It’s not enough for Halloween drinks to be delicious. They also have to be creepy.
And that’s where we drew our inspiration for these beverages – a kid-friendly, delightfully slimy grape “eyeball” punch and a not-so-kid-friendly murky and thick “orange haze” that blends orange liqueur, chocolate liqueur and honey.
Grape Eyeball Punch
Start to finish: 2 hours (15 minutes active)
8 cups grape juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole allspice
Three 1-inch slices fresh ginger
3 cups green grapes, peeled or not
Three 12-ounce bottles ginger beer or ale, chilled
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the grape juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and ginger. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature, at least 1 hour. Strain out and discard the seasonings, then transfer to a large pitcher or punch bowl and chill until cold. Once chilled, add the grapes and ginger beer or ale.
Start to finish: 10 minutes
3/4 ounce orange liqueur
3/4 ounce milk chocolate cream liqueur
1/2 teaspoon honey
Orange zest, to garnish
Pour the orange liqueur into a shot glass. Very slowly pour the chocolate liqueur down the side of the glass, then drizzle the honey over the top. Garnish with orange zest.