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Drink Me: The Spookiest Beverages for Your Halloween Bash

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:11 p.m. ET

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You don't have to be dressing up as a mad scientist to make a sweet spread of spooky spirits this Halloween! Check out these cocktail recipes that are perfect for your costume bash.

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SVEDKA Orange Scream Pop

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SVEDKA Orange Scream Pop

Ingredients:

2 parts SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop

½ part Heavy Cream

¼ part Vanilla Syrup

Float Grenadine

Garnish with Candy Corn

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish the cocktail with candy corn. To make the vanilla syrup, de-seed one vanilla pod and cut it into quarters. Steep in one cup of hot water, turn off the heat, and add one cup of granulated sugar. Store covered for 24 hours and then strain into a container.

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Ashes to Ashes

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Ashes to Ashes, created by H. Joseph Ehrmann at Elixir, San Francisco

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Espolón Tequila Reposado

½ oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry

1 oz. Lemon Juice

1 tsp. Sweetened Cocoa Mix

¼ oz. Agave Nectar

1 Pinch Ground Cinnamon

Directions: Put all your ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cover and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain up into a cocktail glass. Garnish the cocktail with cinnamon dust.

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Beetle Juice

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Beetle Juice

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Courvoisier Rosé

½ parts DeKuyper Crème de Cassis

Orange Juice

Directions: Build the cocktail in an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish it with a lime squeeze.

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Basil Hayden's Bloody Delight

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Basil Hayden's Bloody Delight, created by Charles Joly in Chicago IL

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon

¾ parts Ginger Liqueur

¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

¼ part Agave Nectar

½ part Tart Cherry Concentrate

Directions: Drizzle the cherry concentrate around the inside of a martini glass, letting it slowly drip down the sides. Next, combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain it into the cherry concentrate lined glass, squeeze orange zest oil on top of cocktail, and garnish with orange zest.

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The Flying Witch Margarita

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The Flying Witch Margarita

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Avión Silver

1 ¾ oz. Pomegranate Juice

¾ oz. Orange Liqueur

¾ oz. Sour Mix (2:1 Lime and Simple Syrup)

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish the cocktail with a lime twist.

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Cruzan Haunted Cinn

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Cruzan Haunted Cinn

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Cruzan Velvet Cinn

1 parts Cruzan Aged Dark Rum

½ parts DeKuyper Blood Orange Liqueur

Float DeKuyper Hot Damn! Liqueur

Flamed Orange Zest

Directions: Combine the Cruzan Velvet Cinn, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, and Blood Orange Liqueur in a tumbler over ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a small amount of DeKuyper Hot Damn! Liqueur on top. Finish with a flamed orange zest.

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Eerie Elixir

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Eerie Elixir

Ingredients:

1 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange

1 oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape

½ oz. Triple Sec

¼ oz. Creme de Cacao

¼ oz. Cassis

Grenadine and Rimming Sugar for Garnish

Directions: Run rim of beaker through grenadine and then through sugar. Shake all the ingredients except cassis. Pour the mixture into beaker and pour cassis through the drink so it layers on the bottom of the glass.

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GM Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher

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GM Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher, created by mixologist George Carney

Ingredients:

2 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

1 oz. Peach Liqueur

Splash of Cranberry Juice

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and serve.

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Candy Corn Martini from Haven Rooftop

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Candy Corn Martini from Haven Rooftop

Ingredients:

½ oz. Simple syrup

2 oz. Vodka Vanilla

1 oz. Grape Fruit juice

½ oz. Orange Juice

Splash of Bitters

Garnished with Candy Corn

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Zombie Slime Shooters

Zombie Slime Shooters

Zombie Slime Shooters, created by celebrity caterer and Lenox Home Entertaining expert Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Ingredients:

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Peach Schnapps

1 oz. DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps

1 oz. Coconut Rum

1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix

Ingredients to Make the Blood Slime:

3 Tablespoons Corn Starch

½ Teaspoon Red Food Coloring

Directions: Mix 3 tablespoons of corn syrup with ¼ teaspoon of red food coloring. Dip the rim of each cocktail glass into the mixture and slowly spin the glass to coat it. Turn the glass upright and the blood will begin to drip slightly.

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and pour over ice cubes.

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Hocus Pocus Punch

Hocus Pocus Punch

Hocus Pocus Punch

Ingredients:

1 bottle Skinnygirl Sangria

1 Blood Orange, Sliced Into Wedges

1 Red Apple, Halved and Thinly Sliced

Directions: Combine all the ingredients into a large pitcher and add ice. Chill for at least 30 minutes to set. This recipe makes for six.

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Hornitos Not Just Any Potion

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Hornitos Not Just Any Potion

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Hornitos Plata Tequila

2 parts Lime Juice

1 part Simple Syrup

½ part Raspberry Puree

1 part Vanilla Liqueur

Directions: Shake and pour the ingredients into a cocktail glass, half-rimmed with a thick layer of black lava salt. Garnish with 2 to 3 chocolate or salt covered raspberries.

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Monster Martini

Monster Martini

Monster Martini

Ingredients:

1 part UV Apple

1 part Sour Mix

Directions: Shake with ice and strain the cocktail into a martini glass with a cinnamon rim.

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Orange Pomegranate hint

Orange Pomegranate hint

Orange Pomegranate hint

Ingredients:

½ oz. Vodka

1 oz. Grand Marnier

2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice

1 oz. Pomegranate-Tangerine hint

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail-shaker and shake well. Pour it over ice in a tumbler and top with orange zest.

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Mint Spook

Mint cocktail

Mint Spook

Ingredients:

3 oz. Owl's Brew Morgan-ade tea, brewed

Can be substituted with Lemon Verbena and Peppermint tea

1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1 tbsp. agave (or sweetener of choice)

½ oz. Lemon juice

½ oz. Lime juice

Directions: Brew two teaspoons of tea (or two tea bags) in 6-8 ounces of water for four minutes and flash-chill. Combine 3 oz. of the brewed tea with 1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, lemon juice, and lime juice and sweeten with agave or a sweetener of your choice. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with fresh mint.

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Lush Wine and Spirits: The Pumpkin Splash

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Chicago's Lush Wine & Spirits: The Pumpkin Splash

Ingredients:

2 oz. Chase Vodka

¼ oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. pumpkin puree

1 oz. Koval Ginger Liqueur

Splash of Fentiman's Ginger Beer

Ginger piece garnish

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SMIRNOFF Smashing Pumpkin

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SMIRNOFF Smashing Pumpkin

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. SMIRNOFF Cinna-Sugar Twist

3 oz. Pumpkin Purée

2 ½ Coconut Water

Directions: Place pumpkin purée and Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass and top with coconut water.

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Children of the Thorn Punch

Thorny rose cocktail

Children of the Thorn Punch

Ingredients:

1 bottle Thorny Rose Red Blend

16 oz. Fresh Brewed Black Tea

8 oz. Cognac

1 Orange and 2 Lemons cut into half moons

3 Organic Plums cut into half moons

Directions: Combine all the ingredients and chill overnight. Serve in a large punch bowl with club soda.

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