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Mad Science Party Drinks

Updated on May 25, 2017

Fogging, Fizzing, Popping Drinks

Give your mad science or Halloween party an extra eerie style with these party drinks. Experiment on your guests with bubbling, fizzing, fogging, color changing brews.

These serums will look like something that will give you an extra limb or turn a person into a gerbil. But these drinks are harmlessly delicious.

Keep scrolling for recipes to make fizzing potion, fogging punch, glowing drinks, popping drinks, and slimy drinks that are great for any mad science or Halloween party.

Color Change Serum
Color Change Serum

Color Change Serum


  • Sprite (7 Up, Sierra Mist, or other clear soda)
  • Cotton candy

This drink will change color right before your eyes. All you need is clear soda like Sprite and a bit of cotton candy.

The effect will be the best if you use clear cups. Serving guests the drink out of a beaker or flask will give it a great mad science look.

Simply pour the soda and add some cotton candy. The drink will get fizzier and bubble and change to the color of the cotton candy you put into the cup. The more cotton candy you add, the more it will change. The drink gets sweeter with the cotton candy, also.

Using tongs to add the cotton candy is another great dramatic flair. Pretend like your guests are turning colors when they drink it. Well, actually, their tongues probably will change colors, so it works!!

Serve Your Drinks in Flasks

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask Set 50 125 250 500 and 1000ml
SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask Set 50 125 250 500 and 1000ml

The drink will look like a real experiment when served in a flask.


"Never drink any drink with a paper umbrella in it, never drink any drink with a humorous name, and never drink any drink that changes colour when the last ingredient goes in."

- Hogfather

Mad Science Party Drinks Demonstration

Fizzy Drink
Fizzy Drink

Fizzing Potion


  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Baking Soda

This potion will fizz and bubble when you prepare it for your guests. Begin by making what is basically lemonade.

Mix water, sugar, and lemon juice together. Mix the ingredients to taste or follow the directions for making lemonade on the lemon juice package. You can also use real lemons or lemonade made from real lemons.

Then add in a spoonful or two of baking soda. The mixture should begin to fizz. The key is that baking soda and lemon juice react to each other causing the fizzing. If you aren't getting much fizz, you need more baking soda or more lemon juice. You can keep adding baking soda and lemon juice to keep the reaction going. Keep in mind that it may fizz over the container. You may want to put it inside of another container to avoid a big mess.

You may want to do a trial run of your mixture before you perform it for your guests so that you will know the exact amount to use for the best effect (and the best taste). Wait until the guests have arrived and you are ready to serve the drink before you add in the baking soda. Otherwise you will put on a show just for yourself.

To make it look even more like a mad scientist drink, serve it from a big measuring cup or scientific-looking container. Have your guests drink from beakers or test tubes and tell them the potion will grow hair all over their bodies.

Beakers Make for Great Party Glasses

"The mixture, which was at first of a reddish hue, began, in proportion as the crystals melted, to brighten in colour, to effervesce audibly, and to throw off small fumes of vapour. Suddenly and at the same moment, the ebullition ceased and the compound changed to a dark purple, which faded again more slowly to a watery green." - Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Exploding Elixir


  • Pop rocks
  • Punch (or cocktail for adult party)

This drink is sure to "sound" peculiar to your guests. When you add Pop Rocks to your drinks, it makes popping, fizzing sounds and tickles your nose in a non-disgusting way.

For family friendly exploding beverages, add Pop Rocks to Kool-Aid when you serve it. Kids especially will love it. It will keep making sounds for several minutes as you drink it.

Some flavors of Pop Rocks mixed with certain drinks make more of a reaction than others. Experiment to see which combinations make for the best pops.

Pop Rocks can be used to rim glasses of adult beverages. Pair the Pop Rocks flavor with the drink. For apple martinis rim the glass with caramel and then add sour apple Pop Rocks.

Or just sprinkle Pop Rocks onto the top of the drink for an extra kick. They mix well with Red Bull.

Despite urban legends you can even put Pop Rocks in sodas without your stomach exploding.

Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks Magic Potion Edible Science Experiment Candy 12 Count Box
Pop Rocks Magic Potion Edible Science Experiment Candy 12 Count Box

This is a great mad science party activity or party favor.


"Behind her they heard the gloop gloop of the bubbling, glutinous potion." - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Halloween Punch How to Guide

Dry Ice Punch
Dry Ice Punch

Foggy Concoction


  • Punch
  • Dry ice

This will create a punch that has a creepy, clinging fog. This is the most common type of spooky drink. Start by mixing up your favorite kind of punch. It can even be basic Kool-Aid. If it is an adult party, you can add spirits to the punch if desired.

You can add the dry ice two different ways. Dry ice is just the frozen form of carbon dioxide, the stuff we exhale. It is not poisonous, but it can give you a freezer burn if you touch it with your bare hands. So use tongs or wear gloves to handle it.

If you are a little nervous about using the dry ice, you can keep the dry ice separate from the punch. Find two containers, one slightly larger than the other. Put the punch in the smaller container and then place that container into the larger container. Put pieces of dry ice around the bottom of the large container. Add warm water and the dry ice will begin to create a fog. Add more pieces of dry ice periodically to keep the effect going.

