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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business for 15 years before turning to journalism. By day, she is the social media editor for Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail or a Maine beer. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: October 20, 2014

Creepy cocktails: 4 boozy, easy-to-make Halloween treats for grown ups

Written by: Susan Axelrod

Sure, it’s fun to watch all the cute ghosts and goblins (or Elsas and Spidermen) traipsing around the neighborhood on Halloween, but why should kids get all the treats?

For adult Halloween celebrations, I’ll riff on the old saying: Candy is dandy … but a special Halloween cocktail might just do the trick.

And parents, once your little ghouls are safely tucked in bed, you could raid those plastic pumpkins and pillowcases full of candy — or, treat yourself to one of these.

All photos by Susan Axelrod

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