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Top Halloween cocktails, punches and pitchers

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Once upon a time, in a land far far away, lived a whisky like no other, that DARED to mess with the rule book. (HINT: it’s us).

Every party needs a punch, and Halloween is certainly no exception. The hard work has been done for you, just pick a punch from this list of easy whisky Halloween cocktail and pitcher recipes so there’s more time to focus on finessing your costume.

We’ve made things scarily simple by giving our standard size serves a spooky shake-up to make the ultimate punch bowl. These boo-zy Halloween cocktails have been supersized so you have more to scare, sorry, SHARE, with your party guests. 

Our mystical Ballantine’s whisky cocktails are so hair-raisingly delicious they might just give your guests the fright of their lives. Give these thirst-quenching Halloween punch recipes a go at your get together… If you’re feeling brave enough!


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After you’ve finished bobbing for apples… chop them up and throw them in this whisky cranberry cocktail punch.

TIP: The more red berries you add, the SPOOKIER the colour!



200ml Ballantine’s Finest
50ml Fresh lemon juice
50ml Crème de Mûre
50ml Elderflower Cordial
100ml Cranberry juice
500ml Soda water
2 Apples
Red berries

How we make it

Fill your bowl with 15-20 ice cubes.
Add a couple of handfuls of apple slices and your favourite red berries.
Pour in 200ml of Ballantine’s Finest, 50ml of lemon juice, 50ml Crème de Mûre, 50ml Elderflower cordial and 100 ml of Cranberry juice.
Top with the Soda water.
Give it a good stir before pouring out a round.


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Turn your kitchen into a graveyard with coffins for all the guests. The whole party will be dying to try this sweet and citrusy whisky collins punch.


200ml Ballantine’s Finest
100ml Lemon Juice
60ml Sugar Syrup
10 dashes Angostura Bitters

How We Make It

Stir up the Ballantine’s, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Angostura Bitters with ice.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with Rosemary.


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Keep an eye out for this one at your Halloween party… we heard a rumour that this twist on a Boulevardier tends to just DISAPPEAR!?


200ml Ballantine’s 12 Year Old
60ml Campari
60ml Byrrh
Orange Zest

How We Make It

Fill your punch bowl with a ice.
Add Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, Campari and Byrrh.
Stir gently.
Garnish with plenty of Orange Zest.


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The ghosts and ghouls are out and about as the sun sets on its final October night, keep on high alert with this chilling whisky and coffee cocktail


140ml Ballantine’s Finest
60ml coffee liqueur
Cold Brew Coffee (enough for 4 people)
20ml sugar syrup

How We Make It

Fill a bowl with ice.
Pour in Ballantine’s Finest, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. Top with cold brew coffee.
Stir it up.
Serve for the perfect way to kick-start the night.

5. Fright night Fanta

Ballantine's Whisky and Orange Fanta cocktail recipe

This fun fizzy drink is frighteningly good and easy to make – what’s not to like about an adult’s only Fanta cocktail?


200ml Ballantine’s Passion Whisky
Orange Fanta (enough for 4 people)
Ice Cubes
Orange Slices

How We Make It

Fill a bowl with ice and Ballantine’s Passion Whisky.
Top up with orange Fanta.
Stir in some orange slices and serve.

6. Trick or Treat Lemon Punch

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This sweet’n’sour lemon punch is perfect for serving up at a ghoulish soiree. It’s up to you how tangy you make it – just add more juice to your whisky pitcher for an extra zing.


200ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
25ml Lillet Blanc
400ml Lemon Soda
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Lemon
Green Grapes

How We Make It

Fill a bowl with ice.
Add a handful of lemon slices and halfed grapes.
Pour in Ballantine’s Finest, fresh lemon juice and Lillet Blanc. Top up with lemonade.
Give it a good stir and pour out a round!

7. Blood Shot Eye

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Give your guests a terrifyingly good wake-up call with this high energy scotch and coffee drink. It’s sweet, caffeinated and sure to get you through the night.


200ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
200ml Cold Brew Coffee 
8 tsp sugar

How We Make It

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain and pour over a rocks glass filled with ice.
Serve with an orange twist garnish.

8. Skeleton Sip

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This bloodcurdlingly bright vermouth whisky cocktail is sure to give you a fright – it’s fruity and sweet with a cheeky cherry twist. 


Equal parts:
Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
Sweet Vermouth 
Cherry Liqueur
Orange Juice

How We Make It

Stir ingredients into a bowl over ice.
Pour a round into chilled glasses.

9. Ghoulish Iced Green Tea

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This green tea whiskey cocktail is the perfect recipe for a simple Halloween punch. Make it spookily delicious with a garish garnish of floating eyeballs or jelly worms.


200ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
200ml green tea
Soda water
Lemon wedges

How We Make It

Brew the tea and allow it to cool.
Pour the tea into a bowl of ice and stir in the Ballantine’s Finest.
Top up with soda water and garnish with lemon wedges.

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