American Horror Story-Themed Halloween Cocktail Recipes

American Horror Story-Themed Halloween Cocktail Recipes for Your Weekend Bash

Does a 40oz. Of Horror-approved Halloween party involve knocking back a buttload of booze? Does Bigfoot shit in the woods? Well, we’re not sure about that, but the first one’s a no-brainer. What better time to mix up weird or even dangerous-looking drinks than Halloween? The following American Horror Story-themed Halloween cocktail recipes are creepy, creative and perfectly customized for your All Hallow’s Eve soiree.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Hypodermic SallyHypodermic Sally

AHS: HOTEL – Serves 4


  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Licor 43
  • 6 oz. Soda Water
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 3 oz. Raspberry Syrup


  1. Pour the vodka and Licor 43 into a shaker over ice and shake it like crazy.
  2. Mix in the orange juice and soda water, then strain the mixture into chilled glasses.
  3. Serve with raspberry syrup in a plastic syringe.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Witches' CovenWitches’ Coven

AHS: COVEN – Serves 6 – 8


  • 10 oz. Brandy
  • 32 oz. Blackcurrant Juice
  • 12 oz. Soda Water
  • 3 tbsp Sugar


  1. Mix brandy and sugar in a large bowl, then stir in blackcurrant juice.
  2. Refrigerate for around an hour, then add soda water just before serving.
  3. Serve in a martini glass or better yet a coupe — martini glasses spill too easy once you’ve had a couple of these, ya dig?

Check out 6 more 40oz. Of Horror Halloween Cocktail Recipes

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Freak Show LemonadeFreak Show Lemonade

AHS: FREAK SHOW – Serves 6 – 8


  • 25 oz. Water
  • 5 tbsp Sugar
  • 8 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 – 3 Ripe Peaches
  • 6 oz. Bourbon
  • Fresh Mint


  1. In a large pitcher, sugar in the water
  2. Pit and slice the peaches. Add the peach slices and lemon juice to the sugar water mixture.
  3. Where’s the booze?
  4. Bourbon! Here it is! My favorite. Dump it in.
  5. Give it a stir and serve

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Communion WineCommunion Wine

AHS: ASYLUM – Serves 6 – 8


  • 2 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Bottles of Red Wine (Zinfandel or Merlot)
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 cup Muscovado Sugar


  1. Pour the wine into a large pot.
  2. Wrap the peppercorns, fennel seeds and cinnamon stick in gauze and add to the wine.
  3. Add the bay leaves and orange zest strips.
  4. Over a low heat, bring the wine mixture to a simmer.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the aromatics and stir in sugar until dissolved.
  7. Serve warm in your most chalice like goblets. Play on, player.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Smoking GunSmoking Gun



  • 8 oz. Bourbon
  • 4 oz. Red Vermouth
  • 8 drops Bitters (Angostura)
  • 1.5 oz. Scotch (the smokier, the better)


  1. Add the bourbon, vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice and stir.
  2. Strain the cocktail into an chilled glass.
  3. Carefully spoon the Scotch whisky on top so it floats.
  4. If you fancy a cigar, fire one up while you sip this beverage.

What cocktails are you going to serve at your Halloween Party?

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40oz. Of Horror Halloween Cocktail Recipes

6 Halloween Cocktail Recipes That Will Haunt Your Sobriety

Get ready because it’s time for some good ol’ fashioned Halloween holiday boozin’

Check out these 6 spooktacular Halloween Cocktail Recipes this Halloween. There are a handful of party favorites here, and TWO 40oz. Of Horror originals!

Oh, and these drinks are LOADED, so don’t come crying to me if you have a night of #BoozinGoneBad

6. The Black Devil Martini

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2 oz. Dark Rum
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
2 Black Olives
Orange Sugar (optional for the rim)

Pro Tip: Here’s how to chill a martini glass in a pinch. Before you start mixing the drink, fill your martini glasses to the brim with ice water and set them aside.

Ok, we’re ready for the ‘tini. Pour the rum and vermouth into a shaker over a handful of ice. Now shake the shaker until it becomes very cold. Dump the ice water out of the martini glasses. Are they frosted? Good. Now strain the bloody concoction into the now chilled martini glass, and garnish with the black olive.

5. Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

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10 ounces Crystal Head vodka
5 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces Bitters
1 cup Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
2 cups Black Cherry Soda
Grenadine for the Rim

Frist of all, if you’re not using Crystal Head vodka, Dan Aykroyd won’t be happy. In a large punch bowl filled with ice, pour vodka, triple sec, bitters, blood orange juice and black cherry soda.

Chomp your teeth and stir the concoction like you’re hungry for human brains. Rim each glass with grenadine before filling with the punch mixture, and serve. Drink and hope for the best. Boozy!

4. Bloody Brain Shooter

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1 1/4 oz. Strawberry Vodka
1/8 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of Grenadine

This one requires some finesse, so listen up, Timothy! Chill the vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey’s Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey’s put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey’s in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. This is some real Martha Stewart, crafty business here, Bub. The Bailey’s will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of the cream. Repeat the straw/Bailey’s process to build a “brain” in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the ‘blood’ to the mix.

