Boo! I told you I loved Halloween!
It's October 1st, the beginning of my favorite month of the year!
What would a Halloween celebration be without Blood Red Punch? It would be boring, that's what.
Seriously, a Halloween party needs a scary drink. However, if you are a Halloween nut like me, you don't need a party to make a wicked drink.
My kids love this punch anytime but love the ice cube spiders more. I always make a couple trays of these cubes in October and pop them into whatever they are drinking. They love it...and so do I.
This punch is kid-friendly (alcohol-free) but can be easily transformed into an adult beverage.
Let's make it together shall we...
The spiders require a little forethought. The day before you want to make this punch you will need to make the spider ice cubes. Fill an ice tray with water and place washed plastic spiders into each cube. Have the spider coming out of the ice, kind of like 3-D.
Besides the spider ice, you will need: Cranberry-raspberry juice blend, sparkling water, frozen strawberries, crushed ice and SUGAR! The sugar did not make this photo...oops! This punch without sugar would be sour.
Is this picture bloody-scary or what? You will need to puree 1 cup of strawberries (or raspberries) with 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
In a pitcher or a punch bowl combine 3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice, 3 cups sparkling water and pureed fruit mixture.
Place crushed ice in glasses and then fill up with punch. Add a couple cubes of the spider ice and you have a scary-bloody punch. Kids and adults will love it.
To make this an adult beverage, just add 1 cup of Vodka...or more.
Frightening isn't it?
Just bring me a big straw...slurp.
And here is a virtual cocktail napkin for you...creepy isn't it?
Blood Red Punch
adapted from Williams-Sonoma
3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice blend
3 cups sparkling water
1 cup thawed frozen strawberries and raspberries, pureed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup of vodka (optional)
Spider Ice Cubes
Puree strawberries (or raspberries) with granulated sugar.
In a pitcher or a punch bowl combine cranberry-raspberry juice, sparkling water and pureed fruit mixture.
Place crushed ice in glasses and fill up with punch. Add a couple cubes of the spider ice to each glass.
I'm going to attempt to a post a daily picture with some type of Halloween decoration at the end of my post. I have so much Halloween paraphernalia I might as well entertain the world with it. Aren't you all lucky!
This is our Halloween Countdown Calender from Pottery Barn Kids. It's very big and hangs on the back of a door. There is a square for each day of the month where a treat for each hooligan is held.
You must know when I bring this out, the kids go absolutely berserk. They are so excited they can hardly contain themselves. This also stops them from asking me how many more days until Halloween...that's the best part!