Halloween Cocktail and Punch Recipes

Mother’s Ruin Punch from Epicurious

If you want to skip the dry ice and food coloring, here are some fun Halloween cocktail and punch recipes that will make you the life (or death? bwahahahaha!) of the party.

Black Cauldron Punch ~ This one takes some effort, but what you get in return is a spooky black punch with complex flavors (thanks to some tea, squid ink and currants).

Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon ~ This one’s easy … champagne and absinthe. Thank you, Hemingway (or rather, person who named a drink after Hemingway’s work)!

Blood-Red Pomegranate Punch ~ Another simple one. Pomegranate, apple brandy, ginger liqueur and sparkling cider make a gorgeous punch with a little spice.

Mother’s Ruin Punch ~ Champagne punch (yay!) gets a new twist thanks to tea-infusedĀ  vermouth.

Wonderlust ~ There are a few harder-to-fine ingredients, but with a little looking you can wow guests with this impressive midnight blue cocktail.

How to Make a Smoldering Halloween Cauldron With Dry Ice

Dry Ice Halloween PunchI played with dry ice! It’s easy to make a smoky, foggy Halloween cauldron for your punch. I’m not that careful and I managed not to get hurt!

You don’t need eye of newt or wing of bat to brew a batch of toil and trouble this Halloween. All you need is some dry ice. This magic ingredient turns an ordinary punch bowl into a bubbling, smoldering cauldron that’s perfect for parties.

Dry Ice Punch Bowl Tutorial at SheKnows

Halloween Cocktails and Punches

La Llorona from Muy Bueno Cookbook

La Llorona from Muy Bueno Cookbook

It’s (almost) time for Halloween cocktails again! Since I’m not a big fan of cocktails with fake coloring and too much sugar, Halloween can be a challenging time to find the right party drink. Here are a few that get into the spirit without grossing me out!

The Devil’s Own ~ Gin, vermouth, Cointreau, and bitters … simple like a Martini, but with a fun little twist. This one’s for people who love the classics.

Caramel Apple Punch ~ Not sure why “caramel” is in the name, but I won’t argue with the tasty recipe: spiced rum, apple cider, lemon, and fresh apple slices. Great for a group!

Pumpkin Punch ~ There’s nothing wrong with having a little bit of a sweet tooth, and this drink handles it in just the right way. Cinnamon-infused rum is tricked out with pumpkin and sweetened condensed milk for a light dessert touch.

La Llorona ~ (In English that would be “Weeping Woman.”) With Pisco, lemon, lime and a touch of sugar and dash of bitters, this is a straight-forward and refreshing cocktail that will make you feel OK about eating all that candy.

Sinister Cider Cocktail ~ Apple, maple syrup, and vodka make for a balanced and fun drink you can sip all night long.