5 Non-Alcoholic Halloween Party Drink Recipes

Witch's Brew We all know that buzzed and drunk driving puts everyone at a higher risk of danger. We’ve already covered why it’s important to designate a sober driver for the night before heading out for your Halloween festivities, but if you’re throwing a Halloween party or heading out to a friend’s house for the holiday, it’s important to make sure that there are non-alcoholic drinks available for your designated drivers.

Here are five of our favorite non-alcoholic Halloween party drink recipes.

Witch’s Brew

You will need:

  • 1 (6-ounce) package lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups chilled pineapple juice
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle chilled lemon-lime soft drink or ginger ale

Special Equipment:

  • 1 large black plastic cauldron (available at party or craft stores)
  • 1 punch bowl that fits inside the cauldron
  • 1 plastic hand (available at party supply stores), sterilized in hot water
  • 1 block dry ice (available at supermarkets, ice cream shops or ice companies)


1. Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Stir at least 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the pineapple juice. Let cool to room temperature.

2. Wearing heavy duty gloves or using tongs, place the block of dry ice in the bottom of the cauldron. (Dry ice will burn skin, so handle it with gloves and tongs and keep it away from kids and pets) Use an ice pick to break the block into smaller chunks, if necessary.

3. Fill the cauldron with just enough water to cover the dry ice. It will begin to “steam.”

4. Place the punch bowl inside the cauldron, on top of the dry ice. The cauldron will appear to be magically smoking.

5. Entrap the sterilized rubber hand between the cauldron and the punch bowl, squeezing it tight so the hand appears to be reaching out of the mist for help. Hot-glue the hand to the cauldron, if necessary, to hold it in place.

6. Carefully pour the drink mixture into the punch bowl. Slowly add the lemon-line soda or ginger ale. Stir gently to mix.

Green Ghoulade

You will need:

  • 2 (6-ounce) cans limeade, frozen concentrate, thawed
  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 3 1/2 cups green sports drink
  • Green food coloring
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Candy sticks or sipping straw, optional


1. In a pitcher, combine limeade, soda and sports drink.

2. Add 5 drops of food coloring, or until desired color green, and stir.

3. Add ice and pour ghoulade into each glass.

4. Place whipped cream in a  piping bag and pipe it on top of each glass.

5. Garnish with a fun straw or candy stick.

Vampire Blood Drink

You will need:

  • 1 gallon cranberry juice
  • 1 gallon orange juice
  • 1 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 1 quart seltzer


1. Mix the cranberry juice and orange juice together.

2. Add raspberry sorbet, softened, and stir until it completely dissolves.

3. Add seltzer water and pour into glasses. Stir with glow stick swizzle sticks, fun straws or candy sticks.

Red Rooster

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed


1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic container and freeze for several hours. The liquid will not freeze, but rather achieve the consistency of a slushy.

2. Scoop into punch cups or wine glasses and serve.

Mulled Pom-Apple Cider

You will need:

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3 cups cider
  • 6 dried pears
  • 6 dried apples
  • 2 to 3 strips orange zest
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 1 star anise


1. Put the pomegranate juice and cider in a large non-reactive pot along with the dried fruits, orange zest and spices.

2. Warm gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 minutes. Take care not to let the mixture boil.

3. Serve in clear mugs or glasses with spices and dried fruit.

For more Halloween party drink recipes, see Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’s list of 50 non-alcoholic drink recipes.

Also, be sure to have a backup plan. If you or a friend finds themselves in no position to drive and can’t locate a designated driver, take note of the nationwide alternative ride programs that will make sure you get home safe this Halloween.

One thought on “5 Non-Alcoholic Halloween Party Drink Recipes”

  1. Hi Holly, maybe next Halloween you could try using MistyStix (dry ice stir sticks) to create a safe fog directly inside peoples drinks. Stay in touch and I’ll send some samples!

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