Horror movie inspired Halloween cocktails to get into the spooky spirit

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If planning a horror movie marathon for Halloween, you might as well have a drink while you’re at it.

Here are five cocktails (and one mocktail for the Sober October folks), that you can make at home as a complement to your Halloween movie rotation.

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Black Button Distilling worked its magic and came up with a caramel apple cocktail that takes inspiration from "Hocus Pocus." This amber-colored drink offers a sweet and tart kick thanks to the Black Button Distilling’s Apple Pie Moonshine and Four Grain Bourbon, but you can also feel free to use any brand that’s available to you at your local liquor store.

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The Sol Mar Cocktail Lounge in Vero Beach and Splash Beverage Group came together to create an eye-popping Halloween cocktail that’ll remind movie buffs of the frightful ocular scene in "Final Destination 5." While the Florida bar likes to use Salt Tequila, you can use the brand of your choice. Just make sure you don’t forget to add a gummy candy eyeball to capture the unforgettable horror movie moment.

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Monin Americas’ Beverage Innovation Manager Andres Zamorano, created a dark sangria inspired by the movie "It." The deep purple drink almost looks black in color, but it includes all the ingredients you’d find in a traditional sangria – plus a few delicious grapes. Monin recommends using its Wild Grape Syrup to whip up this sangria, however, any grape syrup should do the trick. Just make sure don’t forget your red Pennywise balloon.

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Raising The Bar, a mocktail subscription box service created a fiery drink inspired by Drew Barrymore’s sci-fi horror thriller, "The Firestarter." The subscription service’s founder Abbie Romanul came up with the alcohol-free beverage using hot and smoky flavors, which should satisfy any Sober October observers.

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