Last Updated on October 31, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Looking for Halloween mocktails recipes? Marty and I don’t drink or serve alcohol to our guests. When we entertain, we like to offer a variety of mocktails instead. I had been trying to figure out a cute mocktail for Halloween that we could serve when I came up with this Blood Red Mocktail. I’ve made virgin sangrias in the past, but this one is just a little bit different.
Blood Red Mocktail for Halloween
The key to this blood red mocktail for Halloween is the red or dark purple juice you use as the base. Not only does it look like blood but it will leave your mouth stained a dark red or purple just to make your Halloween party more enjoyable.
You can use any dark red or purple juice you have on hand from cranberry to cherry to grape. Please choose real juice instead of a juice cocktail to keep this on the healthy side. This is the organic cranberry juice we used. You can always use my homemade fresh cranberry juice instead if you like. If you want other fruit mocktail recipes, consider strawberry.
What’s the difference between a cocktail and a mocktail?
A cocktail contains alcohol and a mocktail does not. Mocktails are a great choice for children or for anyone who does not drink. If you’re having a Halloween party with kids and adults, a mocktail gives people a fun drink option without alcohol. There are a lot of easy mocktails you can try that will give your drink a red look, consider this Valentine’s Day Mocktail that I made with raspberries.
Fizzy red mocktail for Halloween
To make this drink refreshing, add seltzer water to it for some fizz. Seltzer water is also called club soda or sparkling water depending on what brand you’re buying. Make sure that you look for one with natural ingredients. If you’re making it for kids, you can skip the fizzy stuff if they don’t like it. And, remember to add the seltzer water right before serving it so that it doesn’t go flat.
Seltzer water is typically water with carbonation added. Look at the ingredients list. Some brands have additives. Put it in a big cauldron for a magic potion punch for your child’s party. You could easily use one of these fake cauldrons and fill it with your favorite punch. Skip the fire of course unless you want it to be a hot drink.
To set the theme, add some fun Halloween decorations around the pitcher or the drinks – pumpkins, vampire teeth, googly eyes, witches hats, etc. Check out these easy Halloween decorating ideas. You can probably find quite a few decorations at your local Dollar Store around the holidays. I really love the spiders. They are very lifelike. Decorating your red mocktail for Halloween makes it look even spookier.
So, this mocktail was inspired by the series Once Upon a Time. Remember the episode where the flying monkey brings the Wicked Witch a drop of the Queen’s blood? That’s where this idea came from. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I recommend that you add it to your Halloween movie list.
Remember to grab a few Halloween movies to enjoy with the family this Halloween. There are lots of fantastic family-friendly options for those that don’t like super scary movies. What better to do while enjoying your red mocktail for Halloween than watch a favorite movie.
Mocktail recipes for kids
If you want a few more mocktail recipes for kids that will work for Halloween, here are a handful that look like they’d be a big hit at a Halloween party. There are a lot of red mocktails for Halloween.
- Creepy Shirley Temples from Boulder Locavore
- Kid-Friendly Vampire Drink from Kid Friendly Things to Do
- Candy Corn Drink from Raining Hot Coupons
- Halloween Sherbert Punch from I Heart Naptime
Of course, you want more than just mocktails at your Halloween party, here are a few mocktails menu party ideas you can try.
- Bloody eyeballs
- Halloween treat ideas using Hershey candy
- Maple walnut popcorn balls
- And don’t forget to stock up on some gluten-free Halloween candy
Finally, you may also like:
- 4 cups of dark red or purple juice
- 2 cups of seltzer water
- 3 cups of red and purple fruits cut up
- One orange, clementine or tangerine
- Cut up the fruit. Remove any seeds, pits or leaves. Peel the orange and cut up.
- Place it all in a large pitcher (or individual glasses).
- Add the juice (leaving room for the seltzer water).
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. At least 1-2 hours.
- Add the seltzer water and serve.
Decorate the serving tray to make your mocktail even spookier.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g
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