelle. Thanks to The Artful Gourmet for sharing the recipe! Here’s how to recreate it at home:


  • 50ml Bourbon whiskey aged with figs
  • 10ml Capim Santo (Brazilian ingredient similar to lemongrass) infused with lemon
  • 15ml of tonic citrus
Pour ingredients in highball glass and serve on skull-shaped ice