8 Spooky Halloween Party Punches

Serve all your ghostly guests with one drink

The best Halloween punch recipes come in funky colors, are filled with delicious flavors, and add to the spookiness of the party. From spiked brews filled with rum to creepy garnishes that hide inside nonalcoholic punches, you'll have a ton of fun mixing up any of these recipes.

It's true that you can take any punch recipe and add all sorts of weird and wacky things to give it a Halloween touch. Yet, there are a number of recipes designed just for the holiday and they're sure to thrill your guests.

  • 01 of 08

    Halloween Harvest Punch

    Halloween Harvest Punch - Midori Melon Liqueur
    Midori Melon Liqueur

    A brilliant green rum punch, the Halloween harvest recipe definitely catches the eye and it's absolutely delicious, too. The green glow is one that only Midori can bring to the table, so be sure to keep the other ingredients neutral in color.

    Picking up a bottle of white cranberry juice is key to the look. It pairs wonderfully with unfiltered apple juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and two types of rum. Be sure to add lots of fruit garnishes to finish it off in spooktacular fashion!

  • 02 of 08

    Bloody Rum Punch

    Don Q Bloody Rum Punch
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    How about a bowl of sangria for Halloween? The bloody rum punch is a perfect choice and it's very easy to make. It's filled with rum and red wine with just a hint of fruit. You'll definitely appreciate that this recipe uses half the ingredients of a typical sangria without sacrificing the taste.

    The ruby-red drink is the perfect foundation for all your creepy additions. Place the punch bowl in a bed of dry ice to create a fog, cut the fruits in odd shapes to give it the look of a witch's brew, or float plastic spiders inside.

  • 03 of 08

    Sherbet Punch

    Sherbet Punch at a Halloween Party
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    When you need a booze-free recipe for the party, few are as easy and delicious as this sherbet punch. It has a great green color and, when ginger ale meets the lime sherbet, it also creates a fun, oozing foam. It's the perfect recipe for kids parties. Plus, with simple additions like dripping "blood" from grenadine, you can really add to its creepiness.

  • 04 of 08

    Devil's Punch

    Devil's Punch
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    You will have to increase the devil's punch to fit your party because it's written for a single drink. The mix is a devilish one and it's hard to resist when you have a house full of tequila fans. You might even think of it as an amplified margarita with a limoncello twist.

    This punch is also very strong, so it's best to ramp up the orange juice or add soda to knock back its strength. This will make sure your vampires don't turn into ghosts by night's end.

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  • 05 of 08

    Zombie Punch

    Classic Zombie Punch Tiki Cocktail

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    Ah, the zombie punch! It's been made so many times and in so many ways that no one can really agree on the "correct" recipe.

    This one has long been a favorite for Halloween parties and there's a big-batch variation filled with orange, pineapple, and passion fruit that is a guaranteed hit. Be warned, though, it has a lot of rum—two full bottles—so some of your guests may become zombies if they drink too much!

  • 06 of 08

    Halloween Sangria

    Halloween sangria recipe

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    You want a spiked punch, but not one that's going to knock everyone down, right? Give this simplified Halloween sangria a try. The only alcohol is red wine, so it's significantly lighter than other options.

    Garnish ideas abound with this recipe, too. Have fun adding gummy worms and bugs, spooky candy, or fruit eyeballs. Whatever you can hide inside is sure to add to the fright factor.

  • 07 of 08

    Floating Brain Punch

    Green Halloween Punch
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    This recipe has a super fun idea that you can add to any punch bowl. You'll use a brain mold to freeze ice that floats around in the bowl while keeping your punch nice and cold.

    The punch itself is quite simple and because it's alcohol-free, it can work for any party. It even comes with a gross effect from a little lime gelatin that is sure to make the kids squirm.

  • 08 of 08

    Salted Caramel Apple Punch

    Salted Caramel Apple Punch

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    A perfect punch for any fall party, the salted caramel apple punch is great for Halloween, too. Using a full gallon of apple cider, the flavor is enhanced with orange and lemon juices and it becomes a sparkling delight with ginger ale.

    To bring in a sweet touch, you'll add salted caramel syrup. This gives it a taste reminiscent of caramel apples, though you can take it a step further and rim the serving glasses with caramel ice cream topping and sea salt.