The New Hocus Pocus Cookbook Features Recipes Inspired by the Classic Halloween Movie

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If you’re the type to stock your kitchen with pumpkin products and plan out the perfect Halloween costume by the time August rolls around, chances are you're also the type to have memorized Hocus Pocus from start to finish. Ever since the movie came out in 1993, it's been appointment viewing for devotees of the spooky season, much like A Christmas Story is around the holidays. And now, you can bring the flavors of the movie home in The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook, due out on September 7.

The cookbook features over 60 recipes inspired by the film, including mocktails and cocktails taken from its spells and potions, meals that harken back to favorite moments in the film, and general Halloween-inspired goodness. Some things you can make are Mischief Night Pasta, William’s Wormy Grave Tombstone Cake, Dead Man’s Toes Sausage Appetizers, Baked Witch Casserole, and of course, a “Way to Go, Virgin” mocktail. The cookbook is written by Bridget Thoreson, who also penned a cocktail book based on the television series Gossip Girl.

According to Vulture, Hocus Pocus was originally panned by critics upon its release, but it now enjoys tremendous popularity that is mostly credited to millennial nostalgia. The film is so beloved that it has been brought back to theaters for special Halloween screenings, and there's even a sequel set for release on Disney+ in 2022.

Get the cookbook just in time for Halloween here.

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