NEWS10 SCARATHON: Devilishly delectable drink ideas for any Halloween party | Food and Drink
Beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween has become synonymous with great parties. From Fairfield to Folsom, Natomas to North Stockton, kids and adults gather in best get-ups for good fun, good food, and great drinks.
So if you’re looking for a few creepy concoctions to add a little life (or should we say afterlife?) to your Halloween hop, we’ve assembled some recipes designed to please thirsty ghouls and goblins of all ages.
We also added a little bonus at the end, so be sure to read through the entire post:
FOR THE KIDS
Bubble, Bubble, Boil then Trouble
Stole this recipe from Dr. Frankenstein's lab. Guard it with your life.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 packages lime flavored gelatin
- 3 cups cold water
- 1 1/2 quart lemon-lime soda, chilled
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- ***Floating gummy eyeballs***
- Pour 1 cup boiling water over lime gelatin in a pitcher; stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in cold water. Add lemon-lime soda and sugar; stir well until sugar is dissolved. Drop gummy eyeballs into punch. Substitute raspberry or strawberry jello for lime to make red punch
Freshly squeezed Jack O' Lantern juice
- ·1/2 cup regular iced tea mix powder
- ·1 cup orange drink mix
- ·1 1/2 cups white sugar
- ·4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ·Measure all ingredients into a clean dry jar
- ·Stir or shake well
- ·2-3 heaping teaspoon's with 1 mug hot water
- ·Serve hot or cold
Recipe Courtesy: CountlessBloodsHalloween.com
Just like it’s served in Hogsmeade
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
- 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda
- Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
- Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.
Recipe Courtesy: Food Network
Red and tasty with the right amount of bite
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages Kool-Aid lemon-lime powdered drink mix
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled
- 2 quarts cold water
- 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled
- 1 quart pineapple sherbet or 1 quart lime sherbet
- Mix everything together
- Add ginger ale and sherbert when ready to serve
Reicpie Courtesy: Food.com
Witches Brew with Frozen Hand
Straight from the cauldron
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed
- 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 2 liters ginger ale
- 2 liters sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)
- 6 gummi snakes candy
- To make the frozen hand: Wash and rinse the outside of a rubber glove. Turn glove inside out and set aside. In a 4 cup measuring cup, combine the thawed raspberries and cranberry juice.
- Pour 2 cups of the raspberry mixture into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over and let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves. Mix back into the reserved raspberry mixture in the measuring cup.
- Pour raspberry mixture into the inverted glove. Gather up the top of the glove and tie securely with kitchen twine. Freeze until solid, or several days if possible.
- To serve: Carefully cut glove away from frozen hand. Place frozen hand, palm side up, leaning against side of a large punch bowl. Pour in ginger ale and sparkling cider. Garnish with gummy snakes.
*Note - To avoid issues with people who may have allergies to latex, use a disposable glove that is latex-free. There is usually an alternative available in the cleaning department of your grocery store.
FOR THE BIG KIDS:
Jack the Ripper
Dark, mysterious and streaked red. Just the way Jack likes it.
- 1 oz jack daniels
- Fill tumbler glass with ice
- Pour Jack Daniels and Cola into glass
- Float with Grenadine
More than one of these and you’ll understand why they call it a zombie.
- 1 oz light rum
- ½ oz crème de almond or amaretto
- ½ oz triple sec
- Fill with equal parts orange juice and sweet & sour
- Float with ½ oz 151 rum
- Add rum, crème de almond and triple sec to tall glass
- Fill with equal parts orange juice and sweet & sour
- Float with 151
Dip your ladle in this green liquid, but be careful of what you pull out. There’s some stuff floating around in there known to bite.
- 2 (12 fl. oz) cans frozen limeade concentrate
- 2 (12 fl oz) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
- 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle rum
- 2 quarts lime sherbet
- In a large pot, combine limeade, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Stir in rum (add more to taste if desired.) Mix in the lime sherbet.
It’s like a slice of pumpkin pie with an adult kick
- Splash of cointreau
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz pumpkin liqueur
- Brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Chill martini glass by adding ice cubes shortly before making drink
- Combine brown sugar and allspice on plate
- Dump ice out of glass
- Add splash of cointreau to martini glass and swirl to coat the glass, discard excess
- Make sure rim of glass is damp then turn upside down and spin in brown sugar/allspice blend to rim
- Put vodka and pumpkin liqueur in shaker with ice & shake
- Strain into martini glass
- Garnish with cinnamon stick
So tasty she’s scary
- 1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao, white
- 1/2 oz. banana Liqueur,
- 2 oz. Cream
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
- ·Serve in a cocktail glass.
Be careful if you’ve invited any vampires to your bash. You might never get them away from the punch bowl.
Be sure to make this one ahead of time and allow all of the ingredients to meld together before serving. It takes about 2 hours to make, but it’s well worth it.
- 1 bottle red wine (750 ml)
- 2 oz brandy
- 6 oz. fresh lime juice
- 6 oz. triple sec liqueur
- 6 oz. simple syrup
- 2 limes sliced in thin wheels
- 2 blood oranges sliced in thin wheels (regular oranges are fine)
- 1 small container blackberries
- Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.
- Serve over ice in a punch glass.
- Garnish with gummy eyeballs or other freaky floaters
Purple People Eater
Despite the name, it's the humans who usually gobble up this little critter
- 1 oz vodka
- ½ oz Chambord
- Splash sour
- Add vodka, Chambord and sour to cocktail shaker
- Shake well
- Strain into tumbler glass with ice
How to turn ordinary punch bowl into a spooky brew
What you’ll need:
- 2 punch bowls of different sizes (do not use plastic bowls for this)
- Dry ice
- Tongs & gloves
- Put on your gloves (dry ice burns the skin)
- Using tongs, put dry ice in bigger punch bowl
- Put smaller punch bowl on top of dry ice
- Place punch in smaller bowl
- You do not need to put ice in bowl as the dry ice will cool the punch
- Just before serving, pour some hot water over the dry ice to create smoking effect
- Add hot water as necessary to keep cauldron smoking
- Never handle dry ice with bare skin
- Never eat dry ice
- Do not put dry ice into the punch
Dry ice can be obtained at many supermarkets. If they don’t sell it, ask the butcher or fish counter associate. You can also find it at liquor stores and party stores. Check out dryicediretory.com to find dry ice near you.
News10 wishes you a fun, safe, and scary Halloween!