Veins and all, this carved radish eyeball is a fantastic accent for a classic gin martini. Up the creep factor by leaving the “optic nerve” (or hairy root end) attached.
Purple People Eaters (Gummi Worm Shooters)
Concoct semisolid shooters using different juices, jellies and alcohol to pop right out of their cups into waiting mouths. For nonalcoholic shooters, replace vodka with additional juice.
Shrunken Head Punch
Carved and dried apples that look like little shrunken heads add a scary garnish to this cider-based punch. Make a second batch of heads to put in jars and use as eerie decorations.
Alien Autopsy Cocktail
Blue curacao (orange-flavoured liqueur) gives this vibrant, glowing shooter cocktail its eerie greenish colour. Float a blackberry “brain” for a gruesome garnish.
This orange cocktail (seen at far left) with black licorice garnish is just made for Halloween.
The Devil's Black Martini
Black vodka and a black olive give just the right gothic hue to this martini.
Goblin Face Caesar-tini
Pickle juice, horseradish and hot sauce add their zesty kicks to this cocktail (seen at centre).
Rotten Apple Martini
A gummi worm garnish adds a whimsical touch to this sour green martini (seen at far right).
Fiery Bloody Marys with Cucumber Spears
Particularly enticing to creatures who drink blood, this Bloody Mary is a little spicy. You can lighten up on the horseradish, hot pepper sauce and vodka if you like. For the virgin version, omit the vodka entirely.
Colourful Gin Martinis: Bluetini, Redtini, Greentini
Set up a basic cocktail bar with ice, glasses, shakers and garnishes (such as olives, pickled onions, lemon rind strips and cocktail picks). Then add a little colour with the variations of this classic martini.
Why should the little ones have all the fun? For an adult take on your favourite Halloween candy, try one of the 5 most popular and convincing candy drinks, according to thatstheSPIRIT.com readers: the Tootsie Roll, Sweet Tart, Creamsicle, M&M and After Eight.