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Halloween Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Spooky Halloween Blue and Orange Non-Alcoholic Drinks

These spooky non-alcoholic drinks are perfect for Halloween parties or to enjoy just because.  They're easy to make and festive inside and out. 
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Decor for the Serving Glasses:

  • Approximately 20 Black Candy Melts amount may vary depending on the size of the serving glasses
  • Halloween candy sprinkles

For the Garnish:

  • 12 Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers (candy gummy worms)
  • 4 Soft gel-like large candy eyeballs optional

For the Drinks:

  • Approximately 14 ounces Sunkist Berry Lemonade Soda (light blue color) amount may vary depending on the size of the serving glasses
  • Approximately 14 ounces Orange Soda amount may vary depending on the size of the serving glasses
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed ice more or less depending on the size of the serving glasses
  • 1 drop black gel food coloring (1/2 drop per serving)
  • Garnish


  • 2 Glass skull jars (16 ounces), or other type of serving glasses
  • Sturdy tall straws
  • 4 Long cocktail picks (for the gummy worm garnish)
  • 2 long cocktail picks (to slightly push the black food coloring into the drink)


Decor for the Serving Glasses:

  • For the Candy Melts - In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the black candy melts. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and heat in the microwave for 40 seconds. Stir the candy melts until they start to soften.
  • The bowl may be warm enough to continue to melt the candy. After stirring, if they're not completely melted, cover the bowl with a paper towel and warm them just a little bit more in the microwave (about 20 seconds). Be careful not to overheat the candy melts. Stir the melted candy until its smooth.
  • For the Rim of the Serving Glasses - Turn the serving glass upside down and put the rim of the glass in the melted candy. Twist the glass around until the melted candy covers the area around the rim of the glass.
  • Then lift the glass from the melted candy. Using a spoon, even out the melted candy around the rim of the glass. Use the spoon to add more melted candy to the glass if needed.
  • Then quickly, before the melted candy on the rim of the glass sets (dries), add candy sprinkles to it. Repeat the process for the other serving glass/glasses.
  • After decorating the rim of the serving glasses, an option is to add scary strands or jagged lines around the top of the glasses by using a small spoon to spread some of the remaining candy melts in the bowl (which may need to be slightly melted again in the microwave).
  • Chill the decorated serving glasses in the refrigerator so that the black candy coating will set (about 25 minutes).
    While the serving glasses are chilling, make the gummy worm garnish.

For the Garnish:

  • For the Gummy Worms - On a long cocktail toothpick, thread the gummy worms with the "ridged" side up. They can be threaded to look like a crawling worm or a long worm.
  • Thread as many worms that will fit on the cocktail pick (about 3 gummy worms). An option is to make 2 gummy worm cocktail picks per serving for added color. Set aside.
  • For the Candy Eyeballs - As an option, if using skull jars as serving glasses, gel-like candy eyeballs (about 3/4-inch in diameter) should fit inside the indentations on the jars where the eyes are. 
  • Just before assembling the drinks, put the candy eyeballs inside the indentations on the front of the skull jars. Alternatively, the candy eyeballs can set on top of the ice at the very top of the serving glasses as additional garnish.

Assembling the Drinks:

  • Fill the serving glasses half full with crushed ice. Then insert the straws into the crushed ice. Fill the glasses to the top with more ice (also add the ice around the straws).
  • FOR THE LIGHT BLUE DRINK: Slowly fill the glass 3/4's full with the light blue soda. After adding the soda, the ice may settle.  If so, add more crushed ice to the top of the glass. Slowly add the orange soda to the glass so that it fills the glass to just under the rim.
  • For the Black Gel Food Coloring - On top of the ice in the middle of the glass, add about 1/2 of a drop of black gel food coloring (squeeze the tube very lightly so that just a tiny amount of coloring goes into the drink).
  • Using a wood skewer or one of the cocktail picks, gently poke the black food coloring very slightly (about 1/2-inch) into the drink. And that's it.  The black color should slightly sink on its own.
  • FOR THE ORANGE DRINK: Repeat the same process, only add the orange soda first and the blue soda second. Repeat the same process when adding the black gel food coloring.
  • Top with the gummy worm garnish and serve right away.



  1. Don't stir the drinks.  The idea is to keep the blue, orange and black colors as undisturbed as possible so that there are layers of color.