White Zombie (aka White Russian)

White Zombie (aka White Russian)

My White Zombie is the perfect cocktail for Halloween, complete with skewered bloodshot eyes and blood drips.

Happy Halloween

It’s the weekend before Halloween and I’m sure we aren’t the only people who have been celebrating prematurely. My idea of a Halloween treat is a gruesome cocktail which is why I’m sharing my “grown-up” recipe for a White Zombie cocktail (a White Russian any other time of the year!)

I’ve taken the classic White Russian and added some bloody drips and some (store bought) eyeballs. You could easily make your own eyeballs with balls of white fondant icing and some edible marker pens. But life is too short.

A classic cocktail

The classic White Russian cocktail is made with vodka, Kahlua (coffee liqueur), and cream served over ice. Sometimes the cream gets swapped out for milk – but I like to do a mix of half and half so its got a slightly velvety texture without being too rich.

Real mixologists would carefully layer the cream and coffee liqueur so you get a two tone effect. But I’m too lazy and it all tastes the same so I just give it a good shake in my cocktail shaker. Giving it a good mix does thicken up the cream slightly too which I love.

This White Zombie Halloween Cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian

The recipe

This White Zombie Halloween Cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian

White Zombie (aka White Russian)

Emma Walton
The classic White Russian cocktail has had a Halloween makeover with bloody drips and bloodshot eyeballs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 366.59 kcal


For the bloody drips

For the cocktail

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 25 ml double cream
  • 25 ml milk
  • ice

To decorate

  • bloodshot eyeball sweets


  • Mix the honey with a little red food colouring until it is your desired shade of blood red.
  • Using a teaspoon carefully drip the bloody honey around the edge of the glass.
  • Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and milk over ice in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Give it a good shake for 2-3 minutes before pouring it straight into the bloody glass.
  • Skewer a few bloodshot eyeballs on to a cocktail stick and place across the rim of the glass before serving.


Calories: 366.59kcalCarbohydrates: 30.9gProtein: 1.39gFat: 10.14gSaturated Fat: 6.26gCholesterol: 36.75mgSodium: 23.59mgPotassium: 63.17mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 30.24gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 0.26mgCalcium: 45.76mgIron: 0.12mg
Keyword coffee liqueur, cream, honey, milk
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