Black Halloween Cocktail (Spooky Drink)

Ready to add some spook to your style this Halloween? Time for a black Halloween cocktail that’s perfect for serving up at your Halloween parties!

Spooky Skull Halloween Cocktail |

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This cocktail has all the flavors of fall (apple + spice) while looking wickedly fitting for the spooky season. Plus, it’s the perfect “black widow” color!

Serve these up at your Halloween party for some extra scare!

I love these skull glasses (found at a craft store) but these would be just as fun in a martini or other cocktail glass.

I rimmed the edges of the glass in red corn syrup for a creepy “blood” effect. Glowing candlelight and we’re having ourselves a frightfully good time, aren’t we?

How to make a spooky skull Halloween cocktail!

Above is a photo of the simple “rimming” technique to give your skull cocktail that extra spooky boost.

  • Simply mix corn syrup with red food coloring and a little granulated sugar to create a red paste.
  • Dip and twist the rim of the glass.
  • You can use this technique with regular sugar, salt, red sprinkles, you name it!
  • If you add enough of it, it’ll slowly start to drip down your glass for that creepy look.
How to make a spooky skull cocktail for Halloween!
close up of spooky skull halloween cocktail

Spooky Skull Halloween Cocktail

The perfect spiced cocktail that is both tasty and spooky for Halloween!
SERVINGS 1 cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 oz black spiced rum - I used Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 5 oz apple juice
  • black food coloring or gel - optional


  • Combine ingredients and stir. Pour into rimmed glasses. To make the drink even more black, add a drop of black food coloring or gel.


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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