12 Halloween Drinks That Are Fun for the Whole Family
From non-alcoholic punch for your Halloween party to cobweb-topped cocoa you can cozy up with after trick-or-treating, these booze-free beverages are perfect for all ages.
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Whether you’re hosting the neighborhood kids before trick-or-treating or simply looking for ways to add extra excitement to your little one’s day, you can’t go wrong with a Halloween-themed drink. Few things are as frighteningly fun as scooping a bubbling green beverage from a witch’s cauldron or finding a pair of "eyes" peering back at you from the bottom of your juice glass. With these recipes, it’s easy to serve up spirited sips from breakfast to dinner — and every occasion in between. One of our favorites? An oh-so-chocolatey cocoa after a long night of walking door to door. This method for tempering chocolate will give you smooth, shiny hot cocoa bombs; just be sure to use good-quality, bittersweet chocoalte with at least 70% cacao. When you’re ready to serve them, add the gooey cobwebs and candy eyes — then prepare for everyone to scream with delight!
Get the Recipe: Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs
Bubbling Cauldron Punch
This cauldron may not be filled with slimy toads, bat wings and dragon scales but it sure looks like it! The secret to this delicious potion’s bubbly appearance? Scoops of green tea ice cream!
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Blueberry Rickety Eyeball Punch
This punch (a creepy version of a classic rickey) is a refreshing drink for kids after trick-or-treating. They won't be able to keep their eyes off it!
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Shirley Temple Of Doom
Made with lemon-lime soda, sports drink and fresh lime juice, this ghoulish green brew is perfect for party-goers of all ages.
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Halloween Extra-Dark Hot Cocoa
Nothing's better on a dark and stormy October night than a mug full of this extra-dark hot cocoa. Black cocoa powder gives the beverage its intense color and rich flavor. To give your cocoa mugs a frightfully fun Halloween touch, dip the rims in melted semi-sweet chocolate and cover them with orange and black nonpareils.
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Dragon's Blood Punch
Give the littlest ghouls and goblins a fright with this nonalcoholic punch. Cranberry juice and red punch give the crowd-pleaser its horrifying color.
Get the Recipe: Dragon's Blood Punch (non-alcoholic)
Fizzy Hocus Pocus Punch
One sip of this bubbling blend of lemonade, fruit juice and soda and you'll be spellbound!
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Blood-Red Cherry Punch
Hosting a vampire bash? Greet your guests with a cup of punch that's perfectly blood-red, thanks to grenadine.
Get the Recipe: Blood-Red Cherry Punch
There's no need to add booze to this ghastly punch. The mix of pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda is sure to please. Some powdered lime gelatin ups the flavor and gives this punch it's green tinge.
Get the Recipe: Witch's Brew
Berry Eyeball Punch
This punch bowl may look gruesome, but those floating eyeballs are really sweet and delicious lychee fruit — with blueberries tucked inside!
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Cobweb Hot Cocoa
Black cocoa has little natural acidity, an impossibly black as midnight color and a rich chocolate flavor that tastes just like your favorite cream sandwich cookies (because it’s in that cookie too!) These three elements are ideal for making a very chocolaty but not bitter drink that’s scary enough for Halloween but tasty enough for any day.
Get the Recipe: Cobweb Hot Cocoa
Vampire Bite Mocktail
Looking for a fun, Halloween-themed drink that you can serve a kid’s party? This blood-red. Cranberry-apple mocktail is the perfect choice.
Get the Recipe: Vampire Bite Mocktail