Having pre-made cocktails can help minimize kitchen mess, and almost completely eliminates sticky counter tops post-party. For the hot spiked cider, Brett mixed Trader Joe’s Apple Cider with whiskey, and added orange and lemon slices, apple chunks, honey and cinnamon. My contribution was shrunken apple heads. To make them, peel an apple and chop it in half through the core. Carve a face into the rounded side and stick cloves in for eyes. For the sangria, Brett used red wine and vodka and the same fruit combination. Floating plastic eyeballs added a spooky touch.