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5 Delicious Halloween Drink Recipes to Try This Year

TerraCotta PumpkinsFall is in the air, and Halloween is almost here. If you’re planning a big to-do for the holiday, you’ll want some fun Halloween drinks to serve your guests to help set the mood. Below, are five drink recipes that are sure to put your guests in a super-spooky mood.

Blood Punch

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 1 ½ cups grape juice
  • 2 cups caffeine-free cola
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Directions:

Combine the three juices in a punch bowl and refrigerate until party time. Just before serving, add the cola and the strawberries.

 

Black Halloween Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 envelop unsweetened grape Kool-aid mix
  • 1 envelop unsweetened orange Kool-aid mix
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 quarts cold, filtered water
  • 1 liter ginger ale

Directions

Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in large punch bowl. Stir well until all sugar is dissolved. Add ginger ale just before serving.

 

Bloody SodaSpirit Jugs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 liter seltzer water or lemon-lime soda

Directions

Combine corn syrup, food coloring and vanilla to make fake blood. Pour soda into individual glasses and drizzle the fake blood over the rim and into the soda of each glass.

 

Witches’ Brew

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 8 medium kiwifruit, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • Ice cubes

Directions

Boil the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. When mixture is cool, pour it into a blender and add the kiwi fruit, green food coloring and mint leaves. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, add ginger ale and divide into individual glasses.

 

Pumpkin Smoothies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¾ cup milk or vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

 

Halloween Drinks

Bonus Tip: Any of these drinks can be made into an alcoholic version simply by adding your favorite liquor. Furthermore, you can really make these drinks even eerier by adding props such as floating hands (made from water frozen inside a rubber glove) and eyeballs that peer out from inside the glass as your guests drink.

 

So, whether you’re planning a small get-together at your house that culminates in a neighborhood-wide trick-or-treat, or you’re going from haunted house to haunted house meeting as many ghosts and goblins as you can, be sure to include at least one of these Halloween drinks in your festivities. Not only are they delicious, your friends and family will love your ghastly effort.

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