Halloween will be here before you know it and if you’re planning an adult Halloween party, you probably want to serve something other than wine and beer, right? Not that there's anything wrong with beer and wine...but, if you want to impress your guests, try one (or all) of these wickedly delicious Halloween cocktails.

  • 1

    The Otesaga Spookytini

    This drink comes to us from the Otesaga Resort Hotel which is not only located in Cooperstown but is also *supposedly* haunted by friendly spirits.

    You'll need:
    2 oz. apple-flavored vodka such as Stoli Gala Apple
    1 ½ oz Ginger beer
    A dash of cherry juice
    And then for the garnish: cherry-stuffed lychee nut, soaked in ginger brandy

    Mix the vodka and ginger beer in a cocktail shaker with ice and then pour into a martini glass, garnishing with the lychee nut soaked in ginger brandy. Pour a dash of cherry juice over the lychee nut and then watch as the veins in the fruit soak up the juice, turning the nut into an eyeball!

  • 2

    The Conjuring

    Obviously, drinking this cocktail from Lucid Absinthe won’t actually summon the dead, but the name is definitely creepy!

    You'll need:
    1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
    1 oz. White Creme de Cacao
    1 oz. coconut milk
    A drizzle of black sambuca

    Combine the Lucid absinthe, white creme de cacao, and coconut milk in a shaker filled with ice. Shake it until it gets all frothy and then strain the drink into a short glass over ice. Drizzle black sambuca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses through the cocktail.

  • 3

    Pina Ghoul-ada

    Thank you, Martha Stewart, for this drink name that's got just the right amount of cheese- not too much, but not too little. Just don't walk around all night saying it over and over. Then it would be annoying.

    You'll need:
    3 tbs. corn syrup
    1/4 tsp. red food coloring
    Optional: gummy eyeball candy for garnish

    Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir the mixture with a toothpick and then, holding a martini glass by the stem, dip the rim into the syrup mixture, and turn the glass, coating the entire rim. Turn the glass upright, allowing the mixture to drip down the sides. Repeat for however many glasses of this drink you plan to make. Pour chilled Skinnygirl Piña Colada into the glasses and serve.

  • 4

    Candy Corn Martini

    Mantitlemint has the right idea! Halloween and candy corn go hand in hand, but this year, instead of just putting candy corn out in bowls or using it as decoration, you'll step up your game with this candied drink.

    You'll need:
    1/4 c. M&Ms white chocolate candy corn candies
    1 c. Vanilla Vodka
    1/2 Jigger (1 oz) Banana Schnapps
    2 Jiggers (4 oz) Butterscotch Schnapps
    About 4 oz. Crushed Ice
    About 1 Tbsp Whipping Cream

    The day before you'll be making this cocktail put the M&Ms and vanilla vodka in a small jar and let the candies soak overnight. To make each cocktail, strain 3 oz. of the candy-infused vodka into a cocktail shaker (you need to strain because you don't want any lingering candy bits). Add the banana schnapps, butterscotch schnapps, and crushed ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and float whipping cream on the top.

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    Berried Alive

    This wickedly delicious cocktail comes from Todd Richman with Mast-Jägermeister US.

    You'll need:
    2 parts vodka like American Harvest Vodka
    4 fresh mint leaves
    4 blackberries
    4 raspberries
    ¼ part agave nectar
    Ginger beer
    Crushed ice

    In a cocktail glass combine all ingredients (except the ginger beer) and gently muddle (that means lightly mash/mix- you don't want to clobber the berries, but you want to mash them a little). Add crushed ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a blackberry and raspberry on a cocktail pick and fresh mint sprigs.

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