Perfect for ghosts and ghouls of all ages, this hocus pocus mocktail only takes 4 nonalcoholic ingredients. Its rich purple hue is sure to put a spell on you!

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Single hocus pocus mocktail with a pitcher in the background.

About Hocus Pocus Mocktail

Whether you need refreshments for a Halloween movie marathon or because it’s another glorious morning, this hocus pocus mocktail is an eye-catching berry-flavored drink that’s sure to put a spell on you.

Plus, I hear it offers great protection from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends.

What is a mocktail?

A mocktail is sort of like a joke cocktail, with the joke being that there’s no alcohol in the ingredient list. It’s a fun play on words that sounds close enough to “cocktail” so everyone knows you’re talking about a fancy drink, but adding the word “mock” implies that the drink isn’t going to be what it seems.

And that’s the hidden magic of a mocktail: it looks just like a top shelf drink from a bar but it’s actually a deliciously pretty nonalcoholic drink.

Side view of a hocus pocus mocktail with a plastic spider off to the side.

Can you make this drink in advance?

Yes, you can prepare most of this drink up to 24 hours in advance.

Follow the recipe instructions, but hold off on adding the Sprite – wait to add this until just before the drink is served. This way the carbonation from the Sprite will still be active in the drink.

How long does this mocktail last?

You can store this drink, but it comes with a catch:

It can be stored for two to three days before the Sprite has been added.

If you’ve already added the Sprite, I would recommend drinking it the same day it was prepared.

Top down view of a hocus pocus mocktail with a plastic spider in the glass.

Notes & tips for this mocktail

  • Even though this drink doesn’t contain alcohol, it can still be fun to serve it in a classic martini glass.
  • When stirring this drink, I like to mix it in a sangria pitcher. It has a pretty presentation and makes pouring the drinks so much easier.

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How to make hocus pocus cocktail

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large pitcher (I like to use one made for sangria) pour in the blue Gatorade, Sprite, grenadine, and lemon juice.

Step 2 – If you’d like the drink to have a more vibrant purple hue, mix in a few drops of violet food coloring.

Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Single hocus pocus mocktail with a pitcher in the background.
5 from 1 vote

Hocus Pocus Mocktail

5 mins prep
87 kcal
Yields: 5 drinks (6 oz per)
Perfect for ghosts and ghouls of all ages, this hocus pocus mocktail only takes 4 nonalcoholic ingredients. Its rich purple hue is sure to put a spell on you!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, add blue gatorade, Sprite, grenadine, and lemon juice. Stir until combined.
  • Check the color; if desired, add a few drops of violet food coloring for a more vibrant purple hue.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe makes about 30 ounces total or 3 3/4 cups. Most martini glasses hold roughly 6 ounces, which means there would be enough for 5 drinks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy