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)!
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.”
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.
- ½ bottle of ginger beer
- 3 ounces sparkling apple juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- Mix all ingredients and serve garnished with frozen fruit (I used cranberries).