~ At Halloween, non-alcoholic drink recipes are a must – for kids’ parties, for designated drivers, and for all those times when nobody wants to be spooky-drunk (like maybe that Halloween office luncheon). But you want your mocktails to be so terrific that nobody’s even gonna miss the alcohol. This outstanding collection definitely has you covered! ~
Mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are surging in popularity right now, from the high-end bar scene to all the non-alcoholic options showing up in the fridge at your local liquor store.
And recipe developers all across the Internet have been hard at work, creating delicious, alcohol-free recipe ideas for every party, every occasion. Including Halloween!
So, I asked my blogging buddies out there to share their non-alcoholic Halloween drink ideas … and boy-oh-boy did they come through with some fantastic inspiration!
Perfect options for Halloween party guests who’d rather not imbibe (cheers to all you designated drivers out there!). And equally perfect for kiddos and under-age partygoers, too.
As you scroll through the list below, you’ll see:
Scary-good mocktails adults will love (just as fancy as a typical cocktail, but without the alcohol-induced headache tomorrow!)
Cute, kid-pleasin’ ideas with fun Halloween colors and themes (oh yeah … floating eyeballs and monster-green hues and definitely some eerie smoke!)
And even a few autumn-focused drinks to enjoy all through October and the entire Halloween season (think breakfast smoothies or cozy sippers for quiet, relaxing moments).
So, no matter what type of Halloween celebration you’re planning … or who’s on the guest list, you’ll have a perfect, non-alcoholic drink option.
Festive and delicious … without any alcohol needed at all!
Put a spooky spin on your Halloween refreshments with this delicious and great-looking fruit drink. It's quick to make, and the spider garnish will add a darling "Trick" to this alcohol-free beverage "Treat." They're fun Halloween drinks for kids (that adults are sure to love, too)!
With the deep red color of blood and an ashy rim, this ghoulish mocktail looks just like what a vampire (real or fake!) would enjoy. It's got a quick, easy and delicious combination of earthy, salty and spicy flavors that'll please all your vampire friends (and ghosts and goblins, too)!
This cool, refreshing, fall-inspired drink has notes of vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom, topped with fresh-squeezed orange juice and orange sparkling water for effervescence. Serve this mocktail spritzer in a taller, Collins-style glass to highlight those bubbles, and garnish each with a cinnamon stick, star anise and orange slices to hint at the flavors within!
Blueberry-stuffed lychee fruits create ghoulishly perfect floating eyeballs! Added bonus for the busy party host: the eyeballs can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight, ready to make their sinister appearance at party time or after Trick-or-Treating!
Pumpkin Juice was made famous by the Harry Potter series (and it's perfect for Halloween, on so many levels). Harry and his classmates often drank it during mealtimes in the Great Hall, and even washed down Pumpkin Pasties with some Pumpkin Juice on the Hogwarts Express. But never fear ... you don't need a magic spell to whip up your own! It's got just 5 simple ingredients and can even be made ahead.
This hilariously hair-raising concoction tastes like cherry lemonade with a "Purple People Eater" vibe! With simple changes, this can be switched from mocktail to cocktail, so it's easy to change up as needed to satisfy everyone at your Halloween bash.
Possibly the most iconic fall drink – this is a must-have at every Halloween party! The recipe includes both Instant Pot and stovetop instructions, and the cider can be served warm or chilled. You can even make it up to 5 days ahead of your party ... easy-peasy!
Such an adorable, fun drink! Yet it's surprisingly easy to create this monstrously delicious Hocus Pocus punch for your next party! The drippy black chocolate rim really takes this recipe over the top, but it's a no-fuss entertaining idea since you can prepare the glasses the night before your event.
For this decorative party drink, blueberry juice is mixed with apple juice to make the perfect witches' brew. Serve it up in glasses that are dripping with strawberry syrup to look like blood, with cute sprinkles to take the edge off the sinister vibe. A drink your whole family (and guests of any age) can enjoy.
With vibrant, festive orange and spooky blood-red swirls, this stunning non-alcoholic drink is Halloween-perfect! Made with juicy mangoes, chamoy, and chile-lime seasoning, it's the perfect balance of sweet, sour, spicy, salty and umami. A showstopper mocktail!
This is so clever, and especially perfect if your costumes are astronaut- or space-themed. (Any Star Wars fans out there???) The purple-blue-pink color change reaction happens without artificial food coloring, and will DEFINITELY have all your party guests talking! You can serve these in cups with decorative straws for the kids, or in martini glasses for the adults. Super cool, either way!
This super creamy, delicious hot chocolate gets a Halloween twist with the addition of pure pumpkin, plus the cozy autumn flavors of maple syrup, cinnamon and ginger. It's an easy, nutritious way to get your pumpkin fix without the guilt, since it just happens to be vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and even refined sugar-free!
This 2-minute drink recipe is a scary, non-alcoholic take on the classic Dirty Martini. With black olive brine, beet juice and lemon juice, this black drink has a grown-up, earthy taste with a distinct, salty bite.
