Halloween Cocktails with Celtic Whiskey

Posted by James Holohan Tuesday 20th October 2020 0 Comment(s) Sláinte,

Halloween Cocktails With Celtic Whiskey


Halloween might be more-or-less cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be too! Call your favourite ghouls and ghoulettes over WhatsApp, Zoom, or whichever social media platform of your choice and be sure to try some of our recommended spooktacular Halloween cocktails to kick off your Halloween night from the comfort of your own home.

Have a read, tag a friend, and get crafting these Halloween treats.


Note: In light of recent restrictions we want to assure our customers that we are open 7 days a week for walk-ins and collections. We also offer HOME DELIVERY both nationally and internationally. Irish delivery costs €7.95 and takes 1-3 working days.



What you’ll need:


First, let's look at some of our top recommendations for the shelf essentials you need to get started! Celtic Whiskey Shop now boasts an extensive range of professional Cocktail Accessories and Bar Equipment so whether its a cocktail shaker, an ice tray or tiki mugs we have it all.


Some of the following are spins on old classics. We hope these will help inspire you and make your Halloween a night to remember.



Cocktail Accessory Kit – 8 Piece -- A fantastic cocktail set with just about everything you will ever need to make top-notch cocktails at home. Each kit contains: Plastic Muddler, 2 x Stainless Steel Pourers, Professional Jigger, 2 Ear Strainer, Boston Can, Boston Glass, Standard Spoon with Masher. (€19.00)


Dingle Vodka -- A great tasting smooth vodka that is distilled at the Dingle Distillery in County Kerry. One of just a few genuine Irish-made vodkas. This vodka comes highly acclaimed after winning Best Irish Vodka at the Irish Whiskey Awards in 2015 and 2017. (€36.99)


Sling Shot Gin -- The first release from the Lough Ree Distillery, Sling Shot Irish Gin. This gin has been created using four separate high-quality distillates which are then blended to make the final Sling Shot Gin. A classic gin style distillate, a citrus distillate, a fresh mint distillate, and a peat distillate are the components in this gin, giving it spice, citrus flavour and a wonderful earthiness from the peat! (€45.99)


Los Javis Joven Espadin Mezcal -- Mezcal Los Javis is an artisanal spirit and the product of a longstanding family tradition. Hand-selected agave is roasted in a conical stone oven, tahona milled, and naturally fermented in wooden vats, distilled in Santiago Matatlán, Mexico. (€51.99)


Curacao Triple Sec Gabriel Boudier -- This is a finely crafted triple sec which is made from tiny Curacao oranges. This is distilled in tiny and ancient alembic stills before being aged in lofts in glass demi-johns. Only once it is deemed ready do they add sugar and bottle it for sale. (€34.99)


Curacao Bleu Gabriel Boudier -- This blue Curacao is made using real Curacao oranges. The orange flesh is distilled in small and old-fashioned alembic stills then aged in glass demi-johns before being bottles. (€24.99)


Liqueur de Pomegranate Gabriel Boudier -- Made with whole pomegranates with the flavour coming from the seeds and some acidity from the skins. Great in vodka and gin-based cocktails! (€24.99)



Melted Witch Martini


A festive Melted Witch Martini with Blue Curacao, vodka, and fruit juices.





  1. Dip the rim of a martini glass in honey, followed by sprinkles until the rim is coated.
  2. To a shaker, add the vodka, Blue Curacao, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a cup of ice.
  3. Shake vigorously until cooled.
  4. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and garnish.


Corpse Reviver Cocktail


Adapted from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book where Harry Craddock says of this cocktail, “Four of these taken in quick succession will unrevive the corpse again.”





  1. Rinse a chilled coupe or Martini glass with absinthe and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

Colour-Changing Martini


Unleash your inner sorcerer/sorceress with this colour-changing delight.





  1. Place the cabbage in a large heatproof bowl. Pour the boiling water over the cabbage and let sit until the water turns deep blue. Wait 5 minutes. Strain out the cabbage and let the water cool.
  2. When the water is no longer hot, transfer to ice trays. Freeze until solid. 4 hours.
  3. In a medium pitcher or measuring cup, combine Los Javis Mezcal with Ciracao Triple Sec, lime juice, and lemonade. Wet rims of glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt.
  4. Place the purple, frozen cabbage ice cubes in glasses and divide margarita between them. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.



Purple People Eater


A tasty (and creepy!) cocktail that gets its purple hue from blue curacao, grenadine, and cranberry juice. A perfectly purple cocktail for any party!





  1. On a small plate, add purple sugar. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (or cranberry juice or just water) and gently dab the top the glass in the purple sugar, coating the rim.
  2. Set glass aside. Combine vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake until combined.
  4. Fill the sugar-coated glass with ice. Pour Purple People Eater cocktail mix into glass until full. Serve immediately.



We hope these recipes have inspired you to shake things up at home this Halloween, we'll certainly be enjoying a creepy cocktail or two! 

If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call at 01 675 9744 or contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or email.


Enjoy and stay safe!