Horror Themed Cocktail Recipes for Halloween – Daily State Iowa


Whether you’re throwing a party or just having a casual hangout with friends, themed cocktails are a great way to spice up any event. From the book “Mixology and Murder,” these potions are based on cold cases, cults, and notorious serial killers.

Infinite Love Thrust
This fruity champagne-based drink is inspired by the famous cult… Apostles of Infinite Love. While the cult wasn’t quite as pretty, this punch certainly is.

2 ounces of semi-dry champagne
1 ounce of ginger beer
1 ounce pomegranate juice
½ our orange juice

Travel directions
Add champagne, ginger beer, pomegranate juice and orange juice in a glass and stir to combine.
Prepare a rock glass by pressing two orange wheels against the sides and adding ice.
Pour the mixture into the glass and serve.

Helter Skelter Sangria
attributed to the Manson murders, the phrase “Helter Skelter” was popularized by this infamous serial killer. This sangria recipe is perfect for all wine and fruit lovers.

4 ounces dry red wine
½ our brady
½ our orange liqueur
1 ounce orange juice
½ our lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 apple slice, diced
1 slice of orange, diced

Travel directions
Add a handful of ice to a wine glass.
Mix the wine, brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice and lemon juice and pour into the glass.
Add sugar if necessary.
Place the apple and orange slices in the glass and serve.

Chi Chi Chowchilla
The Chowchilla bus kidnapping is a rare true crime story where all victims managed to escape. To match the happy ending of this event, the Chi-Chi Chowchilla cocktail is packed with fresh and bright flavors.

½ cup ice cream
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce coconut cream
¼ cup fresh pineapple, diced
Fresh pineapple wedge for garnish

Travel directions
Add the ice, vodka, pineapple juice, coconut cream and fresh pineapple to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a glass and add ice.
Top with a fresh pineapple wedge and serve.

Corpse in the closet
This drink is named after the mystery of Dorian Corey, a woman who was discovered to have a skeleton in her closet. This bourbon and ginger beer based drink is definitely chilling.

1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce of elderflower liqueur
½ our fresh lemon juice
4 ounces of ginger beer
6 dashes of bitters
Lemon slice for garnish

Travel directions
Fill a glass with ice.
In this order, add the bourbon, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice.
Finish the rest of the glass with ginger beer and add bitters.
Stir and garnish with a lemon slice.