Now shoot it down your throat like a bloody-brain-bullet.

3. I Zombie

1/2 ounce White Rum
1 1/2 ounces Golden Rum
1 ounce Dark Rum
1/2 ounce 151-Proof Rum
1 ounce Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Pineapple Juice
1 teaspoon Papaya Juice
1 teaspoon Superfine Sugar

All the rums, son! Stir together all these ingredients except the 151 and pour into a 14-ounce glass three-fourths full of cracked ice. Float the 151 as a lid (by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink). Then, if the spirit moves you, take a match to this mixture; it will burn. Be careful here, Philip, don’t go getting yourself a million views on YouTube because flaming alcohol is only funny when it happens to other people.

Garnish with mint (either straight or dipped in lime juice and then superfine sugar) and/or fruit. (A particularly fetching touch: On a toothpick, impale a lemon slice or pineapple cube between two maraschino cherries and lay this fruit kabob atop of the drink).

A couple of these and you will be knocked on your ass like you got in a fight with Rick Grimes.

2. Bloody Brain Hemorrhage

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1/2 – 3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
1-2 Tbl. of Baileys
1 tsp Grenadine

Pour the Peach Schnapps into a good sized shot glass. Float the Baileys on top of the Schnapps. Pour the grenadine through the Baileys and watch it drip down. If it looks disgusting as fuck, you made this drink to perfection. Drink and let your brain explode.

1. 40oz. Of Horror’s Very Own Jason Takes Manhattan

2 oz Old Grand-dad 114
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Bacardi 151 Cherries

This is a 40oz. of Horror original, so watch out! And if anyone ever tells you a Manhattan is a cocktail for grannies’s, tell them, “Piss off!” They probably can’t handle bourbon anyway. Also, tell ’em your granny is Pamela Voorhees.

2 – 5 days before you plan on serving this wondrous cocktail, put cherries in a jar and fill up the jar with Bacardi 151. Seal it up and put it in your refrigerator.

When it’s time to get fucking weird, pour the Old Grand-dad 114, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a shaker over a handful of ice.

“Damn,” you say as the 114 proof Old Grand-dad fills your nostrils, “we’re in for a fun night!”

Now shake that shit. Shake it until the shaker is so cold it hurts your hands! Strain the booze into a chilled cocktail glass and plop in a couple of the aforementioned 151 cherries.

Tell your friends, “Goodnight!” and drink it like a boss.

BONUS #1 – A 40oz. Of Horror Hangover Cure – The Bloody Motherfucking Mary

It should be noted that Bub and I actually made the three Bloody Marys shown here. Click on the Instagram link and see for yourself. We went to the store and bought all this shit specifically to make the most epic Bloody Marys known to man.

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1.5 ounces of Bacon & Cucumber Infused Vodka
Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Mix (I like the Spicy Hot version)
1 Strip of Cooked Bacon
1 Peperoncini
3 Cocktail Onions
2 Garlic Stuffed Olives
1 Baby Corn
1 Smoked Oysters
1 Whole Pickle
1 Cocktail Shrimp
3 – 4 Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes
1 Jalopeno
3 – 4 Pepperonis
1 Red Onion (roughly chopped)
1 Olive-Wrapped
1 Anchovie
1 Spring Onion
1 Lime Wedge
1 Celery Stalk

If you currently have a hangover, I appologize for making you read through, and shop for, all those ingredients, but stick with me. You’ll be cured in no time!

Fill a pint glass about 3/4 of the way full with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka and enough of the Bloody Mary mix to get you close to the top. Don’t forget that we’re about to unleash the most ingredients you’ve ever used in your entire life, so leave some room for water displacement (I learned that shit from Mr. Wizard). Mix the the bloody by pouring the mixture, ice and all, into an empty pint glass and then back again. Ok, you’re good to begin garnishing.

Go ahead and put the big celery stalk and spring onions in first. Look at that green pop! Classic blood right there. Time to get real weird. Using wooden skewers, begin stabbing the shit out of all the smaller veggies, cheese and meats. Think about them like mini kabobs. Think about the flavors you like together. Add the skewers to the drink. Now you should have a number of kabob “fingers” sticking out of the glass. Use them to hold your lager ingredients in place. Give everything a quick squirt of lime and add the lime wedge to the pile. Dangle the bacon out of the glass. Find a good spot for that smoked oyster. Don’t forget about that big pickle. Hang cocktail shrimp from the rim of the glass and so on and so on. You will DEFINITELY need a straw for this drink.

Sip and relax. Not only will this epic Bloody Mary recipe get you feeling human again after a night of #BoozinGoneBad, but your appetite should start coming back and it really turns into a meal. The salty, spicy, greasy goodness of all the ingredients will have you back to your old self in no time!

