Party Planning: Halloween Party Drink Recipes

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Halloween Party Drink Recipes:

NON-ALCHOHOLIC PUNCH RECIPES:

Black Halloween Punch - complete with a frozen hand!

Compliments of allrecipes.com
Prep Time: 10 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr
Servings: 32, Yield 1 gallon

Ingredients
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape soft drink mix
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale

Directions
1.To make a frozen hand, wash a disposable glove, fill with water, seal with a rubber band and freeze until hard.
2.Stir together grape soft drink mix, orange soft drink mix, sugar and water until solids are dissolved. Combine with chilled ginger ale just before serving. Dip the frozen hand briefly in warm water, then peel off the glove. Float the prepared hand in the punch bowl for a ghastly effect.

 

Green Punch

Compliments of allrecipes.com
Prep Time: 5 Min
Ready In: 5 Min
Servings: 20
Original Recipe Yield 20 servings

Ingredients
2 (3 ounce) packages lime flavored gelatin mix
1 quart hot water
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 cups white sugar
4 1/2 cups cold water
2 liters ginger ale

Directions
1.In a large saucepan dissolve the gelatin in 1 quart of hot water. Allow to cool.
2.When gelatin is cool, pour into a large punch bowl, Stir in pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate, sugar and 4 1/2 cups cold water. Pour in ginger ale just before serving.

 

Spiced Apple Cider

Compliments of BlissTree.com

Ingredients
1 gallon cider
12 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 lemon sliced
1 TBSP honey
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions
Mix ingredients together in pan. Simmer 10 minutes to 1 hour. Strain before drinking. This can be kept in refrigerator and warmed in microwave as needed. Garnish with whole cinnamon sticks.

 

ADULT COCKTAIL RECIPES:

Green Grog

Compliments of allrecipes.com
Prep Time: 7 Min
Ready In: 7 Min

Ingredients
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 (750 milliliter) bottle rum
2 quarts lime sherbet

Directions
1.In a large pot, combine limeade, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Stir in rum (add more to taste if desired.) Mix in the lime sherbet.

 

Ghost in the Graveyard

Compliments of marthastewart.com
Serves 1

Ingredients
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

Directions
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

 

Pina Ghoulada

Compliments of marthastewart.com
"A frothy drink is tempting enough, but one served in a red-rimmed glass is particularly enticing to monsters who drink blood. Corn syrup with food coloring tinges the classic pina colada with a devilish sweetness. Dip the rim of each glass into the red mixture, spinning slowly to coat. Turn glasses upright; the red liquid will drip slightly, then set. Pour drinks, and serve. Drinkers' lips may be stained pink -- much like those of a sated vampire."
Serves 10 to 12

Ingredients
FOR THE "BLOOD"
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 teaspoons red food coloring

FOR THE DRINK
20 ounces pineapple juice
1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup orange juice
10 ounces good-quality rum

Directions
1.Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl. Dip a toothpick into the food coloring, and stir a very small amount into the syrup to combine. Hold a glass by the stem, dip rim into the syrup mixture, and turn glass, coating entire rim. Turn the glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down sides. Dip the remaining glasses. Set aside.
2.Whisk together drink ingredients. Place 2 1/2 cups ice in a blender, and add 1 cup drink mixture. Blend until smooth; add more pineapple juice if mixture is too thick. Repeat with remaining ice and mixture. Carefully pour into prepared glasses; serve.

 

Blood Red Sangria

Compliments of drinkoftheweek.com
"Sangria gets its name from the Spanish word for "bloody." This recipe uses dark fruits and cognac, lending a darker color and autumnal twist to a classic punch."

Ingredients
1 bottle (inexpensive) red wine
12 oz. club soda
2 oz. cognac
3 tbs. warmed honey
4 sliced figs
1/2 cup red or black grapes, halved
1/2 cup pitted cherries (can use frozen if necessary)
Ice

Directions
Combine the fruit in a large glass bowl, adding the cognac and honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour in the wine and stir gently. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours and as long as over night.
When ready to serve, pour the mixture into a glass pitcher. (Some people prefer to strain out the fruit at this point and then add it at the end to individual servings.) Add the club soda and stir gently. Pour sangria into wine or highball glasses that are filled with ice.