The ghoulish green of this Zombie Cocktail is perfect for a fun and spooky drink for Halloween. The seeping red shade on top gives it an even more creepy factor. Make this easy holiday drink in just minutes and garnish with an eerie skeleton hand for a fright night cocktail that’s hauntingly delicious!
Full of fruity flavors, this spirited drink packs a punch and keeps it boozy with the addition of vodka and liqueurs of Midori and Blue Curacao. The ingredients used not only add alcohol and fruitiness but help add color to this cocktail that’s always a hit for Halloween.
Why You’ll Love This Zombie Cocktail Recipe
- It’s easy and quick to make
- No complicated equipment is needed
- Can make it into a mocktail for kids to enjoy
- Can make it in a large batch for parties
Vodka – I use unflavored vodka.
Midori – this melon-flavored liqueur adds a fruity taste as well as lending its vibrant green shade to the cocktail.
Pineapple Juice – for sweetness and a tropical flavor.
Blue Curacao – this orange-flavored liqueur adds taste as well as mixing its blue color with the green to help deepen the shade of the cocktail.
Sweet And Sour Mix – This non-alcoholic bartender’s mix adds a lemon, lime, and sweet tang to the drink.
Cranberry Juice – to add a tart flavor and a floating and spooky red “substance” on the top of the cocktail.
Ice – to help chill the cocktail.
How To Make A Zombie Cocktail
STEP 1: In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients, except the cranberry juice, and shake to combine and chill.
STEP 2: Pour it into your cocktail glass and then float 1 ounce of the cranberry juice on top.
STEP 3: Garnish with a spooky skeleton pick!
What Is A Zombie Cocktail?
The classic zombie cocktail is a tasty and tropical combination of fruit juices, fruity liqueurs, and rum. In this recipe, I swap out the rum for unflavored vodka, plus I use midori, a melon-flavored liqueur that’s green as well as blue curacao, which is an orange-flavored liqueur that’s blue.
Both of these help make the cocktail a festive green shade. This zombie cocktail keeps its sweet and fruity flavors along with pineapple juice but adds cranberry juice for a spooky red substance that floats on top of the swampy green of the drink. Don’t worry, though – this zombie cocktail might look frightening, but it’s delicious!
What Makes This Cocktail Green?
The combination of the liqueur blue curacao, which is a lovely shade of blue along with midori, which is green, provides the green shade of this cocktail. There is no food coloring added!
Can I Make This Into A Mocktail?
Yes. To do so, you’ll need to swap the blue curacao for the alcohol-free version, which is called blue curacao syrup. You’ll also need to use a non-alcoholic melon-flavored syrup as a substitute for midori. You may also need to add a drop or two of green food coloring if the shade of the drink, once mixed, isn’t vibrant enough.
How To Make A Pitcher Of This Zombie Cocktail
The recipe, as written, makes 1 Zombie Cocktail. If you’re making this for a party, here are the ingredient measurements for a pitcher, which will serve up to 16.
- 16 ounces of vodka
- 8 ounces of Midori
- 24 ounces of pineapple juice
- 8 ounces of Blue Curacao
- 16 ounces of sweet and sour mix
- 16 ounces of cranberry juice
- 16 cups of ice
Add all the ingredients, except the cranberry juice, to a large pitcher and stir well to combine. Refrigerate to chill until ready to serve. At this point, you can decide if you will add the cranberry juice to the pitcher to create the floating red shade on top, or let your guests add a splash of their own once their glasses are filled.
You’ll want to amp up the scary factor with this Zombie Cocktail, so adding a rim of colored sanding sugar is a fun way to go. This set of various colors is a great way to make each rim a different color, but I’m partial to the red! Just dip the rim of your cocktail glass in water or lemon juice and then dip it in a saucer of the sanding sugar before adding the cocktail.
You’ll also want to add a plastic skeleton hand for the perfect finishing touch!
Ideally, this cocktail should be made and served immediately, However, if you’re making it in batch form, keep it chilled in the fridge until ready to serve. Leave out the cranberry juice and only add that right before serving to create the floating red on top of the drink.
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The ghoulish green of this Zombie Cocktail is perfect for a fun and spooky drink for Halloween.
- 1 ounce Vodka
- ½ ounce Midori
- 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice
- ½ ounce Blue Curacao
- 1 ounce Sweet and Sour mix
- 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
- 1 cup of ice
- Gather all of the ingredients.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, vodka, Midori, pineapple juice, blue curacao, and sweet and sour mix.
- Shake to combine and chill.
- Add to your cocktail glass, then float 1 ounce cranberry juice on top.
Can I Make This Into A Mocktail?
Yes. To do so, you'll need to swap the blue curacao for the alcohol-free version, which is called blue curacao syrup. You'll also need to use a non-alcoholic melon-flavored syrup as a substitute for midori. You may also need to add a drop or two of green food coloring if the shade of the drink, once mixed, isn't vibrant enough.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 0g