Rum,  Tequilla

Ecto Cooler Cocktail

Inspired by Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler of 1989, this citrus-flavored drink from Hi-C is making a comeback as a cocktail for our Halloween special. Notes of lime and orange make this green guzzler perfect to enjoy while busting some ghosts. Discover more about this cocktail on our podcast in Episode 26 (Halloween Special).

Ecto Cooler Cocktail Recipe

We created this cocktail for our Halloween Special. It debuted in episode 26 on October 27th, 2022. Find the ingredients and instructions required with our printable recipe card below.

Ecto Cooler Cocktail

Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 1 Jigger
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Highball cocktail glass
  • 1 Straw


  • 1 ½ oz Tarantula Tequila Azul
  • 1 ½ oz Bacardi Lime Rum
  • ¾ oz Lime juice or 1 whole lime
  • ¼ oz Grand Marnier
  • ¼ oz Orange simple syrup
  • 1 bottle Jarritos lime soda


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice then add Tarantula, Bacardi, Grand Marnier, orange syrup and lime juice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Pour mixture with ice into highball glass
  • Top with Jarritos to taste
  • Enjoy!

Need more visual instructions? We have created a video for you to mix along.

The Sips & Spirits Cocktail Promise

We have certain goals in mind as you discover what Sips & Spirits does on the podcast. It is extremely important when we design cocktails that they are not just friendly to the beginner mixologist, but also affordable. The majority of the ingredients listed can be substituted. Suggestions are noted whenever possible.

When we design an original cocktail, we will also provide a mocktail. We understand not everyone can or wants to indulge in alcohol. We chose to offer an alternative when possible. This allows you to be a part of the fun, regardless of your sobriety reasons.

Although it would be super fun to experiment on creating Ecto Cooler on our own, there are LOADS of resources out there for different variations of the original recipe. Our favorite comes from Ghostbusters News which breaks it down in the video below.

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