Halloween Cocktails

With Halloween on a Monday night this year, you will surely want to celebrate a little early over this weekend. Grown-up drinks a la candy corn are sure to be a hit whether you are hosting a party or relaxing and getting in the spirit. For a crowd, try mixing up some favorites by the batch such as vodka cranberry topped with sparkling cider or orange drinks for pumpkin color with a fruity flavor. Recipe courtesy of Stoli Vodka.

Candy Corn Shocktail    

Serves 1

1 ounce Stoli Vanil Vodka
1 ounce Stoli Ohranj Vodka
3 ounces pineapple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 ounce grenadine
Whipped cream, for topping

Shake vodka and pineapple juice together with ice. Strain into a martini glass and pour the grenadine to the bottom of the glass. Top with whipped cream.


Thirsty for more ideas?

Stoli vodka Halloween cocktail
Stoli vodka and cranberry with decorative gummy eye balls.

  • Warm up with a Headless Horseman throughout the autumn.The Paradis cocktail mixes in flavors of the season as well as the Autumn Wassail, which can be prepared cold or hot. Find the recipes here.
  • Make a batch of vodka and cranberry (1 part vodka to 4 parts cranberry juice) and top with sparkling cider to taste. Float decorative gummy eye balls in the bowl and serve up an “eye” in each glass. For a fruity homemade version of an “eye ball,” try peeling green grapes and hollow out a place for a blueberry “pupil” in each. 
  • Stoli Vodka also offers a variety of cocktail ideas made with its regular vodka and range of flavors. Its Ohranj Vodka mixed with orange juice, pineapple juice and topped off with San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda mixes up a signature color of the season in an easy make-ahead punch.
Mary Subialka is the editor of Real Food and Drinks magazines, covering the flavorful world of food, wine, and spirits. She rarely meets a chicken she doesn’t like, and hopes that her son, who used to eat beets and Indian food as a preschooler, will one day again think of real food as more than something you need to eat before dessert and be inspired by his younger brother, who is now into trying new foods.