Spooky cocktails: Cosmo and kiwi 'eyeball' pops, more

Jazz up your Halloween-themed cocktails by freezing them! Here, entertaining expert Jeanne Benedict serves up gin-and-tonic pops, bubblegum vodka word pops, pumpkin mojito pops and more.

Simple syrup

Ingredients

    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup water

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Sugar glue for garnishes

Ingredients

    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 cup water

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Kiwi “eyeball” pom pops
Servings:

Makes 6 (2 oz.) pops

Ingredients

    • 1 pomegranate
    • 1 cup bottled pomegranate juice
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup simple syrup (recipe below)
    • 2 tablespoons vodka
    • 2 kiwi, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
    • 2 Granny Smith apples
    • Lime juice

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Pumpkin mojito pops
Servings:

Makes 6 (2 oz.) pops

Ingredients

    • 1 cup water
    • 1/3 cup pumpkin syrup
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons white rum
    • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • For pumpkin syrup:

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

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Cosmopolitan pops
Servings:

Makes 6 (2 oz.) pops

Ingredients

    • 1 cup red cranberry juice
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/3 cup simple syrup (see recipe)
    • 1 tablespoon vodka
    • 1 teaspoon triple sec
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • Lime slices cut in 1/8-inch thick half circles
    • 1/2 cup orange juice

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