Raise your glasses to a whole new level of spookiness with eerie brews and potions! Dare to guess how they are created? With the use of dry ice, of course! Let’s explore how to assemble colorful drinks aimed at creating this unique, chilling effect. Whether it’s a mad scientist potion to a ghoulish concoction, we’re sure you’ll discover something spooky cool to serve guests at your gathering!
10 Spooky Cool Drinks Decorated with Dry Ice
A word about handling dry ice: when serving drinks with dry ice, do remember that the use of dry ice is only for achieving a special eerie effect. Since it is a solid form of carbon dioxide, it should not be consumed directly, touched by bare hands, nor should it come into contact with your lips because it will cause frostbite.
To break down dry ice into small pieces, be sure to use a kitchen tool that can hammer the dry ice safely. Use ice picks or tongs, gloves, and goggles for safety at all times when handling dry ice. When choosing to place dry ice directly into a drink, practice caution by only placing small pieces of dry ice. Once dry ice evaporates, it is considered safe when placed in a drink. Another option is to break dry ice into a powder form, making it easier to serve.
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Do keep in mind that the use of dry ice is for decorative purposes only. It is suggested to use completely crushed dry ice as a safe way of incorporating dry ice in drinks. Lastly, it is not advisable to place dry ice in drinks served to children.
Now for the inspiration on HOW to prepare these haunting refreshments. BOO!
1 – Sparkling Lime Punch – this family-friendly recipe makes use of lime sherbet, lemons, chilled ginger ale, and pineapple juice served up in a large cauldron with chunks of dry ice. See full details at Sugar Hero.
2 – The Witch’s Heart Halloween Cocktail – this magical cocktail uses ingredients such as blackberry shimmery liqueur, apple brandy, and grenadine. See full details at The Flavor Blender.
3 – Spooky Fog Drinks – makes use of a colorful drink like Gatorade or Kool-Aid with gummy worms as garnish. See full details at Kids Activities Blog.
4 – Mad Scientist Potion – this recipe simply uses Kool-Aid and sugar with broken chunks of dry ice. See full details at Our Best Bites.
5 – The Grave Digger Cocktail – this fall-inspired cocktail uses hard cider, whiskey or bourbon, ginger ale, and crushed ice. See full details at Boulder Locavore.
6 – Witch’s Brew Shimmering Cocktail – this easy recipe uses ingredients like Midori liqueur, sparkling lemonade, and a small pieces of dry ice. See full details at Tikkido.
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7 – Witch’s Brew Cocktail – this recipe uses vodka, blue Curacao, lemonade, a squeeze of lime juice, Sprite, and gummy worms for garnish. See full details at Twins Take Over.
8 – The Vampire’s Venom Cocktail – this recipe uses the Classic Cosmopolitan Mixer from Powell & Mahoney, including a touch of pomegranate juice. See full details at The Beach House Kitchen.
9 – Witch’s Brew – an eerie concoction of Viniq Original purple, dry champagne or prosecco. In this recipe, small bits of dry ice are added directly into the drink. Serve them in a silver tray with glittery silver spiders and black and white straws! See full details at Pizzazzerie.
10 – Grindelwald’s Goblet Cocktail – this cocktail celebrates Harry Potter! It uses ingredients such as apple brandy, gold rum, lime juice, absinthe, mango juice, orange juice, blue Curacao, and a chip of dry ice. See full details at Gastronom Blog.
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