The Art of Having Fun

Sips & Snacks: Spooky and Sweet Halloween Dry Ice Cocktail


5 years ago

Hi Everyone,
If you’ve been following me on the blog or on social media for the past few years, then you probably know by now that I am a fanatic about Halloween. (In fact, you can even take a peek at a few of mine and Jeff’s past Halloween costumes here…) We have fun around this time of year, to say the least, and we’re not strangers to throwing a spooky soirée on Hallows’ Eve. But if you ask me, no Halloween is complete without a festive cocktail to go with it—and of course to serve to all your guests (or ghouls!). I’m sharing my latest homemade cocktail with you all below, so keep scrolling to get the details, and get excited because it is just the right amount of spooky for the upcoming holiday…


Pomegranate juice

Cherry grenadine


Dry ice

Red decorating gel

Fresh blackberries (for garnish)

The How-To:

  1. Before you get to making your cocktails, line the rim of each glass with your red decorating gel. Don’t worry if it drips a bit—it will only add to the spookiness of your finished product!

  2. Next, break up your dry ice into small, 1-inch chunks with a sharp tool. Note: Make sure not to touch the dry ice with your bare hands to avoid getting burned. Only handle your dry ice chunks with tongs.

  3. Drop a piece of dry ice into the bottom of each glass. Do this immediately before pouring your cocktail ingredients, otherwise the dry ice will melt and/or adhere to the glass.

  4. Then, fill each glass 2/3 of the way full with pomegranate juice. (Option: Or, add all of the following wet ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, and strain into each glass.)

  5. Fill the remaining 1/3 of each glass with grenadine.

  6. Add a shot of vodka (about 1.5 ounces).

  7. Finish by garnishing each cocktail with two fresh blackberries on a cocktail spear, and enjoy!

Are you going to try this Halloween cocktail?

I hope you do. Here’s to a berry spooky Halloween… ;)


xx Gray

P.S. Anyone still in need of a costume for this weekend should check out these costume ideas inspired by my Bon Voyage series—you won’t be disappointed.

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