Double, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble! It’s that time of year, and bubbly drinks are just what we need to make the Halloween season feel a little more spooky and festive.
This Halloween, keep the spirits alive (pun intended)! Go all out on decorations, make a big deal! Have a costume fashion show! After all the fun festivities and you've had all the Twix you can eat, these drinks will be the perfect on-theme addition to any Halloween party.
All of these drinks can easily be spiked with liqueur, for just the adults, or keep them sans-booze for everyone to enjoy!
Make a spooky and gross-looking bloodshot punch with a can of Hawaiian Punch, a can of apple juice, and a bottle of cranberry juice. Throw some fake eyeballs in and it’ll look extra creepy!
For this, start by whisking together 1/2 gallon chilled apple cider and 1 15 oz can of pumpkin, then mix in 12 oz cream soda, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Garnish with chilled apple slices and top with whipped cream! For adults, you can even include vodka for a spiked Halloween cocktail. This is a great fall drink for any time of the season!.
By simply mixing 1 package of grape kool-aid, 1 package of orange kool-aid, 3 quarts of cold water, and 2 cups of sugar, and 1 liter of ginger ale, you can make a ghoulish dark and murky punch that’s mysteriously delicious.
This is a simple twist on that classic blood-red mocktail. A syringe full of blood…well, grenadine…changes plain ginger ale to a good old-fashioned Shirley Temple. Fill a glass (or beaker) with ginger ale and 2-3 maraschino cherries. Add the grenadine to a jello shot syringe inserted into the mocktail. Serve them and let the kids shoot the grenadine into the drink themselves.
Craving something with refreshing apple ginger flavors? One of the easiest drinks you can make is a combo of apple cider and ginger ale (or ginger beer). For an alcoholic version, use hard cider and add bourbon!
Combine 1 can pineapple juice, 1 liter of ginger ale, and 1 bottle of green berry Hawaiian Punch, and add Wilton’s Green Sparkle Gel for the mysterious green color. Serve in a cauldron, chilled glasses with ice, or plastic martini glasses for a mysterious and magical brew! If you want to use fun ice cubes, check out these silicone skull ice cube molds!
With 2 liters of ginger ale, 4 cups of pineapple juice, 1/3 cup of lemon juice, and a gallon of lime sherbet, you can make a witch’s brew that’s sure to give you the heebie-jeebies! Pour into a punch bowl and use the dry ice cauldron effect we mention above!
After a long night of trick-or-treating, especially if it's chilly outside, there's nothing like coming home to a hot beverage while the kids sort through each and every goody. In a saucepan on the stove, simmer 8 cups of apple cider, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of caramel sauce ice cream topping. Cook over medium-low heat until simmering, stirring frequently. Simmer until heated and well blended. Serve in cups or mugs. Add whipping creme on top and drizzle with additional caramel topping if you want!
This drink is so simple to make! However, what really makes it fun is decorating the outside of the cups to look like jack-o-lanterns. Have the kiddos help you make silly monster faces on the outside with markers, pipe cleaners, plastic eyeballs, and glue.
A spooky twist on a classic ice cream float
a few seconds
2 Liter Fanta Orange
vanilla ice cream
clear plastic cups, decorated if desired
Prepare Your Floats!
Fill a decorated cup 1/4 full with Fanta Orange.
Add 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Fill the rest of the cup to the top with Fanta Orange until foamy. Serve with a fun straw and enjoy!
This is the perfect frozen, healthy snack if you’re looking for something with a little less refined sugar. And it has fun Halloween colors! For the yellow layer, blend together 1 cup fresh pineapple, juice of half a lime, 1/4 cup of water. Make the orange layer by blending together 2 cups fresh papaya and 1/2 cup orange juice. For the white layer, blend 1 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup coconut puree. After you pour each layer, freeze the glasses to keep the candy corn layered effect nice and crisp.
With ice cream, pumpkin puree, milk, caramel sauce, pumpkin pie spice, and crumbled graham crackers, this sweet, blended concoction is sure to be a hit. Scoop out the inside of a small-medium pumpkin and serve the milkshakes inside! Top with whipped cream and swap the spoons for dunk-able churros.
Decorate marshmallows to look like ghosts to garnish your favorite hot chocolate recipe (if you're like me, that's hot mocha chocolate). Or, you can just eat the marshmallows right off the stick! This is perfect for an evening around the fire. You can also garnish with cinnamon sticks for extra flavor!
Vanilla milkshakes are so last month. During the spooky season, they’re “boo-nilla” milkshakes. Turn the classic vanilla ice cream treat into a Halloween-themed snack. Top with Halloween sprinkles (I like the Midnight Fright assortment by Hyde and Eek!) or mini chocolate chips.
Are you in Halloween Mode yet? With all these fun drink ideas, Halloween is sure to be a hit, no matter what your plans are this fall season. Share your sweet and scary creations with the ones you love on FamilyApp, and stay spooky out there!