I am SOOOOO excited to begin sharing Halloween recipes! I really love Halloween (one look at my Halloween recipe section and you’ll know how much I mean that) but am always sheepish about starting to share recipes too soon. I hate to peak in mid October but also like to give plenty of time for your Halloween party planning.
Over the years I’ve shared some really fun Halloween cocktails. Candy Corn Martini with a Pop Rocks rim (made with candy corn infused vodka which actually is really good and not sickly sweet as you might imagine), the Grave Digger Cocktail, Glow-in-the-Dark Infected Brain cocktail (the tonic water in the ‘brain’ makes it glow under black lights) and Drink If Your Dare Shooters were all big hits. I realized however I really have not shared a fun mocktail, other than Off With Your Hand Halloween Punch and Candy Corn Layered Halloween Sippers.
I bought a set of science beakers from Amazon last year to make the infected brain cocktail and really love using them at Halloween for glasses. I found some cool syringes (intended for liquor shots) at a Spirit Halloween store. I used them in a Freaky Halloween Salad recipe with green goddess dressing as well as in Spider Egg Pudding to hold a raspberry sauce to put on top of the pudding.
I love the classics and it popped to mind turning a sweet, innocent Shirley Temple into a gory frightful Halloween sipper would be a blast (and take very little effort if serving them at a party). They are as simple to make as regular Shirley Temples are.
Basically the glass is filled with ginger ale (or you may use lemon lime soda) with a few cherries, and the grenadine is in the syringe. Serve them up and guest and shoot the grenadine into the drink themselves. Some super creepy fun! It would be very easy to fill syringes well before the party so all that needs to be done in the moment is filling the beakers or glasses with soda, plop in the cherries and the syringe.
Creepy Shirley Temples
- 8 ounces Ginger Ale , Lemon Lime soda, or a 50/50 mix of both
- 1/2-3/4 ounce of Grenadine
- 1-2 Maraschino Cherries
- 1 liqueur shot syringe
- 1 beaker for a glass
- Fill the beaker or glass with the soda. Fill a shot syringe with 1/2-3/4 ounces Grenadine. Add the cherries to the beaker or glass. Place the syringe in the beaker/glass for guests to 'inject' the grenadine into the Creepy Shirley Temple.
With Halloween festivities kicking off, you don’t want to miss this blog post: The Best Method for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds! It’s been pinned thousands of times, with good reason. It takes the goopy mess out of the process!