You can’t have a spooky and sophisticated Halloween party without a great cocktail. A few years back I created this delicious pomegranate cocktail for Halloween complete with dry ice. It’s my favorite trick for making a simple cocktail spooky for the festivities.
For this sophisticated Halloween party I wanted to create something that matched all the black decor. Activated charcoal was the way to go!
This charcoal lemonade cocktail is super easy to make! I also love having a go-to cocktail for guests when they walk in. This means they can help themselves and you don’t need to be mixing up drinks all night long.
Sure, keep a few bottles of wine around and access to your liquor if they like. But a pre-made cocktail in a bit batch is a great hostess tip for easy entertaining.
This cocktail is insanely easy as all you need to do is mix lemonade, vodka (or tequila) and 1 activated charcoal pill. You can find this in the indigestion aisle in capsules.
A good punch ratio is 2:1. 2 parts lemonade, 1 part vodka. You can also top with a little sparkling water. You can leave the sparkling water out and just add more lemonade if you like. But some people love the bubbles.
A Spooky Charcoal Lemonade Cocktail
What You Need
- Your Favorite Store-bought Lemonade
- Activated Charcoal Pill – I used these, not all charcoal pills have loose powder on the inside but these do!
- Vodka or Tequila
- Glass Beakers
- Dry Ice – Purchase at your local grocery store where they sell ice usually!
For any punch recipe, I usually like to do a 2:1 ratio for the beverage. Definitely give it a taste and make sure things aren’t too strong. Also, always account for ice sitting in the punch and diluting the cocktail a tad.
- Add lemonade and liquor to a pitcher.
- Break 1 activated charcoal capsule and add it to the mix
- Stir to combine
- Gently drop in a small chunk of dry ice
TIP: Dry ice can burn your skin so be very careful dealing with it. I recommend buying it the day of your event and keeping it in a separate cooler with a lid gently closed. Break up the pieces right before the event or as you need them (the smaller the pieces the faster it dissolves into the air).
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