Despite retail stores exploding with Christmas, it’s still Halloween time. It’s not too late to add a new Halloween drink to your menu. Purple People Eater Punch is made with just three simple ingredients.
I love Halloween and not just because I have kids. I got excited about Halloween before I had kids. The candy is not what excites me (although that’s a bonus), it’s the dressing up and acting silly for one night. My son has outgrown Halloween, but thankfully my daughter has not. Even when they are too old for Halloween, momma will still be dressing up and decorating the house.
It makes me really upset to see retail stores rushing through the holidays. I have not bought Halloween candy yet and Target already has Christmas clothing and home decor out! I won’t decorate for Halloween until October 1st. Thanksgiving and Christmas getting their equal time too. I have to make sure I use all the decorations taking up room in our basement. There is no reason to rush any holiday season.
Even though Halloween is only 11 days away I am still getting ready. Each year I make mummy hot dogs and a Halloween themed dessert. Last year I added in a special Halloween drink to our menu.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch was a hit at home and online. My drink recipe has been pinned on Pinterest over 100K times! This year I wanted to make a different flavor/color drink.
Purple People Eater Punch is similar to Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch because each drink uses three ingredients: a juice, fizzy soda/sparkling juice, and sorbet/ice cream. My hubby suggested I make a green colored drink, but Halloween green is way too artificial. For purple People Eater Punch, I used Welch’s grape juice, Sprite, and Artic Zero’s Poppin Pomegranate ice cream. You certainly don’t need to use the same brands I did. You can use any brand you would like as far as the liquids go. For the ice cream, you can use any purple ice cream. Raspberry sorbet or sherbet are good choices too.
No Halloween drink is complete without a funky straw (affiliate).
- 4 ounces lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite)
- 4 ounce 100% grape juice (I used Welch's)
- 1 scoop purple ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt (I used Artic Zero Poppin Pomegranate)
- In a glass of your choice combine grape juice and soda.
- Top with ice cream.
- Add a Halloween straw and enjoy!