Thursday, October 18The Voice of London

Five DIY cocktails for Halloween

If you fancy a monstrous night where you can not only have fun but also poison your guests with an exotic drink, look no further because we’ve got you covered.

Reporter: Elitsa Grigorova | Subeditor: Ivelina Nikolova

Only two days away from the most celebrated holiday in the world, people have already gone mad about Halloween. After we have figured out the best costume, and decorated the house in a devilish air we are ready to throw the coolest yet creepiest party on the block. But what kind of party would it be without a delightful alcoholic treat for the grown up guests?  It’s time to swap the pumpkin carving ritual for  spooky cocktail recipes that would definitely liven up the spirit at your dead party.


Black Velvet
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This cocktail consists the perfect balance between two of the most common yet unlikely to mix- sparkling wine and stout beer. Simple yet rich cocktail, this is perfect for those who enjoy a fizzy/ bubbly drink!




3 ounces stout beer (Guinness, Chocolate Stout, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial, etc.)

3 ounces dry sparkling wine




El Diablo


Don’t be fooled by the name because this cocktail proves that a simple drink can be also delicious and cool. The crème de cassis adds not only to the rich color of the cocktail but also to its sweet taste.



1 ½ ounces tequila

½ ounce crème de cassis

½ ounce lime juice

ginger beer

2 lime wedges, for garnish



Mix the tequila, crème de cassis,  and lime juice to an ice-filled cocktail shaker, then shake vigorously. Pour into an ice-filled glass along with the ginger beer.   Finish with a lime wedge.




Smoked Pumpkin

You can never escape from the pumpkin presences on Halloween. So here is a trending cocktail especially around this time of the year with a unique flavor.  Bear in mind that this one has a bit more ingredients.



1 ounce Ketel One Orange

¼ ounce lime juice

1 ounce Illegal Mezcal

2 heaping bar spoons of pumpkin butter

2 dashes orange bitters



In cocktail shaker filled with ice mix all the ingredients together and shake. Strain into a glass with ice cubes, and garnish with an orange and a pinch of flake smoked salt.

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Blair Witch Martini

Although this is a traditional recipe of the famous Porn Star Martini it is a perfect mix of flavors and colors for Halloween. Especially satisfying your sense this drink is great to get your party in full swing.


25ml Absolut Vanilla Vodka

50ml Passionfruit Puree

Passionfruit Syrup

25ml Passionfruit Liqueur

Prosecco (in a shot on the side)


Before you start prepare your cocktail glass by chilling it with some ice cube, which you should remove right before you strain the cocktail. Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker except from the Prosecco and shake.


Vampire’s Weakness

As the name suggests even if you are not a vampire after one of this drink you would definitely feel your weakness and have at least five more.


1 ¼ parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

1 part Campari

1 part sweet vermouth



Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Spice it up with a bloodied eyeball marshmallow.


If you want to make any of these cocktails a bit spookier you can always add a bit of dried ice to it. Pay attention on the way you use it because it can be quite dangerous. Make sure you never touch it with bare hands, since it can cause sever damage and always have a pair of gloves, and a little hammer to break the ice into little pieces. Use garnish tweezers to put a little piece in your cocktail glass. Don’t worry about your guest, the ice will hit the bottom of the glass preventing the drinker form swallowing it.