"Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party!"
Okay, you guys, I have (yet another) confession to make:
I am totally one of” those” people who see September 1st as the gateway to all things fall.
So, yes, I am that person in your Facebook feed who is beside themselves excited about the onslaught of pumpkin recipes.
I am part of the reason why stores start stocking holiday decorations six weeks too early.
And I’m also that person who will share this meme every year, like clockwork. Because it’s true.
So it really should come as no surprise that I’m posting a Halloween recipe right at the beginning of September, because, c’mon. It’s Halloween we’re talking about here. The longer I have an excuse to celebrate, the better!
And besides, posting festive drinks has sort of become my “thing” during the holiday months. In 2015, I had two great fall/Halloween drink recipes that did really well (Purple People Eater Cocktail and Orange Creamsicle Cocktail) so I guess this recipe for Witch’s Brew is just me keeping up with tradition.
Because, really, who am I to mess with tradition?
Aside from the obvious festive Halloween appeal, my favorite part of this recipe is the very thing that gives this drink its hue: the green jello.
It’s a simple ingredient, but the potent color looks beautiful in any kind of clear glass.
Plus, some pretty cool things happen when you mix jello and carbonated soda. The fizz is intensified, making it extra frothy top, which is like the standard protocol for any spooky drink. Plus, the bubbles in the soda make the jello move around, causing the drink look like it’s in motion.
And how perfect is that for a creepy holiday party?
So when it comes to our Halloween plans this year, I’ll have a tough decision:
Will be a toughie!
P.S. If you’d like to pick up some beakers like the ones pictured, I found them in the Target deals section at just $3 per beaker. Not a bad deal!
- 6 oz lime jello
- 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice chilled
- 1 cup vodka chilled
- 16 oz Sprite chilled
Prepare lime jello per package instructions. Use a fork to break jello apart into small pieces (small enough for a straw) then add crushed jello to a large pitcher of your choice (should be at least 1 liter or larger).
Add pineapple juice and vodka to pitcher, then stir.
When ready to serve, add Sprite until the pitcher is full. For best results, pour Sprite from a higher distance than you normally would so that there's extra fizz on top of the drink. Serve immediately.