Grave Digger Halloween Tequila Cocktails


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Lift a glass for a hair-raising toast with these Grave Digger Halloween tequila cocktails. Under a blacklight, these spooky Halloween drinks light up and glow like an eerie swamp. Share this ghoulish cocktail with your favorite witches and zombies as you cackle together at midnight.

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Two swampy green drinks that glow served in Halloween goblets with floating gummy eyeballs.

🛒 Ingredients

Like a Midnight Mint Halloween Martini, these party favorites are simple to make with easy-to-find ingredients.

  • Ice Cubes: To keep these spooky drinks bone cold.
  • Green Lime-Flavored Jello: For a ghoulish green look.
  • Melon Schnapps: Pairs well with tequila.
  • Reposado Tequila: Provides a delicious flavor for this spooky drink.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: Makes the green Jello glow in the dark.
  • Triple Sec: For rimming the cocktail glasses.
  • Edible Green Glitter Flakes: Or green-colored sanding sugar.
Ingredients for Halloween tequila cocktails laid out on a white 
tabletop with specialty Halloween glassware.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert Tips

  • For convenience, use pre-made Jello cups from the market. Or to save money, make your own green Jello at home.
  • Bar tips for cocktails: To rim glasses, use triple sec or melon liqueur. You can also use lemon/lime soda.
  • Where to find edible green glitter flakes: Buy them online, or make DIY green rimming sugar with two simple ingredients: granulated sugar (or sanding sugar) and green food dye. Use this easy recipe from
A Halloween tequila cocktail that glows green with Jello served in a scary skeleton glass.

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: With a spoon, finely crush and chop the Jello. The pieces should be small enough to fit through a straw.

  • STEP 1: Garnish the glass. Dip rim in triple sec, then dip it in edible green glitter or colored green sugar.
  • STEP 2: Fill the glass halfway up with ice. Sprinkle finely-crushed Jello directly on top of the ice.
  • STEP 3: Measure and pour tequila, melon schnapps and lemon/lime soda into the glass. Briefly stir with cocktail spoon.
  • STEP 4: Garnish the cocktail with a sprinkling of edible glitter. If desired, add edible gummy eyeballs to the glass.
4-image collage showing how to make Halloween cocktails with tequila and green Jello.

🍹Party Tips for Batching Cocktails

  • Use a large serving container: Prep a batch of these Halloween cocktails in a punch bowl or a big beverage container.
  • Easily scale up the recipe measurements: Use the “scale-up feature” in the recipe card.
  • How to prevent diluted drinks: When prepping drinks in advance, don’t add ice. Instead, place the ice on the side in an insulated container.
  • Rim the cocktail glasses in advance: This will help save time and make sure all the drinks look elegant and spooky. Arrange the pre-rimmed glasses on a large serving tray.
Two adult Halloween beverages next to Halloween table decorations in a spooky setting.

👻 How to Make Halloween Cocktails Spookier

Make Halloween cocktails look bone-chillingly scary with a swampy graveyard effect. Let show you how to use dry ice in cocktails.

Spooky tequila cocktail served in a skeleton goblet for Halloween. The drink glows green.

👉🏻 HANDLE DRY ICE WITH CAUTION: Never serve or consume large pieces of dry ice, touch it with your bare hands, or leave it unattended around children. Let dry ice completely dissolve before enjoying the cocktails. Here’s great information on dry ice safety:

A swampy-green cocktail in a glass goblet. The stem of the glass is a skeleton.

🎃 Pair Halloween Drinks With Halloween Treats

For adult Halloween parties, choose a selection of easy finger foods and desserts that go hand in hand with these spooky tequila drinks. For children’s drinks, make delicious mugs of hot chocolate with these fun mummy hot cocoa balls.

Two Grave Digger Halloween Cocktails served in stemware featuring a tiny skeleton and a bony hand.

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These spooky tequila cocktails are a huge hit at Halloween parties. Friends love the delicious taste and eerie look of these glowing Halloween drinks. Over the years, this popular recipe has been featured in many well-known online magazines.

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Two Halloween goblets with glowing-green tequila cocktails next to spooky Halloween table decorations.
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Halloween tequila cocktails with a spooky green glow! This adult drink is for ages 21+.


Units Scale
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup green Jello, finely chopped (from ready-to-eat packs or home prepped)
  • 1 part melon schnapps
  • 1 part reposado tequila
  • 5 parts lemon-lime soda
  • Edible green glitter flakes (or green sanding sugar)
  • Triple sec, for rimming cocktail glasses


  1. Rim a cocktail glass. Dip the rim into triple sec and then into a dish of green glitter flakes or green-colored granulated sugar.
  2. Fill the glass halfway up with ice. Sprinkle finely-crushed Jello on top of the ice. The tiny pieces of gelatin should fit through a straw.
  3. With a jigger, measure the melon schnapps, tequila and soda. Add them to the glass in that order. Stir the drink with a straw or cocktail spoon.
  4. Garnish the top with a pinch of green glitter flakes.
  5. Serve and enjoy. (If you have a blacklight – turn it on and see the drinks glow!)


  • No triple sec? No problem. Use melon schnapps or lemon/lime soda to wet the rim of the glass.
  • How to make this recipe quicker: Use packs of ready-to-eat Jello. Look for them in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
  • How to make these cocktails spookier: Use dry ice to give these green tequila drinks a swampy graveyard effect! But first, learn from how to safely use dry ice in cocktails.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: American
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  1. This drink looks like so much fun! The added eyeballs in the cup are perfect for a Halloween drink. I’m sure my neighbors will love this at a themed party this season!

  2. What a fun and spooky drink! I’m really looking forward to Halloween and all the fun things to be made! This looks great!

  3. Yay this is so creepy cocktail glass but fun to have as well. Great for parties with friends and family this coming Halloween. You did a great job on this very creative.

  4. All of these recipes look amazing. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I can’t wait to start making recipes like these too!

  5. Oh my gosh! Those eyeballs and that green color is so cool! Absolutely love those drink holder/glasses too! So much fun !

  6. Love these recipes! I’ve always wanted to host a festive Halloween party and this have given me so many ideas. I’ll definitely keep these in mind — especially those drinks!

  7. OK, those are the cutest cocktails! We don’t do parties or anything like that, but I could totally just make them for myself haha

  8. School starts this week for my kids and I am just starting to think about fall. It is so much fun to plan for Halloween! Thanks for sharing so many fun ideas!

  9. Love this cocktail. Bring a little fun to an adult Halloween party. I ‘ll have to show this to my best friend so we can make it for our Halloween party.

  10. I totally can’t wait until Halloween to make one of these. What a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit…and I love those glasses.

  11. These cocktails look so festive and delicious. I would love to make a set of these for Halloween. These would be perfect at a party.

  12. So fun and festive for Halloween! And I love those glasses too, really eerie. I think the flavors of the cocktail sounds good too, would love to give this one a go.

  13. This looks like a wonderful spread for a Halloween party. Everything looks so fun and delicious. We don’t drink but maybe we can make a virgin version.

  14. I’m DYING over those glasses! They’re AWESOME. Also, this drink sounds amazing and I probably won’t wait for Halloween to make it, lol.

  15. Oh my gosh Halloween is just around the corner and I can’t believe it. How did we get to this part of the year already. I am totally going to make this drink. The color is absolutely perfect for Halloween.