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10/31/2013 09:43 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Halloween Cocktails

The buckets are filled with candy ready for the little trick-or-treaters to come along. But what if they bring big trick-or-treaters with them? You mustn't be rude and not offer them a goody or two. Here are few tasty temptations to serve this Halloween night. Pick your poison!

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Photo by Jack Deutsch

Bloody Red Martini
Vampires everywhere would kill for a sip of this delightful martini, complete with oozing bloody rim.

Serves 4
8 oz. New Amsterdam Citron vodka
4 oz. triple sec
4 oz. pomegranate-cherry juice
2oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
ice

Mix first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Allow mixture to sit fro 1 minute, giving time for the flavors to marry. Strain into martini glasses and enjoy.

For bloody rims: In a shallow dish mix 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1 drop lemon extract, and 2 drops red food coloring. Turn glasses upside down, swirling the rims in the mixture to coat well. Turn glass upright and fill.

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Photo by Jack Deutsch

Ghoul's Grog
Get ready to rattle some skeletons with this eye-catching Sangria.

Serves 10
2 bottles Simi Pinot Noir
8 oz. pineapple juice
8 oz. Cointreau
4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino
2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sparkling water to top

Plastic eye ball ice cubes for garish garnish

Combine the wine, juice, Cointreau, and lemon juice in a drinks dispenser. Chill for up to an hour, add frozen eyeballs, ice cubes, and sparkling water. Serve.

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Photo by Colleen Mullaney

Monster Mash

A most devilish concoction of creepy things will keep all the mummies wrapped tight... or not!
Serves 4

8 oz. Beefeater Extra Dry gin
2 oz. Limoncello
2 oz. peach nectar
2 oz. mango nectar
ice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and mix well. Strain into black sugar-rimmed glasses and serve.

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