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3 Delicious Halloween-Inspired Cocktails to Serve Your Guests

These Halloween cocktails are the perfect treat for guests and party hosts with a few tricks up their sleeves

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By House & Garden South Africa | October 9, 2023 | Recipes

October’s spooky vibes are in the air! With Halloween 2023 around the corner, this year’s celebrations for kids and grown-ups alike are on the weekend of 28-29 October. While Halloween parties are definitely a time to play dress up with your friends and eat your weight in sweet treats, it’s also an opportunity to mix up your cocktail game. Think caramel apple flavoured cocktails, or a glass’s rim covered in a spider web made of stringy marshmallow. Whatever your flavour of cocktail or spooky treat, cocktails are a unique avenue to explore the previously unexplored.

‘Poison Apple’ Cocktail

This take on the classic margarita is a divine sweet treat. Grenadine is the secret ingredient that gives this margarita a poison apple colour.

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‘Witches Brew’ Cocktail

Let colourful spirits be your guide to concocting a witches brew cocktail that is full of hidden, flavourful ingredients. Incorporating edible glitter (that you can pick up at any food supply shop) will give this cocktail a magical appearance to dazzle even the scariest guests.

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Black Magic Aperol Spritz

Luckily for us South Africans, our Halloween season is warmer than the cooler autumn of the Global North. What better way to marry sipping a summer cocktail and spooky Halloween vibes than whisking some black magic with the classic Aperol Spritz.

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