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3 Spooky Gin Halloween Cocktails for 2023

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Halloween is a perfect time to get creative with your cocktails and add a spooky twist. Here are my top Gin Halloween cocktails to enjoy at your Halloween party this year.
3 spooky gin halloween cocktails

Gin is a versatile and popular spirit that is a key ingredient in many classic cocktails. Gin has a distinctive botanical flavor derived from the juniper berry. If you like floral cocktails or drinks with complex flavors then Gin cocktails are for you.

These 3 spooky Gin Halloween cocktails are my top picks for this season and are sure to add a frightful delight to your Halloween party.

1. Polynesian Witch Spell

polynesian witch spell gin halloween cocktail

This Tiki Gin Halloween Cocktail is inspired by the Polynesian Spell…a 1960s tiki cocktail created by Sandro Canti of the Kahiki. The Kahiki was a Polynesian Supper Club in Ohio. It was well known for its lavish tiki décor and three-stories-tall Easter Island head fireplace.

My Halloween version is not too different from the original, with just a touch more grape juice and some Butterly Pea Flower Powder added for a bewitchingly deep purple color.

Tools you will need:

Ingredients you will need:

  • Gin. Something smooth. Pick your favorite.
  • Grape Juice. The purple stuff, and 100% juice.
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh squeezed, please. Or you can also get away with Santa Cruz Pure Lemon juice that is not from concentrate.
  • Triple Sec
  • Peach Brandy
  • Simple Syrup
  • Butterfly Pea Powder. This is what will give this cocktail the extra punch of purple.

What is Butterfly Pea Powder?

This powder is made from the butterfly pea plant, a flowering vine that is native to Southeast Asia. The powder is known for its striking natural color, which can range from deep blue to purple, depending on the pH of the liquid it is mixed with. Acidic juices will cause the color to shift from blue to purple to pink depending on the acidity level and the quantity added. Nothing could be more fun for a Halloween cocktail!

polynesian witch spell gin halloween cocktail

How to make the Polynesian Witch Spell cocktail:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  • Add a plastic spider garnish to the rim.
  • Optional: Add a small piece of dry ice to get the potion bubbling. Please refer to this guide for safety precautions when handling dry ice.

2. Nilbog Goblin Juice Cocktail

nilbog goblin juice cocktail

I had the pleasure of watching perhaps one of the worst movies ever made recently, by the name of “Troll 2”. My husband and I love campy Halloween movies, but this one really takes the cake.  It’s so awful it’s spectacular and must be seen to be believed. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean, if not…watch it. If nothing else it’s good for a laugh and even more enjoyable with a themed Troll 2 cocktail in hand. This green Nilbog Goblin Juice cocktail does the trick.

Serve this with some fun Halloween Caramel Popcorn to round out your spooky movie night!

This Gin Halloween cocktail is based on a Midori sour, sweet and tart with a potent bite. Your guests will love the electric green color and slimy eyeballs. You can even make a non-alcoholic version for the kiddos.

Tools you will need:

Ingredients you will need:

  • Gin. Something smooth. Pick your favorite.
  • Midori. Or any suitable green Melon liqueur.
  • Lime Juice. If you are using freshly squeezed be sure to strain out the pulp. Nellie & Joe’s Key Lime juice is quite good for a bottled version and is available at most grocery stores.
  • Soda Water

How to make the Nilbog Goblin Juice cocktail:

  • Add the Gin, Midori, and lime juice to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigorously with ice and pour unstrained into a glass.
  • Top with more ice if needed and add a splash of soda water on top.
  • Garnish with Eyeball gummies.

Tip: For an extra bright green I suggest adding 1-2 drops of green food coloring.

How to make a non-alcoholic Nilbog Goblin Juice:

  • Fill your glass with fresh ice.
  • Add ½ oz of lime juice
  • Add 2-3 drops of green food coloring
  • Top off the glass with Lemon Lime Soda and gently stir to combine.
  • Garnish with Eyeball gummies.

3. Candy Corn Alexander

candy corn alexander gin halloween cocktail

If you like sweet and creamy cocktails then this Candy Corn Alexander is for you. But don’t be fooled, this one still packs a punch and is a fun way to enjoy a Gin Halloween cocktail. Though this has Candy Corn in it, it does not have an overly Candy Corn flavor, so even those who despise this controversial candy can enjoy this drink. And if you love Candy Corn you can enjoy the garnish as a sweet treat.

This cocktail will go great with a batch of homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies that your guests can munch on while mingling.

