Drink up this Halloween with festive, freaky cocktails

Jeanne Benedict suggests these five creepy cocktails to spice up your party this spooky season!

Mar-gore-ita

Ingredients

  • For margarita

    • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
    • 1/2 ounce triple sec
    • 2 ounces sweet and sour mix
  • For lime eyeball garnish

    • Lime wheel
    • Red maraschino cherry
    • Mini chocolate chip
    • Red caramel
    • 1-inch long piece of green plastic straw
  • For red caramel blood drips

    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup hot water
    • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring

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Zombie juice Halloween punch

Ingredients

  • For zombie juice

    • 1/2 cup Jamaican dark rum
    • 1 cup Puerto Rican light rum
    • 1/2 cup orange Curacao
    • 3 ounces apricot brandy
    • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 8 cups V-8 Splash “Tropical Blend” flavor or similar juice
    • 3 ounces grenadine
    • Small ice block (freeze water in 1-cup plastic container)
  • For zombie head container

    • Latex zombie mask
    • Glass cylinder jar or container (18-cup)
    • Plastic brain
    • Mini gummy brains on straws
    • Punch glasses

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Halloween night cap with Halloween doughnut hole garnish

Ingredients

    • 1/2 ounce coffee
    • 2 ounces Half and Half (tinted orange with food coloring)
    • 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier or orange-flavored liqueur
    • Halloween doughnut hole

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Pumpkin mojito with easy Halloween favor garnishes

Ingredients

  • For pumpkin syrup

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned)
  • For mojito

    • 6 - 8 mint leaves
    • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
    • Splash of lime juice (about 1/2 teaspoon)
    • 3 ounces pumpkin syrup
    • Club soda

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Pirate potion individual bottles with personalized bottle corsets

Ingredients

  • For paper corset

    • Heavy-weight designer scrapbook paper or cardstock
    • Black cord
  • For pirate poton

    • 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon (750 mililiters)
    • 1 liter Sprite
    • Juice of 5 Navel oranges
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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