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Just here for the boo’s

by | Oct 31, 2019 | Inspiration

There’s something about Halloween that just calls for ghoulishly good brews. The costumes. The choreographed dances to “Thriller.” We know kids love Halloween, so we’re elevating their trick-or-treating experience with a drink that’s as dark as night. And for adults, this Halloween-themed cocktail will add additional thrills. Beware: these two drink recipes are sure to lead to a frightfully fun night.

Aside from the candy we once looked forward to having dropped in our plastic pumpkin baskets but now happily buy for ourselves come October 1st, sharing in the joy of trick-or-treating with your little one can create memorable, magical moments. Add to their evening with a punch that’s as dark as night; it’s easy to make and your kids will love it.

Halloween Punch

¼ oz grape unsweetened drink mix
¼ oz orange unsweetened drink mix
1 cup sugar
1 liter ginger ale
3 quarts cold water

Combine both drink mixes and sugar in a large punch bowl. Stir in some natural food dyes if desired. Mix well. Refrigerate until chilled. Before serving, pour in ginger ale and stir then place an optional frozen, floating hand in the punch for a real, bone-chilling brew.

Witches Brew

3 ounces Pisco Brandy
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
Crushed ice
Dash of Angostura bitters
optional: Dry ice

In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, combine brandy, juices, and sugar. Cover, shake vigorously for 15 seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters. Lastly, carefully top with dry ice for a spooky effect.

As fall comes creeping in, serve up these ✌️ Halloween-themed drinks for a witching good time. Pick your posion but please don’t ghost us. Instead, let us know if you think these are to die for in the comments below, or share your thoughts with us on social. Boil, boil, toil and trouble, we hope you have a haunting holiday!


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