Eat, Drink and be Scary! For a Festive Halloween Beverage Whip Up Our Easy Black Licorice Spider Punch

October 19, 2010 in Appetizers

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Easy Halloween Punch – Complete  with Black Licorice Spider Garnish

I love Halloween. And, I especially love easy but fun Halloween food and drink ideas – like this one!

Five minutes until the party starts? No beverage to liven up the party? No problem!

If you have two things on hand you can make a festive drink that will impress any gouls or goblins! All you need is orange juice and grenadine syrup, a pomegranate syrup used mostly by bartenders – but you can find it at any mega mart these days. This drink is basically is a virgin tequila sunrise. To get the “layered” look in the glass, place in glass in the following order: a little grenadine syrup; ice cubes to fill the glass; orange juice; more grenadine syrup. That’s it!

This presentation idea came from this month’s issue of Everyday Food by the Martha Stewart folks – but I changed the beverage to something completely different. Black licorice ropes and black sanding sugar make this presentation spectacular, but are entirely optional. For the spider, just cut some spider “legs” and bundle them together and tie with a long licorice strand. For the black top of the glass, place a piece of tape around top of glass about 1/2 inch from the top. Then, rub corn syrup over the top 1/2 inch and then roll in black sanding sugar. Remove tape. Couldn’t be easier!

Other Halloween beverages worth sipping:
Cherry Fizz Punch, Lunch Box Bunch
Witch’s Brew,  eCurry
Halloween Happy Hour, Macheesemo
Bootiful Beverages, Talk of Tomatoes
Blood Red Punch, Noble Pig

– posted by Donna

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