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Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

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Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail-  a delicious vanilla coconut cocktail perfect for an adults only Halloween party. 

I love Halloween and all things about it from the scary to the gory to the cute. Of course with having two young kiddos I can’t have my decorations around the house be too gory or overly scary, so we tend to be on the more cute halloween side of decor. Ghosts fall into this category so we will be decorating with lots of ghosts this year, and I will be sipping a few of these liquid ghost Halloween cocktails this month.

I made these liquid ghost Halloween cocktails for the Holiday Food Party. That’s right! Its that time. The last holiday we did was Bastille day ( seriously so fun to do) and since the entire group of bloggers just loves Halloween we could hardly wait for it to happen.

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

I totally believe in ghosts. Why? Because I have seen them. I LOVE haunted houses ( not the crazy ones that are mean the scare the poop out of people just at Halloween) but real deal haunted. Like The Stanley Hotel – stayed there. The Hotel Del Coronado – been there during the day, its supposedly way haunted, The Queen Mary – been there when I was younger.  There are so many lists of the top haunted places in America and I would love to see them all. Now that we live in Nevada, there are a ton of new places I have added to my list since Nevada is famous for ghost towns and haunted hotels. 

 The Stanley was one of the creepier places I have been. It is in Estes Park Colorado and it is where Stephen King got his inspiration for the novel, The Shining. There is a grand piano in a room off the main grand entry way that will randomly play music and it is not a player piano. It’s so super creepy when you get to witness it.  

Then there is Timberline Lodge,  in Oregon, which I have also been to that was used for some of the outside scenes for The Shining. It just looks scary from the outside, but inside it is a really neat ski lodge.

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

I would really love to stay in all of the top haunted hotels in America at some point. I have been to a couple on this list here but not spent the night at all of them.  I think I would need a lot of  liquid courage to spend the night at one of these haunted hotels.  There was a bar I used to go to all the time with friends when I lived in Summit County, Colorado that was  haunted. As in its famous for being haunted and we saw the ghosts a few times.

No lie.

This was some freaky stuff. I am getting chills thinking about it. Not cold chills, Its Vegas and 85 degrees out right now.

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

The bar we hung out at was called The Brown.  It’s a historic landmark in Breckenridge, Colorado and a very cool place to hang out. Good food, different rooms had different things to do. Darts in one room, pool tables in another. We would walk by the stairs and out of our peripheral vision see legs and feet at the top of the stairs. It was the ghost sitting there.  Some of my friends were beyond creeped out when in the women’s bathroom and swore they saw the ghost in there a few times as well.  Creepy!!

What is great for settling nerves from being scared by ghosts? Why this liquid ghost halloween cocktail of course!

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

You can serve this halloween cocktail neat or on ice if you like, I prefer this one without ice. Dry ice would make for an even creepier effect. Just make sure you get food grade dry ice. These cocktails also make a great holiday punch, the recipe can be easily multiplied for a large punch bowl. 

Yield: 2 cocktails

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail

Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail

A spooky vanilla coconut cocktail perfect for your Adults only Halloween Party.


  • 4 ounces coconut rum ( or vodka - I prefer Koloa coconut or Ciroc Coconut Vodka)
  • 3 ounces white Creme de Cacao
  • 2 tsp vanilla simple syrup (see notes)
  • 3 ounces heavy cream ( or half and half) ( could also do coconut milk for a non-dairy version)


  • Add everything with ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled. Pour into a cocktail glass ( rocks size - without ice) and serve immediately. You can serve this over ice if you would like.
  • Notes

    • For the vanilla simple syrup:
    • Combine 1 cup water with 1 cups sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 min. Let cool in pan. Add in 1 TBSP vanilla extract and then transfer to a resealable glass jar. Chill completely until ready to use
    • This recipe can easily be made into a large batch for a party. Keep it chilled until ready to serve.

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    I also had a little too much fun with my new fog machine for these pics. I decided I wanted that extra creep factor so I got a smoke machine and it is AWESOME. I was convinced my neighbors were going to call the 911 thinking my house was on fire with all the smoke pouring out but I am glad they didn’t. My kids thought the fog machine was awesome too and I will have it outside my house on Halloween with lots of ghosts of course. Check out how awesome all these recipes are for the Holiday Food Party!!

    10 great halloween recipes

    1. Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes from Chocolate Moosey
    2. Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail from Pineapple and Coconut
    3. Peanut Butter White Chocolate Popcorn from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
    4. Nutty Peanut Buttery Caramel Apples from Hungry Couple
    5. Creepy Crawly Coffee Cake from Gotta Get Baked
    6. Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
    7. Baked Chocolate Donuts with Pumpkin Bourbon Glaze from Crumb
    8. Count Chocula Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treats from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
    9. Devil’s Wing Sauce from Magnolia Days
    10.Spider Web Cookie Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

    I love my Holiday Food Party group. Such a fun and talented group of bloggers! Please stop by and give their recipes some comment love. We all work so hard on these fun group posts!

    Liquid Ghost Halloween Cocktail #HolidayFoodParty

    Cheers and have a happy and creepy Halloween!!

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    Susan Dubose
    March 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    I’m team milk liquid ghost then too. Nice I’m trying it today.

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      March 5, 2020 at 8:53 am

      ha ha! Hope you like it!

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    April 22, 2020 at 1:12 am

    It’s made me want to drink something sweet now. I have to try this for my family tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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    May 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    That’s so so amazing!. I have to make it for my kids and sure that they will love it so much. Thanks for your posting.

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    July 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I love this drink …. Looks spooktacular!

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