20 Vegan Halloween Cocktails For Scarier Sips

These scarily good vegan Halloween cocktails – and mocktails – will make any celebration more fun!

By Lora O’Brien

Just because we’re too old to go trick or treating doesn’t mean Halloween still isn’t the most fun holiday of the year! Especially when a spooky cocktail party is on the cards.

From witches’ potions to bloody brews, there are loads of great, ghoulish drinks that are perfect for getting you into the ‘spirit’ of the season. And the best part? You can make these vegan Halloween cocktails virgin, or add some booze to the Halloween mocktail recipes. In other words – these are good for kids and adults alike!

What You’ll Need

1. A few of these recipes call for black vodka, and in fact, that in itself is a pretty spooky shot to serve up! Try Blavod – it’s a popular brand that’s coloured with natural plant based components.

2. Adding some shimmer to these drinks gives them an other-wordly glow! Try Popaball for a vegan friendly ways to spruce up your glass of fizz, or add a little edible shimmer into your drinks.

3. Serve up your drinks in crystal skull glasses (which you can use later, of course), with black paper straws (way more eco friendly than paper), and make some skull ice cubes to float around in the brew with a mold tray like this. Tip: you can use the mold to make scary chocolates, too!

As always when it comes to alcohol, you can check whether your spirit is vegan friendly using alcohol checkers such as the one at barnivore. If food colouring is required, why not make your own vegan friendly dye?

Now, choose your poison!

20 Scarily Good Vegan Halloween Cocktails

vegan Halloween cocktails

1. Spooky Halloween Blackberry & Grape Punch

Looking for vegan Halloween cocktails that you can make to suit both kids and adults? Why not use this punch recipe as a basis for your Halloween evening? The kids will absolutely love it, and you can add a splash of vodka into the cups of the parents. Just be careful not to mix up the glasses!

Get the recipe here.

vegan Halloween cocktails

2. Corpse Reviver #2

A popular cocktail back in the 1930’s, the Corpse Reviver #2 is making a modern day comeback. And this retro cocktail is complex, well balanced, not too powerful (despite the shot of absinthe). It will go down a real treat! Why not use frozen grapes as ice cubes to give that creepy ‘eyeball’ vibe?

Get the recipe here.

corpse reviver recipe

3. Hocus Pocus Cocktail

If you’re a fan of the film, then this is one of those vegan Halloween cocktails you have to make! Make these creepily cool drinks by using:

  • 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • Splash of Soda Water

Use mason jars to serve, and use coloured sugar or crushed candies to coat the rim for a fun effect. Add ice and serve up!

vegan Halloween cocktails

4. Halloween Vampire Blood Bar Cocktail

It doesn’t get more festive than a vampire approved cocktail! And these Bloody Mary Halloween cocktails – made creepier from being served in test tubes – do look just like blood! They’re the perfect shot sized beverage to serve chilled to guests when they arrive. One of my favourite vegan Halloween cocktails recipes for sure!

Get the recipe here.

vegan Halloween cocktails

5. Red Apple Cider Sangria

Not everyone is wild for the taste of alcohol, so why not make something simple like this red apple cider sangria recipe? The best part is that you can make this 1-2 days ahead of time and so that it’s ready to be served, and there’s lot of delicious fruit to enjoy at the same time.

Get the recipe here.

6. Halloween Punch – With a Severed Hand

This is a brilliantly simple way of giving your Halloween drinks a spooky twist! Ice moulds are a great way to add something like a severed hand to any cocktail. When your guests find it floating in their drink, they may just scream in fright! Which is, of course, the desired effect.

Get the recipe here.

severed hand punch

7. Witch’s Brew Cocktail

This fun and funky witch’s brew cocktail is as sassy as it is spooky! The purple hue and shimmer effect of this makes it one of the prettiest vegan Halloween cocktails. It’s great for a girls’ night in! And if you can get your hands on some dry ice, it will make quite the impact when you serve these babies up.

Get the recipe here.

8. Black Magic Hallowe’en Cocktail

Is it really Hallowe’en without a little darkness somewhere? I love the orange and black combo of this recipe. It’s deliciously layered and and blends orange together with black vodka (try Blavod).

Get the recipe here.

9. Bloody Vampire

This recipe can be thrown together in minutes, making it great for if you have guests at your home as it will give you more time to mingle. This is just a vodka and cranberry – but with a spooky twist!

Get the recipe here.

10. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Martini

This is one of those vegan Halloween cocktails that’s just like sippin’ on a pumpkin spice latte – but without the jitters! It’s super soft and creamy and the blend of spices is what really brings this drink together. Plus the soy milk and the pumpkin really take the edge off of the vodka.

