Spooky season means it’s time to make a spooky drink! This Bloody Ghost Halloween Vodka Cocktail is a quick, 4 ingredient cocktail that’s sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.
- How to Make a Bloody Ghost Halloween Vodka Cocktail
- Recipe Tips
- Making Homemade Rich Raspberry Simple Syrup
- More Halloween Cocktail Recipes
- Halloween Drinks for Everyone
- FAQs and Substitutions
- Homemade Halloween Treats
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- Bloody Ghost Halloween Vodka Cocktail
The best cocktails are easy and delicious. But during Halloween season, they also should be spooktacular! Sipping themed cocktails is a fun way to celebrate Halloween, even if you prefer to keep it low key. Shake one up for your next scary movie or to enjoy while passing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
I love Halloween drinks, but not if they’re full of food coloring and ingredients that require trips to specialty stores. This spooky cocktail gets its blood-red color from homemade raspberry simple syrup. Made with fresh or frozen raspberries, you can make the syrup ahead of time so mixing up your spooky drink is quick and easy.
How to Make a Bloody Ghost Halloween Vodka Cocktail
Place the vodka, cream or coconut, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a rock glass filled with crushed ice.
Slowly pour the rich raspberry syrup over the back of a spoon held over the top of the cocktail, letting the syrup sink through the ice cubes to the bottom of the glass.
Garnish with fresh raspberries.
Stir, sip, and enjoy!
- Cream of coconut and coconut cream are NOT the same thing. Cream of coconut is used in drinks, full of sugar, and usually found in the mixer area of the liquor section in your local grocery store. Do not mix these two ingredients up! Coconut cream has no sugar added and won’t taste good in this cocktail.
- Use crushed or pebble ice in this drink. The effect of the syrup flowing through the ice is much better if you use smaller pieces of ice. If you’re having a party, buy ice at the gas station or grocery store. None of the pieces are the same size and it’ll help create a really cool syrup effect.
- Take the spook factor to the next level by topping your drink with a little dry ice. Note: If you decide to do this, be sure to use wooden picks for the garnish. Metal ones will get too cold with the dry ice. I also recommend using a very sturdy glass. Thin glassware gets very fragile when it's exposed to extreme cold and can break.
Making Homemade Rich Raspberry Simple Syrup
Homemade raspberry syrup takes just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time! Get the full recipe and instructions on my Raspberry Simple Syrup page.
More Halloween Cocktail Recipes
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Halloween Drinks for Everyone
Alcoholic drinks aren't for everyone! These delicious non-alcoholic mocktails are a great way to ensure Halloween fans of all ages and preferences can enjoy a festive drink.
FAQs and Substitutions
Choose your favorite plain (non-flavored) vodka for this Halloween vodka cocktail recipe. I love Titos or a local, Michigan brand like Lake Life Vodka from New Holland Distillery.
Simple syrups are traditionally made with a 1:1 sugar to water ratio. (e.g. ½ cup water + ½ cup sugar.) Rich syrups are a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water. (e.g. ½ cup water + 1 cup sugar.) In this cocktail, making rich raspberry syrup by doubling the amount of sugar in my raspberry syrup recipe will create the thick syrup that’s needed to slowly spread through the drink.
While I highly recommend you make your own raspberry syrup (it’s 3 ingredients and takes 10 minutes!), if you decide to buy raspberry syrup for this cocktail, look for raspberry sauce. It’ll be thicker and will better give you the effect of oozing through the ice cubes that makes this drink spooky.
Nope. There are only 4 ingredients in this easy cocktail recipe, so a fresh lime is important. You should need the juice from half of a lime per cocktail, depending on the size of the fruit.
A wine glass or rocks glass works best for this drink. Your cocktail glass should be something sturdy with tall sides. Because this isn't a large cocktail, pass on a super tall glass and choose something designed to hold 4-5 oz of liquid along with ice. Skip the martini glass and coupe glasses, which are too wide and can get tipsy when filled with ice since they’re not designed to hold ice cubes.
Homemade Halloween Treats
Want a treat to go with your Halloween sips? Try these festive, buttery Slice and Bake Candy Corn Cookies.