Deep Red Voodoo Cocktail for Halloween with Vodka & Vanilla Liqueur

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Our Voodoo Cocktail made with vodka, vanilla liqueur, and red grape juice is perfect for any Halloween themed get-togethers you are planning! And if you’re not, this deep red cocktail is perfect to enjoy on those cold fall nights!

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Voodoo Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

What is a Halloween party without a little bit of black magic and cocktails?! This Voodoo Cocktail with its deep red color is an awesome drink to serve to your guests!

The delicious color comes from grape juice that is used to mix with the vodka and vanilla liqueur.

It’s an easy drink to turn into a mocktail for non-drinkers and kids – make sure you check out the cocktail variations section in this post.

Ingredients Used In This Cocktail

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.


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Voodoo Cocktail Variations

I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Voodoo Mocktail (non-alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a Virgin Voodoo, you simply leave out the alcohol! Easy right?

However, if you want to add back the vanilla flavor, use a vanilla syrup to do so.

I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.

To make a Voodoo Mocktail, follow the recipe card, omit the vodka and vanilla liqueur and add some vanilla syrup.

I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrup to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Voodoo Cocktail with…

If you’re not a fan of vodka or vanilla you could switch out the booze in the cocktail for any of the following which would work well with grape juice:

  • Rum – spiced would work brilliantly, but white or dark would be just fine too.
  • Cointreau – or any other orange liqueur such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
  • Gin – add a splash of tonic too
  • White Wine
  • Bourbon
  • Calvados – an apple brandy
  • Tequila – add Triple Sec, lime and salt rim for a Voodoo Margarita!

Frozen Voodoo

Want to turn this boozy beverage into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Voodoo Party Punch

Want to make this cocktail for a crowd? It’s so easy! Here’s how to do it!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl! Whichever container best suits your event (and the drink!).

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. Add red and green grapes in there too.

You could also skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their glasses of drink.

Speaking of which, place cocktail glasses in the bar/serving area along with a filled ice bucket, stirrers, straws, and cocktail decorations if suitable!

To make a big batch of Voodoo Party Punch, mix together:

  • 4 parts Vanilla Liqueur
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 6 parts Grape Juice

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make a Voodoo Cocktail?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Voodoo Cocktail Recipe

Voodoo Cocktail

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Our Voodoo Cocktail made with vodka, vanilla liqueur, and red grape juice is perfect for any Halloween themed get-togethers you are planning!


  • 4 oz Vanilla Liqueur
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 6 oz Grape Juice
  • 6 Red Grapes
  • 6 Green Grapes
  • Crushed Ice


  1. Place vanilla liqueur, vodka, and grape juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with 6 grapes per glass (3 of each color).
  4. Voodoo Cocktail Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

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