If you're looking for ideas for Halloween drinks and your little trick-or-treaters are almost at your doorstep, you'd think it'd be time to hit the "panic" button. But don't worry! You don't have to be a potions master to create a creepy (and still cute) refreshment last minute. In fact, you don't even have to stray far from beverages that are day-to-day standards.
Never fear! We concocted drinks anyone can easily Halloween-ify by using the most simple blends with items straight from your pantry, and, ok, maybe a quick drive to Dollar Tree. Watch our video to see how to make spooky drinks that the grandkids will love!
The best things about these drinks? You really don't need more than three ingredients to execute any of them. And you can only imagine the look of absolute surprise on your grandchild's face when they get home from school and you serve them up a Vampire's Kiss!
If you need a more comprehensive breakdown of how to make each drink, scroll down and check out our easy step-by-step guide!
Witch's Eyeball Brew
First, you'll need to do some quick prep work. Make sure to freeze grapes and peel them before the kids arrive, and you'll have already tackled the hardest part of this drink.
Before you begin, you'll want to rim the cup with sugar sprinkles. We used fuschia for contrast, but matching it with a deep green or using orange sprinkles would work, too! Dust a dish with whatever color you go with, and then dip a glass in a bowl of shallow water (with a drop of corn syrup if you feel like it). Take the glass, turn it upside down, and dip the rim into the sprinkles until it's reasonably coated.
Then, pour ginger ale into a glass, add a drop of green food coloring (make sure the kiddos see it dissolve), and stir it thoroughly. All you have to do is drop your frozen "eyeballs" into the bottom of the glass and serve with a festive straw!
This one is perfect if you have some little ghouls who want a fun, feminine (and still Halloween-appropriate drink). Essentially it's strawberry milk with a twist, and it works best with a tall, milkshake-appropriate glass!
Add the initial drop of strawberry syrup into your milk, and stir vigorously. Then, add more syrup so you have a significantly darkened pink. Now, take the bottle and drip the syrup around the rim so it looks "bloody." Don't worry about it oozing too much, it'll add to the aesthetic! Finally, perch plastic fangs (easily found at the dollar store) on the glass and add a straw.
Similiar to Vampire's Kiss in that, in essence, it's Hot Chocolate heavy on the chocolate, so it's a bit darker than usual. The only "difficult" part is configuring the ghosts, and you don't have to be an artist to recreate these little supernatural friends!
Buy a big bag of marshmallows and pick up a black foodwriter, a totally safe marker that'll make your faces edible. To draw a ghost, all you need is three circles; two for the eyes, and one for the mouth. You can vary it up a bit, but that's really all you need to get a good "Boo" expression.
Once you've prepped the marshmallows, you can either situate them so they're rising from their muddy, chocolatey graves or have the kids drop them in themselves! Don't stress too much about their faces melting; again, oozing expressions just makes things more seasonal!