Beetlejuice Cocktail That's a Toast With the Most, Babe

Go ahead and make our millennium... and while you do, mix up this ghoulish Beetlejuice cocktail, too.

Updated February 18, 2024
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If only we could say the name of this drink three times and have it instantly appear in our hand... well, that would be awesome. But while we can't summon it by speaking its name, it's not hard to mix up a Beetlejuice drink. So get to summoning...Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

How to Make a Beetlejuice Cocktail

It may look complicated, but the Beetljuice drink isn't hard to make. It's the perfect drink for a spooky movie night — or just because you're the ghost with the most, babe. So let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce green chartreuse
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce melon liqueur
  • Ice
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • Dehydrated lime wheel for garnish, optional


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, pineapple juice, green chartreuse, lime juice, simple syrup, and melon liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly add cranberry juice, allowing it to float.
  5. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel, if desired.

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Variations of the Beetlejuice Cocktail

Like the title character, this cocktail can take on many faces.

  • Swap the gin for vodka to create a cocktail with a more neutral base. This spirit swap will work with any of the riffs, as well.
  • Create a murky, gloomy-looking cocktail by omitting the green chartreuse and using a half-ounce of melon liqueur and a half-ounce of raspberry liqueur.
  • Instead of a cranberry juice float, you can always use cherry juice or another red juice.
  • Match the dark tones of Beetlejuice by adding a half-ounce of blue curaçao, skipping the green chartreuse.


You may not be able to conjure objects like Beetlejuice, but you can summon the perfect garnish.

  • Drop a cocktail cherry into the drink or pierce one or three with a cocktail skewer.
  • Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip the rim into green sugar.
  • Mimic Beetlejuice's green hair with a lime peel or twist.
  • Channel the black and white stripes with a black and white striped cocktail straw.

A Horrifyingly Good Cocktail

You'll be singing day-o after just a few sips of this cocktail named for that iconic 80s movie, Beetlejuice. It's a great green Halloween cocktail and also makes the perfect Halloween party drink. Go ahead and let the spirit of this Beetlejuice cocktail move you to the iconic calypso song. Should you decide to gamble saying his name three times, though, that's a risk that only you can decide.

Beetlejuice Cocktail That's a Toast With the Most, Babe