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Creepy Cocktails For Ghoulish Gatherings

Bex here from team YADA. Here to inspire with some Creepy Cocktails as we enter the spooky season.

If you know me (Bex), you’ll know that Halloween is my absolute favourite time of year. The spooky movies, the sweets, the decorations, what’s not to love? And let’s not forget pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!  I could go on until next October listing what’s awesome about autumn, but, I digress… 

With sweater weather setting in and All Hallows’ Eve just around the corner, what better time to give you the lowdown on seven creepy cocktails for ghoulish gatherings. In other words, some amazing alcohol free drinks to impress at Halloween parties or slasher movie marathons. Plus, no hangover horror! (YESS!) 


Let’s get into it…

1. Toffee Apple

Sugar, spice and everything nice, this is the cocktail for you if you have a sweet tooth. Rapidly becoming a favourite on the menu of our alcohol-free bar in Derby, this cocktail screams autumn!



½ Shot Caramel Syrup

1 Shot Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit

2 Shots Lyre’s Amaretti 

Apple Juice

(Optional) Toffee Sweet or Apple Slice



  1. Add the spirits and syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with apple juice and garnish with a toffee sweet or apple slice.

2. Frankenstein

This rum punch inspired cocktail is freakishly delicious and the perfect drink to kick off your Halloween celebrations! The blue Curaçao, when mixed with the pineapple juice, is what gives the Frankenstein its ghoulish green colour! 



2 Shots Lyre’s White Cane Spirit 

4 Shots Pineapple Juice

Ginger Beer

Dash Of Blue Curaçao

Juice of Half A Lime



  1. Add white cane spirit, pineapple juice and lime to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and add a dash of blue Curaçao.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel, stir and enjoy!

Tip: If you prefer a brighter green, try adding a few drops of green food colouring! 

3. Monster Mule

Our Monster Mule is a fun take on a classic Moscow Mule! The Curaçao gives the drink a bright blue colour (think Sully from Monsters Inc.) and perfectly compliments the flavours of a traditional mule. 



2 Shots Stryyk Not Vodka

1 Shot Blue Curaçao 

Juice Of Half A Lime

Ginger Beer



  1. Add all but the ginger beer to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wheel.

4. Harvest Punch

This Harvest Punch is great for serving in a bowl at parties, and it’s packed with heaps of autumnal flavours!



2 Shots Ginger Beer

250ml Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider

1 Shot Mockingbird Tequila Alternative

2 Slices Of Apple 

1 Orange Wedge

2 Cinnamon Sticks



  1. Muddle apple and orange in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients along with a cinnamon stick and ice and stir well until chilled. 
  3. Strain into your favourite glass over ice and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick. 

5. Zombie

This cocktail may be typically tiki, but we’re making it freaky! And with a name like ‘Zombie’ we just had to add it in. This, to me, tastes like sour Halloween candy. Sweet but tangy, it is certain to put a pep in your step when it comes to defending against the undead! 



1 Shot Lyre’s White Cane Spirit

½ Shot Lyre’s Dark Cane Spirit

½ Shot Lyre’s Orange Sec

2 Shots Pineapple Juice

2 Shots Orange Juice

Juice Of Half A Lime

½ Shot Simple Syrup

Dash Of Grenadine



  1. Add everything but the grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled and strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Drizzle grenadine over the top for a sweet and bloody twist, and garnish with cocktail cherries, an orange wedge and mint.

6. Blood Moon

Strong and aromatic with a lemony kick. The Blood Moon is just what you need to keep the vampires and werewolves away. 



1 Shot Bax Botanics Verbena

1 Shot Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn 

Juice of half a lemon 




  1. Add the Verbena, Sea Buckthorn and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass
  3. Top with lemonade and add a dash of grenadine to achieve the blood red colour that gives this cocktail its name!


Tip: Rim the glass with black sanding sugar for an extra spooky touch! 

Want to read more about the spirits that went into this creepy cocktail? Click here to read our blog with Bax Botanics.

7. Witches Brew

‘Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble…’ 

Just kidding, no eye of newt or toe of frog needed here, just some simple ingredients.

Our witches brew is the ultimate spooky drink. With forest berries, gin and a deep wine colour, you will be spellbound! 



2 Shots Lyre’s Dry London Gin

2 Shots Blueberry Juice

Juice Of Half A Lemon

1 Shot Simple Syrup


Tonic Water



  1. Muddle a handful of blackberries in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add lemon juice, gin, blueberry juice, syrup and ice.
  3. Shake and strain into your favourite cauldron over ice and top with tonic water.
  4. Garnish with blackberries on a cocktail stick or a lemon twist.
creepy cocktails

Tip: Make this drink extra whimsical by adding edible glitter or lustre dust! 

That’s all folks! Seven creepy cocktails to help you get in the Halloween spirit (get it?)

If you try any of these drinks, why not take a photo and tag us in it on social media @yadacollective?

Something missing off our list? Let us know your favourite seasonal drinks!


Stay spooky,


We have lots more on the way to celebrate Sober October, so stay tuned! You can check out what’s happening here!

This blog was infused by Bex