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This Hocus Pocus cocktail is made with vodka and spiced rum and is a wicked adult beverage for your Halloween party. Make a large batch of this cocktail and channel your inner Winifred, Mary, or Sarah by serving this magical concoction in a cauldron!

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a glass of Hocus Pocus Cocktail

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Hocus Pocus Cocktail

If you love the movie Hocus Pocus and are thinking about having a party themed after the Sanderson Sisters, then you simply HAVE to make this Hocus Pocus Potion!

The cocktail potion turns green thanks to mixing pineapple juice with Blue Curaçao, but you could always amp up the color with some green food coloring too. The rim of the glass is decorated with black cake gel in a dripping pattern – cover just part of the rim, or around the whole thing.

This Hocus Pocus cocktail is great to make in large batches for a party, and I have the recipe for that, along with a few variations further down this post. But first, the ingredients!

Ingredients used in this cocktail

  • Vodka – use your favorite brand
  • Spiced Rum – use your favorite brand
  • Blue Curaçao – a blue orange-flavored liqueur
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Wilton Black Sparkle Gelthis comes in tubes that you can pipe directly onto the glass
  • Maraschino Cherrieswith stems if possible

How to make a Hocus Pocus Cocktail

There are several ways you can mix Halloween cocktails – you can shake them, stir them, or blend them…. for this concoction, we’re shaking all the way!

Before mixing your witchy drink you will want to get the glass prepared first, so squeeze a drip pattern along the rim and set aside to dry.

Then it’s as simple as placing all the ingredients and lots of ice into a cocktail shaker, and shake, shake, shake until blended!

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, water bottle, or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Pour your Hocus Pocus Potion into the prepared glass filled with ice and garnish with three maraschino cherries – one for each sister!

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Hocus Pocus vodka rum cocktail

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Hocus Pocus Potion Cocktail

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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.

Hocus Pocus Potion Cocktail

Hocus Pocus Potion Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Channel the Sanderson Sisters and make this Hocus Pocus Potion cocktail for Halloween!


  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part Spiced Rum
  • ½ part Blue Curaçao
  • 6 parts Pineapple Juice
  • Wilton Black Sparkle Gel
  • Maraschino Cherries for garnish


  1. Apply the black gel to the rim of a glass in a drip pattern. Leave to dry.
  2. Place vodka, rum, blue curaçao into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until mixed.
  3. Pour into the decorated glass filled with ice, and garnish with 3 cherries.
  4. Optional - if you want a greener drink use bright green food coloring to amp up the color.


To make a big batch of this cocktail, as long as you use the same size measure for 1 part, the ratios will be correct. If you prefer measurements for this drink, to make 1 use:

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Spiced rum
½ oz Blue Curacao
6 oz pineapple juice

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 24gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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Hocus Pocus Cocktail Variations

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

So that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy a glass of Hocus Pocus Potion there are a couple of ways that I think you could twist the recipe.

Virgin Hocus Pocus Potion (Mocktail)

For a non-alcoholic adult version, use blue curaçao syrup and I found that Monin has a Caribbean syrup which is described as “Nose of Caribbean rum aged in oak barrel; sweet rum taste with notes of fruits and vanilla … will convert rum-based alcoholic cocktails to their non-alcoholic versions without losing the rum aroma“; so that could be used instead of the spiced rum. Just leave out the vodka, and follow the recipe as in the card above. However, you may have to experiment with the syrup quantities, perhaps start with a half-measure each of the syrups as you can always add more if you needed to.

For a kids version, mix equal parts of pineapple juice and orange juice and add some green food color. Serve over ice in glasses decorated as in the adult beverage.

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.

Frozen Potion

Want to turn this drink into a frozen cocktail 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!

Hocus Pocus Party Punch

If you want to make a large batch of this cocktail for a crowd, it is really easy to do.

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 in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl!

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice and add maraschino cherries for garnish. If serving in a punch bowl you could add black gel drips to the rim.

To make a batch of Hocus Pocus Party Punch, mix together:

  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part Spiced Rum
  • ½ part Blue Curaçao
  • 6 parts Pineapple Juice

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