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Don’t be boring this Halloween – host a frightful bash! We ensure you have no excuse for no decorations this 31 October! AND we make sure you do it with style. Show us pics of your Halloween decorations on twitter @ELLE_DECO #DECOFrightNight

Halloween cocktails should definitely be tasty, but never tasteful. For a blood coloured drink, try the Hemingway Cocktail.

Ruby red grapefruits, plus 4 grapefruit slices
Simple syrup, recipe follows


Juice the grapefruits and divide the juice among 4 glasses. Add a shot of vodka to each glass. Add desired amount of simple syrup to sweeten the drink. Stir well.Dip the grapefruit slices in sugar, to coat. Place 1 sugar dipped grapefruit slice on the rim of each glass.

Or try a Negroni, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part bitters, traditionally Campari, and of course a flamed orange peel for garnish.

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.

October Dreams: A celebration of
Halloween” ― Paula Curan

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Don’t forget to show us your decorations on twitter @ELLE_DECO and on instagram @ELLE_DECO #DECOFrightNight