Tonight is Halloween, a dress-up occasion in more ways than one. While your doorbell keeps chiming to announce another wave of trick-or-treaters, your party guests are looking for a round of adult beverages. Consider these:
Vampire's Kiss, from www.realsimple.com
Ingredients (must be ice-cold)
1 part raspberry liqueur
1 part vodka
1 part champagne
Vampire's teeth, candy corn, licorice and/or blood orange slice for garnish
DirectionsLayer raspberry liqueur, vodka and champagne in a fluted or martini glass. Garnish with above.
Halloween Sunset, from www.marthastewart.com
3 ounces orange or tangerine juice
1-1/2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce grenadine
Combine juice and rum in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine.
Cook's note: This cocktail is beautifully two-toned when first poured; afterward, the ingredients start to mix together into an intense orange color.
Caramel Apple, from www.thebar.com
4 ounces Bailey' Caramel Irish Cream
1 ounce apple-flavored vodka
2 dashes Goldschlager liqueur
Pour Irish cream and vodka into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Float Goldschlager on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.