Get the recipe here.

pumpkin spice martini

11. Sour Frankenstein Cocktail

This cocktail may give you a fright at first, but don’t let the green colour fool you; this recipe is really just a cucumber margarita in disguise. The limes add the perfect amount of zestiness against the cooling cucumber, and the fake blood is a wonderful extra!

Get the recipe here.

12. La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)

This is one of the best vegan Halloween cocktails for those who celebrated Day of the Dead more than Halloween! It may look pretty and pastel, but it packs a potent punch, and is super eerie thanks to the dry ice. These will be perfect if you’re hosting a more sophisticated party and don’t want novelty drinks served up. They still have that spooky effect, without OTT fake blood and floating limbs.

Get the recipe here.

day of the dead cocktail

13. Poison Apple Cocktail

Unlike the poison apple that sent Snow White into a pretty lengthy nap, this cocktail is a whole lot safer. And super tasty! Vodka is mixed with both orange and apple liqueur and then garnished with lots of apple slices and ice to make a refreshing and cooling drink.

Get the recipe here.

apple cocktails

14. Apricot Bourbon Brew

This is another super quick cocktail to make, made even creepier by the simple addition of orange ‘skin coloured with some black vegan friendly dye. Wrap the orange peel round a straw for a simple yet effective pop of Hallowe’en darkness.

Get the recipe here.

15. Shimmery Liqueur

How fabulous is this shimmery vodka? And it’s SO easy to make! Vodka is simply infused with flavouring and shimmer dust to create a fun and mystical looking drink. And if you’re looking for shortcuts, buy flavoured vodka and just add the shimmer to it.

Get the recipe here.

16. Black Magic

Halloween cocktails don’t get more magical than this galaxy inspired drink, which is both dark and shimmery. The black vodka and lime combination makes this a mix between a lime daiquiri and a lime martini, and the added pearl dust gives it the fun sparkle. Have vegan Halloween cocktails ever looked more chic?

Get the recipe here.

17. Purple People Eater Cocktail

If you don’t like your vegan Halloween cocktails on the sweeter side, then you may go wild for this sweet and sour twist. A dark purple hue, this looks super trendy served in glasses with edible glitter round the rim.

Get the recipe here.

vegan Halloween cocktails

18. Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail  

Okay, so this is the grossest looking of all the vegan Halloween cocktails, but that’s the point, right? The creepier the better when it comes to Halloween! The brain parts is made from Bailey’s (which now have a vegan option, yay!) with a little grenadine topping to make it look nice and bloody.

Get the recipe here.

19. Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

This is one of the most sophisticated vegan Halloween cocktails, and will be a hit with all at this year’s gathering. The smouldering rosemary emits a gorgeous scent, whilst also making this cocktail look super elegant.

Get the recipe here.

20. Witches’ Brew

Make your drink look like it’s been served up at an old school tavern with this witch theme. You can even serve these hot or cold. You’ll need:

  • 3 oz Apple Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum
  • Optional: Drop of Grand Marnier

Pop a cinnamon stick in the top to use as a stirrer and you’re ready to get your cauldron bubbling!

vegan Halloween cocktails recipes

…And now for some vegan Halloween mocktails, too!

Okay, not everyone drinks. Like, kids. So I’ve added some cocktails that don’t rely on alcohol. Of course, you can make these and serve the virgin options up to children and designated drivers (lets drink responsibly!) then add a splash of alcohol for anyone requesting it. And speaking of kids, if you’re looking for vegan candy suggestions, click here.

1. Shrunken Heads Cider

Hot and spicy, this is one of the coolest looking Halloween cocktails! It’s made scary with a bit of apple carving art, which is super fun for kids to help with. You can make these faces as terrifying as you like – when you bake them, they shrink, and float in the cider perfectly!

Get the recipe here.

2. Black Lemonade

This is one of the healthiest vegan Halloween cocktails – or should I say ‘mocktails’ – on this list! It doesn’t get any simpler than black lemonade, and yet it’s so incredibly fitting for the season. Activated charcoal is mixed with the juice of one lemon and water and then sweetened with a little maple syrup and topped with ice.

Get the recipe here.

black lemonade recipe

3. Slow Cooker Vampire Punch

This punch gets its bloody hue from a mixture of fruit punch and, get this: Red Hot candies! Serve this mocktail straight from the slow cooker, or pop it in the fridge for a few hours and serve chilled.

Get the recipe here.

4. Apple Bobbing Punch

Apple bobbing is pure Hallowe’en! Why not bring this childhood game to life with this wonderful punch recipe? The apple infusion adds a wonderful freshness to the drink. Served in a glass with mini crab apples, this is one of the most elegant of all the vegan Halloween cocktails!

Get the recipe here.

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