HALLOWEEN BOOS & BOOZE -- DRINKS FOR THE SPOOKIEST TIME OF THE YEAR!

by Tamee Harrison, Music Account Manager

One of the biggest party nights of the year is just around the corner - Halloween!

Ah yes, what fun it is decorating your home with spooky trinkets, carved pumpkins and spider webs. Handing out buckets of candy to the cute, little "trick or treaters" and possibly giving them a bit of a scare, or two, purely for your own entertainment, with a remote controlled object that hurls at them with a loud scream as soon as they ring the doorbell can be indeed a lot of fun.

October 31st can also be the day where adults become children again and dress up in whatever they choose without being judged. No costume is too weird or too sexy. In fact, the weirder or sexier (or both) the better. Once the costumes have been finalized, another big debate begins. Which halloween party is the best to go to. That debate is of course automatically void if you are throwing a party yourself, which also means you will no doubt want to make it successful and epic!

One big, fun factor with an adult halloween party, besides the costumes, food, and games, are the drinks!

If you would like to show off how spookylicious your halloween party drinks can be and become the talk of the town, we, the ladies of Knockout Image, have tried and tested the spookiest, tastiest, most original, and fun drinks out there, which are also super simple to make, and have created a top five list for you!

Freaky zombies and sexy French maids, voila and cheers!

5. Black Devil Martini
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INGREDIENTS

2 oz. dark rum

1/2 oz. dry vermouth

Black olive

DIRECTIONS

Stir and strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with olive.

4. Cemetery Slime Punch

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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 4 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; it will foam up. Float the wormy ice cubes in the 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.

3. Vampire Cocktail

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INGREDIENTS

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

1 oz. triple sec

1/2 oz. white creme de cacao

Drizzle of grenadine

DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients except grenadine until smooth, pour into a stemmed cocktail glass. Drizzle grenadine over top.

2. Tropical Kamikaze Shooter

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INGREDIENTS

2 strawberries

2 orange slices

Ice

1-ounce lime juice

1/2-ounce Grand Marnier orange liqueur

1/2-ounce Grand Marnier raspberry liqueur

1 1/2 ounces vodka

DIRECTIONS

Add the strawberries and orange slices to a shaker or mixing glass and muddle. Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake to combine. Strain into shot glasses and serve.

1. Severed Hand Sangria
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INGREDIENTS

1 Latex glove

Filtered water (enough to fill latex glove)

2 bottles Dry red wine

3 cups Sparkling water

3 cups Freshly squeezed orange juice

3 oz Kappa Pisco Brandy

3 tbsp Brown sugar

2 Fresh oranges, thinly sliced

2 Fresh pink grapefruit, thinly sliced

2 Fresh lemons, thinly sliced

2 Fresh limes, thinly sliced

1 cup natural sour cherries in syrup

DIRECTIONS

The night before the party, fill a few latex gloves with some filtered water, tie them up like you would a balloon and freeze overnight.

In a big punch bowl combine red wine, sparkling water, orange juice, brandy, brown sugar, fruit slices, and sour cherry syrup. Stir and add 1 frozen ice-hand, latex glove removed.

The ladies of Knockout hope you have a ghoulish good time planning your Halloween! Got questions or tips you'd like to share with us? E-mail the Knockout team at ko@knockoutimage.com.

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