Spooky Spirits & Demonic Drinks: The Best Halloween Cocktails In London

Who says Halloween is just for kids? Sure, you might be past the trick-or-treating stage, but that doesn't mean you can't get your freak on like a grown-up. Here at DesignMyNight, we like to celebrate the most chilling time of year with a chilled down bevvy, so follow our lead with one of these spine-tingling drinks. From s'mores-style tipples to blood-curdling infusions topped with an eyeball, we've rounded up the best Halloween cocktails London has to offer.

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The Chocolate Cocktail Club: Spooky S'mores

With Halloween upon us, it's time to embrace your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Cocktail Club. From the 24th to the 31st of October, these folks have plenty of potions brewing, including the Spooky S'mores, which is a mix of marshmallow vodka and chocolate. Want more? Nab the Blood Orange Espresso or Pumpkin Spice White Russian (£10 per ticket, includes 1 drink).

The Chocolate Cocktail Club Halloween 2023 | DesignMyNight

The toasted marshmallow is chef's kiss.

temper Shoreditch: Black Margarita, Angel's Kiss

temper Shoreditch's Day of the Dead Halloween party is your chance to try a load of Cazcabel tequila-laced cocktails, including the black margarita that's included in your ticket price. But that's not all, as the Angel's Kiss is shaken up with coconut and there are plenty of others besides. Plus, the drinks here even have taco pairings to boot.

temper Shoreditch Halloween Cocktails | DesignMyNight

Tacos and tequila always make a great combo, and Halloween is no exception.

Ballie Ballerson: Deadman's Daiquiri

Join the infamous Ballie Ballerson for their annual 'Disco With The Dead' bottomless brunch and ball pit parties this Halloween. Think blood-red balls and spider webs galore, with a menu that includes the boo-zy Deadman's Daiquiri. Get dressed up and get down to Shoreditch because this one's going to go off.

Ballie Ballerson Halloween 2022 | DesignMyNight

Ballie always bring the goods.

The Last Tuesday Society: The Baron 

Known for a wild taxidermy collection, an unusual cocktail menu and a vast absinthe list, The Last Tuesday Society goes hand in hand with Halloween. Naturally, the Hackney bar has created some occult cocktails to accompany a roster of events like candle making, horror movie Mondays, and even a seance. Our money's on The Baron; a nod to the Voodoo Baron Samedi, which blends Devil’s Botany chocolate absinthe liqueur, Dark Arts coffee, gold rum, coconut rum, and banana liqueur.

The Last Tuesday Society: Halloween 2023 | DesignMyNight

The Last Tuesday Society always creep it real.

The Alchemist: Dead Red Zombie, Zombie Apocalypse

Enter The Alchemist at your peril, because the UK favourite has got something up its sleeve this Halloween. With rum, Grand Marnier, pineapple and cranberry muddled together, you can't go wrong with a bubbling Dead Red Zombie (£11). Or how about the electrifying Zombie Apocalypse (£48); a sharing cocktail made with Bacardi Carta Blanca, Wray and Nephew, Grand Marnier, lime, pineapple, cranberry and the classified 'zombie mix'? 

The Alchemist Red Dead Zombie Cocktail | DesignMyNight

If the walking dead could drink...

The Piano Works: Buffy’s Bloodbath

This year, The Piano Works are serving a tequila-centred Buffy’s Bloodbath, finished off with Chambord and raspberry. Not only that, but their Farringdon and West End digs are hosting 90s throwback parties, where you can expect live music so you can channel your inner slayers, Ghostface's and more.

The Piano Works Halloween 2023 | DesignMyNight

It's a throwback this Halloween at The Piano Works.

Rake's Cafe Bar: El Diablo

Though an elegant drinking den throughout the year, when the spooky season arrives? Rake's Cafe Bar gets a deliciously devilish makeover. From the 25th to the 31st of October, they'll be slinging out a tequila-laced seasonal sip, El Diablo, which you can glug whole-heartedly at their Thriller-themed Halloween brunch on the 28th.

Rake's Cafe Bar Halloween Brunch | DesignMyNight

Keep it creepy with these diabolical drinks.

Savage Garden: Devil's Advocate

Venture 12 floors above Tower Hill’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and you’ll find this frightfully fun rooftop bar. The Devil's Advocate (£18) may be on the menu at Savage Garden all year round, but that doesn’t make it any less sinister. A devilish take on the classic, this crafty concoction combines Olmeca Blanco tequila with pink grapefruit, crème de cassis, lemon juice and sage. Try it if you dare.

Savage Garden London Halloween | DesignMyNight

A savage choice to get your blood boiling.

Park Row: Dark Knight

Infamous DC-themed restaurant Park Row is going all out with their event The Long Halloween. Expect DJ sets, live music and, of course, devilish drinks at the Soho joint this month. Lap up the Dark Knight (£16), a decadent blend of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Martini Rubino, Campari and cherry liqueur.

Park Row Halloween 2023 | DesignMyNight

Don't miss out on this signature.

The Prince: Southern Comfort Halloween Cocktail

Rub shoulders with the dead at The Prince, which is transforming into a haunted graveyard from the 25th of October to the 2nd of November. While having your spine tingled by spooktacular decorations and live entertainers, knock back your complimentary Southern Comfort Halloween Cocktail, which embodies the spirit of New Orleans and its bewitching celebrations.

The Prince Halloween Party West London | DesignMyNight

Calling all creeps and freaks: this one's for you.

Discount Suit Company: Hot Punch

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Spitalfields speakeasy Discount Suit Company has teamed up with the award-winning London's Walks once again. Back with their Jack The Ripper Tour, which takes you on a chilling exploration of the serial killer's frequented spots, the team offers you the chance to brush up on your history before trying a complimentary hot punch. And after the tour? Take 20% off your bill when you stay for a few more.

Discount Suit Company Jack The Ripper Halloween | DesignMyNight

Killer cocktails are on the menu here.

Chai Wu: Shock-Tail

Slick Chinese haunt Chai Wu is keeping things gourd-geous for autumn, as the team pairs their contemporary menu with the Shock-Tail (£19). Make your way to Knightsbridge for a mix of vodka, Chambord, grenadine, lime and cranberry juice poured over crushed ice and topped with a creepy lychee eye. 

Chai Wu Knightsbridge: Halloween Shock-Tail | DesignMyNight

Take caution because this one’s deliciously deadly.

The Thin White Duke: Sparkling Cyanide

The Thin White Duke is taking us on a tale of Grimm’s Tales this October. Expect burlesque and storytelling along with a themed menu that includes fairytale desserts and drinks like the Snow White, which balances absinthe and rum with tarragon, apple, toffee and almond syrup. Taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October, the events are £40 per person and include entertainment, a welcome drink and a selection of desserts.

The Thin White Duke: Halloween 2023 | DesignMyNight

Halloween parties in Central London? You came to the right place.

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