Halloween season is never complete for me without making a new festive drink for you guys. I’ve made bat’s brew, witches’ brew, apple ginger fizz, and the candy corn martini to name just a few! This year, I’m all about vampires so Vampire Punch it was!
The best part of this punch is that you can make it with or without alcohol so it’s great for kids’ parties or for adult gatherings! The punch itself just requires two simple ingredients: apple juice and ginger ale! If you want to booze it up, you can add vodka as well!
To get that awesome vampire blood effect, you are going to make a very simple raspberry syrup. I mix mine with a little grenadine as well, but it is not required. You can also make a strawberry syrup if you prefer strawberries, but I think raspberries give off a slightly darker, more blood-like red color.
Fill up some party syringes and let your guests squeeze their “blood” into the bottom of the punch. It will settle at the bottom and then stir it up to give the punch a delightful fruity kick!
- 12 ounces fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup grenadine (optional)
- 1 liter chilled ginger ale
- 64 ounces chilled apple juice
- vodka (optional)
- party syringes
- In a sauce pan, stir together the sugar and water. Pour in the raspberries and heat over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a light boil and continue cooking for about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds. Discard seeds. Place raspberry syrup into the fridge to thicken (can be made the night before).
- In a punch bowl or pitcher, stir together the ginger ale and apple juice. Set aside.
- If desired, stir in 1/2 cup grenadine into raspberry mixture. Then, fill syringes with the raspberry syrup. Arrange the syringes in another bowl, pointing downwards to avoid leaking.
- To serve, spoon punch into glasses and then place a filled syringe into each glass. Let each guest squeeze the raspberry syrup into the bottom of their glass for a spooky effect! Then, stir the puree into the punch and enjoy!
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