Spook-less Cocktail

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Nothing says Halloween party to me like a spooky cocktail!

For years I’ve wanted to experiment with dry ice, but have been too scared. I’m not sure if I thought it would be too hard to find, or that I would freeze my arm off, or what. But whatever the reason, I’ve never ventured into the world of dry ice.

So I thought this challenge would be the perfect excuse!

And it turns out you can actually buy dry ice at most grocery stores (I found mine at Publix)!

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Not to be anti-climatic, but my dry ice adventure was a huge FAIL.

I bought the dry ice and did a trial run in some water. The effect was instant and oh-so-spooky!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready to use the dry ice on my actual cocktail for a few more days. I put the dry ice in the freezer, and came back a few days later to an empty bag…

Apparently if I had taken the time to do my research, I would have read all of the warnings stating, “Don't put it in the freezer. A freezer is airtight, and it can cause the dry ice to explode. Also, if you try to put dry ice in a regular freezer or refrigerator, you could destroy the system, as the thermostats are not made to handle those kinds of temperatures.”


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The dry ice didn’t work out, but I did make a darn good Halloween cocktail, minus the spooky factor.

It’s bubbly, not too sweet, and has that perfect boozy punch!

Plus, you can easily make this alcohol-free by leaving out the vodka and using alcohol-free ginger beer.


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Spook-less Cocktail

servings: 2


  • ½ bottle of ginger beer
  • 3 ounces sparkling apple juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice


  1. Mix all ingredients and serve garnished with frozen fruit (I used cranberries).
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See what everyone else made ♥