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Vamp Up Your Halloween Party with Four Spooky, Low-Cal Cocktails

Spooky cocktails can still be waistline-friendly. (Photo courtesy of Chambord)


Written by Alena Hall, editorial intern

Halloween is the one night of the year when we can wear outrageous costumes and embrace silly fears without shame. But candy overloads, junk food binges and high-calorie adult beverages can follow us well into November, threatening the holiday party body we all work so hard to achieve. Luckily, we found these four creepy cocktail recipes: all are under 250 calories, so you can party on guilt-free. Do you dare?

Vampire Kiss Martini

Calories: 225

  • 1 ½ ounces Finlandia Vodka, chilled
  • 1 ½ ounces Korbel Champagne
  • ¾ ounce Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur

Rim the glass with red sugar (use food coloring) or drop in a set of wax vampire teeth for a real surprise. Pour vodka and half of the Chambord in a martini glass, top with Champagne and pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float. Recipe courtesy of Chambord

Piña Ghoul-ada

Calories: 100

  • Skinnygirl Piña Colada
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoons red food coloring

Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir with a toothpick to combine. Holding a glass by the stem, dip the rim into syrup mixture and turn the glass, coating the entire rim. Flip glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down the sides. Repeat for desired number of glasses. Pour chilled Skinnygirl Piña Colada into prepared glasses and serve. Recipe courtesy of Skinnygirl Cocktails

The only time we ever want to see a spider near our drink: Halloween. As long as it's still not real. (Photo courtesy of The House of Marnier Lapostolle)


Raspberry Peach Jolly Rancher

Calories: 200

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
  • 1 ounce peach liquor
  • Splash of cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve. Recipe courtesy of mixologist George Carney    

Southern Scream

Calories: 180

  • 1.5 ounces Southern Comfort
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • Drizzle of grenadine
  • Black straw for sipping

Combine Southern Comfort and orange juice in a tall glass with ice. Drizzle grenadine on top and serve with black straw.

Recipe courtesy Southern Comfort  

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