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Witches Brew Cocktail

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Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect drink to liven up your party! Ready in less than 10 minutes, with only 3 ingredients, it’s delicious and easy to make. Its spooky natural green coloring, vodka, and dry ice is exactly what you need in your life! 

finished shot of green witches brew cocktail served in a square glass with a pitcher in the background

Cocktails are a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Whether you’re throwing a party, or just enjoying the holiday with your family, everyone will be intrigued by the flavors and style of this drink.

When you serve this witches brew cocktail, you will see that it’s a real show-stopper. So don’t be afraid to give it a try because you won’t regret it! 

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls to mx together the cocktails
  • Using a good-quality Whisk is the best way to get rid of clumps
  • Pitcher, punch bowl, and glasses

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for cocktail
  • Cream Soda: If you are looking for a lower sugar option, you can use Zevia Cream Soda
  • Matcha Powder: There are tons of options in terms of which brand to buy – so just get whichever matcha powder you like the best!
  • Vodka: Get your favorite variety!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: In a large bowl, add every ingredient. Whisk well to make sure that the matcha powder is well incorporated. If there are some clumps after whisking well, you can remove the clumps with a spoon. Note: If using green food coloring, add 2 drops at a time, then mix well. Continue adding drops, then whisking, until desired color has been reached.

cream soda, vodka and matcha mixed in a bowl

Step 2: Transfer the drink to a pitcher, punch bowl, or glasses. If serving in a pitcher, add a few cubes of dry ice. If serving in glasses, add 1 (1 inch) cube of dry ice per glass, and serve your spooky beverage.

finished shot of green witches brew cocktail served in a square glass

How to Make A Healthy Cocktail

This witches brew cocktail is more of a treat than a healthy drink, because of the added sugar in the cream soda. However, there are a couple of ways this cocktail is healthier than most:

  • No artificial colors: While you can use green food coloring for this cocktail, I like to use matcha powder because it’s all natural and gives you that green color without anything artificial!
  • Vitamins and Minerals: In addition to potassium, matcha green tea also has zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and amino acids as well. 
  • Option to use a no-sugar cream soda: While this recipe uses regular cream soda, you can always reduce the sugar (down to 0 grams per serving) completely by using a no-sugar cream soda.

How to Make a Kid-Friendly Witches Brew Mocktail

Obviously, cocktails aren’t for kids, and they shouldn’t be drinking any kind of alcoholic beverage. But you can leave out the vodka and make a kid-friendly mocktail. They will love how cute it is and will be more than happy to sip on their special Halloween themed drink! 

finished shot of green witches brew cocktail served in a square glass with a pitcher in the background

Witches Brew Cocktail FAQs

Do I need to chill my ingredients before preparing this cocktail?

While it’s not required to chill the ingredients before prepping the drinks, it’s certainly not a bad idea. Putting the cream soda and vodka in the fridge, so they are cold when you start is a great idea. You can always skip it if you don’t have time because they dry ice will keep the drinks cold too. 

Where Can I Buy Dry Ice?

Most large grocery stores will sell dry ice (it’s sold in about 1-2 pound blocks). The main thing to remember is because dry ice evaporates pretty quickly (within 24 hours), you should buy it just a few hours before you’re going to use it.

How Do I Handle Dry Ice For This Recipe?

Dry ice can be lots of fun and add character to your parties, but it needs to be handled properly. It’s vital that you never touch it with your bare hands or consume it. It can burn skin in a very short time. It’s best to use leather gloves, a thick towel, and/or tongs to handle the dry ice. 
To separate the dry ice into 1 inch cubes for cocktails, you’ll need a flathead screwdriver, hammer and a set of glasses. You can use the hammer and screwdriver to separate the block of ice into small pieces. Gently tap on the ice until it breaks apart. The glasses will protect your eyes just in case shards fly when you separate the ice (although this is rare when done carefully).
Use tongs to drop the dry ice cubes into the cocktail before serving. It will bubble for about 5 minutes before disappearing, so tell your guests not to drink the dry ice cubes.

How Do I Store Dry Ice?

To Store Dry Ice: When you aren’t using it, keep the dry ice in a styrofoam or insulated container with the lid ajar. Don’t store dry ice in the fridge or freezer. I recommend storing dry ice outside where there is good airflow (you can’t keep it in a closed room because the CO2 will build up to a toxic level). And of course, keep it away from kids and pets!
To Dispose of Dry Ice: let any leftover dry ice melt into a gas in a well-ventilated space or outside. Don’t throw it in the trash or the sink.

