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Halloween Cocktails

This Halloween be the “ghostess with the mostest” and try out these festive Halloween cocktails for your get together. Scare yourself skinny with low calorie cocktails or indulge yourself into delicious mocktails of fright!

Vampire Kiss Martini—CookingwithSugar.com

Ingredients

3 oz. Chilled Pinnacle “Whipped” Vodka or Vanilla Vodka


Strawberry Sundae syrup


Plastic vampire teeth as a garnish

Preparation

Rim a martini glass with the strawberry syrup. Drizzle some on the inside of the glass so it drips. Pour vodka into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Add teeth on the side of the glass as a garnish.

Tips: For best results, prepare your glasses ahead of time and freeze them with the sugar and syrup on them. Remove from freezer just before serving.

Candy Corn Cocktail—PinCurlMag.com

Ingredients

2 oz. Pineapple Infused Vodka


1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened

1 oz. Pineapple Juice

1 oz. Milk


1 oz. Simple Syrup

Directions
:

Combine Pineapple Infused Vodka and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.

 

The Brain Cocktail—HGTV.com

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps

1 1/2 oz. Bailey's Irish cream 


Dash of grenadine

Directions:

Pour peach schnapps into a glass. Slowly add the Bailey's Irish cream and top with a dash of grenadine.

Witch’s Cauldron Cocktail—Oprah.com

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces citrus rum

1/2 ounce Midori

1 1/2 ounces limeade

Directions

Shake all ingredients well with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible gummy eyeball on a cocktail pick.

 

Low Calorie Cocktails

Hocus Pocus Punch—SyleonMain.net

Ingredients

1 bottle Skinnygirl Sangria

1 blood orange, sliced into wedges

1 red apple, halved and thinly sliced

Optional: black licorice for garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher. Add ice. Chill for at least 30 minute to set. Optional: garnish with licorice wand and enjoy!

Piña Ghoul-ada—SyleonMain.net

Ingredients

Skinnygirl Piña Colada

“Blood” garnish

3 tablespoons corn syrup

1/4 teaspoons red food coloring 

Optional: gummy eyeball candy for garnish

Directions

Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir with a toothpick to combine. Hold a glass by the stem, dip rim into the syrup mixture, and turn glass, coating entire rim. Turn the glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down sides. Repeat for desired number of glasses. Pour chilled Skinnygirl Piña Colada into prepared glasses to serve. Optional: garnish with gummy eyeball candy and enjoy!

 

Vampire Vixen— SyleonMain.net

Ingredients

2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

1 part olive juice

2 parts tomato juice

2 parts club soda

½ lime, squeezed

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in tall chilled glass with ice.

 

“Mocktails”

Nonalcoholic Cemetery Slime Punch Recipe—Spoonful.com



Ingredients:

2 liters diet root beer 


24 gummy worms, plus more if desired 


1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt 


1 pint low-fat chocolate frozen yogurt

Directions

Arrange the gummy worms in a 12-compartment ice tray, letting them hang out over the edges of the tray. Fill with root beer and freeze at least four hours or overnight. With a small ice cream scoop, fill the bottom of a one-gallon punch bowl with scoops of both frozen yogurts, using the full container of each. Very slowly fill the punch bowl with root beer, which will foam up to create the "slime." Float the wormy ice cubes on top of the punch. Fill each punch cup with a scoop of ice cream and an ice cube. Float additional worms on top of the punch or in each glass.

Rotten Apple Punch—Spoonful.com

Ingredients

Apple cider

Five 1/2-cup containers

Red and green food coloring

10 to 15 gummy worms

Punch bowl

Directions

Pour apple cider into all 5 small dishes, stopping about 1/2 inch from the top. Add 2 drops of red and 1 drop of green food coloring to each dish and stir until the colors have blended. Hang 2 or 3 gummy worms around the edge of each dish and place the dishes in the freezer. If you use more than 3 worms, the rotten apples won't float as well. Freeze until the rotten apples are solid. Just before serving, slip the frozen wormy apples out of the dishes by setting them briefly in a few inches of warm water in your sink. Float the rotten apples in a large punch bowl filled with untinted cider. For added creepiness, drape the gummy worms over the edges of your serving bowl.

 

Fizzy Pumpkin—Thehouseofsmiths.com

Ingredients

Small canning jars

Decorative jar lids

Vinyl pumpkin face decals or black paper cutouts w/ glue

Orange Juice

Lemon-lime Soda

Pineapple Juice

Orange Sherbet

Directions

Apply your vinyl stickers onto your jar to make whatever pumpkin face you choose. Textured jars are a bit trickier to work with, because there are bumps and grooves, so you might want to pick a jar with a smooth finish. I've also seen simple black paper cutouts used for this project, with a bit of hot glue dabbed on the back to adhere them to the cups/glass. Mix 2 cups of orange juice and 1 cup of pineapple juice together in a pitcher. Scoop the orange sherbet into your jars, filling them up about 3/4ths of the way. Fill your jars halfway with the orange juice/pineapple mixture. Top the rest of your drink with lemon-lime soda, attach lids and add a green straw for the "stem" and you're done!

 

 

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