Creepy Cocktails

This Halloween, it’s time to break out your inner monster mixologist and try these spooky candy-themed sips.

Bloody Finger Cocktail

a cocktail with a pumpkin in the background
Your favorite chocolate and peanut butter candy bar in creepy, crawly cocktail form.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Rim:
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • 2 teaspoons finely crushed Butterfinger candy bar

Cocktail:

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish Cream liqueur
  • 4 ounces chocolate milk (whole milk chocolate milk makes for an even more decadent drink)

Directions:

  • Rim rocks glass with chocolate fudge topping and then gently rim with crushed candy pieces. Make sure the candy pieces are finely crushed so they adhere to the rim easily.
  • Fill glass with ice and set to the side.
  • In shaker with ice, shake butterscotch schnapps, Irish Cream Liqueur, and chocolate milk thoroughly.
  • Strain drink into rimmed rocks glass and serve cold.

 

Ghoulish Chocolate Caramel Mar-scream-i

chocolate drink in a glass with a red rim

Caramel ‘blood’ takes this martini from delicious to devilish. Shake things up by serving in a rocks glass or highball class.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Decorative rim:

  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream syrup
  • 3 drops of red food dye

Martini:

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces caramel-flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces Kahlua liqueur
  • 4 ounces chocolate milk

Directions:

  • Mix caramel syrup and food dye on small flat dish.
  • Rim rocks glass or martini glass wit colored caramel syrup. Gently spoon on additional syrup on rim to create a dripping effect.
  • Fill glass with ice and set aside.
  • In shaker with ice, combine vodka, Kahlua, and chocolate milk. Shake to mix thoroughly.
  • Pour drink into rimmed glass and serve cold.

Cookies and Scream Bourbon Milk Punch

drink on ice in a mason jar with a chocolate rim

This simple, spooky, stripped-down cocktail can be made in seconds and served in a mason jar for a down-home country feel.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Decorative Rim:

  • 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup ice cream topping
  • 1 crushed chocolate cookie

Milk Punch:

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 4 ounces chocolate milk

Directions:

  • Finely crush chocolate cookie.
  • Rim half-pint mason jar glass with chocolate syrup. Gently roll rim of glass in cookie crumbs.
  • Fill rimmed half-pint mason jar with ice and set aside.
  • In shaker filled with ice, combine bourbon and chocolate milk. Shake thoroughly.
  • Strain drink into rimmed glass and serve cold.

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