We have curated some enticing cocktails inspired by the villains of this season’s most horror-driven movies and TV shows. Whether dressing up as a creepy clown or mysterious personality, these concoctions make the ultimate pairing to any spooky Halloween costume.

The Cruel Cult

The mysterious and unidentifiable cult members of American Horror Story’s “Cult” has us shaken to our core. Here’s a shot recipe that might ease our nerves as we uncover the mysteries one episode after another…

2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum

½ part Lime juice

½ part Ginger liqueur

Apple Cider, to fill

Add all ingredients into a shaking tin. Dry shake for 5 seconds. Fill shot glasses ½ way with Apple Cider. Pour the remaining ingredients from the shaker and fill into shot glasses.

You’ll Float Too

This cocktail is synonymous to that of the shapeshifting, demonized clown that continues to haunt our nightmares from the film “IT.”

2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

1 part sweet vermouth

Orange bitters

Orange twist, for garnish


¾ part Campari

2 parts water

Several hours before serving, mix together Campari and water and freeze in a square ice mold. When frozen, make the cocktail: Place 2 Campari ice cubes in rocks glass. Pour all ingredients over ice cubes and garnish with a wide orange twist. Stir the drink to start the ice melting.

Texan Morgue-a-Rita

Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole

Get a glimpse of the early days of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre villain: Leatherface. This terrifying asylum escapee is sure to make you shakenly reach for that ‘killer’ spicy margarita.

2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila

¾ parts fresh lime juice

¼ part smoky simple syrup*

Lava salt and dried red chili pepper for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish rim with lava salt and add dried chili pepper.

*Smoky simple syrup: Pour equal parts sugar and water into a saucepan with one dried chili pepper. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. Remove chili pepper and set syrup aside.