Heidi Klum’s Scary Good Halloween Margarita Recipe Is a Spooky Season Must

Here’s the cocktail the supermodel will be serving at this year’s epic bash.
Heidi Klum and PATRÓN EL ALTO

Heidi Klum and her signature PATRÓN EL ALTO Halloween cocktail.

Halloween is less than two weeks away, so if you’re planning to host a monster mash or attend a spooky shindig, now is the time to start getting organized. While we’ve provided helpful pop culture-related costumes, getups for less than $50 on Amazon and a few retro options, Oct. 31 is about more than just costumes. 

If you’re hosting a night of fun for your closest ghouls and goblins, you need to have snacks and beverages on hand. Who better to turn to than the Halloween queen herself, Heidi Klum, for a bit of holiday cocktail inspiration?

This year, Klum will be hosting her iconic Halloween shindig in New York City in partnership with PATRÓN EL ALTO, and the iconic SI Swimsuit model plans to serve the following signature tequila-based cocktail. Consider whipping it up at your own party to make it an A-list affair.

Heidi’s Black Magic-Rita

Heidi’s Black Magic-Rita.


  • 2 oz. PATRÓN EL ALTO
  • 1 oz. blackberry syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 drops of Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture
  • Black lava salt


To make the cocktail:

  1. In a shaker, combine PATRÓN EL ALTO, blackberry syrup, lime juice and ice and shake.
  2. Strain and pour over ice in a rocks glass with a black salt rim.
  3. Top with two drops of Firewater Tincture and a sugar spider web garnish.
  4. Enjoy!

To make the blackberry syrup:

In a small saucepan, mix the following:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 5 large blackberries

Simmer and let the sugar melt. Once the blackberries are soft, muddle them with the back of a spoon. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and let cool.

To make the garnish: 

In a small saucepan, mix the following:

  • 1 ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water with muddled blackberries 

Start on low heat and periodically whisk to increase temperature. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture to 300 degrees. Place the saucepan in an ice bath and bring it down to 275 degrees. Using a fork, spin your cobweb design by drizzling the mixture over parchment in your desired shape.

“We crafted the Heidi’s Black Magic-Rita blending PATRÓN EL ALTO with blackberry and lime for a premium, spooky twist on the classic margarita,” Klum shared. “I can’t wait for people to try this at the party, but it is also simple to make at home, complete with black lava salt rim, so I hope you’ll be sipping my Black Magic-Rita with PATRÓN EL ALTO all month long.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.