13 Oct

Halloween Cocktail: The Jack-o’-Lantern

halloween cocktail - jack-o-lantern

Looking for a fun Halloween cocktail? Here’s one we whipped up last night – the Jack-o’-Lantern! The cocktail recipe is below, but you can really achieve this look with any of your favorite orange-colored cocktails or drinks. This would even be cute with straight-up O.J. for a Halloween breakfast!

It’s really all about the “Pumpkin Top” garnish and using a short tumbler or rocks glass to allude to the shape of a jack-o-lantern. A stemless wine glass would actually work well too!

halloween cocktail - jack-o-lantern

Full details below…


Jack-0′-Lantern Cocktail

1 oz cognac
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz ginger ale
orange wheel & lime twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange & lime “Pumpkin Top”.

“Pumpkin Top” Garnish
Fold a small piece of lime twist/peel in half and insert it into the center of an orange wheel.


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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Your ideas are endless!

My friend was in San Deigo this weekend, saw you in the paper, texted me and said check out this website (yours)….I happily replied, “Honey, I’ve been featured there, it’s my fave party site!”

Congrats on the article!

October 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Ha! That’s so great, Kim… love it!! ;)

October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Petit Elefant SAYS:

Will the creativity never cease? Adorable.

October 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Marcie SAYS:

Adorable! Must try.

October 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Brittney SAYS:

Love this! We’re making white sangria this weekend and I’m thinking the pumpkin tops might be fun to float on the top of the fruit filled sangria in keeping with the Halloween season. I might even accent with a mint leaf along with the lime. Thanks for all the great ideas!

October 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm

denise @ little ant design SAYS:

I’m going to have to use this for my Little Pumpkin baby shower – love it!

October 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Laura SAYS:

I have to tell you that you have become my favorite blog right now :-)

October 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks so much, Laura! ;)

October 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Kharap SAYS:

Adorable! Must try.

October 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

So cute! Sounds yummy, too :)

October 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Mr Habitation SAYS:

Thank you for the recipe ! In addition to being delicious, this cocktail is very pretty.

October 14, 2009 at 3:39 am

Margaret SAYS:

Love this, I think we’ll have to try the orange juice version!

October 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

smita srivastava SAYS:

What a lovely idea !!!! the cocktail looks Amazing !

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Do sneak a peek when time permits .
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October 14, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Leslie Swan SAYS:

so cute!

October 14, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Jamie SAYS:

Quality! I love the use of the orange and lime for the top. Love Cognac as well.

October 15, 2009 at 12:59 am

Neelam SAYS:

Love your blog!

October 29, 2009 at 5:58 am

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