Now is the time to start getting into the Halloween spirit and planning a party with your favorite ghosts and ghouls. To help you start with the party planning, here are thirteen of our favorite Halloween margarita recipes.
- Red Margaritas
- Green Margaritas
- Purple Drinks
- Black Margaritas
- Orange Margaritas
1. Bloody Margarita
by Lins Food
Serve this at your next Halloween party, and you’ll forever hear about how your cocktails is their bloody favorite. The secret to this cocktail is homemade blackberry syrup that gets nice and thick and so very closely resembles the color of blood.
While your guests may question what they’re drinking, all those hesitations will be gone as soon as they take their first delicious sip. Your favorite tequila, Aperol, lime juice, and fresh blackberries that are simmered into a nice, thick syrup are all you need.
If you want to elevate the spook factor, make a pitcher of these ahead of time and let the blackberry simple syrup do its magic to thicken the drink a little. Plus, you’ll also get an even more luscious blackberry flavor.
Garnish each glass with a rim of black salt or black sanding sugar before serving,
2. Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita
Start by rimming your glasses with a mixture of white and black margarita salt. The next step involves mixing ice, silver tequila, lime juice, pineapple juice, and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker. Then shake well and strain into the prepared glasses for a fun, spooky cocktail. Don’t skip the blue curacao in this one. It’s what gives the drink such a great color when mixed with pineapple juice.
If you’re looking for a recipe to get everyone in the spooky spirit, this Smoking Blackberry Sage cocktail is it! Dry ice creates the illusion of smoke and gives this cocktail a definite spooky vibe.
3. Devil’s Margarita
Of all of the recipes on our list, this is by far the most unique. Start with tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Mix well with some ice until it’s well chilled, then pour it into your favorite glasses. The part that makes the Devil’s Margarita stand out is that before you serve the drinks, you want to slowly pour in a layer of red wine, which sits perfectly right on top.
You might think the flavor combination of red wine in a margarita is a bit odd, but this is a really good cocktail with a perfect name!
The Franken-Rita will stand out at your Halloween party with its almost fluorescent hue. This cocktail will look great in any glass, but it’s extra fun if you happen to have any spooky Halloween glasses or even one in the shape of a Frankenstein’s head!
5. Frozen Monster-Itas
by 40 Aprons
We really like this recipe because while it’s cute and themed, it’s also not as sticky and sweet as most other Halloween cocktails. The Monster-Rita is a refreshing change, especially if you’ve overindulged on the kids’ Trick-or-treating candy.
The Monster-Rita combines tequila, triple sec, lime juice, cucumber, jalapeno, honey, and coconut cream in a blender. This drink is a pale green, which looks great in a Frankenstein glass, or margarita glasses dressed up with little cute spooky faces. If you’re looking for a more vibrant color, a few drops of green food coloring will do the trick.
6. Grave Digger Margarita Cocktails
Grave Digger Margaritas are eye-catching with bright green and fun for your October 31 event. This one is different from typical recipes and starts by adding ice to your favorite spooky glass and then sprinkling green lime jello on top.
The jello adds vibrant color and thickens the drink just slightly. Next comes the rest of the ingredients, including tequila, melon schnapps, triple sec, lemon-lime soda, and some edible green glitter for extra fun. Garnish with a lime slice and gummy worms or other fruity, edible creepy crawlers.
7. Green Halloween Margarita
Celebrate Halloween with a traditional margarita that has been taken up a notch with a twist. Tequila, lime juice, lime wedge, triple sec, and simple syrup combine to make the perfect drink. Then green prism powder is added for color and sparkle. If you can’t find prism powder, use green food coloring and edible glitter instead.
8. Purple Margaritas
Trust us when we say this will be the prettiest cocktail on your Halloween drink menu. Don’t get us wrong. Pretty doesn’t mean it can’t be spooky looking. It’s just that the purple hue of this drink is really eye-catching.
What makes this cocktail so colorful? The combination of blue curacao and Chambord create this fun purple hue, while tequila and lime juice add the margarita mixture. Take your shaker filled with all ingredients plus add ice and vigorously shake until mixed. Strain into a spooky-themed cocktail glass and enjoy!
9. Witch’s Potion
by Red Wine Dragons
10. Black Halloween Margaritas
The Hallow-Rita is dark, devious, and so delicious that it will put a spell on you. This cocktail is pure black magic, combining blue, green, and red food coloring with your traditional margarita ingredients. You could make it easier on yourself and just use black food coloring if you happen to have any on hand.
Don’t forget a nice thick rim of black salt or black sanding sugar as a garnish for this shadowy but delicious drink,
11. Black Widow
What’s more fitting for your holiday get-together than a black widow? Fresh blackberries add luscious flavor, along with tequila, Chambord, Grand Marnier, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. The mixture is fruity and delicious, but it looks slightly devious in a martini glass. Garnish with blackberries, black salt, or black gummy spiders.
12. Skinny Orange Margarita
If you love margaritas like we do but don’t want to constantly check nutrition information, this skinny pumpkin recipe is simple to make, stir, dip the glass in salt on a small plate, and prep time is under 5 minutes. You can even make a large pitcher in no time
13. Blood Orange Margarita
by Manu’s Menu
This blood orange margarita recipe is the perfect cocktail for any occasion in October. While blood orange juice adds the flavor, a bit of red food dye is used to amp up the color. If you’d rather do without the food dye, this cocktail tastes just as delicious without it. It will just be a tad less vibrant.
Combine freshly squeezed blood orange juice, tequila, Grand Marnier, and sugar or simple syrup. This is one of those recipes you’ll want to use all year round.