Well with Halloween coming up I started looking for recipes for some fun drink ideas for my kids and their friends since we have a little Halloween thing at our place. There are a lot of great ideas out there. I’d love to claim them as mine but no such luck. LOL I’m thinking of using the witches brew recipe but adding the gummy worm ice cubes from the bubbling brew and we might have a hit although the blood bug juice looks pretty fun too.
Do you have a favorite kids punch recipe? If so I’d love to hear it.
“A fun Halloween attention getter. Great for parties. A fake hand is frozen in a disposable glove and then slipped into the punch bowl!”
1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed
2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
2 liters ginger ale
2 liters sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)
6 gummi snakes candy
- To make the frozen hand: Wash and rinse the outside of a rubber glove. Turn glove inside out and set aside. In a 4 cup measuring cup, combine the thawed raspberries and cranberry juice.
- Pour 2 cups of the raspberry mixture into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over and let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves. Mix back into the reserved raspberry mixture in the measuring cup.
- Pour raspberry mixture into the inverted glove. Gather up the top of the glove and tie securely with kitchen twine. Freeze until solid, or several days if possible.
- To serve: Carefully cut glove away from frozen hand. Place frozen hand, palm side up, leaning against side of a large punch bowl. Pour in ginger ale and sparkling cider. Garnish with gummy snakes.
Bloody Bug Juice
24 ounces Frozen strawberries — thawed
6 ounces Lemonade, frozen concentrate
1 quart Ginger ale
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Blueberries-fresh or frozen
Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash with a fork. In a large pitcher, mix the strawberry mash, lemonade and ginger ale. Place handfuls of raisins and blueberries (bugs) into tall glasses. Pour the liquid over the bugs, then sit back and watch the bugs and scum rise to the top of each glass.
This recipe from CDKitchen for Bloody Bug Juice serves/makes 8
Bubbling Brew Recipe
1 cup boiling water
2 packages lime-flavored gelatin
3 cups cold water
1 1/2 quart lemon-lime soda — chilled
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup gummy worms
Place 1 cup of the gummy worms in one or more ice cube trays, snipping worms as needed to fit. Fill trays with water and freeze overnight.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over lime gelatin in a pitcher; stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in cold water. Add lemon-lime soda and sugar; stir well until sugar is dissolved.
Serve punch in glasses with Wormy Floaters and garnished with additional gummy worms.
This recipe from CDKitchen for Bubbling Brew serves/makes 12