These smoking Halloween drinks create an eerie effect that's sure to WOW the crowd! To make them extra fun for kiddos, try putting this spooky non-alcoholic drink (sweetened with just a little simple syrup) in a large punch bowl with some plastic spiders and gummy worms, for a mad scientist effect they'll love!
Fresh-squeezed blood orange juice combines with cranberry juice for a gorgeous blood-red drink that's fizzy and refreshing. Sophisticated enough for adults, but its slight sweetness will appeal to the kids at your Halloween party, too!
Dress up plain ol' milk with festive colors and hilarious floating eyeballs. While adults sip more upscale beverages, the tiny kiddos at your party will be thrilled with this easy drink you made just for them!
A healthier twist on a non-alcoholic mimosa, this gorgeous mocktail is sophisticated enough for adult parties, but still fun for kids. Its orange color is great for Halloween, but it'll be a hit all through the upcoming holiday season, too (hint: tuck this one away for NYE parties)! Just be sure to choose a non-alcoholic ginger beer: ginger beer is traditionally alcohol-free, but new brands are becoming available that actually have added alcohol.
Looking for a healthier alternative to the coffee shop on Halloween morning? This chilled pumpkin latte is homemade with almond milk and real pumpkin (and so much healthier than the Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes made with flavored syrup). It's also dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, and is only 175 calories!
Surprise! Mulled wine doesn't actually have to include wine at all! This blood-red non-alcoholic version can be enjoyed by anyone. It’s full of warm spices that'll make you feel cozy, and make your house smell fantastic!
This article features two alcohol-containing cocktails (with GREAT names!), followed by this kid-friendly, non-alcoholic drink. So, be sure to scroll down to find the directions for this extra-bubbly, eerily smoking, yet very easy mocktail! For safety, just be sure all the dry ice melts before sipping.
It's like chocolate milk put on a swanky Halloween costume and went to the masquerade ball! Kids and adults alike will enjoy this one! (Although the recipe card calls for whole milk, to keep this non-alcoholic drink on the healthier side, make sure to read the note in the article's text that suggests using any milk you like, from skim milk to plant-based options.)
This vegan smoothie is a delicious and healthy treat for goblins of any age. With a ghoulish hand floating in the middle, it's as sinister as it is fun! A nutritious start to Halloween morning that sets a festive stage for the day, or a perfect after-school treat before your kiddos head out the door to load up on all that candy!
This spook-tacularly blood-red sangria is an easy prep-ahead recipe that everyone at your Halloween party can enjoy. Studded with autumn apples, it's just perfect for October celebrations and great for sipping 'round the bonfire!
A Halloween-season pick-me-up – Starbucks style! Make a batch of Apple Brown Sugar Syrup to keep on hand, and you can create this delicious coffee shop-level drink, either hot or iced. It's creamy, cozy, and warmly spiced, with rich notes of October caramel apples!
This is a perfect way to kick off Halloween morning, or treat your family to a nourishing but celebratory snack before the waves of Halloween candies come crashing in! No protein powders here – just simple, autumn-y ingredients that you can quickly toss in the blender at a moment's notice!
Looking for a Halloween-season sipper that boasts immune-boosting power and lots of nutrients to ward off autumn's sniffles and coughs? Skip the sugar-y treats and alcohol-filled draughts, and cozy up with this warming potion all season long ... and right on into the winter months to come, too!
Making a big batch of "witch's brew" non-alcoholic punch is a perfect drink idea for Halloween parties, since guests can help themselves, without the host constantly refilling individual glasses. Check out these ghoulishly delightful recipes to fill your punch bowl and make entertaining a breeze! In addition to the great list of easy non-alcoholic punch recipe ideas, this article includes some handy party tips including: serving your spooky drink in a large cauldron, making a Halloween-specific ice ring or ice cubes, and adding a little magic to your drink table with festive drink tags and whimsical touches like gummy body parts and candy eyeballs.
More Hauntingly Fabulous Halloween Recipes
So now you’ve got the Halloween-themed drinks covered … but maybe you need other ideas for your next Halloween bash. Like some recipes that’ll be both a big hit and also a healthier twist for your party buffet (and for October snacking, too).
Mwwwahahahaha …. we’ve gotcha covered here, too! Check out these diabolical ideas:
All so adorable! Plus, we even have a whole showcase collection of Halloween Fruit Recipes, for even more ghoulishly fab suggestions to keep that sugar content in check while still creating celebratory magic.
And, if your party’s guest list includes people with a variety of dietary needs, take a peek at our collection of Vegan Halloween Desserts. Besides being vegan (and vegetarian, of course), many of the recipes are also gluten-free and allergy-friendly, so anybody can enjoy them. Also some ideas there that are terrific for nut-free classroom parties, too!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
I hope all your Halloween festivities are hauntingly delicious and extra spook-tacular!