Werewolf Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Werewolf cocktail is a relatively new creation, inspired by the mythical creature of the same name. It's a perfect drink for Halloween parties or any event with a spooky theme. It's a hit among fans of horror and fantasy genres, and those who enjoy a cocktail with a bit of a bite.

How Werewolf Tastes?

The Werewolf cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. The sweetness of the pineapple juice is balanced by the tartness of the lime, while the spiciness of the ginger beer adds a surprising kick. The rum gives it a strong, robust flavor that lingers on the palate.

Interesting facts about Werewolf

  • The Werewolf cocktail is often served in a highball glass to showcase its vibrant colors.
  • Despite its name, the Werewolf cocktail doesn't contain any 'wolfish' ingredients. The name is purely for fun and to add to the drink's mystique.
  • The Werewolf cocktail is often garnished with a slice of lime or pineapple to enhance its tropical flavors.


A few good options for Werewolf are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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The soul of the party, the rum in this cocktail brings its characteristic warmth and a slight sugarcane sweetness, creating a robust foundation. At 2oz, it's just enough to assert its presence without knocking you over. Missing the rum would be like a werewolf without its howl—disappointing. Dark rum could add more depth, while white rum keeps it light. Go off-script with spiced rum, and you'll add a mysterious twist.

Mary Mitkina

Pineapple Juice

This juicy addition gives our Werewolf the tropical punch it needs. At 2oz, it balances the rum's strength with its tartness and sweetness. If omitted, the drink loses its fruity balance—like a lycanthrope sans fur, something would be missing. Substituting with mango juice could offer a more exotic bite.

Mary Mitkina

Lime Juice

The zesty 1oz of lime juice is our cocktail's silver bullet. It provides a sharp tang, which counters the sweetness and refreshes the palate. Less lime juice, and the concoction could be overly sweet; too much, and it might turn too sour. If you're out of lime, lemon juice could save the night, but expect a less complex tang.

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Ginger Beer

At 2oz, the ginger beer adds a spicy fizz that animates the Werewolf cocktail. It's the effervescence that brings the drink alive, much like a full moon invigorates a werewolf. Skip it, and the drink is lifeless—a howling mistake. If ginger beer is not your potion, ginger ale offers a milder spell.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Werewolf Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the rum, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime or pineapple.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • If you like your cocktails spicy, choose a ginger beer with a strong ginger flavor.
  • For an extra spooky touch, serve the Werewolf cocktail in a glass rimmed with red sugar.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus notes in the cocktail complement the charred, smoky flavor of grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Spicy Asian Dishes: The sweetness of the pineapple and the bite of the ginger beer balance spicy Thai or Vietnamese dishes.
  • Caribbean-Inspired Dishes: Jerk chicken or pork pairs wonderfully with the tropical flavors of the Werewolf cocktail.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: A light, refreshing side that echoes the fruity notes in the drink.

Drink Pairings

  • Chilled Water: To cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.
  • Light Beers: A crisp lager or pilsner can complement the cocktail's refreshing quality without overpowering it.

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What you could change in Werewolf

  • Rum: You can substitute the rum with vodka for a lighter flavor.
  • Ginger Beer: If you don't have ginger beer, you can use ginger ale. However, this will make the cocktail less spicy.

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And of course - twists🍹

Moonlight Mystery

  • Swap the rum for tequila blanco and add a half oz of blue curaçao.
  • The cocktail takes on a mysterious blue hue, resembling a mystical moonlit night.
  • This twist adds a smooth agave flavor and a subtle orange twist, playing well with the ginger and citrus notes.

Blood Moon

  • Keep the base recipe, but float half an oz of grenadine on top.
  • The appearance is a dramatic red layer, like a blood moon hanging ominously in the sky.
  • The pomegranate sweetness of grenadine adds a hint of deep berry flavor, providing a dramatic twist to each sip.

Lycan's Lair

  • Replace ginger beer with a spicy homemade ginger infusion and add a dash of bitters.
  • The taste becomes more complex, with a pronounced gingery heat and a herbaceous undercurrent.
  • This variant howls with a bite, offering a cocktail experience for those who favor a more adventurous, 'wild' taste.

In case you forgot basics how to make Werewolf

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Werewolf

What is the best type of rum to use for the Werewolf cocktail?

You can use either white or dark rum, but dark rum gives a richer flavor to the drink.

Can I prep the Werewolf cocktail ahead of time?

Yes, you can definitely prep the cocktail ahead of time except the ginger beer. Add it right before serving to maintain its fizziness.

Is there any specific brand of ginger beer best suited for the Werewolf cocktail?

There's no specific brand that is best. The choice of ginger beer can depend on how spicy you want the cocktail to be.

Is the Werewolf Cocktail suitable for a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version using non-alcoholic ginger beer and omitting the rum.

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