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Whimsical, sweet, and spicy Haunted Pumpkin Patch Margarita. Sweet spiced pumpkin butter, apple cider, tequila, and orange liquor are all mixed together to create an autumn-inspired spicy, sweet pumpkin margarita. Rim your glasses in spicy cinnamon sugar, and top each drink off with ginger beer, to create a magical fall cocktail that everyone will love! This whimsical haunted cocktail is both spicy and warming. Perfect for cozy autumn nights and every holiday from Halloween, to Friendsgiving, to Thanksgiving. And then every other day in between.

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Happy Saturday! I’m having so much fun with this year’s “spooky” cocktails. For each new drink, I’ve had a new inspiration behind the cocktail. This week’s cocktail is inspired by the magical Harry Potter series.

It’s Spooky, but whimsical at the same time – haunted, spicy, sweet, and simple.

I had plans to share another Halloween cocktail today, but this margarita just excited me way too much. It was one of those last-minute, eleventh-hour decisions that can often play out beautifully. And I couldn’t be happier I switched gears.

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The details

This one is quick, which we love.

Grab fresh apple cider, tequila, orange liquor, spiced pumpkin butter, and cinnamon sugar. Shake it all up to evenly mix in that pumpkin butter.

Pour the drink into your favorite cocktail glass and top off with ginger beer. The ginger beer is the real secret to this. To me, it’s what really makes this margarita feel a little more magical than all the rest.

If you want to make a mocktail? I’ve included those steps as well! Just use extra apple cider and a splash of fresh orange juice. Just as delish.

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Other than that, this is a fun, simple tequila margarita made with the addition of pumpkin butter, cider, and fizzy ginger beer.

I’d recommend testing this out this weekend, then making a double batch for Halloween. And then go for it again on Thanksgiving, you won’t be disappointed!

Keeping this very short today in true Cocktail Saturday form. See you all tomorrow for another round of Sunday favorites!

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Looking for other haunted Halloween drinks? Here are a few ideas: 

Smoky Sanderson Sisters’ Smash

“I put a Spell on You” Poison Apple Martini

The Goblet of Fire Cocktail

Nightmare on Bourbon Street

The Black Widow Smash

The Deathly Hallows Cocktail

The Golden Snitch Cocktail

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Jack Skellington’s Haunted White Russian

Pumpkin Patch Punch

Lastly, if you make this Haunted Pumpkin Patch Margarita, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Haunted Pumpkin Patch Margarita

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 296 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Cinni Sugar Rim


  • 1. On a small plate, mix the coarse sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne. Dip the rim of the glass into a thin layer of pomegranate juice. Then dip the glass into the sugar mix.
    2. Fill the glass with ice.
    3. Combine the pumpkin butter, apple cider, tequila, and orange liquor in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine, then fill with ice and shake 1 minute. Pour into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and a sprinkle of the cinni sugar mix.


To Make a Mocktail: omit the tequila and orange liquor. Use 2 additional tablespoons of apple cider or sparkling apple cider and mix with 1 tablespoon of orange juice. 
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  1. 5 stars
    Made both the cocktail & mocktail yesterday and both were fantastic. My husband wasn’t too sure about the pumpkin butter and didn’t want to try initially. After the rave reviews, he caved and loved it! Making them again tonight for a quiet night watching college football.

  2. So so festive and yummy. Made a practice batch last week and breaking these out for our family Thanksgiving. Also doing your herb butter turkey and Brussels sprouts! My adult daughter loves all your recipes! 🍁🍂

    1. Hey Marni,
      Thank you so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This is my new fav! My husband shook his head “no” when he saw me add pumpkin butter, Lol, but he loved it and I’ve made these a couple times now. Thanks T!

    1. Hey Lori,
      Amazing!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend!❄️

  4. What can you substitute for ginger beer? I have guests that do not drink carbonated beverages for medical reasons, would it be ok to just omit the beer and add a splash of water?

  5. These are SO good! If I wanted to make a big batch recipe, would it work to mix up in a blender or how would you recommend doing that?

    1. Hey Piper,
      Awesome!! 🍂 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for trying it out! I would just fill in a large pitcher! xx

  6. 2 stars
    Tequila did not work in this recipe for me… guess I’m a purist with my margaritas 🙂 The second time I made the cocktail I used rum and it was delicious!

  7. Hi Tieghan! You may have mentioned it already but do you have a batch recipe for this? I’m looking to serve about 15 people and would love to put it in a cute pitcher! Thank you!

    1. Hey Alexandria,
      You can just adjust the serving size above the list of ingredients and the measurements will adjust for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xT

  8. I’m so excited to make this…. pumpkin butter made and ready to go – but forgot to buy orange liquor. Is there a substitution?

    1. Hi Kristin,
      Fantastic!! 🍁🍂 I am delighted to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! xT

    1. Hey Cassie,
      For this recipe, I like to use silver. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers!! xx

    1. Hi Cenia,
      Happy Wednesday!!🎃 I truly appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:)

    1. Hey Miranda,
      Happy Wednesday!!👻 I truly appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:)

  9. 5 stars
    Very good cocktail. Loved the little bit of cayenne on the rim to balance out the sweetness. I originally forgot to top with the ginger beer and it was a bit sweet, but was great after ginger beer was added for that sweet and spicy balance. I also made Tieghans pumpkin butter recipe for this cocktail, pretty easy and tasty. Will use the rest of the pumpkin butter for one of the pumpkin bread recipes on this site later this week!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try!🍁 xxT

  10. Adore this! I think this might be my signature drink for our Halloween Party! Where can I find those glasses???