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13 Halloween Cocktail Recipes + Pairings to Spook Your Guests

 

The year's most frightening holiday is just around the corner. The costume party shopping, Hocus Pocus marathons, and hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns leading up to October 31st call for festive, adult-themed cocktail parties to get you into the spirit of Halloween.

Haunt your guests with 13 Halloween cocktail recipes, and pair them with dishes from your favorite restaurants, all available for delivery via DiningIn.com, for a vivid, flavor-blasted experience.

Purple People Eater

Once you get past the name, this monstrous blend of cranberry juice and blue Curacao will keep you coming back for more.

Recipe

 Pairs with Citrus, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Boston: Cappuccino Cupcake, Sweet Cupcakes

Chicago + Twin Cities: Orange Chicken, Big Bowl

Dallas: Refreshing Orange Mandarin Cake, Asian Mint

Philadelphia: Duncan Hines Chocolate Layer Cake

Halloween Cocktail Recipes 

 

Bloody Brain Shooter

Finish off a shot Peach Schnapps and “bloody” grenadine with a floating, brain-like dash of Baileys Irish cream.

Recipe

Pairs with Blackberries, Hazelnut, Cilantro

Boston: Summer Rolls, Wagamama

Chicago: Nutella Crepe, Meli Cafe

Dallas: Blackberry Spinach Salad, Dixie House

Twin Cities: Campesino Salad, Cafe Ena

Philadelphia: Malanga Fritters, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Blood Orange Martini

Enjoy a chilled glass of crimson-colored blood orange juice and orange-flavored vodka.

Recipe

 Pairs with Almond, Dark Chocolate, Fig, Lemon

Boston: Almond Crusted Goat Cheese Salad, NYA Joe’s

Chicago: Dark Chocolate Mousse, Little Market Brasserie

Dallas: Meyer Lemon Chicken Sandwich, East Hampton Sandwich Co.

Minn: Feullantine Praline Chocolate Cake, Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe

Philadelphia: Fig in a Blanket, Valanni

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Green with Envy Apple Margarita

Keep it classy with this “jealously delicious twist” with a mix of green apple liqueur and lemon juice.

Recipe

Pairs with Skirt Steak, Grilled Steak

Boston: Skirt Steak Tampiquena, MIJA Cantina & Tequila Bar

Chicago: Skirt Steak (Robata), SUSHISAMBA rio!

Dallas: Carne Asada, Gloria’s Restaurant

Minn: Roumanian Skirt Steak, Wildfire

Philadelphia: Tacos al Carbon, El Vez

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Ghoul’s Grog

Carry on the mysterious-looking gelatin shots with a splash of peach liqueur and sub in the citrus vodka of your choice.

Recipe

Pairs with Grilled Chicken, Mexican Dishes

Boston: Huitlacohe Tamale, Casa Romero

Chicago: Grape Leaves, Old Jerusalem

Dallas: The Birdman, Southpaw’s Organic Grill

Twin Cities: Sopes, Cinco de Mayo Mercado

Philadelphia: Frontera Tostada Salad, Mexican Post

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Dark and Stormy Death Punch

Garnish this popular rum and ginger beer cocktail with cherry-stuffed lychees for gruesome eyeballs.

Recipe

Pairs with Cajun Dishes, Lemon, Fried Shellfish

Boston: Coconut Shrimp, Skipjack’s Seafood Restaurants

Chicago: Jambalaya Fettuccine, California Pizza Kitchen

Dallas: Jerk Chicken Nachos, The Island Spot

Twin Cities: Linguine With Seafood, Tucci Benucch

Philadelphia: Fried Scallops, Seafood Unlimited 

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Witches Brew

Serve up a wicked drink with Bacardi Dragon Berry rum, Blue Curacao, and Crème de banana.

Recipe 

Pairs with Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry

Boston: Fresh Summer Berry Salad, Fenmore American Bistro

Chicago: Mango Lobster Roll, Ra Sushi

Dallas: The Great Wall of Chocolate, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Twin Cities: Strawberry Walnut Salad, Eddington’s

Philadelphia: Fruit Toban Yaki

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Pumpkin Party Martini

Delight your guests with the fall season’s festive flavor: pumpkin.

Recipe 

Pairs with Curried Dishes

Boston: Murg Curry, Kashmir

Chicago: Hyderabadi Style Fish Curry, India House

Dallas: Tadka Dal, Ruchi Palace

Twin Cities: Aloo Goat, Kabob’s Indian Grill

Philadelphia: Chicken Tikka Masala, Philadelphia

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Almond Joy Martini

A Halloween favorite, indulge your sweet tooth with a chocolaty-coconut martini.

Recipe

 Pairs with Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Almonds

Boston: Chocolate French Toast, Zaftigs Delicatessen

Chicago: Vanilla Bourbon Pecan Pie, Chicago q

Dallas: Italian Cream Cake, Patrizio

Twin Cities: Coconut Cake, D’Amico & Sons

Philadelphia: Almond Horseshoe, Swiss Haus Bakery

Halloween Cocktail Recipes 

 

Candy Corn Martini

Trick-or-treat your way into a candy corn infused vodka and pineapple juice.

Recipe 

Pairs with Seafood, Ham, Blue Cheese

Boston: Grilled Rainbow Trout, Legal Sea Foods

Chicago: Malibu Chicken Melt, The Great American Bagel

Dallas: Hawaiian Cheeseburger, Burger Island

Twin Cities: Seafood Gazpacho, Pinstripes

Philadelphia: BBQ Hawaiian Pizza, Desandro on Main

Halloween Cocktail Recipes 

 

Candy Corn Martini with Pop Rocks Rim

Take it up a notch with vanilla bean vodka, vermouth and pop rocks on the rim.

Recipe

Pairs with Citrus, Parsley, Green Beans, Asparagus

Boston: Roasted Asparagus, Gaslight

Chicago: Casino Pizza, Bar Toma

Dallas: Crispy Green Beans, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Twin Cities: Asparagus Crab Soup,

Philadelphia: Baba Ghanouj, Sanna’s Middle Eastern Cuisine

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Black Cauldron

The ice cream float gets an adult makeover this Halloween with espresso and your favorite oatmeal stout beer.

Recipe

Pairs with Steak, Fried Shellfish

Boston: Mare e Terra, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Chicago: Wildfire Bone-In Filet, Wildfire

Dallas: Smoked Sirloin Gents 12 oz. Hoffbrau Steaks

Twin Cities: The Viking, Timberlodge Steakhouse

Philadelphia: Fried Stuffed Shrimp, Snockey’s Oyster & Crab House

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

 

Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

Tastier than it sounds, add some bright colors to the party with black cherry soda, grenadine, and triple sec.

Recipe

Pairs with Red Meat, Pasta

Boston: Taylor Street’s Baked Ziti, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Chicago: Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, Frankie’s Neighborhood Italian

Dallas: Salsiccia & Peppers Pizza, Taverna

Twin Cities: High Plains Bison Burger Deluxe, Wildfire

Philadelphia: Gnocchi Di Mamma, Serafina

Halloween Cocktail Recipes 

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