Top Tips for Making This Witches Brew Cocktail

  • Swap the cream soda for ginger ale or your favorite light-colored soda or sparkling water. 
  • For some extra Halloween fun, add some ice cubes that are shaped like various Halloween shapes. They are inexpensive and spooky. 
  • Never ever eat or drink the dry ice. It can burn you if consumed. 
  • The matcha powder is a healthy ingredient that enhances the color. It doesn’t affect the flavor at all of the witches brew cocktail. 
  • If you use a no-sugar cream soda, this recipe will have 0g sugar and only 90 calories!
  • These witches brew cocktails are going to be far better when you can drink them fresh. The cream soda is carbonated and will go flat the longer it sits. If you need to save it, you can refrigerate for 12 hours or so, but keep in mind it won’t be as good as when it’s fresh. 
  • Be very careful when handling and storing dry ice. Do not touch it with your bare hands, and store it in a well ventilated space or outdoors, away from kids and pets.
dry ice added to cocktail

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finished shot of green witches brew cocktail served in a square glass
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Witches Brew Cocktail

Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect drink to liven up your party! Ready in less than 10 minutes, with only 3 ingredients, it's delicious and easy to make. Its spooky green coloring, vodka, and dry ice is exactly what you need in your life! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1/3 tsp matcha powder (you will not be able to taste the matcha, it just adds color naturally)
  • 36 oz cream soda (try a no-sugar variety to reduce the calories and sugar in this recipe)
  • 12 oz vodka
  • dry ice optional, for a "spooky" effect

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add every ingredient. Whisk well to make sure that the matcha powder is well incorporated. If there are some clumps after whisking well, you can remove the clumps with a spoon. Note: If using green food coloring, add 2 drops at a time, then mix well. Continue adding drops, then whisking, until desired color has been reached.
  • Transfer the drink to a pitcher, punch bowl, or glasses. If serving in a pitcher, add a few cubes of dry ice. If serving in glasses, add 1 (1 inch) cube of dry ice per glass, and serve your spooky beverage.

Notes

Top Tips for Making This Witches Brew Cocktail
  • Swap the cream soda for ginger ale or your favorite light-colored soda or sparkling water. 
  • For some extra Halloween fun, add some ice cubes that are shaped like various Halloween shapes. They are inexpensive and spooky. 
  • Never ever eat or drink the dry ice. It can burn you if consumed. 
  • The matcha powder is a healthy ingredient that enhances the color. It doesn’t affect the flavor at all of the witches brew cocktail. 
  • If you use a no-sugar cream soda, this recipe will have 0g sugar and only 90 calories!
  • These witches brew cocktails are going to be far better when you can drink them fresh. The cream soda is carbonated and will go flat the longer it sits. If you need to save it, you can refrigerate for 12 hours or so, but keep in mind it won’t be as good as when it’s fresh. 
  • Be very careful when handling and storing dry ice. Do not touch it with your bare hands, and store it in a well ventilated space or outdoors, away from kids and pets.
How to Handle and Store Dry Ice  
  • Never touch it with your bare hands or consume it. It can burn skin in a very short time.
  • It’s best to use leather gloves, a thick towel, and/or tongs to handle the dry ice. 
  • To separate the dry ice into 1 inch cubes for cocktails, you’ll need a flathead screwdriver, hammer and a set of glasses. You can use the hammer and screwdriver to separate the block of ice into small pieces. Gently tap on the ice until it breaks apart.
  • The glasses will protect your eyes just in case shards fly when you separate the ice (although this is rare when done carefully).
  • Use tongs to drop the dry ice cubes into the cocktail before serving. It will bubble for about 5 minutes before disappearing, so tell your guests not to drink the dry ice cubes.
  • To Store Dry Ice: When you aren’t using it, keep the dry ice in a styrofoam or insulated container with the lid ajar. Don’t store dry ice in the fridge or freezer. I recommend storing dry ice outside where there is good airflow (you can’t keep it in a closed room because the CO2 will build up to a toxic level). And of course, keep it away from kids and pets!
  • To Dispose of Dry Ice: let any leftover dry ice melt into a gas in a well-ventilated space or outside. Don’t throw it in the trash or the sink.

Nutrition

Serving: 6oz | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Sodium: 17.1mg | Potassium: 1.8mg | Sugar: 18.5g

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