Halloween themed drinks - like this easy non-alcoholic Halloween Mocktail - are fun and festive holiday sips, especially when made without alcohol so the whole family can enjoy them!
Whether you're creating a fun drink for your next Halloween party or a way to get the older kids involved in Halloween night, this easy recipe for a Halloween Mocktail is perfect for Spooky Season.
Who doesn’t love a spooky drink on Halloween? But so many Halloween party drinks are full of artificial colors, or require purchasing plastic syringes or dry ice or other hard-to-find items in order to pull off the Halloween theme of the drink.
Those kinds of garnishes also make it hard for younger kids to enjoy fun Halloween drinks, so let's make something that can be enjoyed by all ages!
Nothing in this drink requires lots of food coloring, and since there's plenty of sugar in the juice and soda, we're leaving out ice cream or lime sherbet typical in so many Halloween milkshakes and other spooky Halloween drinks. We're going to eat plenty of Halloween candy to cover that sugar intake. 😉
I'm all about simple recipes with easy to find ingredients, so that’s what we’re using here! All of the super simple ingredients in this non-alcoholic Halloween mocktail came from my local grocery store.
Looking for a spooky treat to serve with these Halloween mocktails? Try my candy corn cookies! They're an October tradition in our house.
- Concord grape juice - Purple grape juice is what gives this Halloween punch its color and flavor.
- Orange juice - Fresh orange juice is best! Squeeze an orange for this recipe.
- Lemon lime soda - Choose your favorite brand. I used Sprite when testing this recipe.
- Lime juice - Fresh is best, so squeeze a lime for this drink.
- Simple Syrup - Super easy to mix up at home, make your simple syrup at least a few hours before serving your Halloween mocktails so it has time to cool in the fridge.
- Black sugar - This is for the sugar rim garnish. If you can't find it, purple, orange or green sugar are all fun options.
- Orange slices and red grapes - Both are fun and super easy garnishes for this mocktail.
How to Make a Halloween Mocktail
Pour some black sugar into a small, shallow dish. Run a slice of orange around the top of a rocks glass.
Dip the rim in the sugar to coat the top of the glass. Fill with ice and set aside.
Combine grape juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and pour into your prepared glass.
Top with lemon lime soda.
Garnish with a slice of orange and/or a few red grapes.
Stir, sip and enjoy!
- When making this recipe by the pitcher, be sure to chill all of your ingredients first. Placing the grape juice, orange juice, and soda in the refrigerator before you make the punch will help the ice melt slower.
- Freeze your grape garnish. Wash a cup or two of red grapes, remove them from their stems, pat them dry with a paper towel and place them in a zip-top bag. Lay the bag flat in your freezer so the grapes are in a single layer and allow the grapes to freeze for at least 2-3 hours. (Do this the night before serving, if possible.) Use the frozen grapes as both drink garnish and a way to keep your mocktail colder for longer.
Looking for More Halloween Mocktail Recipes?
Try these drink ideas! Both of the recipes below are alcohol-free, delicious and easy to make into a spooky Halloween drink with the right garnishes. Kiddo's mocktail uses grenadine to sweeten it, making it a delicious alternative to bloody Shirley Temples. My citrus apple mocktails are the perfect sip for those wanting a less-sweet drink.
Making Non-Alcoholic Halloween Mocktails by the Pitcher
Need a Halloween Punch recipe? Just make this mocktail by the pitcher!
Here are the amounts you need to make 60 oz (about a half gallon) of drinks:
- 3 cups concord grape juice
- 2 cups lemon lime soda
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ cup lime juice
FAQs and Substitutions
Black sugar can be found online, as well as in the Halloween baking section of your local grocery store or craft store. Can’t find black sugar? Don’t want to make a special trip to the store? Use green sugar! It’s more readily available and you may even have some in your pantry from decorating Christmas cookies.
Try gummy worms, or a colorful paper straw with spider rings around them for fun garnishes that really up the spook factor.
Ginger ale is a delicious replacement for lemon lime soda if you don't have any on hand or don't like lemon lime soda.
To make a batch big enough for a large punch bowl, follow the directions above for making this Halloween drink recipe by the pitcher, but double the ingredient amounts to make a gallon of Halloween mocktails. Float orange slices in the bowl and serve your drinks in black sugar-rimmed glasses filled with ice and a few red grapes.