Spooky Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Black Widow

Let me introduce you to the the ultimate spooky Halloween cocktail recipe. This black widow cocktail is a spine-chilling combination of tart cranberry juice, sweet strawberry vodka, powerful white rum and zesty triple sec which is sure to leave you...well... a little worse for wear if you drink too many of them!

After taking a 3 (THREE!) month hiatus from blog posting, I'm back with a vengeance. I'm not sure where my passion and motivation went during summer, but they both came roaring back as soon as pumpkin spice, woolly jumpers and Halloween recipes started spreading all over the internet. I live on an island with a subtropical climate which means my fall is hot, dry and sunny. The closest thing I get to experiencing fall is by browsing all the incredible fall recipes on Pinterest....then pretending it's actually cold, wet and windy so I can make all the recipes I madly pin day and night.

Looking for a spooky Halloween cocktail recipe that's easy to make and tastes delicious? This is it! This Black Widow Cocktail is made from just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for sipping on a chilly fall night or for serving to a crowd for a Halloween party.

Instead of sharing a brand new post with you, I've decided to revamp my most popular fall recipe instead. This spooky Halloween cocktail tastes as great as it looks! And thanks to a brand new camera and much improved skills since I took the first set of photos 3 whole years ago (I'm not even going to embarrass myself and share them with you, they really are that bad) this cocktail actually does look as good as it tastes, too.

Looking for a spooky Halloween cocktail recipe that's easy to make and tastes delicious? This is it! This Black Widow Cocktail is made from just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for sipping on a chilly fall night or for serving to a crowd for a Halloween party.

Do you have Halloween plans yet? I don't. I never seem to have any Halloween plans. Probably because I don't have any friends, so I don't get any party invites. And I hate horror films, so I can't do a spooky movie marathon. I guess I'll just sit around in one of my many Halloween outfits (why do I buy so many Halloween costumes when I never have any Halloween events to go to?!) on the night of October 31st, nibbling spooky food, sipping spooky cocktails and watching my boyfriend play the remastered version of Resident Evil on the PS4...which I can just about watch if I have my hands over my eyes so I can block my vision immediately if I sense a zombie nearby.

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Looking for a spooky Halloween cocktail recipe that's easy to make and tastes delicious? This is it! This Black Widow Cocktail is made from just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for sipping on a chilly fall night or for serving to a crowd for a Halloween party.

Black Widow Cocktail

5 from 4 votes
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • ½ oz strawberry vodka
  • ½ oz white rum
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!
  • Pour the chilled cocktail into a martini glass and serve.

Plastic spiders optional, but awesome.

Looking for a spooky Halloween cocktail recipe that's easy to make and tastes delicious? This is it! This Black Widow Cocktail is made from just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for sipping on a chilly fall night or for serving to a crowd for a Halloween party.

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  1. Deauna

    Sounds awesome! Not a fan of licorice, but I wonder if I could just make chocolate spider legs in the glass. Hmm.... Stopping by from Chef in Training Tuesday Talent Show.

  2. Shelly

    Yummy! Looks/sounds relish. Can't wait to try =D Saw your post on Sew Much Ado, We Did It Wednesday

  3. Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    I love hanging out here!!! Just pinned and of course sharing on Facebook as one of the great features at Freedom Fridays!!

    Hugs

  4. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    Um, Yes!! This is perfect for the adults to have on Halloween!

  5. Miz Helen

    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Lori Hart

    Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tickle My Tastebuds on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.
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  7. helen gandy

    Ohh I like the sound of this!! I like the legs too hehe 🙂 Looks very menacing! Perfect creepy, Halloween drink. Popping over from #magicmoments

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks so much, Helen. Glad you like it! 🙂

  8. Lisa

    This sounds delish! Planning to make it at a "ghouls" weekend away for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy it! LOVE the idea of a "ghouls" weekend away - what an awesome name!

  9. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    This is such a cute cocktail idea! I have a friend throwing a Halloween party so we might have to make these!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Liz. This cocktail would be a great addition to your Halloween party! I hope you have a blast 🙂

  10. Kristen Chidsey

    Oh my!!! So cute. And I never would think to pair strawberry vodka with cranberry juice--sounds so good!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Kristen! The flavour is omgwow - I'm sure you'll love it!

  11. Veena Azmanov

    Oh this would be a perfect drink for Halloween. I love the combination and flavors. This will make a great halloween party drink i'm planning.

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Veena! I hope you enjoy it has much as I do 🙂

  12. Amy | The Cook Report

    What a fun idea! Will have to try this for a halloween celebration!

    • Nicola

      Thanks, Amy! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  13. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    I so don't want summer to be over. I have already seen Halloween and Christmas stuff in the stores. This looks like a fun way to celebrate the day with for sure.

    • Nicola

      I feel the totally opposite way, Gloria - I can't wait for this boiling to summer to be over! But I know what you mean. Stores selling Christmas stuff in August is crazy! But before you know it, the festive season will be over and we'll be wishing it was back!

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