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Happy Halloween!

Don’t be like these guys; drink responsibly!

Halloween links:

    20 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Online [Mashable]
    America’s Most Haunted [Mental Floss]
    Halloween Treats in a Glass or a Bowl [Dowd on Drinks]
    All Hallows Punch [Spirits & Cocktails]
    Halloween Garnishes [Cocktail Hacker]
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Quick Halloween Cocktail Trick: Creepy Bubbles

Dot from Dabbled posted a cool but simple Instructable on how to use tapioca bubbles to make creepy cocktails and shots.

You can color and flavor tapioca pearls to accent a variety of Halloween cocktails.

Creepy Halloween Bubble Halloween Cocktails

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Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Jason’s been reviewing beers over at Dethroner. Getting ready for Halloween he checked out Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale from Anheuser-Busch.

He writes, “I rarely enjoy fruit flavored beers — they overdo the fruit and taste too tart. Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale actually respects the beer!” Respect, that says it all.

Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale [Dethroner]

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Inflatable Skeleton Party Drink Cooler

Trick or Treat!

Keep your drinks cold and super spooky with this coffin-shaped inflatable cooler. It even come complete with a 43 inch skeleton to greet your guests.

Inflatable Skeleton Party Drink Cooler

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Poizin Wine

Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes.

The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60–$90 price tag.

The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizon for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, … Read more

How Many Shots Are in a Fifth?

Q: Marlene writes, “How many ounces are in a 1/5th bottle of vodka?”

A: First, let’s use a 1 oz shot for this exercise. Next, what exactly is a fifth? It is an old measurement for a bottle of booze. It refers to the fact that the bottles were 1/5th of a gallon. These days most bottles are 750 ml, which is close to 1/5 of a gallon. A gallon contains 128 fluid ounces. So … Read more

Black Vodka for Halloween Cocktails

Mixing a Halloween cocktail that looks dark and sinister without the aid of sweet additives like grape gelatin is a challenge. Enter black vodka.

You won’t find American black vodka, because US government regulations say domestic distillers can’t call a spirit vodka unless it is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

Other countries aren’t as strict in their definitions. Among the international black vodka offerings are Russia’s Eristoff wild berry vodka and Znapps black … Read more

Halloween Beer/Punch Pong Party Game

Is there really a need to elaborate here? It’s beer pong with a spooky theme. Feel free to substitute your favorite Halloween Punch for beer.

As always, party responsibly! It says so on the box.

Halloween Punch Pong Party Game

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Halloween Martini Shakers You’ll Love All Year

Halloween party and bar accessories are often overpriced, poorly-made and destined to haunt the back of your closet 11 months out of the year. Not so with these stainless steel martini shakers.

While perfect for Halloween, they are stylish enough to use year round. And you can pick them up at Target for under $15.

    Skull Martini Shaker
    Poison Martini Shaker
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