About Witch’s Brew
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!
notes & tips for this witches brew
- Every year I have a reader ask where I got the beaker glasses shown in these pictures, and sadly, every year I’m not able to find a link to them online. I originally bought them in the $5 bin area in Target (they were actually $3 a beaker), but their website doesn’t have a link to them and I don’t think Target stocks the same inventory each year. SO, if you’re on the hunt for some fun glasses to serve this drink in, I’d suggest checking craft store holiday displays (like Michaels) or searching your favorite online store for things like “beaker glasses”, “chemistry set glasses,” or “potion bottles.”
- Throwing a witch-themed party? You could also make Polyjuice Potion, Black Magic Sangria, Witch Hat Cupcakes, Pretzel Witch Fingers, and M&M Cheesecake Brownie Cauldrons.
- Looking for more great treats to serve at your Halloween party? Be sure to check out Monster Halloween Truffles, Spider Apple Pops, Glow in the Dark Jello Shots, Eyeball Cookies, Zombie Brain Shot, Brain Dip, Monster Cake Pops, Purple People Eater Cocktail, Killer Mini Halloween Cakes, and Monster Eye Pudding Cups!
Fully prepare lime jello per package instructions. Use a fork to break jello apart into small pieces (small enough to fit through 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 lemon-lime soda from a higher distance than you normally would so that there's extra fizz on top of the drink. Serve immediately.