October 24, 2013

Thirsty Thursday Spooky Sips

For all your Halloween hosting needs, we've collected the best party perfect drinks to serve to your ghouls and goblins this October 31st!  

Looks spook-licious, right!?  Ok, let's go check out each one and what you need to make these yourself.  Plus, check out some bonus drinks below!

Bloody Punch with Floating Hand
Source: spoonful.com
3 cups cranberry juice
1-1/2 cups apple juice
1-1/2 cups grape juice
2 cups caffeine-free cola
1 cup frozen strawberries

In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice, apple juice and grape juice. Stir, then refrigerate until you're ready to serve. At the last possible moment, add the cola, the strawberries and, of course, the Floating Hand of Death.
For the Floating Hand of Death: 
In a measuring cup or jar, stir a few drops of green food coloring into some water -- not too much, just enough to give it a slightly decomposed tint.
Pour the greenish water into a disposable rubber glove (the stretchy kind -- make sure it's not powder-coated inside) and tie the top securely. Place in the freezer for several hours or overnight.
At serving time, peel the glove off the hand and deposit icy hand in chilled punch. Yum

Slime Punch
Source: parents.com
(Note about recipe: Make sure to use a very large bowl or a saucepan with high sides when making this frothy mixture. The meringue powder will really foam up when you start whisking.)

2 tubes red decorating gel
Lemonade mix to make 2 quarts
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. meringue powder
2 liters seltzer
10 drops green food coloring
4 drops yellow food coloring

Squeeze red gel down the inside of 12 small, clear glasses. Let dry about 10 minutes.
In an extra-large bowl, combine lemonade mix, sugar, and meringue powder. Slowly pour in seltzer, whisking continually until combined. Stir in green and yellow food coloring. Pour punch into glasses and serve.

Boo-Nilla Shake Recipe
Source: marthastewart.com
1 cup whole milk
2 pints vanilla ice cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the faces: Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Using a small brush, paint chocolate inside glasses (if it hardens too soon, microwave 20 seconds more). Let set a few minutes before adding shake. Prepare glasses up to a day ahead, but don't fill until ready to serve.
For the shakes:
Blend milk and 1 pint ice cream in a blender until smooth. With machine running, add remaining pint ice cream, one scoop at a time; blend until smooth. Pour milkshake into six 8-ounce glasses decorated with chocolate faces, filling them 3/4 full.
Next, put cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip. Pipe spiral mounds of whipped cream on top of milkshakes. Serve immediately.

Candy Corn Smoothies
Source: pillsbury.com
2 cups coconut sorbet (slightly softened)
6 tablespoons milk
2 cups orange sherbet (slightly softened)
2 cups lemon sorbet (slightly softened)
4 drops yellow food color
Candy corn (if desired)

In blender, place coconut sorbet and 2 tablespoons of the milk. Cover; blend on high speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Divide evenly among 8 glasses. Place glasses in freezer. Rinse blender.
In blender, place orange sherbet and 2 tablespoons milk. Cover; blend on high speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Pour over coconut mixture in glasses, dividing evenly. Return glasses to freezer. Rinse blender.
In blender, place lemon sorbet, yellow food color and remaining 2 tablespoons milk. Cover; blend on high speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Pour over orange mixture in glasses, dividing evenly. Garnish with candy corn.
Serve or freeze until serving time.
Swamp Juice
Source: spoonful.com
1/2 cup small tapioca pearls (found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores)
Food coloring
4 tablespoons sugar
8 gummy fish
Seltzer water
8 gummy worms


To Make The Eggs: Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add the tapioca pearls. Reduce the heat slightly and boil the pearls, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes.
To color the eggs: Divide the pearls, with the remaining water, between two bowls. Add 4 drops of food coloring (in the picture colors used were, 3 drops of yellow and 1 drop of green in one bowl, and 4 drops of blue in the other) and 2 tablespoons of sugar to each bowl. Stir the mixtures, then allow them to sit uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and rinse the pearls with cold water.
To Make The drink: Spoon 2 tablespoons of pearls into each glass and drop in a gummy fish. Fill the glasses with seltzer water, then add a splash of lemonade. Place a gummy worm around a spoon as shown.

For the Grown ups!

Liquefied Ghost Cocktail
Source: hgtv.com
2 oz. vodka 
1 oz. vanilla simple syrup 
1 oz. cream 
2 oz. soda

Mix vanilla simple syrup, cream, vodka and soda together in a cocktail shaker, then serve in a chilled martini glass.

Witches' Brew
Source: hgtv.com
2 oz. mixed pineapple and cranberry juice 
2 oz. 7-Up or Sprite
1-1/4 oz. shot Malibu Coconut Rum

Mix juices and 7-Up or Sprite in a highball glass. Pour shot of rum down the side of the glass right before drinking.

So, now you're all set for your Halloween party, or just relaxing after all the spooky little monsters finally crash and head to bed.  Hope you have a spook-tacular Halloween.
Enjoy! :)



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