Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween and some Slime Punch.

We're not super into Halloween around here, but we do love having reasons to celebrate, dress up, and of course, make special drinks.

If you're looking for something last minute to sip on after trick-or-treating, or while you're passing out candy, we have a great one for you. Not too gory, still a bit silly, and made with things you might have on hand.

We bring you: S l i m e Punch.

Here's what you'll need:

2 c seedless green grapes
2 c sugar
1 c lime juice (we used sweetened and cut back on the sugar)
8 c club soda
1 c gin (optional--we made ours without so we could sip it with the niece and nephew)
This is enough to make about 8 servings. We cut back since there were only a few of us partaking.

Here's how to do it:
Freeze your grapes so they can act as ice cubes. About 45 minutes to an hour.

Pour in the club soda. And add green food coloring for an extra "slime-y" looking drink.

Stir in the lime juice and sugar until it's dissolved.

Finally, add in your frozen grapes.
 (They'll float at first which is extra fun, so try to keep them frozen as long as possible before serving.)

That's it! It's the perfect refreshment for those tired trick-or-treaters (and their parents).

Happy Halloween friends!

PS. Take a look at what the toddlers in our life will be wearing this year :

The Man in the Yellow Hat (made by Kirst, isn't it great?), and his monkey, Curious George.
Have you ever seen a cuter pair?

What are you guys dressing up as for Halloween? Making any fun drinks to celebrate?


1 comment:

  1. Those costumes are sooo cute! What a clever idea. Happy Halloween! And I love frozen grapes. As a snack mostly, but they look good in here, too. Thanks for the ideas!