Halloween Martini: Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Last Updated on March 28, 2022 by Anne-Marie

This Halloween martini is a spooky highball drink recipe that comes with tips for making Halloween drinks for kids and frozen “eyeballs.”

A glass of Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail on a black napkin.

Why this recipe works

This Halloween Martini: Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail is a spooky drink that says, “Here’s looking at you, kid!”

It's actually a classic martini drink recipe with frozen “eyeballs” – round ice cubes with radishes stuffed with pimiento-stuffed olives.

What could be more fun?

Or creepy? Bwahaha.

Making a Halloween Martini with creepy frozen eyeballs!

Having a party? Then you’ll want to make a big batch of Creepy Frozen Eyeballs for your Halloween martini imbibing guests.

The best way to do this is to buy an Ice Ball Mold Tray. You can find these online or at home goods stores.

Also, look for radishes that are somewhat uniform in size. That way they’ll fit nicely into the ice cube tray.

For your Halloween party, serve this highball cocktail in tall glasses on black cocktail napkins.

Creepy Frozen Eyeballs aren’t just for this highball drink recipe. They’d also work well in Bloody Mary’s.

A glass of Halloween Martini highball drink recipe on a stack of black napkins.

Turn this into Halloween drinks for kids

If you’re looking for a more kid friendly Halloween mocktail, don’t worry! This Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail can be modified.

Making a Halloween drink for kids (and non-imbibing adults) is easier than you think.

For a big batch of ghoulish drinks, double the batch of Creepy Frozen Eyeballs. One bunch will be for the grownup cocktails.

The extra frozen eyeball can then be served in tomato juice or plain seltzer for the little ghouls. Or a Virgin Bloody Mary for the grownups.

Looking for more Halloween party ideas?

● Searching for black cocktails for Halloween? Try a Dead Man’s Kiss Cocktail.

● Serve up this pumpkin shaped Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe.

● Make Dairy Free Pumpkin Fudge  and Keto Pumpkin Mousse for your vegan guests.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili can be made ahead of time and kept warm in the crock-pot.


Halloween Martini: Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Halloween Martini: Eyeball Highball Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween martini is a spooky highball drink recipe. It comes with tips for making Halloween drinks for kids and frozen “eyeballs.”

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 14 medium radishes
  • 7 pimiento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise
  • 16 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth


  1. To make Creepy Frozen Eyeballs, trim the stem and root end of each radish. Use a paring knife to scrape red skin from each radish, leaving just enough to give a veiny appearance. With a small melon baller, cut a hole in radish, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Fit an olive half, cut-side facing out, into the hole.
  2. Place radish in ice cube tray. Repeat with remaining radishes. Fill the tray with water and freeze.
  3. Mix vodka or gin with vermouth and stir with ice. Divide eyeball ice cubes among four glasses. Strain cocktail, pour into glasses and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Photo and recipe used with permission of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Photo by Sang An. Copyright © 2015.

Published on October 6, 2015, October 11, 2016, and October 17, 2017 . Updated with new information.

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