This is the perfect Halloween cocktail for those of us who don't have funky-colored drink mixes but still want to enjoy a festive drink!
What is a Halloween Cocktail?
This Halloween cocktail is a simple and delicious tequila-based drink consisting of two main three ingredients: tequila and orange juice! It’s as easy as combining the ingredients in a glass of ice and rimming it with Halloween sanding sugar for fun decoration.
Whoever said that Halloween isn’t a time for sophistication clearly hasn’t tried this thirst-quenching Halloween cocktail. Get creative by decorating your Halloween cocktail glasses with plastic toy spiders and other spooky decorations!
What is the Difference Between this Halloween Cocktail and Tequila and Orange Juice?
This Halloween Cocktail adds a fun holiday twist to the Tequila and Orange Juice recipe. Both of these cocktails contain tequila and orange juice, but the Halloween cocktail goes a step further and recommends rimming each glass with decorative Halloween Sanding sugars!
You can step the mix up a notch and use my Orange Margarita recipe and decorate it for Halloween.
Get ready for the easiest Halloween cocktail you’ll ever make! With just 2 ingredients and decorative sanding sugar, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for adults to enjoy this spooky season!
- Blanco or Silver Tequila: use your favorite brand.
- Orange juice: freshly squeezed is best, but bottled is also an option.
- Halloween-colored sanding sugars: for rimming.
You'll find the measurements for this cocktail in the recipe card below.
How to Make a Halloween Cocktail with Tequila
This Halloween cocktail with tequila is so easy that you could make it in your sleep! Two steps are all that’s required to get into the swing of Halloween party vibes with this refreshing holiday beverage.
Follow these easy steps to ensure success:
- Prep the Glass (Optional)
If you love a rimmed glass, rub an orange wedge along the rim and dip it into your favorite Halloween sanding sugar. Set it aside to dry.
- Fill and Garnish
Fill the glass with ice, orange juice, and tequila, and give the mixture a stir with a spoon. Garnish the Halloween cocktail with a slice of orange. For added fun, position a black plastic spider on the rim of the glass!
The Best Kind of Tequila for This Halloween Cocktail
Like most of the cocktails on this blog, this Halloween cocktail tastes the best with Silver or Blanco tequila, both of which are affordable and easy to source. You could also use brands such as Patrón Silver, Casamigos Blanco, and Espolón Blanco.
How to Serve a Halloween Cocktail
Rim the glass with a wedge of orange and Halloween sanding sugars! You could also add a fresh slice of orange to each glass. Fun Halloween decorations to add to each glass could include plastic spiders with a spider web drawn on using a dry or wet-erase marker. If you need a second drink for your Halloween party, try this Halloween Margarita next!
Halloween Cocktail with Tequila
- 2 ounces tequila, silver or blanco
- 6 ounces orange juice, your favorite
- Halloween Sanding sugars
- Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the tequila and orange juice, and with a spoon, stir to combine.
- Rim the glass with sanding sugars and serve.