This Black Widow Cocktail is a simple Halloween inspired beverage that gets it’s dark hue from black vodka. It’s light and refreshing, with a hint of lemon. With only three ingredients, and a few minutes, you’ll have a spooky drink for the season!
Halloween will be here before we know it! While I love sharing fun kid inspired Halloween recipes like my pumpkin veggie tray, pumpkin fruit tray, and vegan Halloween cupcakes, I thought it was time to dedicate a recipe to us adults!
While the kids enjoy their candy, I think it’s okay for us grown-ups to kick back, relax, and have some fun with a spooky halloween cocktail like this this super simple Black Widow Cocktail! It’s a delicious drink that gives you all the festive vibes of the season!
Many of the Halloween cocktails I’ve come across require quite a few ingredients, and some bartending skills. If I’m being totally honest, when I make a mixed drink at home it involves pouring some liquor with a mixer.
While smashing fruit, making a simple syrup, and breaking out the cocktail shaker creates some delicious cocktails, I wanted to keep it simple!
After all, on Halloween night I’m handing out treats at the door, taking the kids house to house, and trying to keep them from inhaling their entire bag of candy before they turn in for the night.
This cocktail is inspired by the creepy crawly black widow spider!
The dark black hue comes from Blavod vodka. This vodka brand is made in the United Kingdom, however, during the autumn months, you can find it at your local liquor store.
The dark hue of this vodka comes from the South East Asian herb Black Catechu, which is extracted from the bark of the Acacia tree. It has a smooth taste, and an elegant, if not spooky appearance.
Why This Recipe Works
- 3 Ingredients
- 5 Minutes to Make
- Natural Black Hue
- Easy cocktail for your Halloween party!
- Dark and Spooky
- Fun and Festive
Ingredients and Notes
Blavod Vodka is what gives this cocktail it’s dark hue. If you do not have this type of vodka available to you, you can use regular vodka combined with natural black food coloring.
Lemonade gives the drink a citrusy sweet finish. Use fresh lemon juice, or even lime juice if you prefer to keep this drink low in sugar.
Club Soda is added for a bit of carbonation and finish.
Fill a low ball cocktail glass with ice. Add two ounces of black vodka, 3 ounces of lemonade, and top with soda water.
Stir to combine all of the ingredients together. Garnish with sliced lemon, and a plastic spider (for fun).
Here is where it gets fun! You can add any mixer you like with the black vodka! It really depends on what you prefer.
Cranberry Juice: Make a traditional vodka and cranberry juice using the black vodka. It layers nicely. Add the cranberry juice first, then top with with the vodka for a red and black layered look.
Vodka and Soda: Combine 2 ounces of the black vodka and top with club soda, then garnish with fresh blackberries!
Add Dry Ice: Give this drink a spooky effect by adding dry ice to your glass.
More Halloween inspired recipes!
Black Widow Cocktail
- 2 ounces black vodka
- 3 ounces lemonade
- 1 ounce club soda
- lemon rounds for garnish
- Fill a low ball cocktail glass with ice. Add two ounces of black vodka, 3 ounces of lemonade, and top with club soda.
- Stir to combine all of the ingredients together. Garnish with sliced lemon, and a plastic spider (for fun).
- Serve immediately!