Glowing Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Halloween is here and it is time for spooky decorations, costume parties and scary recipes. If you’re looking for the perfect Halloween-themed cocktail to celebrate with this year, check out this recipe.

Story by Alex Alberty

Illustrations by Emily Ward

Tonic water glows under a blacklight, so follow this recipe for an easy-to-make and delicious spooky cocktail that will light up your party.

Glowing “Boo” Cocktail

This delicious combination of tonic water, cranberry juice, and spirits will create a spooky, glowing cocktail that changes color between purple and blue under blacklight!

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  • 2 oz. your choice between gin, vodka, or rum

  • 1 oz. cranberry juice

  • 4 oz. tonic water


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine your choice of spirit and cranberry juice with ice and shake.

  • Add tonic water to your glass.

  • Pour the contents of your shaker over the tonic water.

  • Stir all the ingredients together.

  • Top off with ice as needed.

  • Turn the lights off and place drinks under a black light for a bright, blue glowing drink!

  • Optional: Make your drinks glow even more by pre-freezing tonic water ice cubes. The night before your Halloween celebration, pour tonic water over an ice tray and freeze.