It's that time of the year, where vampires, mummies, witches, werewolves and other scary monsters comes out from their hiding lair to haunt us on Halloween! How to ward them off? Give them some delicious treats, of course.
Recipe 1: Old Fashioned Pumpkin Soda Recipe (By Trisha Bozeman)
Old fashioned pumpkin soda recipe made with real pumpkin! The perfect Halloween party drink for kids or non-alcoholic fall drink. Top with whipped cream for pumpkin cream soda!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 72 ounces cold sparkling water (made with SodaXpress)
- Whipped cream for topping
- Halloween sprinkles for topping (optional)
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the pumpkin puree and the spice and stir until everything is dissolved. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Let cool for about 20 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth to remove the sediment.
Fill each glass with 1 ounce of the pumpkin syrup. Top with 6 ounces of soda water.** Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Alternatively, mix together the pumpkin syrup and the soda water in a large pitcher. Give a good stir before serving and allow guests to top their soda with whipped cream and sprinkles before drinking.
*You could also add ice cubes to the soda to make it cold if your soda water is not cold.
**You can adjust the syrup to soda ratio depending on how sweet you'd like your drink. More syrup will make a sweeter drink.
Recipe 2: Beastly Blackberry and Bay Lemonade Mocktail (By Miriam Nice)
- 3 bay leaves
- 50g golden caster sugar
- 1 lemon
- 200g blackberries
- 300ml sparkling water (made with SodaXpress)
To garnish - lychees & green olives
Put the bay leaves in a saucepan, add 350ml water and the golden caster sugar, bring to the boil, then leave to cool completely.
Remove and discard the bay leaves. Chop the lemon into chunks and put in a blender. Add the blackberries (fresh or defrosted) and the bay leaf infusion, blend until smooth, then strain through a sieve into a jug to remove any pith and pips.
Serve in tumblers or wine glasses topped up with the sparkling water. Stuff lychees with green olives and skewer onto cocktail sticks to garnish the drink, if you like.
Recipe 3: Pomegranate Non Alcoholic Spritzer (By Sonja And Alex Overhiser)
- 450 ml apple cider (non-alcoholic)
- 150 ml pomegranate juice
- 300 ml sparkling water (made with SodaXpress)
- 2 limes
Mix together 450 ml apple cider, 150 ml pomegranate juice, and 300 ml sparkling water.
Cut lime wedges and add the juice of two wedges to each serving. Garnish with lime wedges and pomegranate seeds.