This cocktail starts with the classic Alexander cocktail recipe. Perhaps not as popular as the Brandy Alexander anymore, but equally delicious in my view. The botanical flavor of Gin pairs surprisingly well with the chocolate liqueur and the added Candy Corn syrup adds a touch of sweet vanilla.

Tools you will need:

Ingredients you will need:

  • Gin. Something smooth. Pick your favorite.
  • White Crème De Cacao
  • Whipping Cream. You can substitute with half and half for a lighter drink, but the cream will make it extra rich and creamy.
  • Candy Corn Syrup. Instructions below.
  • Candy Corn. For the garnish.
candy corn alexander gin halloween cocktail

How to make a Candy Corn Alexander:

  • Start with your Candy Corn garnish first. To do this, use a hot knife to score the bottom of two pieces of Candy Corn. Place them on opposite sides of the glass so they look like little devil horns.
  • Next, make the Candy Corn syrup by adding 7-8 pieces of candy to a saucepan with about 1 oz of water. Bring to a boil stirring consistently until all of the Candy Corn has melted. Let cool. Note: if you want a large batch of the syrup use 1 cup of candy and 1 cup of water.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigorously with ice and strain into your glass.
  • Sprinkle with Nutmeg and orange sugar (optional).

What are some other Gin Halloween cocktails?

Below are some other great Gin Halloween cocktails that I love to get into the Halloween spirit:

Witches’ Brew Punch:

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • 1 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Blackberries for garnish

Mix gin, blackberry liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup in a glass. Add club soda and stir gently. Garnish with blackberries.

Bloody Gin and Tonic:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4-6 oz tonic water
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Fake vampire teeth (optional)

Fill a highball glass with ice, add gin and tonic water. Slowly pour in the pomegranate juice, allowing it to sink to the bottom for a bloody effect. Garnish with a lime wedge and add fake vampire teeth to the glass for extra fun.

Corpse Reviver #2:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc or white vermouth
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A dash of absinthe or pastis
  • Orange twist for garnish

Chill a cocktail glass. Combine Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the chilled glass. Add a dash of absinthe, and garnish with an orange twist.

Poison Apple Martini:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz sour apple liqueur
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Red food coloring (for a “poisonous” look)
  • Apple slice for garnish

Shake gin, sour apple liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice. Add a drop of red food coloring and shake until you achieve a deep red hue. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an apple slice.

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Polynesian Witch Spell Cocktail

This Tiki-inspired Gin Halloween cocktail is fruity and tantalizing with its rich purple color!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Dark Grape Juice
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz Peach Brandy
  • 1/2 tsp Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Butterfly Pea Powder

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  • Finish by adding a plastic spider garnish to the rim.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gin halloween cocktails
Servings: 1
nilbog goblin juice cocktail

Nilbog Goblin Juice Cocktail (Troll 2 Movie)

This electric green Gin Halloween cocktail is both sweet and tart with a potent bite!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Midori or similar green Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • Splash of Soda Water on top
  • 3 Gummy Eyeballs
  • 1-2 drops Green Food Dye (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the Gin, Midori and Lime Juice to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigourusly with ice and pour unstrained into a glass.
  • Top with more ice if needed and add a splash of soda water on top.
  • Garnish with Eyeball gummies.
  • Tip: For an extra bright green color add 1-2 drops of green food coloring.

Notes

Non-alcoholic Nilbog Goblin Juice:
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 2-3 drops of green food dye
  • Lemon Lime soda
Add all ingredients with ice to your glass and stir to combine.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gin halloween cocktails
Servings: 1
candy corn gin alexander cocktail

Candy Corn Alexander

This sweet and creamy Gin Halloween cocktail is devilishly good and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz White Creme De Cacao
  • 1/2 oz Candy Corn Syrup
  • 1 oz Cream
  • Nutmeg and orange sugar (optional)
  • Candy Corn

Instructions

  • Add Candy Corn garnish to glass first by using a hot knife to score the bottom of the Candy Corn. Place on opposite sides of the glass.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Shake vigourously with ice and strain into the glass.
  • Sprinkle with Nutmeg and orange sugar (optional).

Notes

Candy Corn Syrup:
Add 7-8 Candy Corns and 1 oz of water to a saucepan.
Bring to a boil and stir until all candy has been dissolved.
Let cool.
For a larger batch use 1 cup of Candy Corn and 1 cup of water.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gin halloween cocktails
Servings: 1

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