Halloween is right around the corner and whether you're throwing a party with your friends or keeping it calm and relaxing with your kiddos (which likely isn't all that calm and relaxing either), having a few adult beverages on hand is never a bad idea. While your kids dive head first into their trick or treating goods, you can kick back with a delicious candy corn cocktail. Because adults deserve a Halloween treat too, right?
Some of the drinks, like the candy corn jello shots, are better suited for a crowd, while others, like the four-ingredient fall cocktail, are the perfect thing to share with your SO after a hectic night of hauling your children around collecting candy. Or just to drink whenever the heck you want, no judgement here.
All the cocktails on this list are frighteningly simple to make, and can be created with ingredients you already have on hand. Regardless of which cocktail strikes your fancy, you can end your day in the spirit of Halloween — still in costume, I would hope — with these themed drinks.
If anything, these cocktails will give you something exciting to look forward to after all the sweat, blood, and tears you put into making the perfect holiday for your kids. So pour yourself a spooky drink this Halloween, you deserve it.
1. Candy Corn Jello Shots
These candy corn jello shots from A Beautiful Mess are the perfectly festive and simple to make.
2. Pineapple Whiskey Sour
Pinapple may not be your first flavor choice when it comes to fall drinks, but this pineapple whiskey sour recipe from Baked by Rachel isn't all fruity and fun, the whiskey gives it depth perfect for anytime of the year.
3. Candy Corn Mocktail
If you want all of the festiveness but none of the kick, this candy corn mocktail from The Merry Thought is for you.
4. Brooklyn Gin Mule
For lovers of all things ginger, this Brooklyn gin mule from Crepes of Wrath is just festive enough to serve with your Halloween spread.
5. Tumeric Ginger Lemonade
Another mocktail that is the perfect pick me up for a Fall afternoon, this turmeric ginger lemonade from Brooklyn Supper is the perfect electric yellow color to shock guests at a Halloween party.
6. A Simple Fall Cocktail
This simple four ingredient cocktail from A Beautiful Mess is made with ingredients you likely already have on hand, making it the perfect drink to throw together in a pinch.
7. Bourbon Slush
This bourbon slush recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is served over Sprite and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
8. Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz With Fried Sage
Any drink with the word "blood" in it is a must have for your Halloween festivities. This blood orange bourbon fizz from Climbing Grier Mountain, is served with fried fresh sage making it the perfect cocktail for a night in or a dinner party.
9. Clementine French 75
This twist on a classic cocktail is the perfect drink for a brunch, dinner party, or just because. The clementine French 75 from Cookie and Kate uses clementine juice instead of lemon juice for a fun, seasonal twist.