Simple Halloween Cocktails

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Inspired by the spooktacular 👻 creativity of my friend Nicole @kalejunkie, these Simple Halloween Cocktails are the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities. Whether you’re hosting a haunted gathering or just looking to enjoy a chillingly refreshing beverage, these cocktails (or mocktails) are bound to excite your taste buds. The eerie spider 🕷 ice cubes and the sweet cinnamon sugar rim adds a spooky touch. Don’t miss out on this thrilling concoction—it’s a surefire way to raise your Halloween spirits! 🍸

Why You’ll Love These Simple Halloween Cocktails

🎃 Halloween Allure: Delight in a bewitching Halloween experience, courtesy of these cocktails. Spider ice cubes and cinnamon sugar-rimmed glasses set the mood.

🍊 Tailored to Taste: Mix up cocktails or mocktails to suit your preference, from freshly squeezed orange juice to your choice of flavors.

🕷️ Creativity Unleashed: Customize your drinks with eerie decorations, whether it’s spiders, skeletal stirrers, or chilling eyeball 👁 ice cubes.

👻 Effortless Prep: Follow my simple steps, which include making spider 🕷 ice cubes in advance.

🍸 Haunted Flavor: The blend of fresh orange juice, a dash of cinnamon, and bubbly mixers is hauntingly delicious.

How To Prepare Halloween Cocktails

Prep the Spiders: Give your spooky spiders a quick wash to ensure they’re clean and ready for the ice cubes.

Spider Ice Cubes: Place one spider in each compartment of an ice-cube tray and fill it with freshly squeezed orange juice, then freeze until solid.

Rim the Glass: Dip the glass rim into lemon juice and then into a mix of cinnamon and sugar.

Assemble: Add two 🍊 orange juice ice cubes to the glass. Next, you can include vodka for an adult version or omit it for a family-friendly mocktail. Then, top up with sparkling water or ginger ale.

Final Eerie Touch: Lastly, enhance the presentation with an extra spider 🕷 on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

Sip and Enjoy: Now you and your guests can sip, savor, and transport yourself to the enchanting world of Halloween🎃

Nonna’s Tip

Please be careful with the spiders as they can cause a choking hazard for someone that is not being careful. I always remove them or tell my guests to.

Substitutions and Variations

Embrace the creative possibilities and make it your own while accommodating dietary needs and thematic preferences.

  • For a Twist: Swap vodka for Prosecco, creating spooky Mimosas for a sparkling Halloween delight.
  • Kid-Friendly: To make it safe for kids, remove the spiders and supervise closely due to choking hazards.
  • Try Other Flavors: Try 🍍 pineapple juice or other fruit juices for a unique twist.
  • Rim Options: Choose between orange, lime, or 🍋 lemon juice for rimming the glass.

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Common Questions

Can I make these cocktails without alcohol for a family-friendly version?

Yes, you can certainly transform these into mocktails by omitting the vodka and increasing the amount of sparkling water or ginger ale. As a result, it’s a perfect choice if you have kids or prefer a non-alcoholic option.

Can I replace vodka with something else to change the flavor?

Yes, indeed! Instead of vodka, you can use Prosecco to create spooky Mimosas, this is a fun twist that offers a different taste.

Are the spiders edible?

No, the spiders are for presentation only and not meant for consumption. Be careful if kids are around, and make sure to remove the spiders or supervise closely, as they could pose a choking hazard.

Can I use different juices in this recipe?

Yes, Indeed! You can certainly get creative and add a different type of juice to the mix. Pineapple 🍍juice or any other delicious juice you prefer will work just as well in this situation, so feel free to experiment.

What options do I have for rimming the glass?

There are plenty of options, so you have the choice of rimming the glass with 🍊 orange juice, lime juice, or 🍋 lemon juice.

How many drinks does this recipe yield if I freeze 12 large orange juice cubes?

If you freeze 12 large orange juice cubes, then this recipe will yield approximately 6 drinks, making it perfect for a small gathering or a delightful evening of self-indulgence.

Halloween Cocktails

These Halloween Cocktails are the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities. The eerie spider 🕷 ice cubes and the sweet cinnamon sugar rim adds a spooky 👻 touch.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezer Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes


  • freshly squeezed orange juice, 500ml
  • spiders for presentation
  • vodka or prosecco , measure with your heart or omit to make a mocktail
  • flavored sparkling water, ginger-ale works as well
  • juice of half a lemon, you can use orange or lime juice as well
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Wash the spiders in hot soapy water and rinse them well so that they are clean. Take an empty ice-cube tray and place a spider in each compartment. I use a large ice-cube tray with bigger inserts, but you can use any size you like.
  • Pour the orange juice into the tray and freeze. You can use pineapple juice, or any juice you enjoy.
  • Once the orange juice cubes are frozen, squeeze lemon juice onto a plate while mixing the cinnamon sugar on another plate.
  • Take a glass and dip the rim into lemon juice, then the cinnamon sugar.
  • Place two orange juice cubes into the glass, add vodka or prosecco and top off with flavoured sparkling water or ginger-ale. I add an additional spider on top for presentation.
  • You can also sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top and enjoy.



Calories: 47kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 0.02g, Fat: 0.04g, Sodium: 0.2mg, Potassium: 2mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 0.02mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.04mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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