Vegan Halloween Cocktail Recipes

by L Matthews on October 29, 2011

Get your ghoul on this Halloween with these spooky cocktail recipes courtesy of Snarky Vegan… I’m assured she’s been testing the formula rigorously as have a whole bunch of creepy-cocktail-testers, myself included. As part of VeganMoFo all these fabulous vegan bloggers are posting their own take on the Halloween cocktail today so even if you don’t have any eye of newt left over in your liquor cabinet, or wing of bat-juice lurking in the fridge then rest assured there’s likely to be some variation you can rustle up.

Graveyard Smash Martini

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka, or regular if vanilla not available
  • 2 ounces Frangelico
  • squirt of vegan chocolate syrup
  • crumbled chocolate Newman-O’s (or oreos) for rimming the glass and sprinkling “graveyard dirt” on the beverage
  • dressing up: gummy worm or toy spider or skeleton hand

Halloween cocktail recipe

A Glowering Ghoul – Frangelico and Vodka Martini with Graveyard Dirt

I tried to acquire the requisite Frangelico for the first cocktail recipe but after several fruitless trips to liquor stores I gave up and went with Amaretto instead. This turned out to be quite delectable and lent a wonderful orange glow to the drink! Clearly, crushing up the oreos as the suggested graveyard dusting around the edges was an arduous task, taking as it did a whole two seconds and the back of a spoon (I gobbled up the oreo interior obviously…nom nom nom). I don’t know why I’d forgotten these tiny portions of goodness were vegan… although clearly not amazingly healthy! I happen to know that Snarky Vegan got hold of some Frangelico, as did Jenna, and I managed to acquire some organic vegan chocolate syrup at Capers but realised that the goopy goodness just sinks to the bottom of the glass, making a suitably sinister cocktail stick an absolute must.

The Great Pumpkin Martini

3 main components: pumpkin mash, alcohol and garnish

Make pumpkin mash by mixing really well in tiny bowl or measuring cup:

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, canned or fresh
  • 1 tablespoons soy creamer or milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend

In a shaker, shake ice with:

  • 2 and 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka (or plain vodka plus 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • the pumpkin mash above

A Bloody Good Halloween Cocktail

For the second recipe I went with strawberries rather than pumpkin as I can’t really face more orange goo following the vegan Thanksgiving pumpkin pie bonanza. I might make the pumpkin Halloween cocktail recipe at some point but I though the crushed red goo of strawberries would be bloody good (see what I did there?). Throw in some entrails and flies and, ta da! A ghastly gastrointestinal cocktail, mmm, not sure that name will catch on. An alternative, using Kahlua and soy milk was devised by Lowrie at VeggieLow, an odd soy white russian martini hybrid!

Did my fellow creepy-cocktail testers indulge in the pumpkin lantern cocktail? You’ll just have to check their posts to find out! muhhahaaahhahaa! Ghouly garnishes certainly accompanied Jenna’s effort… eeek! And Amanda most likely can’t resist the tempting innards of a pumpkin either…

shrunken heads creepy halloween cocktailsIn an effort to spookify my martini glasses I acquired some rather random Halloween items but for real artistry check out these terrifying cocktail embellishments – shrunken heads! Those real artists amongst you might manage to create a sugar-spun spider’s web to pop in the glasses – you could even create a sugary spider to creep out any guests. How about jellied eyeballs (vegan jelly of course!), or raspberry liquorice entrails… mmmm. I wonder if Melissa has indulged in such artistic ventures with her Halloween cocktails, or if such delights can be found at one of the other creepy cocktail gang’s blogs?

Kelly at Kohlrabiandquince is rather unfortunately at work today so I really hope that Halloween cocktail hangover isn’t proving too ghastly. Perhaps these accompanying vegan nibbles, courtesy of Arly at would help get all those hungover through the day, and keep cocktail party guests happy later on!

Happy quaffing of Halloween cocktails, recipes are always welcome, as are suggested vegan food accompaniments for a ghoulish Halloween Cocktail Party extravaganza!

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Jenna October 29, 2011 at 13:12

FABULOUS! This was so much fun! 🙂

Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies October 29, 2011 at 14:15

I love the way your pumpkin martini turned out! It looks really classy… and yummy! 🙂 Haha, I totally love the shrunken heads too. Those looks fun!

Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies October 29, 2011 at 14:16

Also, I love the way you presented the #creepycocktails blog roll. Such a clever idea!

Lowrie October 29, 2011 at 14:41

woooow! yummmy looking- this was so fun 🙂 the shrunken heads are just darling (well, maybe not “darling” hehe)

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