Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party!

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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.

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.

Witch's Brew! Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party! | HomemadeHooplah.com

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!

Witch's Brew! Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party! | HomemadeHooplah.com

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?

Witch's Brew! Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party! | HomemadeHooplah.com

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:

Purple, orange, or green?

Will be a toughie!

Can you serve this dink in a dispenser with a spout?

Readers have asked this question many times before, and sadly, I have some bad news.

Because of the texture and nature of the jello, I would not recommend passing this drink through a spout. At times the jello will “settle” at the bottom of the container and possibly get stuck in the spout. This also means that this drink is best when it’s easy to stir it a little before serving, which isn’t always possible with some of the cute dispenser jars.

So for the best results, serve this drink in a bowl with a ladle for serving or in a tall pitcher.

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.”

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Witch's Brew! Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Witch's Brew! Classic lime jello mixed with fruit, juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.96 from 22 votes

Witch's Brew

15 mins prep
262 kcal
Yields: 6 drinks
Classic lime jello mixed with fruit juice, vodka, and a dash of sprite. A perfect Halloween drink for any type of creepy party!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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

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23 comments

    • Darlene Polacek

    Do you think a drink container with a spout would work ok ? Or would you recommend a pour or ladle only?

      • Chrisy

      Hey Darlene! For this dink, I’d probably recommend against using a spout, just because there’s a pretty good chance the jello will settle and get stuck. Pouring/using a ladle would be your best bet.

    • Angela

    I want to know where to get the beaker glasses! 🙂

    • Astro
    • 5 stars

    Those are not beakers, they’re round bottom flasks.

    You can buy them from chemistry supply shops, or even get some from eBay or Amazon. eBay and Amazon should have some that are not made for lab use (not safety tested and regulated), so they will be much cheaper.

    • Ally

    If I put this in a drink dispenser, would it get clogged from the jello?

      • Chrisy

      Hey Ally! If you use one of the jugs with a spigot, yes, I think it would get clogged 🙁 Sorry! This is a drink that would be best for pouring/spooning.

    • Joanna
    • 5 stars

    where did you get the beakers?

      • Chrisy

      Hey Joanna! If I remember right, this particular set was in the $5 area at Target. I’m not sure if they have them again this year. BUT, I did see a similar set sold at the Michael’s just a few weeks ago 😀

    • Leah

    Any suggestions to replace the pineapple juice? Unfortunately, I am allergic.

    • Hey Leah! No-pulp orange juice would probably make a good substitution, but I’d start off using less (maybe 1/2 up?) and taste test it. Grapefruit juice could also work.

    • Melissa

    I am very excited to make this. But confused on one part. It says prepare jello per package instructions. Which would be to dissolve in boiling water then add cold water. Then you said crush the jello with a fork. Do I need to dissolve it? Or cruch it and pour the powder in the pitcher?

    • Hey Melissa! For this recipe, you’d need to follow the full instructions for making the jello, so after dissolving in the boiling water and adding cold water, you’d chill the jello in the fridge for 30-90 minutes or until it becomes firm. Once the jello is firm, that’s when you crush it with a fork. Hope that helps!

    • Breanna

    These are fantastic!!! I have a few questions… When should you pour them into the beakers? Will pouring them into the beakers kill the foam at the top? Also, if I wanted to make it kid friendly would it work without the vodka? Thanks in advance!!!

    • Hey Breanna! When I made these, I mixed them first and added them to the beakers, and they were still pretty foamy. If you’re worried, you could reserve a little Sprite and pour it in after to get some new foam. And as for the vodka, since it isn’t flavored, you can totally leave it out – just use more Sprite instead 😀

    • Portia @ Obsessed by Portia

    You are so creative! I pinned for later!

    • Tasha

    This drink looks like fun! I definitely need to try out the recipe.

    • Meghan

    Oh my god this looks so delicious and I love lime jello. Going to have to give this witch’s brew a try!

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    • andrea

    My kids would love this!! Super fun and great science experiment too

    • meileilan

    yes!!!! i am definitely making this soon. Looks like fun.Thank you

    • Elly Leavitt

    You had me at vodka 😉 love seasonally appropriate drinks!

    • Lauren

    I ALMOST called my 9 year old over to ask him if he would want these for Halloween hahah….he’s not getting them, but I might! These are so cool!

    • candy

    If I leave out the booze the kids would love this as well.