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

Ingredients:

American Beer

Tomato Juice

Black Salt

Cocktail Onions and Black Olives for Garnish

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

Blood Orange Juice

Vodka

Galliano

Maraschino Cherries for Garnish

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

Half and Half

Pepper-Flavored Vodka

Jagermeister

Black Licorice Vines for Garnish

Directions:

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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