Mocktail Ideas for a Heart-Stopping Halloween Party

by | Oct 17, 2023

Spooky season is upon us, and if you’re planning your next Halloween party, it’s a great idea to add mocktails to the menu. With more and more people choosing not to imbibe, Halloween mocktails are making their way to the mainstream, and we are HERE FOR IT! 🙌 

With a few core ingredients and a dash of imagination, you can craft drinks that are both visually stunning and frightfully delicious. Scrap the Shirley Temples and bewitch guests with impressive non-alcoholic drink options they’ll be talking about long after the main event!

Non-Alcoholic Halloween Beverage Ingredients

Keep these spooky ingredients on hand for easy-to-make Halloween mocktails they’ll love:

A selection of non-alcoholic mixers settled in ice cubes, like orange juice, a bottle of grenadine, apple cider, can of lemon seltzer and more.

Drink Bases

  • Club soda, tonic water and flavored seltzers make a bubbly base for many non-alcoholic options (and they’re low on sugar too).
  • Lemon and lime seltzers go with a large range of flavors – plus, they’re a low-calorie choice compared to lemon-lime sodas or lemonade. Don’t have a party without them!
  • Combine ginger beer (or ginger ale in a pinch) with flavored syrup or extracts for Halloween mocktails that can be customized to any taste.
  • Orange juice: like ginger beer, it’s a versatile ingredient that makes a great base for Halloween punch (plus it’s packed with vitamin C)! Lemon juice or pineapple juice are also great to keep on hand.
  • Apple cider is a festive drink and a classic non-alcoholic Halloween party beverage.
  • Grenadine goes with just about anything and is great for that signature bloody red that’s so popular this time of year.
  • Beet juice lends a naturally sweet, earthy flavor to herbal drink recipes – and it looks bloody cool, too.
  • Cranberry juice works beautifully when combined with seltzer or lemon lime soda.
  • Blackberry juice mixed with blueberry juice will give you a dark and moody – almost black – Halloween mocktail base. 

⭐ You can also use food coloring to make Halloween drinks extra spooky. Or, make a black-as-night syrup with activated charcoal and honey:

a well-manicured hand holds a small glass pitcher, filled with a black syrup over a black granite countertop.

Black Honey Syrup Recipe:


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  1. Add honey and water to a saucepan and warm over medium heat
  2. STIR until well-combined, then remove from heat and cool
  3. Break the charcoal capsule into the syrup and whisk (throw the outer capsule bits away)
  4. Use a funnel to transfer into a pretty bottle and use your black honey syrup to create amazing Halloween drinks!
  5. OPTIONAL: Add edible gold or pearl powder to this syrup for a glamorous upgrade!

Not into DIY? Buy a bottle of pre-made honey syrup at World Market or Amazon, add the contents of 1-2 activated charcoal capsules and SHAKE to combine.

Garish Garnishes to Take Any Halloween Drink to the Next Level

A colorful selection of Halloween-themed cocktail stirrers, swizzle sticks, gummy worms, eyeball sprinkles, rock candy pops, glow sticks and edible pearl powder jars on a black background.
  • Wilton Edible Pearl Powder
  • Gummy worms, frogs, vampire bats, etc. (freeze them before your big event so they’ll hold up better in drinks!)
  • Freeze coconut milk in spherical ice molds for moon-shaped embellishments.
  • Rosemary sprigs spruce up fantasy- and forest-themed beverages .
  • Plastic syringes filled with grenadine make for a bloody addition to any drink.
  • Cinnamon sticks, nutmeg or star anise add a pop of intrigue and smell great too!
  • Frozen fruit can look pretty spooky when it’s muddled at the bottom of a glass (peel grapes and freeze for a glass-of-eyeballs effect – ewwww!).
  • And don’t forget to get creative with those swizzle sticks! 
  • Run juju hearts through with rustic wooden toothpicks for a vampiric theme.
  • Food-safe glow sticks are great for mad scientist-themed concoctions, while rock candy on sticks works well for an Enchanted Forest-themed party.
  • Gold star cocktail sticks make a magical mocktail, indeed! And you can’t go wrong with classic skull drink stirrers.

For an extra spooky effect, surround a large punch bowl with dry ice (don’t add it directly to the punch!).

Mix your own or try your hand at one of our delicious recipes!

