6 Creative Halloween Cocktails and Appetizers

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If you're planning a Halloween party but want to pull off more than just Rotel dip and hot cider this year, look no further.

We had America's CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) Tim Laird bring us some of his most creative recipes for All Hallow's Eve.

Check out the recipes below for yourself.

Orange Scream
In a tall glass with ice, add:
4 ounces orange juice
Drizzle of grenadine
Garnish with a black licorice stick

Adult Ghoulade
In a tall glass with ice, add:
1½ ounces el Jimador tequila
½ ounce Chambord Liqueur
4 ounces lemonade
Stir and top with eyeball garnish

Eyeball Garnish
1 lychee fruit
1 teaspoon raspberry jelly
1 blueberry
1 skewer
Fill the lychee cavity with raspberry jelly, then put the blueberry in the jelly, inside the lychee. Secure with a skewer.

Note: Canned Lychee fruit can be found in the Asian section of the grocery store.

Ghost and Bat Sandwiches
To make the Ghost Sandwiches:
Using a ghost cookie cutter, stamp 2 ghosts out of white bread. Spread one half with Benedictine, top with the other ghost bread and add 2 brown sprinkles as eyes. Repeat for more sandwiches.

To make the Bat Sandwiches:
Using a bat cookie cutter, stamp 2 bats out of pumpernickel bread. Spread one half with your favorite cheese spread (orange), top with the other bat bread. Repeat for more sandwiches.

1 cucumber, peeled
1 medium onion
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2-3 drops green food coloring
Dash of Tabasco

Grate the cucumber and onion (easiest with a food processor). Drain well by placing in a strainer and pressing down with a spoon to remove all of the liquid. In small bowl or food processor, add the cucumber and onions, cream cheese, food coloring and Tabasco. Mix well until combined.

Antipasto Skewers
20 grape tomatoes
20 small mozzarella balls
20 green tortellini, cooked
20 salami slices
20 skewers
1 small pumpkin for presentation
Thread onto each skewer: 1 grape tomato, 1 mozzarella ball, 1 tortellini, 1 salami slice. Repeat with remaining ingredients on remaining skewers. Poke skewers into the pumpkin and serve.

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