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Halloween Cocktails

I don't know about you, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Any holiday that I get to go to parties, eat "gross" food, dress up, horde candy and act like a kid  - yes please!

But the best thing about being an adult at Halloween, is drinking spooky cocktails. Here's some that will definitely make your holiday a little more fun and are perfect for bringing to a party.

1. Spiked Apple Cider

  • 1/2 gallon apple cider (get the good stuff without preservatives)
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 4 organic whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pick your poison, to taste - we used spiced rum and caramel vodka but you can add your favorite booze. I think bourbon is a tasty choice too. Maybe some cinnamon vodka or Fire Water? Moonshine? 

Mix all together and serve - it's that simple!

To kick it up a notch, carve into the slices of apples with spooky picture or sayings. I did RIP and ghosts. We also tossed in a handful of plastic spiders and perched a big scary rubber one near the handle of a ghost pail. You could use a plastic pumpkin or if you have an extra fresh pumpkin that is really big, you can scoop it out and put a clear container inside.

This is also super tasty served hot. Keep in warm in a crockpot on low so all your alcohol doesn't evaporate.

2. The Ghostbuster

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baileys
  • club soda to taste
Add Midori and peach schnapps to shaker with ice. Pour into glass. Add club soda. Carefully drizzle Baileys on top to create the Slimer effect. 
- remember this guy? 

3. Berry Scary Martini
This one is inspired by Martha Stewart ~ it's the one on the right. Looks awesome and tastes great too.

Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glasses. Thread Amarena cherries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately. If you can't find the cherries or don't want to spend the money, you can go with the original recipe and use raspberries and blackberries.

Now all you need is a costume. Cheers!