Haunted Halloween Margarita Recipe

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This haunted Halloween Margarita, also known as the Margarita Of Misfortune, is a fun fall version of the classic summer drink. With a sweet berry flavor and a vibrant purple color, this delicious cocktail is the perfect addition to any Halloween party!

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Halloween margarita on wooden cutting board with green straw

Think margaritas are only for sipping poolside during the summer months? This haunted Halloween margarita will change your mind!

It has the same delicious tequila, lime, and citrus combination that we all love in a margarita. However, this version uses fresh blackberries and blueberry pomegranate juice for an infusion of spooky fall color and a delicious, sweet berry flavor that your guests will love!

This festive drink would be ideal for a Halloween party, but you could also serve it for Thanksgiving, game day, or any fall party. The delicious mixed berry flavor makes this such a fun and unique beverage that’s sure to be a hit wherever you take it. Add this colorful Halloween margarita to your recipe list for some delicious and boozy fall fun!

Halloween Margaritas on cutting board shot from above

Why We Love This Recipe

It’s Festive – This recipe takes the classic summer margarita and gives it a fun and festive Halloween twist.

It’s Easy – There’s no blender or even a cocktail shaker needed for this recipe. Just mix a few simple ingredients together and give it a stir.

It’s Unique – The berry flavor is a perfect match with the tequila and lime, and really makes this drink stand out from the typical margarita.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Halloween Margarita
  • Blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • Agave nectar
  • Pomegranate blueberry juice
  • Triple sec (or any orange liqueur)
  • Blanco tequila
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Salt, for garnish
  • Ice, for serving
  • Splash of blackberry sparkling water (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves or rosemary, for garnish

How to Make Haunted Halloween Margaritas

Step 1. Add agave nectar and blackberries to a pitcher. Gently mash the blackberries with a muddler to release the juices.

Muddled blackberries in pitcher

Step 2. Pour in the tequila, triple sec, blueberry juice, and lime juice.

Tequila being added to pitcher of muddled blackberries
Pouring blueberry pomegranate juice into pitcher

Step 3. Stir to combine.

Halloween margarita in pitcher

Step 4. Rim your margarita glasses with a slice of lime and then dip the rim in salt. Fill the glasses with ice.

Step 5. Pour the margarita through a mesh strainer into your glasses. Then top with blackberry sparkling water and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges, and rosemary if desired.

Halloween margarita with spellbooks in the background

Tips & Tricks

  • Make these into frozen margaritas. Simply add all the ingredients plus 3 cups of ice to a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
  • It’s not absolutely necessary to strain the margarita, but it will prevent chunks of blackberries from getting into your cocktail.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail muddler, try using the back of a wooden spoon to mash the blackberries.
  • Garnish with rosemary to turn this into a Christmas margarita.

Fun Halloween Cocktail Names

Looking for a fun name for this drink to fit with your party theme and get your guests in the Halloween spirit? Try one of these festive options:

  • Vampire’s Kiss Margarita
  • Mystic Moon Margarita
  • Monster Mash Margarita
  • Scary Mary Margarita
  • Margarita of Misfortune
Halloween margaritas on wooden cutting board with a half lime
Can I Make These in Advance?

If making these for a party, you can prepare them several hours in advance. Put all ingredients (except ice) into a pitcher and keep it refrigerated. When ready to serve, strain the drinks into ice-filled glasses.

What If I Don’t Have Agave Nectar?

Try using honey, simple syrup, or even granulated white sugar.

Red margarita with lime

More Halloween Drinks and Shots

Halloween Margarita for recipe card
5 from 41 votes

Halloween Margarita


Course Beverage, Cocktail, Halloween
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
This Halloween margarita is the perfect drink for a haunted holiday. With a deliciously sweet berry flavor and a vibrant purple color, this fun cocktail is the perfect addition to any Halloween party!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Add blackberries and agave nectar to a pitcher. Gently mash the blackberries with a muddler to release the juices.
    ½ cup blackberries, 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • Pour in the tequila, triple sec, pomegranate blueberry juice, and lime juice.
    3 oz blanco tequila, 1.5 oz Triple sec, 3 oz pomegranate blueberry juice, Juice from 1 lime
  • Stir to combine.
  • Rim your margarita glasses with a slice of lime and then dip the rim in salt. Fill the glasses with ice.
    Lime wedges, Salt, Ice
  • Pour the margarita through a mesh strainer into your glasses. Then top with blackberry sparkling water and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges, and rosemary if desired.
    Splash of blackberry sparkling water, Fresh mint leaves or rosemary

Notes

  • If you don’t have agave nectar, you can substitute simple syrup or even granulated white sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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