Each recipe serves one, so make sure to scale up for your guests.

El Diablo Picante

A sweet-spicy rum cocktail, with devil horns serving as a warning to the chillis inside.

  1. Lightly muddle 1 slice of chilli and 2 fresh raspberries in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 50ml Mount Gay Eclipse, 25ml cranberry juice, 1 tbsp simple syrup and 25ml lime juice.
  3. Shake with ice, and strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with two chilli tips as your devil horns.

The Poison Toffee Apple

A fruity apple cocktail with a hint of ginger spice, reminiscent of Snow White's apple with it's poisonous blood drips.

  1. Combine caramel sauce with red food colouring, put on a plate and dip the rim of each glass into the mixture to create this blood effect.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add 50ml Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple, 100ml pomegranate juice, 25ml ginger ale.
  3. Shake, and pour onto ice.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

A perfect autumnal take on the classic White Russian, as a boozy version of the pumpkin spice latte.

  1. In a short glass with ice, combine 50ml Grey Goose Original Vodka, 25ml Kahlua and 1 tbsp Monin Pumpkin Spice syrup.
  2. Stir, then top with heavy cream.

Full Moon Manhattan

Blackberries and activated charcoal bring the darkness, and a spherical ice cube serves as the werewolf's favourite moon.

  1. Muddle 6 blackberries in a cocktail shaker, add ice, 75ml of Woodford Reserve, 25ml Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino, 1 tbsp simple syrup, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar, 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters and 1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder.
  2. Shake, and strain into your glass.
  3. Add a spherical ice cube as your moon!

Death In The Afternoon

This classic cocktail, invented by Ernest Hemmingway, has a name well-suited to Halloween- and 'the 'green fairy' brings a spooky green-tinged hue.

  1. Fill your coupe glass with 25ml Sebor Absinth Absinthe, 1 tsp simple syrup and top with champagne or prosecco (about 100ml).
  2. Stir.
  3. Add a lemon peel garnish, if desired.

Zombie Brain

This disguising-looking shot will intrigue at your party, but you can be rest assured that it tastes delicious!

  1. Pour 25ml peach schnapps into a tall shot glass.
  2. Gently pour a layer of Bailey's over the top, use the back of a spoon if you'd like.
  3. Then gently pour a few drops of grenadine in the middle, to curdle the brains!


For more cocktail recipes, see our Mixing It Up section.