Halloween simply wouldn’t be the same without spirits — whether you prefer the kind that goes bump in the night or the kind that makes you buzzed in the night.
If you’re partial to alcohol over apparitions, you’re in luck: Bars across the US are really outdoing themselves with spooky sips this year, turning out some seriously creepy cocktails that are as fun to look at as they are to drink.
Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the most demonic drinks on offer, from booze dripping with ‘blood’ to chilling concoctions served up in skulls and cauldrons.
Skeletal shots: Canon in Seattle, Washington has lots of eerie cocktails for Halloween drinkers
Don’t worry, the bar’s not haunted: But they do have quite a few drinks that smoke
Lots and lots of blood: This exceptionally creative cocktail for two looks like a blood transfusion
Canon in Seattle, Washington
If you’re looking to get inebriated on something eerie, Canon has quite a few options to choose from.
The Death in the Caribbean is made with mezcal, orange juice, peach-habañero shrub, and bitters, and is served in a positively terrifying skull cup.
Some drinks — like the Sherlock Holmes-inspired Elementary, which is served in a pipe — even give off smoke thanks to some bartender ‘magic’.
But perhaps the most unsettling thing on the menu is the Blood Transfusion, a drink for two that comes with a hospital bag of ‘blood’ that drips down into two glasses through tubes.
Boo! Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, Illinois’s slightly spooky drinks are a Tiki bar favorite
Try if you dare: They use smoke and lots of skull cups for their drinks
Yikes… This little guy looks cute — but also seems like he may have slipped some magic poison in your cup
Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, Illinois
This Tiki bar also has lots of Halloween-themed libations to choose from. The hilariously-named Cheap Lei is made with rum, pineapple, and Lapsang tea, and comes in a cup decorated with lots of tiny skulls.
The Long Walk on a Short Pier comes in a skull cup, too, which grimaces at you as you drink the tequila, mezcal, guava, and passionfruit drink.
The Saturn is made with gun, passionfruit, and lemon and is served in a more smiley skeleton — but its unsettling toothy grin promises that drinkers will be haunted by more than just a hangover.
You’ll have to trust them: Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina in New York City is offering a Bloody Orange Margarita for Halloween only
A vampire favorite: It comes with red flavored syrup in a syringe that’s probably not real blood
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina in New York City
Served up special for Halloween (it’s only available from October 27 to 31), the Bloody Orange Margarita might turn your stomach — and not just the next morning, if you drink too many of them.
The blood orange-flavored margarita comes with a syringe filled with bright red syrup, which customers can inject right into their drinks.
In your nightmares: Death & Co. in New York City has one of the scariest cups of all
If you can’t take the heat… If you’re scare, it comes with a built-in night light
Death & Co. in New York City
Death & Co.’s Zombie Punch’s the stuff of nightmares. Made with several types of rum, syrup, and a bit of absinthe, it’s served in a scary skull cup that looks like a spooky potted plant.
The bartender even lights it on fire, so this is certainly not a drink for those who scare easily.
Drink it before it eats you! Mother of Pearl in New York City always has this fun Shark Eye cocktail on the menu
It comes covered in fake ‘blood’ — and while it probably can’t bite, it might be best to drink this with a straw
Mother of Pearl in New York City
Mother of Pearl is known for its Shark Eye cocktail, which it serves year-round — but the bloody drink is especially appropriate for Halloween.
The Jaws-inspired cocktail is made with passionfruit, lemon, maraschino cherries, dry curacao, bourbon, rye, and Tiki bitters.
It’s all mixed together and poured into a cup that looks like a shark head, and red, bloody-looking syrup is drizzled all around the shark’s mouth.
Thankfully, it also comes with a straw, so drinkers don’t have to get too close to the shark’s teeth — just in case.
Magical twist: Cover Bar at Disney in California has a specialty drink for the holiday with a floating lychee-and-cherry eyeball
Eat the eyeball! Come to think of it, people with hangovers look a whole lot like zombies
Cove Bar in Anaheim, California
The adult-friendly hangout Disney California Adventure has prepared for Halloween this year with its not-so-creatively-named Halloween Specialty Cocktail.
It is creatively made, though: The bright purple drink is a mix of vodka and Chambord, which is rimmed with purple sugar and garnished with a floating lychee-and-cherry eyeball and flashing LED ice cube.
Double, double, toil and trouble: Another drink lit on fire, this order from NYC’s ARoqa also comes in a cauldron
ARoqa in New York City
ARoqa’s most unique cocktail is served up in a cauldron — but that’s not all. The potent potion of rum, pineapple, and lemongrass is topped with a half-lime that’s been turned inside-out, which is filled with more liquor.
The liquor in the lime is then set on fire, making this special witch’s brew even more realistic.
Making a deal with death: Sadly, this Harry Potter-themed Deathly Hallows cocktail doesn’t come with an Invisibility Cloak. So if you get drunk and stumble, that’s on you
The District in Orlando, Florida
This bar has a must-try for the Halloween-obsessed as well as Harry Potter superfans (of legal drinking age).
The Deathly Hallow Cocktail is the color of blood, and comes in a specialty glass that looks like it’s held by a creepy skeleton hand — which looks a whole lot like the hand of Death from the tale of the Deathly Hallows, as it was pictured in the movie.
Though it’s not made with any Firewiskey, it’s safe to say that if you start trying to tip your bartender in Sickles and Knuts, you’ve had too many.
Somebody’s watching… It’s not the ice in this eyeball-topped drink from Union Bar and Kitchen in New York City that’s giving you the chills
Union Bar and Kitchen in New York City
Union Bar and Kitchen has ticked all of the October boxes with its Halloween drink. Creepy name? Check — it’s called the Skeleton Lake.
Fall-friendly ingredients? It has those too, and is made with Chamomile-infused bourbon, grapefruit, and fall spices.
Finally, it’s topped with an eyeball with an oddly realistic blue iris that may or may not be staring at you.