Grave Digger Halloween Cocktails

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Grave Digger Halloween cocktails feature tequila. They’re a delicious hair-raising toast to the Halloween season!

These tequila cocktails have a spooky twist. Like Jambalaya and Red Beans and Rice, these glowing swamp drinks remind me of time spent in NOLA among witches, vampires, zombies and ghosts!


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

Ingredients for Halloween Cocktails

These party favorites are simple to make with easy-to-find ingredients.

  • Ice cubes
  • Green lime-flavored Jello
  • Melon schnapps
  • Reposado tequila
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Triple sec (for rimming glasses)
  • Edible green glitter flakes

RECIPE TIP: For convenience, use pre-made Jello cups from the market. Or to save money, make your own green Jello at home.

Ingredients for Halloween tequila cocktails laid out on a white 
tabletop with specialty Halloween glassware.


  • BAR TIPS FOR COCKTAILS: To rim glasses, use triple sec or melon liqueur. You can also use lemon/lime soda.
  • WHERE TO BUY EDIBLE COCKTAIL GLITTER: Buy green edible flakes online! Click the image below to use my Amazon affiliate link.
  • HOMEMADE GLITTER: If you don’t have edible flakes, make a similar ingredient at home: HOMEMADE COLORED SUGAR.
A Halloween tequila cocktail that glows green with Jello served in a scary skeleton glass.


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

Here’s how to make the best adult beverages for a Halloween party!

  • STEP 1: Garnish the glass. Dip rim in triple sec, then dip it in edible green glitter or colored sugar.
  • STEP 2: Fill 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.


  • SERVING CONTAINER: Prep a large batch of these Halloween cocktails in a punch bowl or beverage container.
  • RECIPE MEASUREMENTS: Use the “scale-up feature” in the recipe card.
  • PREVENT DILUTED DRINKS: When prepping drinks in advance, don’t add ice. Instead, place the ice on the side in an insulated container.
  • RIM COCKTAIL GLASSES IN ADVANCE: Place them on a large serving tray.
Two adult Halloween beverages next to Halloween table decorations in a spooky setting.


Make these tequila cocktails look bone-chillingly scary with a swampy graveyard effect: 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. Find more information here: DRY ICE SAFETY.

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


Hosting a party is so much fun! Choose a selection of easy finger foods and desserts that go hand in hand with these spooky drinks.

Two Grave Digger Halloween Cocktails served in stemware featuring a tiny skeleton and a bony hand.
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Beautiful glasses and barware bring so much happiness to the kitchen! They make prepping these Halloween cocktails a joyful experience.

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Two Halloween goblets with glowing-green tequila cocktails next to spooky Halloween table decorations.

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Grave Digger Halloween Cocktail

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Halloween tequila cocktails with a spooky green glow! This adult drink is for ages 21+.


  • 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
  • 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!


  • 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 HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS SPOOKIER: Use dry ice to give these green tequila drinks a swampy graveyard effect! But first, learn HOW TO SAFELY USE DRY ICE IN COCKTAILS.
  • WHERE TO FIND EDIBLE COCKTAIL GLITTER: Buy green edible flakes through this Amazon affiliate link.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Party, Entertaining
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Keywords: Halloween Cocktails, Tequila Cocktails

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  1. I’ll be hosting my first Halloween this year and you just gave me the perfect guide! Thanks a lot!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. These look awesome. I love tequila so this makes it even better! I am definitely making adult drinks this year.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. Now this looks like a super fun drink and perfect for Halloween!! I can’t believe Halloween is next month!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.