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Spooktacular Halloween Cocktails for Grown Up Fun

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October 24, 2018 – Halloween brings out the kid in all of us and if we’re going to dress up, then let’s have Halloween cocktails to match!  We’ve rounded up some really fun recipes from Bacardi, Smirnoff and Svedka.  We’re told the Svedka cocktails are being served at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party (to which we were not invited, sigh.)  But!  We have the recipes.

We’re starting off with Bacardi’s Zombie, a classic Tiki cocktail made with both Bacardi Superior and Bacardi Black.   Count us in for anything Tiki.  Smirnoff is into the ghoul theme with gummy worms and eyeballs in Mexican flavored Boooo-zy  Preparada.   Svedka stretches the gamut from cotton candy in the pretty Blue Rasmopolitan to (edible) fake blood in Devil Whiskers.  There’s something for everyone in the six recipes below.  Take ownership and make it your signature Halloween cocktail(s).  Plus they are easy to make which is always a good thing if you are hosting a gathering.  For simplicity, consider 1 part = 1 ounce.

Have a ghoulishly delicious Halloween.  We’ll see you on the other side!


Bacardi Zombie

BACARDI Zombie Small

2 parts Bacardi Superior Rum

1 1/3 parts Bacardi Black Rum

1 part Triple Sec

2 parts Sweet & Sour mix

2 parts orange juice

1 part Grenadine

Method:  Pour all ingredients into a shaker full of ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh fruit.  This recipe translates nicely from one drink to a jug serving a crowd.


Boooo-zy Preparada (Makes 1)

Smirnoff Booo-zy Preparado Small1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Original

0.5 oz. Chamoy (spicey/sweet sauce widely available)

Tajin for the rim (chilli/lime/salt seasoning)

Mandarin Orange Sections and/or slices of Blood Orange

Frozen Raspberries

Frozen sour gummy worms

Gummy Eyeballs



Method:  Dip a hurricane glass in lime juice and rim with Tajin.  Add Chamoy to the glass, fill with frozen oranges and raspberries.  Add gummy worms and gummy eyeballs.  Top with Smirnoff Ice Original.  Garnish with additional gummies and a maraschino cherry


Spooky Screwdriver (Makes 2)

Smirnoff Spooky Screwdriver Small1 Bottle Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver

1.5 oz. Smirnoff No 21


Black Rock Candy for garnish


Method:  Fill a glass with ice.  In a cocktail shaker, shake together the Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff No. 21.  Pour over the ice and top with a splash of Grenadine.

Garnish with rock candy



Blue Rasmopolitan

SVEDKA Blue Rasmopolitan1½ parts Svedka Blue Raspberry

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part Triple Sec

½ part cranberry juice

cotton candy


Method:  Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cotton candy








Devil Whiskers

SVEDKA Devil Whiskers¾ part Svedka Clementine

¾ part sweet vermouth

¾ part orange juice

½ part orange Curaçao

Dash orange bitters


Method:  Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake, and strain in to a Martini glass. Pour the fake blood around the rim.  Garnish with an orange peel.


Fake blood:  In a bowl, mix the corn syrup and the corn starch together. Add water until the mixture is the consistency of blood. Mix in food coloring until you achieve the desired color.

  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 1-5 drops blue food coloring


Witch’s Brew

SVEDKA Witch's Brew1½ parts Svedka Cherry

1½ parts watermelon juice

Splash orange liqueur

¼ part fresh lime juice

Pinch salt

2 drops black food coloring (red/green/blue mixed together)


Method:  Sugar the rim of a Martini glass.  Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake, and strain in to a glass. Garnish with star anise.