Spooky Halloween Mocktail Recipes

The She-Wolf

A brown sugar-rimmed Halloween mocktail that is an orange-red in color, on the rocks in a fancy whiskey glass, served on a dark wood countertop.


Chili-lime sugar:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • Juice of half a lime


  • 8 oz. ginger beer or ginger ale (you can also substitute with lemon-lime soda)
  • Tbsp lime juice
  • Tbsp simple syrup (or honey syrup)
  • OPTIONAL: splash of Grenadine
  1. Mix all chili-lime sugar ingredients thoroughly and add to a shallow bowl for dipping.
  2. Dip the rim of a glass in a plate of simple syrup, then the chili-lime sugar.
  3. Combine ginger beer, lime juice, simple syrup and a dash of grenadine to the prepared glass, give it a healthy STIR and serve.

*Remember: No shaker for this recipe!

Vampire’s Lament

An amber-colored Halloween mocktail on the rocks, garnished with a red candy heart shot through with a toothpick on a rustic wooden countertop.


  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract*
  • Dash of Angostura bitters*
  • Juju heart

*Please note extracts and bitters may contain alcohol, but in small amounts are considered safe for use in mocktails

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  2. SHAKE to combine and strain into a tumbler
  3. Garnish with a juju heart run through with a rustic wooden toothpick

Midnight in the Forest

A purple Halloween mocktail in a fancy carved glass whiskey tumbler garnished with a coconut milk ice sphere and sprig of rosemary. Blackberries and foam surround it on a dark countertop.

*Remember: No carbonated beverages in the shaker!


  • 4-6 blackberries
  • ¼ cup Blue curacao syrup
  • ½ cup blackberry juice
  • ⅓ dropper of rosemary extract
  • Orange or lemon seltzer
  • Light coconut milk ice sphere
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • OPTIONAL: edible pearl powder
  1. Add blackberries to the bottom of the glass and muddle until a fair amount of juice is extracted
  2. Mix ice, curacao with blackberry juice, rosemary extract – and, if desired – pinch of edible pearl powder in SHAKER
  3. Add ice to glass and drizzle cocktail shaker contents over it
  4. TOP OFF with a little orange or lemon seltzer, but leave room for the garnish: a coconut milk ice “moon” and sprig of rosemary.

Cup of Boos

A cream-colored Halloween mocktail garnished with a dollop of coconut gelato and Ghost Peep in a fancy whiskey glass on a wooden counter.

*Remember: No carbonated beverages in the shaker!


  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • Scoop of coconut gelato (or vanilla ice cream)
  • Vanilla seltzer or cream soda
  • Ghost Peep (freeze ahead of time)
  1. Add coconut gelato and coconut milk to shaker and SHAKE to combine
  2. Pour into glass, TOP OFF with vanilla seltzer/cream soda
  3. Garnish with a ghost Peep

That Old Black Magic

A dark red (almost black) mocktail in a fancy stemmed glass garnished with maraschino cherries on a star-topped toothpick.

*Remember: No carbonated beverages in the shaker!


  • ½ cup tart cherry juice
  • 1 tbsp black honey syrup (recipe above)
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • Pinch of edible pearl powder
  • Sparkling water
  • Maraschino cherries
  1. Add ice, tart cherry juice, black honey syrup, almond extract and pearl powder to shaker and SHAKE to combine
  2. Empty shaker into your favorite glass and TOP OFF with sparkling water
  3. Garnish with maraschino cherries skewered on moon- or star-topped drink stirrers

Non-Alcoholic Slimer Shooters

Shot glasses filled with green matcha chia pudding and topped with sugary eyeball sprinkles.


  • ¼ cup matcha powder
  • 2.5 cups chia seeds
  • 12 cups almond milk
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • Eyeball sprinkles
  1. The night before your party, combine almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and matcha powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir well and cover. 
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. When it’s time to serve, give it one last stir, then add to a blender and BLEND until it’s an even consistency (you may need to do this in several batches depending on the size of your blender).
  4. Pour into little shot glasses and add eyeball sprinkles to each.

We hope our non-alcoholic Halloween Mocktails gave you plenty of easy-to-make drink recipe ideas. Looking for more Halloween party ideas? Check out “7 Unique Halloween Party Ideas for 2023!

Wishing you a safe and spooky Halloween from the team at Campus Cooks!


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