10.27.2015

Enchanted Halloween Drink recipes!

Boo to our fellow fiends and miscreants!

Most fantasy, horror and sci-fi authors and readers love the Halloween season, and also like to entertain. But what spooktastic drinks can we serve that are uniquely gross and wonderful?

Untethered Realms brings you enchanted drink recipes! 
When we're done, tell us some of your favorites.






From M. Pax - Blood Apple

Cider (not the hard stuff - can be regular or spiced)
vodka (plain, unflavored vodka)
grenadine syrup

Pour a shot of vodka in a tall glass. Fill with chilled cider. Add a spoonful of grenadine to turn it bloody... or red. Red sounds more appetizing. Enjoy!

(other kinds of juice can be used in place of apple - pineapple is really good. Hard cider doesn't work. Yes, I tried it. Can also add a bit of vanilla syrup with the grenadine. Yeah, I've tried that too. If you don't care to be bewitched, leave out the vodka.)



From Christine Rains - Dead Man's Treat

2 oz Red Velvet vodka
3 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz club soda

Mix liquids. Add a dead man's hand.

(For a kid friendly drink, leave out the alcohol and use cherry or strawberry Kool-Aid instead of cranberry juice. Add in a few red Jolly Ranchers and red Twizzlers as a straws. They look frighteningly similar in a glass. So don't get them confused!)




Cathrina's Witches Brew Cocktail




  • 1(6 ounce) package lime gelatin
  • cups  boiling water
  • cups chilled pineapple juice
  • 1(2 liter) bottle-chilled lemon-lime flavored soda or 1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale
  • cups chilled vodka (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  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.
  2. Stir in the pineapple juice, the entire 2 liter of soda and the vodka. Let cool to room temperature.
From Cherie Reich - Swamp Sip


A healthy-ish drink for the Swamp Thing inside you. To make it nonalcoholic, leave out the tequila.

Add either green juice from the grocery store or make your own by juicing your favorite fruits and veggies: spinach, kale, pineapple, lime, etc.

Add a touch of tequila and a dash of lime to taste.

For the green mold, use file powder, a Creole seasoning, or green tea powder.

Add a small bit of dry ice to turn your Swamp Sip into a Misty Swamp.

  1. **HAVE A WICKED GOOD EVENING**
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From Catherine Stine - 
Witch’s Spiderleg Spritzer





In a punch bowl mix:

3 to 4 cups of cranberry juice
2 cups ginger ale
Generous splashes of lime
Pomegranate juice to taste

Garnish with organic "spider leg" licorice (and limes)
Make skulls from marshmallows and mount with shish-kebab sticks
***Hand drawn label taped over a bottle optional!
***Red candles effective for spooky mood enhancement
(Add vodka if you like alcohol)


From Julie Flanders - Witch's Brew with a Tasty Bloody Hand



Mix 1 10 oz package of frozen raspberries & 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
Pour mixture into saucepan & sprinkle with unflavored gelatin - heat until gelatin dissolves
Pour mixture into inside-out rubber glove, securely tie top, & place in freezer for a few days 
Cut glove away from frozen hand, place palm up in punch bowl
Pour 2 liters ginger ale & 2 liters sparkling apple cider in bowl
Garnish with gummy worms 
Yum!

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From River Fairchild (and Jezebel) - Winged Beast Punch



This punch recipe is from Jezebel, so proceed at your own risk.

2 cups cranberry juice
1 liter ginger ale
1 liter apple cider
½ cup torbid weed *
A pinch of dried loreberry flour *

*Ingredients only found at the Demon Marketplace in the Underworld

Jezebel says if you mix the ingredients during the waning moon, you’re guaranteed to sprout wings – at least temporarily. Uh… enjoy!

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From Ellie Garratt - The Devil's Bloody Nightcap


The preferred drink for fans of Lovecraft, Poe, and King. 

1/2 glass chilled cranberry juice
1/4 glass of vodka (add soda for non-alcoholic)
One set of edible dentures
Witche's fingers to garnish

Drinking before bed is guaranteed to induce nightmares!


From Gwen Gardner - Eye Spyder Brew





Note: Handle with care. Can be volatile when consumed rapidly. And, uh, don't let the arachnid matriarch see you playing with her babies--that could be equally volatile. 

1 oz green toad blood
1 oz yellow newt whizz
2 oz dragon spittle
2 dragon eyes (1 red, 1 brown, bloodshot is best)
1 bat tendon
Black hoodoo salt for the glass rim
2 baby black widows

Sometimes the ingredients can be hard to find unless you have access to Diagon Alley. If you can't find some of the ingredients, below are substitutes you can use:

1 oz sour green apple schnapps
1 oz apple juice
2 oz jalapeno vodka
2 gummy eyes
1 black licorice, ends bitten off to make a straw
Sprinkles or green apple
Plastic spiders

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22 comments:

  1. Of course Jezebel's is the one I most want to try.
    A pub I used to frequent called the Oxford served a drink they called the 'Oxford Martini'. It was one nip of every spirit on the bottom shelf of the bar. If you could keep it down you were guaranteed a night you would be glad to forget. It looked rather like Swamp Sip...

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    1. EC - That sounds like the kind of pub I'd enjoy. ;) Jezebel would love to mix you this drink sometime!

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  2. What spooky drinks! Though I'm really tempted to drink Jezebel's too, just to sprout wings... I'm not sure if they'll be the sort of wings I'd want. Hehehe!

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    1. Christine - I imagine not. With your luck, they'd be mummified wings. ;)

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  3. Some of these are truly shudder-worthy and I love the names!

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    1. Oh, and Gwen? Jezebel would like to swap recipes with you sometime.

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    2. I'd love to swap drink recipes with Jezebel. But if she expects me to drink in front of her I'm going to have to make a slotted cup like the spoon Sally uses in A Nightmare Before Christmas, LOL. Then I could pretend like I'm drinking it and not offend her.

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  5. What fun drinks for an awesome holiday! It'd be cool to find the items for Jezebel's punch. It sounds like it'd really give you wings unlike Red Bull. ;)

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    1. Cherie - Just the trip to the Demon Marketplace would be enough to scar you for life. ;)

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  6. They are all marvelous! I especially love the color of River's and the creepiness of Cheri's swamp drink.

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    1. Catherine - I shuddered when I thought about tasting Cherie's swamp residue! All the drinks are certainly creepy. :)

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  7. OK, those are some really inventive drinks. I think I'd have wings after some of those. :)

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    1. Mary - Or turn into a spider after crawling out of the swamp. Eeek! Love the names everyone chose too.

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    1. Patricia - They do... except for the side effects. ;)

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  9. I am not one for black licorice but almost all sound frightfully good. My brother, years ago, created his own punch called swamp juice. I know sparkling wine, vodka, blue curacao, orange juice and sprite was all in the mix but can't quite recall the measurements. It all went into a punch bowl and you felt the punch

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  10. These all look so yummy strange. I wonder what would happen if you tried them all at the same party?

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    1. Jeff - Probably something worse than Chernobyl... ;)

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  11. These Halloween drink recipes are heart throbbing and worth trying. The Green drink one is my favorite among these. It seems to be tasty and is very healthy. I would love trying it on this year’s Halloween. Thanks for the inspiration!

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