In the spirit of trying new things, perhaps you’re looking for non-alcoholic Halloween drinks to sip on all day long. Sober October is pretty popular this time of year as more and more people consider themselves to be “sober curious” but there’s no need to miss out on all of the Halloween fun if you choose to skip the spiked punch this year. Thankfully, there are so many non-alcoholic beverages to get you in the spooky spirit. Bonus: all of these would look super cute on your Instagram story.
The list of alcohol-free Halloween drinks is long and full of fun and festive mocktails. Fall, in particular, has plenty of seasonal flavors that make for delicious drinks: apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, and maple, just to name a few. Plus, we’re in that sweet spot weather-wise where we can enjoy both warm and cold drinks without sweating profusely or freezing our pumpkins off. In other words, even if you’re skipping out on the Schnapps, you don’t have to skip out on making something delicious.
And you know what pairs well with any scary-delicious Halloween drink? A marathon of deliciously scary Halloween movies. (Or just Sabrina the Teenage Witch.) So, get cozy, turn up the Monster Mash, and prepare to get spooky. Here are 20 non-alcoholic Halloween drinks to enjoy all season long.
1. Witch's Brew Punch
Not all witch's brews require the eye of a newt. SugarHero’s punch is made with ginger ale and pineapple as its base with some sherbert for texture.
2. Caramel Apple Cider
This recipe for caramel apple cider from Averie Cooks has everything autumnal: caramel, cider, caramel, apples, caramel, cinnamon, and did I mention caramel?
3. Fluffernutter Milkshake
Is this fluffernutter milkshake from Brown Eyed Baker exclusively a Halloween drink? No, but you can easily make it festive by topping it with candy corn or decorating your cookie topping to look like little ghosts!
4. Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate
If you need something warm, try recreating the Harry Potter classic — with a bit of a twist, thanks to Half Baked Harvest.
5. Spiced Cider Punch
Taste and Tell proves that citrus and cider are one amazingly underrated combo.
For a magical affair, serve up Pastry Affair's version of The Three Broomsticks' choice beverage.
7. Ube Milk Tea
This ube milk tea from TheFlavorBender.com is a bright purple color, making it the perfect addition to any Halloween spread.
8. Caramel Macchiato
This is the season you attempt to make a caramel macchiato at home. Imperial Sugar's recipe is relatively easy and extremely delicious.
9. Carrot Ginger Elixir
If you've yet to experience the strangely delicious combination that is carrot, ginger, tumeric, and apple, let KitchenAid’s recipe be your introductory guide. Plus, it's orange!
10. Plum, Cardamom and Black Pepper Shrub
If you're a fan of apple cider vinegar, this recipe from My Darling Lemon Thyme is for you. It's tangy, sweet, and features oft-forgot fall flavors like cardamom.
11. Hot Buttered Cider
Swap the hot buttered rum for this tasty sober version by The Southern Whisk.
12. Mulberry Soda
This blood-red drink from My Darling Lemon Thyme is a great way to use up any mulberries you've got left over from summer.
13. Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider
A spooky and sophisticated soirée demands The Kitchn's cranberry mulled cider. Bonus: it will make your home smell amazing.
14. Apple Pie Shake
This recipe from Living Your Gourmet is an apple pie you can drink. Need I say more?
15. Blackberry Lemonade
Blackberry lemonade is a sour drink that will make you pucker just like your favorite Halloween candy. This recipe from Like Mother Like Daughter will hit the spot all year long.
16. Orange Creamsicle Drink
You only need two ingredients to create this super festive creamsicle-inspired drink by The Kitchen Is My Playground.
17. Minty Monster Halloween Mocktail
With kiwi, lemon, mint, and apple cider vinegar, this mocktail packs a tangy punch in every sip. Try the recipe from Vega for something booze-free this Halloween.
18. Halloween Mocktail Candy Shooters
Have the fun of a Jell-O shot without the spiked aftertaste. This recipe from This Ole Mom tastes like Halloween candy in a cup.
19. Blood Red Halloween Mocktail
The beauty of Confessions of an Overworked Mom’s mocktail recipe is that it’s totally customizable. Use whatever red or purple juice you want as the base and go from there.
20. Vampire Marg Mocktail
Skip the tequila without missing out on the flavor. This mocktail from Always Use Butter turns out black and vampy for all the photo opp potential this Halloween.
If all else fails, you can't go wrong with a bottle of sparkling apple cider. Happy sipping!
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