Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Wicked Brews & Beverages - Part III of Halloween Recipes on Review This!

Wicked Brews & Beverages - Part III of Halloween Recipes on Review This
Sometimes we focus so much on the food, that we forget that the Halloween wicked brews and beverages can be just as much fun on a Halloween buffet as the food itself.  From eerie colors to  floating body parts in our punch, one that that is for sure, they all exude the Halloween spirit.

I am going to start with the "mildest" Halloween punch, but do beware!  The further you go in this article, the more wicked the brew.


 
Halloween Orange Sherbet Punch

Sherbet punch is one of the easiest and delicious party drinks.  I am going to share my own personal recipe for Halloween Orange Sherbet Punch right here, right now.  No need to go any further to discover an awesome Halloween punch suitable for any party or any age.  I opt for Orange Sherbet, but green or raspberry would be awesome for Halloween too.

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Easy Sherbet Punch Recipe Ingredients by Sylvestermouse

  • 1/2 gallon Orange Sherbet
  • 2 Liters Ginger Ale

Instructions


  1. Let Sherbet soften for approximately 45 minutes.
  2. Cut Sherbet into small squares or scoop into round balls. 
  3. Place Sherbet squares / balls in large punch bowl
  4. Slowly add Ginger Ale


Brew-Ha-Ha Punch Recipe

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
The Brew-Ha-Ha Punch recipe is a really neat Halloween punch that is family and kid friendly.   

By mixing a potion of green drink mix (like Kool Aid), pineapple juice & Ginger Ale, you will delight everyone with a cool green punch for Halloween.

Complete Brew-Ha-Ha Recipe can be found here:  MyRecipes.com





Black Halloween Punch

Featured with the recipe at Allrecipes.com
A black Halloween Punch would be totally awesome for any Halloween Party!  

With a mixture of grape and orange drink mixes with ginger ale, you too can easily create this ominous looking Halloween punch.

 Black Halloween Punch Recipe Here:  Allrecipes.com

Create that smoky effect under the punch by pouring water over dry ice in a larger, separate bowl.  

Rules for Using Dry Ice ~ Know the Rules Before You Play with Dry Ice

  1. Wear Gloves!  Never touch dry ice to skin
  2. Never Drink Dry Ice
  3. Never Put Dry Ice directly in a drink or your mouth
  4. Do Not Put Dry Ice in Freezer ~ Use within 24 hrs. of purchase
  5. Keep Dry Ice Away from Children


Halloween Ice Cubes in Any Punch

You can add a touch of Halloween to any punch with shaped ice cube molds.  You can freeze water for traditional ice cubes or you can freeze the actual punch in these molds to avoid watering down your punch.  Either adds the thrill of Halloween to your punch while keeping it cool.






Eyeball Punch

I am featuring this particular Eyeball Punch recipe because of the authors ingenious way of creating the eyeballs.  

She shares her really neat trick with everyone on her blog.  You will need to scroll to the bottom of her post to see her pictorial directions, but it is well worth the visit.

See the Eyeball Punch Recipe by Heidi:  HappinessIsHomemade.net  


Shrunken Heads in Cider

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This Shrunken Heads Cider is fabulously awesome.  My hat's off to Allison DiNatale for creating and sharing this frightfully cool recipe on the Martha Stewart website.

Would you believe those shrunken heads are simply Granny Smith apples?!!!

Very, very cool indeed!

This recipe can be made for children, but she has also included the portion instructions if you care to spice it up with rum.

See the Complete Shrunken Head Cider Recipe by clicking the following link:   MarthaStewart.com




 For Adults Only ~ The Following Recipes Contain Alcohol



Purplicious Potion


In complete honestly, I cannot attest to the taste of this Purplicious Potion.  I simply thought it looked appropriate for Halloween, plus I love the color purple.  

I will need some of my friends to test this "potion" and report back to determine if it tastes as awesome as it looks.

But, I must ask you, isn't that photo spectacular!

Try this Purplicious Potion Recipe.  It can be found at:  FamilySpice.com




Halloween Cocktails


Or, you just might want to give this one a shot!  


Cheers to my "spirited" friends and collegues

Recipe & Photo Jay'sCatering.com




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10 comments:

  1. Oh, I love that Purplicious punch! That's my kind of Halloween brew. But all of these sound just perfect for a great Halloween treat, whether the family fun, or a party.

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    1. Yes, my friend, I thought of you when I found that Purplicious punch. I thought it made for a very pretty picture :)

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  2. I'd like to try them ALL. What a fabulous assortment of 'brews' you've assembled for a Halloween party time. When I lived on Tybee Island (GA) one whole street of houses participated in a Halloween for kids each year and each house had something special. My favorite was the man who made a kid-friendly punch using red Koolaid. He'd have it in a big glass punch bowl in his front yard and would dip out paper cupfuls for each kid who dared enter his yard. Some kids were too scared to ... LOL .... because the man was dressed as Dracula and would shout out.... come get your 'BLOOD' to drink! :)

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    1. Oh, wow! That is a fabulous story Elf! I can easily imagine Dracula handing out blood drinks. Thank you for sharing that with us. I love it!

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  3. I love the Orange Sherbet one any time, not just Halloween!

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    1. Me too, Heather! It is my "go to" recipe for just about any party. Everyone seems to like it.

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  4. I'm going to give the Eyeball Punch recipe a try. I know how she made those eyes. I've seen those tropical fruits before. What an awesome ghoulish garnish. Love your list, Cynthia!

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    1. Thank you Coletta! The eyeball punch really would be a fun punch to make and serve. I can just imagine some of my guest being grossed out. But, hey! That is part of the fun at Halloween parties.

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  5. These sound wonderful Cynthia, must pin these in case I ever get back in the kitchen to cook - the Sherbet Punch would be a hit here!

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  6. I do believe that is why I wrote the article Brite-Ideas! I wanted them all in one place myself for future reference.

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