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Spooky Halloween Drink Recipes

Updated on July 8, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and you have the perfect costume, decorations, music, and food for the big night but hungry guests will soon turn to thirsty ones. No party would be complete with some spooky and delicious libations for your party goers. These concoctions go beyond your typical apple cider and range from tame to terrorizing.

Eerie Additives For Your Halloween Punch

There are many things you can add to your punch to give it a spooky effect. Dry ice, molded ice, grapes for eyeballs, gummi worms, and plastic spiders all look great. Here are a few tips on how to use these items.

Using Dry Ice

Dry ice creates an eerie bubbling and misting effect that is perfect for any party. Many people avoid it's use either believing the old wives tales of it being toxic or poisonous, or they just aren't sure how to get the effect they are looking for. Dry ice is completely safe to use to make your punch bubble, mist, and boil. Follow these tips to keep you and your guests safe.

  • Use Food Grade Dry Ice - When you visit your local distributor make sure you let them know that you are planning to use the ice in liquid that will be consumed and make sure they supply you with dry ice that is food grade.
  • Never handle dry ice with bare hands - Dry ice will leave what resembles a second degree burn if it comes in contact with flesh. Always use tongs or heavy duty leather gloves when handling.
  • Use dry ice in a well ventilated area - The fumes from the fog of dry ice give off CO2. Keep the windows and doors open and don't directly breathe in the fog.
  • Use plastic or glass bowls not metal - Dry ice in contact with metal makes an awful screaming sound. Not exactly dangerous but incredibly annoying.
  • Purchase dry ice the day you intend to use it - Dry ice will not keep in your freezer because it is not cold enough. It will melt in approximately 8 hours so purchase or pick up as close to the start time for your party as possible.
  • Never store dry ice in a closed container - Dry ice converts straight from a solid to a gas when it melts and gives of CO2 gas. A closed container will explode.
  • Keep children and pets away from dry ice - They are naturally curious and will get hurt if their bare skin comes in contact with the dry ice.

Molded Ice

There are several ways to mold ice for use in your punch. Personally when I make ice for punch I prefer to freeze juice, Sprite, or 7up so that as it melts it does not water down the drinks. Here are a few ideas to mold ice.

  • Ice cube trays - fill trays half full with your choice of liquid. Place a gummi worm, plastic spider, fake eyeball, etc in each cube section. Freeze. When frozen fill trays the rest of the way with liquid and freeze. Add to your punch or to individual cups as you serve.
  • Ice ring mold - Same concept as the trays but the large ice ring is only used in the punch bowl.
  • Frozen Hand - Make sure you use a non-powdered non-latex glove for safety. Fill a rubber glove with liquid and secure with a rubber band. Freeze. To remove glove from the ice dip in HOT water and peel the glove off.
  • Store bought ice cube molds - There are many commercially available spooky shaped molds available at your local craft store. Amazon.com also has an incredible selection.

Jello

Jello is another great addition to your punch. It can be molded in ice cube trays with gummi worms, or in an ice ring with plastic toys. I don't recommend putting plastic toys in individual Jello cubes as people will eat them and could choke on the toy.

Jello hands are always a hit too. Use the same process as you would for the ice hand.

Another great idea is a Jello mold of a brain. They look incredible floating in your punch and it is sure to have people talking about it for a long time.

Ectoplasm Punch

  • 2 cups 7up or Sprite
  • 4 cups ginger ale
  • 2 cups lime soda
  • 1 gallon softened lime sherbet

Put all ingredients in a punch bowl and stir until mixed

Midnight Punch

  • 1 envelope unsweetened grape Kool Aid
  • 1 envelope unsweetened orange Kool Aid
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 liters of ginger ale, Sprite, or 7up

Stir together unsweetened Kool Aids, sugar, and water. Stir until solids are dissolved. Add ginger ale, Sprite, or 7up just before serving.

Nuclear Wasted

  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can frozen pineapple concentrate
  • 3 pints lime sherbet
  • 1 liter Mountain Dew or Mellow Yellow
  • 2 liters 7up, sprite, or ginger ale
  • 1 liter Vodka (optional)

Combine ingredients and stir. Serve with Ice.

Pumpkin Gut Punch

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 pints orange sherbet
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 liter flavored liquor (optional)

Blend in food processor or blender in 2 separate batches. Stir together in your punch bowl and serve.

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