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Three Frightfully Festive Cocktail Recipes for Your Halloween Party

Halloween gatherings have been around for a while. It is a time to dress in timely or nostilgic customes as you enjoy a chilly Fall night. Ketel One and Zacapa Rum have supernatural sips to lift spirits this Halloween, even if you plan on sitting back and relaxing while feasting on some festive treats - there’s a cocktail just for you.

Those that enjoy a spectral experience can find an exciting practical effect through the smoke that drifts away on their Smoked Blackberry Buck created by Zacapa Rum. While Nosferatu and Dracula will find their next favorite with Ketel One’s Bloody Dutch Sour.

Even if tricks and treats aren’t your style, Ketel One’s Harvest Mule is the perfect comfort pick for any Halloween movie session. So grab your favorite candy, turn on a spooky film, and enjoy these three recipes that will be sure to elevate your upcoming Halloween kickback.

Smoked Blackberry Buck


2 oz Ron Zacapa

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Blackberry Puree

2 oz Ginger Beer

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters


Shake cocktail and double strain over ice in chilled highball or pilsner glass. Smoked with mixed berry smoke and mini cocktail cloche.


Mini Glass Cloche

Flavor Blaster + Mixed Berry Smoke


Arc Evolution Pilsner

Bloody Dutch Sour


1 oz. Ketel One® Vodka

.5 oz. Aperol

.5 oz. Lillet Blanc

.5 oz. blood orange reduction simple syrup

.75 oz. fresh lemon juice

Egg white


  • Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.

  • Dry shake for 10 seconds.

  • Add ice and shake well again.

  • Double fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  • Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig.

*Blood Orange Reduction Simple Syrup

Zest and juice 4 blood oranges.

Combine and bring to a low boil, reduce heat and add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar.

Stir and remove from heat.

Cool and double fine strain.

Harvest Mule


1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka

3.5 oz ginger beer

1.5 oz fresh squeezed apple juice

.25 oz local honey

blood orange wheel and cinnamon stick, for garnish


  • Mix all the ingredients together. Bottle and refrigerate.

  • Pour mixture into a copper mug filled with ice.

  • Garnish with a blood orange wheel and cinnamon stick.


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