This Ghost in the Graveyard cocktail is perfect for all your Halloween celebrations. It's a spooky twist on a classic espresso martini that you will love!
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You’ll love this graveyard cocktail
It's an espresso martini. Yup! You read that right! It's an espresso martini with edible black drink glitter.
It's easy to make. This Ghost in the Graveyard drink is one of the easiest cocktail recipes! It's so easy to make just one or as a batched cocktail if you're having a party.
It's perfect for a Halloween party. This graveyard Halloween cocktail is so perfect to make for your Halloween party! It is simple, spooky, and adorable.
Vodka. You can make this espresso martini with plain vodka, or if you really want to amplify the coffee flavor, you can opt for a coffee-flavored vodka.
Kahlua. I prefer Kahlua, but you'll want to make sure you have any coffee liqueur. Another popular one is Mr. Black.
Espresso. You can use espresso, very strongly brewed coffee, or cold brew. However, I recommend you use espresso.
Edible Black Glitter. You can get this off Amazon! Many people use activated charcoal to make black cocktails for Halloween, but that can mess with your stomach. To avoid that, opt for this little black magic.
How to make a graveyard cocktail
- In a cocktail shaker, pour in equal amounts of vodka, Kahlua, and espresso.
- Add in about ¼ tsp of edible black glitter.
- Add ice and shake until the shaker is frosted.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a ghost peep.
Substitutions and variations
Liquor. You can sub out the vodka with tequila or whiskey if that's what you prefer.
Decaf Coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine, make this with decaf espresso!
Ice Cream. Want to make this into a boozy affogato? Add a scoop of ice cream to your martini glass and then pour your cocktail over it. The scoop of ghostly-white vanilla ice cream will add such a nice touch to this Ghost in the Graveyard recipe.
Cream. Do NOT add cream, like Rumchata or Bailey's, to this cocktail. You'll have to use a lot of edible black glitter in the cocktail to make it pitch black.
Dry Ice. You can make this even spookier by adding a cube of dry ice to the martini glass.
Simple Syrup. If you like your espresso martini a bit sweeter, you can add simple syrup or maple syrup to sweeten up this haunted graveyard cocktail.
How to make this into a batched cocktail
This recipe is so easy to make as a batched cocktail. Here is a recipe that serves 10.
- Mix 15 ounces of vodka, 15 ounces of Kahlua, and 20 ounces of espresso in a large pitcher.
- Cover and set in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
- Once you're ready to serve, add ice to a shaker and pour out 6 ounces of the cocktail mix. Add your black edible glitter and shake.
- Strain into a martini glass, garnish and enjoy!
Garnish ideas for this Ghost in the Graveyard cocktail
Here are some fun garnish ideas to make this the perfect Halloween cocktail
- Ghost Peeps
- 3 espresso beans
- Cinnamon Sprinkle
Can you buy black vodka?
You can! It is hard to find, that's the only thing that may make things difficult. So, I recommend using the black edible glitter instead.
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Ghost in the Graveyard Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 1.5 oz Kahlua
- 1.5 oz espresso
- ¼ tsp black edible glitter