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Haunting Halloween Cocktails

Scary Drinks for a Halloween Party

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Ghost-tini

Ghost-tini - Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
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Despite its name, this cocktail is actually quite innocent and is a candy treat in a glass. It is a creamy vodka cocktail with a hint of vanilla and caramel and a delicious pumpkin background. We're not done though, because it comes complete with a cookie rim and gummy worms just for the fun of it.

Ghost-tini recipe...

Green Ghoul

Green Ghoul Cocktail - Midori Melon Liqueur
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Sweet and spicy, the Green Ghoul will be a hit at your monster bash. The key to the beautiful and ghastly cocktail is the webbing of black licorice, which by the time you get to the bottom of the glass is infused with sweet melon and snappy herbs.

Green Ghoul recipe...

Halloween Harvest Punch

Halloween Harvest Punch - Midori Melon Liqueur
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Serving a group of spooky party guests? This fruity rum punch can not only quench all of those witch's, vampire's and zombie's thirsts, but make you look good doing it. The neon green glow of the punch is just screaming for some haunting touches like dried ice, creepy garnishes and maybe a spider or two hanging on the side of the bowl. Have fun with dressing up this bowl of punch.

Halloween Harvest recipe...

The Halloween Hpnotist

Halloween Hpnotist - Hpnotiq Liqueur
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A drink with a haunting, eerie blue glow. What more could you want for a Halloween party? This simple, elegant Martini pairs the bright blue hue of Hpnotiq with vodka and lemon juice, but it's the garnish that makes it. To finish off this drink, simply grab some blue glow sticks, turn down the lights and sip away.

Halloween Hpnotist recipe...

Jack O' Lantern

Jack O' Lantern Cocktail Recipe from The Lobby Bar at NYC Empire Hotel
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Is it any surprise that many haunted cocktails will take on the name of the Jack O' Lantern? Not in the least. It's a fun concept to play with. To kick it off, check out this intriguing mix of Jack Daniel's and absinthe. It does have a bite but is worth the taste and the garnish is one that completes the experience. Get out your carving knife and have some fun with this one.

Jack O' Lantern recipe...

Jack O'Lantern

Jack O'Lantern Cocktail - Southern Hospitality NYC, Hennessey VSOP Cognac
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This Jack O'Lantern is perfect for Halloween, but it's the garnish that turns it from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Cognac and orange go together fabulously, so the flavor is great and it's visually stimulating which is great for impressing your ghoulish guests.

Jack O'Lantern recipe...

Jack-o-Lantern

Jack-O-Lantern Punch Cocktail - Flor De Cana Rum Halloween Cocktail
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As a punch for one or a punch for many, this Jack-o-Lantern Punch may be subdued in its Halloween appeal, but packs a big punch of flavor. I really like the idea of serving it in a real pumpkin punch bowl - you know, the one you gutted for your signature pumpkin pie? Here's a great place to use the shell.

Jack-o-Lantern recipe...

A fourth Jack-O-Lantern recipe uses Jack Daniel's, mint, oranges, and Chambord. Find that recipe here...

Mad Eye Martini

Mad Eye Martini - Halloween Cocktail from Hpnotiq Liqueur
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Who hasn't dreamt of an eyeball sitting on top of their drink? The Mad Eye Martini will fulfill that dream with it's gruesome-looking skewered eye looming over the pale blue martini. Looks aside, the eye and the drink taste fantastic.

Mad Eye Martini recipe...

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Flor de Caña Rum
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This would be a drink the crazy Mad Hatter would surely appreciate. Tea-infused rum with a little lime and ginger, it's so easy even a mad man could make it, and the infused rum is great for adding a spin to a number of other rum cocktails.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party recipe...

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