Get ready for a frightening good time with some of the best Halloween party ideas including this Halloween cocktail recipe for bloody Mary IV bags!

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Want to serve some blood bag cocktails at your Halloween party this year?  This classic Bloody Mary recipe is perfect for a blood bag drink that will terrify your guests!

Drinks That Look Like Blood for Halloween

Welcome to day 5 of the 13 days of Halloween party ideas!  Bri from Parties with a Cause and I have teamed up to bring you our best Halloween party ideas this year.  Today, we're both sharing some Halloween recipes for drinks that look like blood that will be perfect for your party!

Halloween blood bag drinks served on a spooky skeleton tray with ice

I love a good Bloody Mary.  It might be my favorite vodka cocktail.  If you are going to be mixing up this classic drink, make sure you choose a good vodka.  My favorite is Smirnoff.

Making a classic Bloody Mary with Smirnoff vodka for some Halloween blood bag drinks

I made this Bloody Mary recipe in a pitcher since it is a Halloween cocktail for a crowd.  I used classic ingredients - tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, pepper, celery salt, and hot sauce.  I also added olive brine and pickle juice.  I love my bloody Mary to be really tart but not too spicy. 

Bloody Marys for a Halloween party served in blood bags

With so many fantastic Bloody Mary recipes on the internet, I know the real reason you're here at this post.  Aren't these novelty blood bags for drinks perfect for serving up Bloody Marys at your Halloween party?  You can get some here on Amazon.


How To Fill Blood Bags With Drinks

This particular kind of novelty blood bag has a screw off lid.  I was a little worried at first about how I was going to be able to fill them.  But a measuring cup with a spout and a steady hand is all you need.  I recommend filling them over your pitcher just in case you spill. If that sounds too intimidating, use a small funnel instead.  However, if you grabbed the kind of Halloween drink blood bags that looks like an actual IV bag, you can fill those with a syringe.

More Halloween Blood Drink Recipe Ideas

Another fun way to serve a blood drink for Halloween is a syringe cocktail.  This Poisoned Apple Witch's Brew with Blood Orange Syrup is great for guests who prefer something sweet instead of a Bloody Mary.

Halloween syringe shots filled with blood orange syrup going into a witch's brew hard apple cider cocktail

Alcohol not your thing?  Or maybe you need to come up with some fun Halloween drinks for the kids.  Bri over at Parties with a Cause is sharing this non-alcoholic Red Sangria for Day of the Dead that's also a perfect blood drink for your Halloween party. 

More of the Best Halloween Party Ideas To Come!

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That's it for these Bloody Mary IV Bags Halloween cocktail recipe! If you liked this recipe, make sure to check out my Bloody Mary Infused Vodka and you can see one of my past parties where I set up a full Bloody Mary Bar here. Until next time!


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Halloween blood bag drinks filled with a classic Smirnoff vodka Bloody Mary recipe

Halloween Cocktail Recipe Bloody Mary IV Bags

Halloween Cocktail Recipe Bloody Mary IV Bags

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is such a fun Halloween cocktail recipe - Bloody Mary IV Bags! Perfect for serving up at your Halloween party.


  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • juice of a lemon
  • juice of a lime
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive brine
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • hot sauce to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. Add ingredients to a pitcher a stir well.
  2. Use a measuring cup with a spout to fill novelty IV bags for drinks.
  3. Chill and serve on ice.


adjust hot sauce and pepper to get the right level of spice for your preference.

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