Halloween cocktail recipes to die for

You don't have to be a kid to love Halloween. In fact, adult Halloween parties are tons more fun than bobbing for apples or pinning the stem on the Jack-o-lantern. Outrageous costumes and awesome eats will set the stage for some freakishly fabulous fun. And don't forget that décor is the star of this show. Oh - and these three gruesomely grand Halloween cocktails, of course!

The Black & Bloody Zombie Cocktail


American Beer

Tomato Juice

Black Salt

Cocktail Onions and Black Olives for Garnish


1. Moisten rim of beer glass and dip into black salt to coat.

2. Using a funnel so as not to disturb the salt, pour 6 oz. beer and 6 oz. tomato juice into the glass.

3. Carefully mix.

4. Skewer alternating cocktail onions and black olives for garnish.

Zombie fact - The 1985 film "The Return of the Living Dead" introduced the very first connection between Zombies and brains.

The Vampire Moon Cocktail


Blood Orange Juice



Maraschino Cherries for Garnish


1. Using a highball glass, mix 3 oz. blood orange juice, 1-1/2 oz. vodka, and ½ oz Galliano.

2. Add ice to fill.

3. Garnish with skewered Maraschino cherries.

Vampire fact - Some historians believe that Prince Charles is a direct descendant of Vlad the Impaler, the son of Vlad Dracula.

The Spicy Ghost Cocktail


Half and Half

Pepper-Flavored Vodka


Black Licorice Vines for Garnish


1. Using a highball glass, mix 3 oz. half and half, 1-1/2 oz. pepper-flavored vodka and ½ oz. Jagermeister.

2. Add ice to fill.

3. Garnish with a black licorice rope.

Ghost fact - Ghosts have an extraordinary sense of smell. They are often attracted to certain aromas - licorice, perhaps?

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