The Halloween Punchline

Michelle Pratt

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or attending one, you must never forget to bring the punch. Sweet drinks, with a kick, are perfect to settle the inner child in you. These list of punches are the perfect mix between spooky and tasty.


Alcoholic Punches


Bloody Vampire Punch

  • 4 cups clear rum
  • 4 cups orange juice,
  • 6 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 liter seltzer (pomegranate seltzer works best)

Combine the orange, pomegranate and lime or lemon juices in your favorite punch bowl and refrigerate until just before serving. Add the seltzer immediately prior to serving and, as a creepy finishing touch, toss in a few gummy vampire fangs to frighten and delight your Halloween guests.

Sewer Water Punch

  • 1 bottle vodka or vanilla vodka
  • 7 cups fresh orange juice (with pulp)
  • 1.5 liters Dr. Pepper soda (or generic equivalent)
  • Ice

In a large clear punchbowl (so your guests can see the dirty “sewer” punch) combine the vodka, orange juice, Dr. Pepper, and ice. Mix together well. Add in additional creepy sewer things like gummy bugs to complete your Halloween punch.

Bobbin’ for Apples Punch

  • 2 1/2 cups apple vodka
  • 1 1/4 cup apple schnapps
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soda
  • Frozen red apples
  • 4 red apples (sliced)

In a large punchbowl, combine the vodka, schnapps and soda. Float frozen apples in the punch and have a bowl of fresh sliced apples on the side for garnish. For a spookier punch, add Halloween edible candy to punch such as gummy worms, fake bugs or candy vampire fangs.

Non alcoholic punches

Witches Brew Punch

  • 1 (2 liter) bottle orange-flavored soda, chilled
  • 24 oz. fruit punch, chilled
  • 1/4 gallon vanilla ice cream

In a large Halloween punch bowl, stir together the fruit punch and the soda. Next, scoop out the ice cream and place all over the top of the punch. Stir gently for a moment to get the right look. Garnish this Halloween party punch with creepy crawlies.

Orange Pumpkin Punch

  • 1 pumpkin
  • 1/2 gallon orange sherbet
  • 1 gallon orange juice
  • 1 liter ginger ale

Hollow out a medium to larger sized pumpkin. Mix the orange juice and ginger ale and pour into the pumpkin. About 15 minutes before serving, add in scoops of sherbert. Top with orange slices and fake spiders.

All recipes courtesy of