Spooky Spirits

Vampire Bite Cocktail

Vampire Bite Cocktail

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I had so many ideas, it was hard to choose just a few to share, but I prevailed! Here are my “Treats ‘n Tricks” for Halloween inspired “Spooky Spirits.” These cocktails are my creepy twists on classics that can help set a spooky mood for your Halloween festivities and give your guests something to scream about.

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Halloween Tricks for (Grown-Up) Treats

Halloween Drinks

Halloween Drinks

I love entertaining, so here are a few of my Tricks for (Grown-Up) Treats to take basic cocktails and bring them to a spooky level for your Halloween guests!

“Screaming Bloody Mary”- This is a great way to start off trick or treating, by kicking up this classic morning cocktail. For those that dare, you can add just an extra dash (or two or three) of Tabasco sauce, and a cayenne pepper salt rim (just mix cayenne pepper, salt and lemon zest) to really get your guests screaming…. 

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Spooky Tips and Treats from Everyday Food Magazine

Beware! The witching hour approaches. Ghouls and goblins are gathering. Black cats and black bats stalk the dark corners.

Bedeviled Eggs

Bake a batch of bats and cats

But there’s no need to fear… you’ll be prepared for fiendish festivities and hungry hordes with a few great tricks (and treats!) from the team at Everyday Food magazine…. 

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Halloween Cocktails

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These Halloween Cocktails are perfect for pre and post Trick-or-Treating!

With Summer in the rear view and the chill of Autumn slowly creeping in, our cocktails, along with food and wine, take a turn for the heartier. And as the first of our Fall “holidays” approaches, I present two Halloween cocktails for the occasion: both treats with no bartending tricks necessary.

Whether you are a seasoned Trick-or-Treater who refuses to give up the tradition or are gearing up to take the kids around, these concoctions should add autumnal flair to the evening and throughout the season…. 

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Spooky and Fun Halloween Food Ideas

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Shrimp look eerie hanging on a black pot filled with ice.

What’s your Halloween ritual? Do you take your kids out trick-or-treating? Or do you dress up and have everyone over for a costume party?

Whichever way you decide to spend your Halloween night, there’s sure to be good food around! Here are a few easy ways to add some ‘chills’ to your Halloween spread:
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