Everyone knows that Halloween is all about the candy. But, while sugary treats may be the stars of the show, if you’re going throw an epic Halloween party, you’re going to need a supporting cast. And what better way to wash down all those delicious treats than with some tasty mocktails?
Some of these spooky drinks are so simple to make that you can let the older kids play bartender for the night. Check out this list of seven delightfully creepy Halloween mocktails.
1. Candy Corn Mocktail
OK, so we’re all trying to watch our sugar intake. But it’s a holiday, so you can live a little, right? Orange soda, Gatorade and Mountain Dew combine to mimic the look of the cone-shaped candy. Get the recipe at Real Momma.
2. Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin is the official flavor of Halloween. Get your fix with this hot chocolate that is topped with butterscotch cream. Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
3. Spiced Cider Punch
Nothing says fall like a nice glass of apple cider, hot or cold. This cider, meant to be served chilled, also incorporates ginger ale for some bubbles. Get the recipe at Taste And Tell Blog.
4. Trick or Treat Halloween Punch
This colorful punch is super simple to make, and you can control the sugar content by using Gatorade’s low-cal cousin, G2, or other reduced- or sugar-free beverages. Get the recipe at Spend With Pennies.
5. Witch’s Potion
This green-hued drink almost looks like a margarita, but don’t worry—there’s no tequila. (Although, if you wanted to spike a few for the adults, that wouldn’t be a bad idea. No judgement!) Garnish it with gummy worms to really get that creepy-crawly vibe. Get the recipe at Lil Luna.
6. Bloody Shirley Temples
Every kid loves a Shirley Temple, also known as a Kiddie Cocktail. A creepy twist on the perennial favorite, this version looks like it’s being injected with a syringe full of blood! Get the recipe at This Grandma Is Fun.
7. Ghost Milkshakes
The classic flavor combination of chocolate and vanilla team up to make these adorable shakes. Or swap out the chocolate for strawberry syrup or green food coloring for a different spooky look. Get the recipe at A Beautiful Mess.