The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.
Calling all pop culture enthusiasts — this Walking Dead-themed drink is to die for. Plus, when you whip up this recipe with red wine and pomegranate juice, it creates the perfect blood red shade to spook all of your Halloween party guests. Click through for the recipe and more Halloween cocktails.