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Thirsty Thursday: Bloody Brain Shooters


It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

When it comes to Halloween night, entertaining is a “no brainer”: It’s time to mix up a chilling beverage to go with the candy, caramel apples and spooky snacks. Satisfy your lust for blood with these Bloody Brain Shooters, an appropriately creepy, grenadine-laced concoction that’s enough to lure in brain-eating zombies.

For this bloody-good Halloween shooter, mix chilled strawberry vodka with lime juice and top with the bloody “brains,” a mixture of Bailey’s and dripping red grenadine. The results are positively spine-tingling.

This powerful potion is sure to liven up your Halloween night (but those zombies will stay positively undead).

Happy Halloween, folks!

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Thirsty Thursday: Zombie Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Halloween is one week away, which means it’s time to pick out a pumpkin, finalize the details of your costume and, of course, host a well-themed, spooky soiree.

Add some wickedness to your Halloween festivities with this post-apocalyptic Zombie Cocktail, a powerful brew of apricot brandy, three kinds of rum and orange juice. Be warned, the festive jack-o-lantern hue may seem innocent enough, but this punch is bound to wake up the undead.

Boo-ttoms up, folks.

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Party in Five: Voodoo-Themed Adults’ Halloween Cocktail Party

We here at Cooking Channel love a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how, with just five main “ingredients” (including recipes, big-impact decorating ideas and easy DIY elements), you can throw a party that feels like it has a cohesive theme — minimal work required.

Between figuring out the perfect costume, tending to needy trick-or-treaters and fulfilling regular party-planning duties, hosting a Halloween party can often feel terrifying…and not in that thrilling horror movie way. For this year’s festivities, try putting together a cocktail party that minimizes hosting stress, while still offering guests a night to remember. This voodoo-inspired bash relies on inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to set the ultra-spooky scene and a fuss-free, self-serve menu.

To host your own adults-only Halloween cocktail party, you’ll need five essential ingredients:

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Thirsty Thursday: Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

Start your Halloween weekend with Alie and Georgia’s post-apocalyptic boozy punch that will “liven”-up your cocktail hour for the undead. This sinfully sweet elixir is a real no-brainer: just squeeze the fleshy, pulpy insides of a blood orange and mix with orange-scented triple sec, fizzy black cherry soda, fragrant bitters and a generous amount of vodka. Rim the punch glasses with dripping red grenadine and you’ve got yourself a terrifying brew that will make mortals run (ahem, good luck).

Boo-ttoms up, folks.

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Take a Bite Out of The Walking Dead, Zombie-Style

There are so many reasons to love October. To name a few: the crisp fall air, the beautiful changing leaves, amazing seasonal recipes, Halloween, and for a certain subset of the population, the return of The Walking Dead. Last Sunday kicked off season 3 of the cult-hit drama, which brings to life (or, er… unlife?) the same-named graphic novel about a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world. (Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the premiere yet.)

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Sifted: Halloween Oreo Recipes + Wacky Pizza Inventions

Halloween Cookies and Cream Ice Cream by Amy Bites

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  1. Who says ice cream is only for the summer? Amy Bites’ cookies and cream ice cream with Halloween Oreos is both festive and tasty. Plus, ice cream is always a good idea.
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  3. Pumpkin pie spice is in high demand during autumn. Sweet Remedy shows you how make your own, using ingredients already in your pantry.
  4. Jazz up your favorite pancake batter to make Everyday Southwest’s recipe for pumpkin pancakes with cajeta de leche.
  5. Pizza Sleeping Bag: Use or Lose? Buzzfeed rounded up “14 Groundbreaking Pizza Inventions.”

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Thirsty Thursday: The Vampire Cocktail

The Vampire Cocktail
It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up a gruesome Zombie Gut Punch Cocktailthis week we’re back with one last harrowing hurrah for Halloween.

Dracula may not have been the brains behind this boozy sip, but boy would he have loved to wrap his fangs around a glass or two. With bloody red streaks of grenadine set against a white creme de cacao, triple sec and vanilla ice cream background, The Vampire Cocktail is appropriate all Halloween weekend-long. So pour yourself a glass, a pitcher if you’re hosting friends, and help usher in Halloween and all its glory a little early this year. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Get Down with a Zombie Gut Punch

Zombie Gut Punch

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up a boozy Halloween-inspired Zombie Cocktailthis week we’re back with something even more bloody good.

As far as Alie and Georgia are concerned, deciding what to drink for Halloween is just as important as choosing a costume. But as with anything else that pertains to the most sinister of holidays, sipping on any old cocktail simply won’t due. Cue the Zombie Gut Punch.

With blood orange juice, cherry soda and grenadine, their spiked punch is not only red enough to lure an entire city’s worth of blood-sucking zombies, but boozy enough to send them all stumbling home. So stir some up tonight, tomorrow, all weekend long or Sunday night while watching The Walking Dead.  Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Get Down with a Zombie Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up an October-inspired Black Devil Martinithis week we’re back with something even spookier for you to sip on.

While jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and spider webs find their way into (and onto) homes around the country, up your Halloween game this year with some zombie-inspired imbibing. Orange juice, apricot brandy and a dash of grenadine give this ghastly cocktail its eerie, October-appropriate hue, and three types of rum vow to work wonders in the late afternoon, evening or nighttime. So pour yourself a glass, or make it a pitcher if you’re hosting friends. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Make it a Black Devil Martini

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up a season-appropriate Autumn Colors Cocktailthis week we’re back with an ode to October.

September having come and gone, it’s about time to start setting your sights on October and the year’s most haunted holiday: Halloween. Pumpkin carving and costume-wearing are sure-fire ways to get started, but sip on something spooky and alcoholic to get all the ghastly good times going even sooner. With dark rum, dry vermouth, and an eerily orange-colored salt rim, The Black Devil Martini is just what the Dracula ordered.

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