Five spooky cocktails for Halloween

Halloween is a few days away and while the kids are out Trick-or-Treating, take a moment to break out these drinks for the adults to really enjoy the evening.
Ichabod   s Journey- Prosecco, dark rum, honey hinger syrup, fresh lime, and aromatic bites.
Ichabod s Journey- Prosecco, dark rum, honey hinger syrup, fresh lime, and aromatic bites. / Doug Hood / USA TODAY NETWORK

The days are growing shorter, nights longer, and everyone is much colder. Yes, there's a lot to think about as Halloween nears, but that doesn't mean you can't take in your favorite drinks. If you're planning a big party to celebrate the spooky day, take a moment to try out these themed drinks to boost the menu of the evening.

Campfire Mules

Are you sitting by the fire this Halloween to tell scary stories and drink the night away? Then break out the campfire mules for the menu. This is a variation of the Moscow mule, but instead of vodka as the main ingredient, switch in some whiskey or bourbon, along with a bit of maple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger beer. Top it off with a marshmallow for extra points.

Black Magic Jell-O Shots

Jello-O shots are a party hit, so what do you expect to happen when you kick things up a bit for Halloween with the Black Magic Jell-O shots? To give the shot its two-color look, you must make one type of Jell-O first before adding in the second. Be sure to mix in the alcohol of your choice and let the firm up before adding the second layer. Be sure to give it at least two hours to set before serving to make sure it stays firm.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a fantastic fall and winter drink, so giving it a Halloween twist should be a common practice in any household. Anything goes when making a spiked hot cocoa, but the most popular types of alcohol usually include Baileys, Kahlua, bourbon, rum, or anything of the like. Heat up your milk or water, and add in the cocoa powder and sugar – but you can also turn things up a bit with cinnamon, vanilla extract, melted chocolate, and whipped cream.

Jekyll & Gin

The Jekyll & Gin is the secret weapon of Halloween drinks for the party planner. The drink is basically a margarita, but what makes it so special is that the drink looks a beautiful coral color in natural light, but then glows white when held under a black light. So let those decorations work for you to make these drinks stand out. All you need is Gin, lemon juice, Grenadine, and tonic water.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Mimosas and brunch go hand-in-hand. Sitting around, drinking all morning and afternoon with friends is a fantastic way to spend a weekend. The apple cider mimosa is a nice take on that drink, as the cider will take the place of the mixer along with the champagne. Make these as individual drinks or by the pitcher to give yourself a new option during the get together.

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