This Halloween, let’s not limit ourselves to handing out candy to the neighborhood kids — after all, this freakishly fun holiday is about indulgence, so why not live a little? Whether you feel compelled to devour a mound of candy corn, dress up in the costume of your dreams/nightmares, or play some truly devilish practical jokes, All Hallows Eve’s potential for spooky fun is positively scream-worthy.
In honor of all that fun, for those who opt to get in touch with the spirit world — make that, spirits world — we found eight of the most deliciously creepy cocktails that the District, Maryland, and Virginia have to offer. But be forewarned, these wild concoctions are not for the faint of heart — there are zombie drinks, “bloody” libations, and even an option inspired by Showtime’s infamous serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Sip at your own risk.