If you are more adventurous with the dry ice, you can add it straight into the punch. It will cause the punch to not only fog but bubble as well. Just avoid putting the dry ice directly into your mouth. If you use larger pieces, they will fall to the bottom of the punch and you won't have to worry about them. Add pieces of dry ice periodically to keep the fog going.

Wait till the guests arrive to add the dry ice. You will need to buy the dry ice the day of the party because it won't keep in normal freezers.

Check out the link below for more info about using dry ice.

"He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth." - Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Guide to Using Dry Ice for Drinks

Homemade root beer is another awesome mad science party drink.

Mad Scientist Punch

"Never use two drops of the formula. It would cause a reaction on the molecular level that is completely unpredictable." - Pinky and the Brain

Mad Science Drinks Poll

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Tonic water glowing
Tonic water glowing

Glowing Experiment


  • Tonic water
  • Black light

Want your drinks to have a glowing effect on your guests? All you have to do is turn on the black light and serve tonic water. Tonic water glows an eerie blue under a black light because it has quinine in it.

You will be able to see the glowing effect better if you use clear glasses. There is also black light reactive party serveware that you can buy.

Serve tonic water to your guests or mix it with adult beverages. You can also use tonic water to make ice cubes if you don't like the taste of tonic water. Put the ice cubes in a clear beverage and it will still glow. Jello shots can also be made with tonic water instead of regular water so that they will glow.

Spook your guests by telling them it is just a little radioactive experiment you've been fiddling around with.

Glowing Test Tube Slime Experiments

Glowing Test Tube Slime Experiments
Glowing Test Tube Slime Experiments

"If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later." - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Swamp Slime
Swamp Slime

Swampy Slime


  • Jello
  • Gummy worms or Swedish fish

Gross out your guests by mixing up a batch of slime for them to drink. Collect several jars or small clear glass cups. Baby food jars work well.

Mix up a box of green or yellow Jello. Pour it into the jars. Add gummy worms or Swedish fish and then let the Jello congeal in the fridge.

You can substitute tonic water instead of regular water for a slime that glows under a black light. You can also put in plastic spiders, snakes, or bugs that have been sanitized.

Turn the swamp slime into Jello sliders for an adult party.

Take the jars out of the fridge before the Jello congeals completely if you want a slimier drink.

"It smelled like turpentine, and looked like Indian ink.

I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink." - Love Potion No. 9

Brain Mold
Brain Mold

More Mad Science Drink Ideas

  • Use a brain mold to create a disgusting brain brew. Freeze fruit juice in a brain mold by turning the mold upside down in the freezer. Be sure to brace the sides of the mold so the juice doesn't spill before it is frozen. Then put the frozen brain in a bowl and pour more punch over it.
  • Drop sanitized glow sticks into your punch for a weird glow.
  • Use glow sticks to stir drinks or cocktails.
  • Freeze clean, plastic bugs in ice and put it into the punch for a grotesque effect.
  • Print Halloween labels and glue them to drink bottles so guests can feel like they are being served from the apothecary.
  • Fill a clean, non-powdered rubber glove with water and then tie a rubber band around the opening. Freeze the glove and then drop it into the punch.
  • Don't forget to serve drinks in clean, unused lab equipment like beakers, flasks, test tubes, or even measuring cups.

"Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead." The Princess Bride


These make great drink stirrers. Kids can use them to play with like straws.

Tell me all about your mad schemes and plots.

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    • JustineKnott profile image


      4 years ago

      great ideas, thanks

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      Candace Bacon 

      5 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @Pinasheart: Hope she enjoys it when the time comes.

    • Pinasheart profile image


      5 years ago

      I wish I had mad schemes. if only my daughter was a tad older she could appreciate these. until then I'll save this! Thanks!

    • MadScience profile imageAUTHOR

      Candace Bacon 

      6 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @meloyelo: Thanks! :)

    • meloyelo profile image


      6 years ago

      SO cool!

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      Candace Bacon 

      6 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks! :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Such fun!

    • MadScience profile imageAUTHOR

      Candace Bacon 

      6 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @AlphaChic: :) Thanks!

    • AlphaChic profile image


      6 years ago

      Fun page!

    • MadScience profile imageAUTHOR

      Candace Bacon 

      6 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @Rusty Quill: I love to make parties cooler! Thanks!

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      Rusty Quill 

      6 years ago

      Cool tip about the tonic water - I can tell you must be quite fun at parties. :)

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic idea for a party - whether at Halloween or any time of the year!

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      Candace Bacon 

      7 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @ErHawkns7100: Have a ghoulishly good Halloween!

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      7 years ago

      Lots of very cool Halloween ideas here. Awesome.

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      Candace Bacon 

      7 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @The Spotted Olive: Hope your Halloween is spooktacular!

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      The Spotted Olive 

      7 years ago

      This is such a fun lens!

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      Candace Bacon 

      7 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @andreaberrios lm: Spooky is my middle name. Happy Halloween!

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      Candace Bacon 

      7 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      @laguild: Thanks! Happy Halloween!

    • laguild profile image


      7 years ago

      Fun lens! Thanks for some great ideas

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      andreaberrios lm 

      7 years ago

      These ideas are so cute and spooky!! I love them.


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