Halloween Drinks

Are you planning a Halloween party with the family? Try something a bit different with these Halloween-inspired drinks.

Ghoulish Grape, Apple & Grenadine Cooler


serves 4

20-25 green grapes
ice cubes
400ml cloudy apple juice
handful of finely chopped mint
200ml sparkling water
5ml -10ml grenadine


Freeze the grapes overnight. The following day fill four tall glasses or tumblers with a mix of frozen grapes and ice cubes. Pour the apple juice and chopped mint into a jug with the sparkling water, stir briefly to combine, then divide between the glasses. Pour grenadine into each glass and let it sink to the bottom just before serving.

Eyeball Snot-tail


serves 10-15

135g pack lime jelly
700ml apple & pear juice
300ml lemonade
425g can lychees in syrup
10-15 cocktail cherries from a jar
10-15 raisins
10-15 cocktail sticks


Make the jelly following pack instructions and chill until set. Combine the apple & pear juice with the lemonade in a large jug and chill in the fridge.

To make the eyeballs, drain the lychees and poke a hole in each cherry with one of the cocktail sticks. Put the cherry inside the lychee, then push the raisin into the cherry. Press the eyeball onto the end of a cocktail stick and set aside until serving.

When the jelly has set, use a whisk to break it up into small chunks. Spoon into the cocktail glasses and top up with the apple juice mixture. Put an eyeball into each glass before serving.

Moonrise Mocktail


serves 1

150ml orange juice
green liquid food colouring
2 tbsp grenadine
liquorice wheel
jelly snakes
multi-coloured laces


Mix the orange juice with a few drops of green liquid food colouring. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Pour grenadine down the side of the glass so it sinks to the base.

Unroll a liquorice wheel, trim and cut the end into a point so it resembles a snake’s head. Use to decorate the glass, along with the jelly snakes and the laces.

Bat's Blood Punch


serves 6

500ml (17fl oz) pomegranate juice
400ml (3/4pt) pink lemonade
2 limes, juiced
400g lychees in syrup, plus 100ml of syrup from the jar


In a large jug, combine all the ingredients (apart from the lychees). Drain the lychees and divide between 6 glasses. Top up with the drink.