6 of the Best Halloween cocktails to try this October in Scotland

There is no better way to kick off October than with a spooktacular Halloween cocktail. 

Published 11th Oct 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023
Across Scotland cocktail bars are conjuring up spooky sippers to get us in the mood a freaky night out as Halloween celebrations get under way. So here are our pick of the best Halloween-inspired cocktails to try this October.  

The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen

(21-25 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB)

Halloween cocktails

Picture: the Printing Press

This popular George Street bar is mixing up a Skulls in the Stars creation this month.

Priced at £7.95, the cocktail is made using a mix of Crystal Head Vodka, crème de cassis, apple, lemon, sugar, egg white and blackberries and looks delicious!

Revolution Bar

(84 Mitchell St , Glasgow G1 3NA)


Picture: Revolution Bar

Bacardi has teamed up with the newly opened Revolution Bar on Mitchell Street in Glasgow to create a special Halloween themed menu for celebrations.

The menu includes the poison apple punch, which has Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, Midori and handcrafted apple flavour blended with green apple syrup, strawberry, lemon, and apple juice to create an enchanted potion.

The Barologist

(23 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6JA)


Picture: The Barologist

The team at the trendy new bar, the Barologist in Leith have teamed up with Eden Mill Gin to create the Gravedigger cocktail this Halloween.

Priced at £9.50, the drink takes its inspiration from all things graveyard with an oak gin for the coffin and floral notes to represent flowers left at a graveside.

Made using Eden Mill oak gin dandelion syrup and a blackberry and rosemary garnish, the cocktail is available this Halloween weekend.

The Adamson

(127 South St, St Andrews KY16 9UH)


Picture: The Adamson

The Adamson's seasonal cocktail is the refreshing Black Cauldron. Quick to make, it is ideal for groups looking for a ghouslishly good time.

Featuring Makers Mark bourbon, punte e mes, cherry marnier and bitters with a nibble of dark chocolate, the cocktail is priced at £9.50 and available throughout October.

The Ivy on the Square

(6 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD)


Picture: Spiced apple martini, The Ivy on the Square

For a Halloween with more treats than tricks, visit Edinburgh’s The Ivy on the Square for some delicious specials to get you in the seasonal spirit.

Why are Starbucks making a pork flavoured latte - new limited edition coffee and where to try it

From ghoulishly good cocktails to desserts with a wicked side, these limited-edition treats are available for the main day - Wednesday 31 October.

Whipped up by The Ivy on the Square’s bar team, the Spiced Apple Martini combines Calvados with cinnamon syrup and apple juice to create a devilishly delicious tipple, priced at £8.75.

Candy Bar & Diner

(113-115 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN)


Picture: Candy Bar


Priced at a mere £4, Black Margarita is the Candy Bar's spooky creation.

This sweet cocktail features Tequila, blue curaçao, raspberry liqueur, lime and cranberry juice served on crushed ice - chilling stuff!  

The bar will also be hosting Halloween events throughout the last week of October, check out their social media for more info.

The surprising Scottish link to Tate & Lyle Golden Syrup - and why a dead lion featured on the tin

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
Copyright ©2024 National World Publishing Ltd
Cookie SettingsTerms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy
crosschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram