Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Punch and fun ice cubes

I really enjoy the punch that's served at every shower, but when you use colored sorbet it turns it into a nasty looking punch. I decided it would be great to use as a Halloween cocktail and name it Bug and Spider ice served in Swamp Water Punch. I also played with dry ice for the first time this year and added some to the punch to keep it nice and cool with a neat effect.
Swamp Water Punch
46 ounces pineapple juice
1 (2 liter) Sprite
3 cups coconut rum
1 1/2 cups vodka
1 pint rainbow sorbet
Combine all ingredients and serve.

Once again go for the details in your party! I can't tell you how important it is and people will notice the little things. I stocked up on a bunch of the glow sticks and picked a lot of different colors so you could crack them and place them in your drink, this helps keep track of who's drink is who's while doubling as a stirrer.

Another fun touch was gummy worms. I like to garnish the glass with something edible instead of some fruit everyone is gonna pick off. I also found some cheap plastic cups I filled with the gummy worms.

Now on to some more creepy additions for your drinks.

For my spider ice I used the little plastic spider rings and washed them. Once you fill your ice cube tray with water place the rings in the center of each cube and press down slightly. I used a neon color spider so people could see them in their drinks and not eat them.

The bug ice is done the same way except you replace the spiders with raisins.


  1. Wow! Talk about realistic. I have to hand it to you, Allie.

  2. I'd would have had to think twice about that bug ice!


  3. I am not a huge fan of Halloween (except for the candy), but your ideas and decorations are really cute. Hope you all had fun! What was the reaction to the ice cubes?