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Ghostbuster Cocktail for Halloween with Spooky Whipped Cream Ghosts

This Ghostbuster cocktail is pure fun, easy to make and full of creamy flavors of Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The whimsical whipped cream ghost make the perfect garnish for this Halloween drink.

I love experimenting with spooky Halloween cocktails. They put us in a fun mood and let us be creative, all the while enjoying an adult beverage!

Be sure to check out my vampire cocktail for Halloween. It has a licorice spider garnish to set a spooky mood.

Two Ghostbuster cocktails with whipped cream ghosts and a black candle.

For many seasonal drinks, the Halloween cocktail garnishes are what sets the tone, and this Ghostbuster cocktail is no exception. This smooth and creamy drink is topped off with a spooky whipped cream ghost swimming in the alcohol. 

The whipped cream ghosts are a perfect addition to the drink, because ghosts are a symbol of Halloween

I love that I can enjoy the cocktail and then finish it off with a creamy ending, to make sure that “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost!”.

If you enjoy the ghosts and ghouls around this time of year, make sure to check out this list of DIY Halloween costume ideas, featuring an easy ghost costume!

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This Ghostbuster drink has whimsical whipped cream ghosts swimming in the creamy Kahlua, Vodka and Irish Cream mix. See how to make the cocktail and the garnish at Always The Holidays. 👻🍸👻 Click To Tweet

Let’s make the whipped cream ghost garnish for our Ghostbuster cocktail

The ghostbusters cocktail takes very little time to make, but put aside some time to make the ghosts, since they will need to be frozen before use. 

When I plan to serve this drink at a Halloween party, I make the ghost garnish early in the day and freeze them. Then make the drink as the guests arrive and just pop a ghost into each one. Easy peasy!

To make the ghosts, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sugar
  • Edible eyes

Add the whipped cream and sugar in a bowl and whip until stiff peaks form.
Whipping some cream.

Place the whipped cream mixture into a piping bag. Twist the top of the bag to push the cream down towards the tip of the bag and cut off the end of the icing bag. Whipped cream in a piping bag with a black pumpkin candle.

I used a silicone baking mat as the base on which to pipe out my ghosts. This type of mat can be put into the freezer and the ghosts will be super easy to remove later, after they are frozen.

My silicone mat had little circles on it (meant for cookies) that allowed me to keep my ghosts uniform in size as I piped them.

Just start piping in a swirling manner making the base larger and the ghost shape smaller as you pipe towards the top. Once I had done a few, I got pretty good at it.  

Don’t worry if the ghosts are not perfectly even. They will be sitting in liquid and their haphazard shapes are part of the fun of the garnish!Ghost shapes with whipped cream, pumpkin, shaker and cocktail.

Using tweezers, attach the edible eyes to the top of the ghost shape. Once again, they don’t have to be perfectly even. I made my eyes lopsided on purpose to give them a funky look.Eyes on whipped cream ghosts.

Place the silicone mat on a cutting board or baking sheet and put it in the freezer for at least an hour. Longer is fine.

I had some ghosts in my freezer for a few days before I used them and they kept their shape and color perfectly.

Making the Ghostbuster cocktail

The drink is a cinch to prepare. It is a delicious blend of three types of alcohol to make a bewitching Halloween potion:

  • Vodka – 2 ounces
  • Baileys Irish Cream – 1 ounce
  • Kahlua liqueur – 1 ounce

Kahlua, Vodka and Bailey's Irish cream

Add enough ice to a cocktail shaker so that it is half full and pour in the Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka and Kahlua. Shake well and strain the drink into a martini glass. That’s all there is to making this Ghostbuster cocktail!Ghostbuster cocktail with pumpkin nd cocktail shaker.

To set the Halloween mood, add a whipped cream ghost to each cocktail and serve. Whipped cream ghosts in a creamy drink, with black candle leaves and bottle of potion.

This Halloween inspired cocktail is smooth and creamy with a hint of coffee flavor. The ghost is slightly sweet and has an extra crunch from the edible candy eyes.

It’s fun and whimsical and sure to put your party guests in a ghost fighting mood.

Mmm, if you’ve had a dose of a
Freaky ghost, baby
You better call

Pin this Ghostbusters cocktail for later

Would you like a reminder of this fun ghost cocktail? Just pin this photo to one of your Halloween boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our video on YouTube.

Creamy drink with ghost garnish and text reading Halloween ghostbuster cocktail

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Ghostbuster Cocktail with Spooky Whipped Cream Ghosts

Ghostbuster Cocktail with Spooky Whipped Cream Ghosts

This Ghostbuster cocktail will have you singing "I ain't 'friad of no ghosts all night long!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of Kahlua
  • 1 ounce of Bailey's Irish Cream

Ghost Garnish

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 edible eyes for each ghost


For the ghost garnish\

  1. Place the heavy cream in a bowl with the sugar.
  2. Whip with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Place the mixture into a piping bag, cut off the tip and pipe ghost shapes on a silicone mat.
  4. Use tweezers to attach 2 edible eyes to each ghost.
  5. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

For the cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, Kahlua and Irish cream.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Pour into a martini glass.
  5. Add a ghost garnish and serve.
  6. Enjoy!


The calories listed are for the cocktail. Each ghost garnish adds about 50 calories to the count. The recipe for the garnish makes 10-12 ghosts.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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