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Even if you have outgrown the plastic pumpkin full of miniature candy, you can still revel in the Halloween spirit by sipping on a candy cocktail that puts trick or treat candy to shame. Whether you throw your own costume bash or attend someone else's, be sure to sink your fangs into a cocktail glass of these sweet, spirited, mixed drinks.
1 ounce freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or 100% pomegranate juice*
1-1/4 ounce dark crème de cacao
1-1/2 ounce black cherry vodka
Dark, milk or white chocolate shavings
Shake juice, crème de cacao and vodka together and strain into a martini glass.
Coat the cherries with the chocolate shavings and place them on a pick for garnish.
*To juice a pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and use a citrus reamer or a juicer to extract the juice. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One pomegranate will produce about 1/2 cup of juice.
3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur (try Godiva)
3/4 ounce Rumple Minze
1 cup hot cocoa
1 ounce whipped cream
Directions: Stir liqueur and Rumple Minze into the cocoa and top with whipped cream.