This bright purple cocktail sparkles and looks like a witch’s potion. It’s the perfect drink for Halloween movie nights and parties! It can be garnished two ways – with or without dry ice.
If you’re looking for a really fun cocktail to serve at your Halloween party – this is it! People love a little theatrics with their Halloween drinks, so this one is always a crowd pleaser.
To make things easy, I’m going to show you two different ways you can garnish it. One way is with dry ice (like the photo above). It makes the drink release a “smoke” that looks like the potion has just been brewed.
The second way to garnish it is with a plastic eyeball and sea creature arm. This is a really easy way to make it “creepy” without having to go to the trouble of dealing with dry ice.
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- Vodka – I recommend using a raspberry vodka, though you can substitute any flavor you’d prefer.
- Fruit Liqueur – I use a peach liqueur because it pairs well with the raspberry vodka. Feel free to choose another fruit flavor.
- Sprite – For simplicity, I used sprite in this drink. You can substitute club soda and simple syrup if you don’t want to use a soft drink.
- Prism Powder – This is what gives our cocktail it’s sparkling purple appearance. I used this one from Fancy Sprinkles.
- Ice -Which way you choose to serve this cocktail will decide what kind of ice you need. Dry ice is used in the scientific flask and pebble or crushed ice is recommend for the sea monster and eyeball garnish version.
Other Things You’ll Need
- Glasses – For the dry ice version, I like to use scientific flasks or beakers. For the other, I like to use a highball glass.
- Garnishes – I purchased these plastic eyeballs and tentacle arms to use in my drink. There are plenty of other things you could use – like monster hands and candy eyeballs. Feel free to get creative!
Where to buy
Many grocery stores sell dry ice. I usually purchase mine at a Smart & Final near me. Penguin Dry Ice has a store locater so you can quickly find somewhere in your area that stocks it.
I always bring a small styrofoam cooler with me to put it in. Be sure to leave the lid to your cooler ajar so that the gas can safely escape.
Dry ice evaporates completely within 18-24 hours, so be sure to purchase it no more than a few hours before you plan on using it.
It’s important to read up on the basic safety of using dry ice before using it. I’ve included the basics below.
- Never allow it to touch skin. Dry ice should always be handled with thick leather gloves or tongs. Never touch it with your bare hands as it can burn your skin.
- Do not keep it in enclosed spaces. As dry ice melts, gas is released. It is important keep it in well ventilated areas. If you have it in a cooler, be sure to leave the lid ajar so that the gas can escape.
- Do not consume. Dry ice should not be consumed. After you place it in your drink, wait until it stops bubbling and the smoking stops. At this point the dry ice has dissipated. It doesn’t take long, especially when you use a small pebble as recommended.
Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is even colder than water ice.
Yes, you can safely use dry ice in drinks. What you don’t want is to ingest dry ice in its solid form. After adding a tiny pebble of dry ice to your drink wait for the smoke smoke to stop before consuming.
Since dry ice is -109°F degrees, it can burn you with any prolong contact with your skin. You should never handle it with your bare skin. Use blank and blank.
Dry ice does melt, but it doesn’t turn into a liquid like a water ice. It turns into a gas.
No, dry ice is -109°F, so a freezer is too warm to keep it cold.
More Halloween Drink RecipesPrint
4 oz Raspberry Vodka
2 oz Peach Liqueur
8 oz Sprite
Dash of Purple Prism Powder
Dry Ice (optional)
With Dry Ice
Add the vodka, liqueur, sprite and dash of prism powder to a scientific flask or beaker. Stir gently with a bar spoon to combine.
Using tongs, take a pebble of dry ice and at to the cocktail.
Do not consume until the drink has finished smoking.
Without Dry Ice
Fill two highball glasses with crushed or pebble ice. Add the vodka, liqueur, sprite, and a dash of prism powder. Gently stir with a bar spoon to combine.
Garnish with spooky toys like sea tentacles and eyeballs.
Serve and enjoy!