The Ghostbuster Drink

Ghostbuster cocktail

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
281 Calories
0g Fat
40g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 281
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

No ghosts in this house, at least not tonight—there's a Ghostbuster in the house and it's time for a party!

This Ghostbuster cocktail is fun, simple, and filled with wonderful fruity flavors. The base is a combination of peach and melon liqueurs, which create a green background for the ghostly figure that appears when you drop a bit of Irish cream inside.

It's a ton of fun, quite the spectacle, and a great novelty for Halloween parties.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cocktail ingredients
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  2. Pour the peach schnapps and melon liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice.

    Peach schnapps in shaker
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  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Cocktail glass
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  5. Add the Irish cream drop by drop into the center of the drink.

    Add Irish cream
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve cocktail
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How Strong Is the Ghostbuster?

In order to gauge the strength of this cocktail, let's make a couple of assumptions. If you pour Midori for the melon liqueur and pair that with DeKuyper Peach Tree, the Ghostbuster would be a relatively mild 16 percent ABV (32 proof).

In terms of alcohol-only cocktails, that's pretty weak—about half the strength of the average Vodka Martini.