Need some fun and dye-free Halloween drinks? The kids will love this purplicious potion, made naturally with pomegranate and pineapple juices. Find more of my pomegranate recipes.
It’s October and that means Halloween is on most people’s mind, especially if you have kids. What I love most about Halloween is that you can make it whatever you want to make it to be. I know it is fast becoming a very politically-incorrect holiday, but I don’t care.
I love it! It’s a time to be silly. It’s a time to dress up and play. You can play with your food, your drinks and just have some fun.
Have an issue with candy? We have a dentist in our neighborhood who gives out toothbrushes every year. I love it! We also have many local dentists who give kids money in exchange for their candy by the pound. Another dentist donates the money and gives it to our local elementary school.
Several families I know donates the candy collected to the Ronald McDonald House. Others send it to the troops. And if you don’t want to give away candy, you give away little bags of spooky pretzels, pencils, stickers, plastic rings and other trinkets.
You can also keep your house dark and not participate. Ain’t this holiday great?
When the kids were younger, we would carve pumpkins together. We would also hold a halloween potluck with the neighbors in our garage. As they got older, we would block off our street and hold a block party. We would get a permit, barricades and a night of fun – safe fun for our friends, neighbors and children.
We shared food, we laughed, the kids enjoyed frolicking in the street without worrying about cars zipping down fast. And then we would go trick-or-treating.
Now that the kids are older and they have homework even on Halloween, the block party is no more. They still enjoy walking the streets and getting candy, but the costumes aren’t as elaborate as they used to be.
Halloween drinks and recipes
But if you have a Halloween pot luck or block party to go to, I have ton of Halloween potluck ideas to share with you. And if you need a fun halloween drink to put you in the Halloween spirit, I’ve got this dye-free all natural Purplicious Potion. This is a concoction my husband developed a few years ago during our great pomegranate experiments.
You see, when you combine pomegranate juice with pineapple juice it turns naturally purple and this is the base of this drink. You can keep it this way for a kid friendly halloween drink, or add some booze for a bit of kick, as we did in our recipe.
Need another dye-free spooky Halloween drink? How about my Kiwano Margarita? It’s naturally green!
And for those of you who want a more potent Halloween drink, try my Blackberry Black Devil with Olive Oil. Yes, this is an olive oil cocktail. Don’t knock it ’til you tried it. Use a delicious olive oil and you’ll be surprised what it does to create a smooth and delicious cocktail.
Whether you have older kids or young, even no kids at all, I hope you have a fun Halloween!
- 12 oz pineapple juice
- 8 oz pomegranate juice
- 10 oz vodka
- 2 oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz Malibu Rum
- 8 chunks of pineapple, fresh, optional (2 per glass)
- In a pitcher combine pineapple and pomegranate juices.
- At this point you could serve this as a non-alcoholic drink
- For extra kick stir in vodka, Triple Sec and Malibu Rum.
- Divide evenly into 4 glasses and garnish with 2 chunks of pine apple for each glass.
Serving Suggestions: Drop some chunks of dry ice for creepy effects!
Cooking Tips: If the juice is too strong for the kids' taste, stir in some lemon-lime soda to the pomegranate-pineapple mix.
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Serving Size:1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Total Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1116mg Carbohydrates: 27.6g Fiber: 0.7g Sugar: 33.1g Protein: 0.8g