Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time to start planning for a spook-tacular Halloween-themed bash. And what is guaranteed to bring the haunted house down? Why a stellar Halloween party punch, of course. We’re here to share our all-time favorite alcoholic Halloween punch recipes, plus some non-alcoholic favorites to woo any crowd. Read on for our ultimate round-up of the internet’s best boozy beverages for a fall fête. Get ready to eat, drink, and be scary!
1. Dragon’s Blood Punch
We’ll start with a standout non-alchoholic option from one of our favorite Food Network stars and TV host of “Semi-Homemade Cooking”, chef Sandra Lee. Her Dragon’s Blood Punch is a berrylicious stunner, complete with a boo-tiful red color that is perfectly on theme. This fruity refreshment combines Hawaiian punch, ginger ale, apple juice, ice cubes, and cranberry juice. Bonus? Add four cups of berry-flavored vodka and half a cup of orange liqueur for a 21-and-older version. Your guests will be sure to love it!
2. Witches’ Brew
Our next spooky offering is a traditional green witches’ brew, from our friends at Taste of Home. The wicked witch standard green color comes from eight kiwi fruits, while sugar heightens the fruit’s natural sweetness. Ginger ale provides the necessary bubble bubble toil and trouble with mint adding an extra crisp and refreshing final note. Plain vodka makes it an adults-only concoction, but this can simply be omitted for a kids drink choice. We recommend serving this brew from a black or silver cauldron to embrace its witchy ways and for an extra cute display at your party. That way, guest can really get into the Halloween vibes from the moment they see your drinks table.
3. Blackberry Punch
Guarantee your guests will be in good spirits with our next installment, a beautiful blackberry and grape punch. To fully embrace the Halloween vibes, this recipe calls for black grapes and blackberries, plus ice cubes, sugar, water, lemon juice, and club soda. Step up your ghoulish game even further by decorating the rim with black sugar. Garnish with fresh fruit for a healthy mini snack choice. Extra bonus? The punch concentrate for this drink can be stored in the refrigerator up to a week in advance for smooth party sailing.
4. Pumpkin Pie Punch
We can’t get enough pumpkin this time of year, so naturally just had to include this Pumpkin Pie Punch in our favorites list. This would be a perfect choice for a less Halloween-y and more elevated seasonal celebration. And by elevated, we mean extra boozy, because this recipe includes a very high proof liquor, Everclear. Combine apple cider, cream soda, pumpkin pie spice and real pumpkin for the tastiest punch for your monster mash bash. We can’t believe this pleasing cocktail only contains five ingredients.
PS: earn extra points with your crowd by serving it with homemade whipped cream for topping.
5. Scorpion Venom Punch
The bright yellow coloring of our next drink provides an eerie glow that will be spellbinding at your next Halloween get together. This Scorpion Venom Punch is a real winner, and at only three ingredients, is also super simple to create. Yellow Jello mix, pineapple juice, and vodka combine for a trifecta of ghoulish greatness. Added bonus? Embrace your inner mad scientist by serving it in glassware like beakers and test tubes reminiscent of lab equipment. Or, increase the kitsch with plastic scorpions around the punch bowl or attached to serving cups. After all, Halloween only comes around just once a year so why not make the most of it?
6. Lemon “Slime”
Our next themed refreshment is a Lemon "Slime" Halloween Punch. This would be ideal to serve at a kids party since it’s a non-alcoholic drink choice. “Slime” consists of lime sherbet for consistency, Sprite (or another lemon-lime soda) for effervescence, and green Hawaiian fruit punch to round it out. Earn extra skele-fun points by serving with gummy worms and candy eyeballs as seen above. It’s sure to bewitch your friends and family!
7. Hocus Pocus Fizz
Orange you glad we included this Halloween-hued concoction? Hocus Pocus Fizz not only sounds spooky, but is also delicious and bubbly. That’s a win-win in our spellbook. Combine rum, coconut extract, red and yellow food coloring, pineapple juice, and sparkling white wine for a killer end result. For extra pizazz, rim the glass with orange-tinted sugar and skip the orange slice and cute retro straw pictured above. This rum-bunctious brew is sure to fit right in on your party perfect table.
8. Caramel Apple Sangria
Have an un-BOO-lievable time with our next libation, a classic Caramel Apple Sangria. Perfect for fall, this delightful drink combines white wine, fresh apple cider, diced apples, caramel syrup, and vodka. For an extra sweet touch, consider caramel-flavored vodka rather than the original plain variety and swirl extra caramel sauce in glass when ready to consume. We can’t think of anything that sounds better and is so on theme with Halloween, fall’s biggest holiday. Remember to allow time for this sangria to chill and mingle flavors for optimum taste. Your guests will leave saying “eye” love you!
9. Voo Doo Punch
If you’ve got it, haunt it. And this next cocktail certainly does flaunt it. Voo Doo Punch delivers a knockout move by combining ginger ale, water or simple syrup, lime Kool-Aid, Raspberry Torrani syrup, ice, and Sprite (or other lemon-lime soda) for the ultimate non-alcoholic indulgence. The best part? The syringes that serve as toppers for this fun punch. Fill them with the Raspberry Torrani syrup to mimic blood for an extra spooky surprise. Your Halloween party attendees won’t know what hit ’em!
10. Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch
People like Halloween celebrations, especially when they come with “boos”. Enter our next power drink, the Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch. This little gem can be made beforehand, then set up and iced about ten minutes before guests arrive. It tastes like a sweet but not too sweet hard candy due to the ingredients list; pineapple juice, sparkling apple cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale, and vodka combine to achieve one cool concoction. We suggest either plain unflavored vodka or something fun and fruity like passion fruit or raspberry-infused vodka. Whatever option you choose is destined to be a crowd pleaser.
We hope you’ve loved our roundup of the best Halloween punches. With our ultimate list of party-ready bevvies, you’re sure to be the talk of the town. Plus, you’re set for both adult soirees as well as kid-friendly bashes. We can’t think of anything more spooktacular! Enjoy this Halloween and fall time, and stay tuned for even greater seasonal content.