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Spooky Halloween-Themed Cocktail Recipes

I’m officially in the Halloween spirit! Last week, I filled you guys in on some great costume ideas for families, and this week we’re turning it over to entertaining. I LOVE having guests over for all occasions, but for Halloween, I think it’s so special and fun to treat them to delicious cocktails for some grown-up fun. It’s fun to sit back and celebrate with Chris and my closest friends and the spooky cocktails are a festive and fun part of the night. If you’re throwing a Halloween party or small get-together, consider putting together some of these drinks for your guests to enjoy. These are some of the go-to recipes that I’ve found throughout the years are a big hit in the Bosh household!

Vampire Blood Martinis
1.5 oz vodka
¾ oz raspberry liqueur
1.5 oz pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon agave sugar
Red sugar for rim
Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients, minus the red sugar, into a martini shaker with ice and shake for about 15-20 seconds. Pour the mixture into a chilled martini glass and top off the rim with red sugar.

Witches Brew

2 ½ oz Midori melon liquor
2 ½ oz club soda
1 lemon wedge
1 lime wedge
Black sugar for rim
Instructions: Mix the liquor, club soda, and ice into a martini shaker and shake for about 15-20 seconds or until chilled. Pour into a martini glass and squeeze lemon and lime.


Jack-O-Lantern Spritz
1 oz Aperol
1.5 oz Vodka
2 ½ oz Club soda
0.5 oz Grapefruit juice
2 drops of vanilla extract
Black sugar for rim
Instructions: Mix vodka, grapefruit juice, and vanilla extract in a pitcher with ice. Add Aperol and club soda into the mixture and mix it again. Serve individually into chilled glasses.


Smoking Margarita
2 oz silver tequila
8 blackberries
5 sage leaves
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp maple syrup
Dry ice
Instructions: Crush your blackberries in a separate jar and mix together with the sage leaves. Pour this mixture into a cocktail shaker along with ice, lemon juice, and maple syrup and shake for about 15-20 seconds. When serving, place dry ice into each individual glass and pour the mixture over the dry ice for the smoke effect.


Caramel Apple Sangria
5 red apples, chopped
1 bottle of white wine
8 cups of apple cider
1 cup caramel vodka
½ cup caramel syrup
Instructions: Chop up your apples, place them at the bottom of a pitcher, and pour the caramel syrup over the apples. Add the white wine, apple cider, and vodka into the pitcher and stir until mixed. Refrigerate the mixture inside the pitcher for up to four hours or store it overnight. Add more caramel syrup if needed!


Candy Corn Jello Shots
1 cup vanilla vodka
1 box orange jello
1 box lemon jello
3 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin
2 cups of boiling water
Cool Whip
Candy corn for garnish
Instructions: Combine lemon jello and one packet of unflavored gelatin into a bowl and mix. Add one cup of boiling water into the mix and continue to stir until everything is dissolved. Add vodka and ¼ cup of cold water into the mix and pour it into the shot glasses. Place the shot glasses in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and then repeat these steps with the orange jello. Place the shot glasses back into the fridge for another 20 minutes, and then top off with Cool Whip and candy corn for garnish.

Do you have any favorite Halloween cocktail recipes? Share them with me and I might just add them to the list!

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