BONUS #2 – And if you’re feeling especially froggy…

Check out this recipe from the Tipsy Bartender. It is based on The Walking Dead and it’s guaranteed to make you a walking corpse.

What is your favorite cocktail recipe? Have you tried any of these. Let us know if the comments section below. 

Boneshaker IPA

[BEER REVIEW] Chewed to the Bone – Guest Blogger Jeff Takes a Look at Amsterdam’s BONESHAKER IPA

Boneshaker IPA
At 7.1%, Boneshaker IPA gets you where you need to be.

Editor’s note: Jeff is a fan of the 40oz. Of Horror Podcast and submitted this review. If you would like to do the same, just email

As much as I love horror, I also love beer so it’s quite fitting that my debut review for 40oz. of Horror falls in the latter. I’ll admit, living in Ontario, Canada I feel that I have nowhere near the beer choices of my American friends (and since I visit the U.S.A. as often as I can I know that feeling to be true!).

That said, walking into our L.C.B.O. tonight I found quite the chilling beer called Boneshaker IPA.

I was pleasantly surprised to see it was brewed by Toronto’s own Amsterdam Brewery. I feel like copying and pasting their exact description from the bottle would be plagiarism, but let me just note they use “copious quantities” of hops during a 90 minute boil. If that doesn’t appeal to your taste buds, I don’t know what will. Personally, I just like the skeleton on the bottle because that suits the horror enjoyment quite well.

What I like about this particular brew is that hoppy taste, with a cool and refreshing dryness if you will. It’s a nice beer to kick back with after a long day at work or a few hours of studying – especially if there’s a real storm brewing in the air so there’s that oncoming smell of nature’s beast and the strong breeze. That’s just pure relaxation through and through. And why shouldn’t it be? This beer rocks at 7.1% alcohol by volume (that’s 355 ml. bottles by the way).

I’m on my second one already and certainly feeling the effect.

I swear it’s the hops more than anything. I did learn from my beer connoisseur best friend Jeff Currie that he is friends with the Amsterdam brewer himself, Jamie Mistry. I don’t know Jamie, but I definitely would tip my hat in appreciation for this brew; as should all of you! Sadly I don’t know the extent of Amsterdam Brewery beer available in the USA, but since I know there are Canadian readers here, I do recommend you jet on out to our Beer Stores or L.C.B.O’s and pick up a 6-pack!

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[Beer Review] Revolution Brewing Company’s TV Party soma-coats the masses

Revolution Brewing Company: Drink, drank, drunk!
Drink, drank, drunk!

While you kids are hashtagging #YOLO, Bub is gash-bashing some sweet, sweet nectar of the gods. TV Party Rye IPA from Revolution Brewing Company is a solid beer and should be considered the next time you’re sitting around your TV… instead of being outraged about the current state of our government and all the NSA snooping going on. I, for one, would like to thank Revolution Brewing Compant for making us all feel bad about our lack of political protests. Because, after all, at least they’re brewing beer dammit to soma-coat the masses.

Editor’s note: I have no idea what the fuck was going on here… just go with it.

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Speaking of soma-coating, I’d like to give a shout out to one my fans, Henry J Winchester. Thanks for all the support. Bub appreciates it.

Buy this beer. Get off your butt. Get around a fire. Drink this beer.

What do you think of Revolution Brewing Company TV Party?

Dale's Pale Ale

Dale’s Pale Ale ‘Refined beer in a can’

Dale's Pale Ale
The blur of this photo surely indicates the kind of night Bub had while writing this review.

Originally published: March 11, 2014

Hey sons, Bub is back and mo drunk then eva!

Editor’s note: This blog was written fireside… After many beers… MANY beers.

This week’s review is Dale’s Pale Ale. Condisider this beer the High Life of craft beers, boys. This refined beer-in-a-can packs a hoppy punch with an overwhelming smooth finish… like your boyfriend in yo mouf.

The price is right for this sixer at only $8.99. The average man could be drinking this beer all night for cheap. If all 5 and a half inches of you can’t handle that then go back to sucking on your momma’s teat, brah.

Dale’s Pale Ale is the beer for you, kid. It gets 33 out of 40 ounces of horror. Deal wit it! I heard somethin’ ’bout you mama that you might not like. I heard she was a mound that held in the ocean waters.

What do you think about Dale’s Pale Ale?

How to Make a Hot Toddy (40oz. Of Horror's Hot Toddy Recipe)

[VIDEO] How to Make a Hot Toddy (40oz. Of Horror’s Hot Toddy Recipe)

Hey guys, I just thought I’d post a video showing how to make our Hot Toddy recipe. For those of you who don’t know what this drink is, you’re in for a treat!

I’ve been under the weather lately with cold and flu season well under way, and this is perfect alcoholic beverage to sip when you’re feeling shitty.


  • Strong Bourbon (I like Old Grand-Dad 114)
  • Black Tea
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon


Do you have any great cocktail recipes? Let us know in the comment section below.

Remember to drink responsibly and stay healthy!