Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by The Noms
This spooky cocktail is perfect for Halloween. It’s a great punch served in IV bags for a creepy effect!
So, I know you are asking me, why? Why iv bags? Well, why not? We thought what a great creepy way to serve a spooky cocktail at a Halloween party than to serve it to, and have people drink from, IV bags!
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If you are going for the medical Halloween genre, there are plenty of creepy doctors to pick from in movies, Dr Frankenstein, Hanibal Lector, Dr Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show! We also thought it would be a fun way to serve a cocktail at a Halloween party! So, IV bags were the clear winner for this idea of a red cocktail!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Halloween Punch?
- Passionfruit Tea (or hibiscus, needs to be a tea that will come out red)
- Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light (or lemonade, but we liked the color. Make sure to use the large pitcher sized packets)
- Pineapple Juice
- Tequila (silver preferred, but whatever you have on hand)
- Lime Juice
- Coconut Rum
- Pineapple Rum
- Triple Sec
- Simple Syrup
- Red Food Coloring (totally optional)
When we started mixing up this cocktail, right away we knew we wanted to do red, because blood. And blood is creepy, right?! So, we wanted this Halloween Punch to be a great spooky cocktail, but still taste great!
Our first thought was to use Hibiscus tea, but I couldn’t find any at the store, so I bought passionfruit instead. This was actually a great choice, as it went really well with the Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade mix. It was tangy and we knew we could add some sweet flavors to make a punch.
With the tea base, we added pineapple juice, which actually changed the color slightly, but tasted great together. From there, we started going the margarita route with silver tequila, lime juice and triple sec. It no longer became a margarita because we then added in a little simple syrup, coconut rum and pineapple rum.
If you don’t have the pineapple rum, feel free to double up the coconut rum. The coconut adds so much tropical flavor and goes so well with the pineapple juice. This is a rum, tequila tropical cocktail that is not to be missed. Just sipped out of an iv bag, LOL!
We did add a little red food coloring, which is completely optional, we just wanted something that was more red and “bloodlike” for lack of a better word. If you don’t want your red cocktail to be served in the iv bags, no hard feelings, but it is super fun and adds a creep factor to your Halloween party!
Make sure to pair it with this great Halloween Charcuterie! And try the green Zombie Blood Bag Cocktails, or Hocus Pocus Drink, too!
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Other Spooky Halloween Cocktails
- Vampire Cocktail – Self Proclaimed Foodie
- Sanderson Sisters Potion
- Beetlejuice Cocktail – Bread Booze Bacon
- Liquid Ghost – Pineapple and Coconut
- Hocus Pocus Cocktail
- Halloween Pumpkin Cocktail
Halloween Punch - Blood Cocktail
Red Halloween Punch - perfect for filling IV bags with "fake blood" for a Halloween party!
- 4 cups Passionfruit tea
- 1 packet Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light
Blood Bag Punch Cocktail (For 1)
- 4 ounces Passionfruit Tea/lemonade mix
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- .75 oz Triple sec
- .50 ounce coconut rum
- .50 ounce pineapple rum or more coconut rum
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- .50 ounce lime juice
- .50 ounce simple syrup
- food coloring if desired for right color
For the Tea
1. Make passionfruit tea with 1 large teabag for 4 cups of boiling water.
2. Mix in 1 large Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light pack.
Blood Bag Punch
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine.
2. Use syringe if desired and inject liquid into iv bags.
3. If not, serve over ice!
4. If serving in iv bags, make sure to chill before serving, or serve with the bags on ice.
Can be made for a crowd in a large punch bowl as well. Use large ice cubes tho, as not to water it down.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: .1gSodium: 1660mgCarbohydrates: 15.5gFiber: .2gSugar: 29.9gProtein: .3g
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Friday 28th of October 2022
I want to make a few of these in a non alcoholic version for a few of my expecting friends. Any tips to make this drink still tasty without the alcohol? Thanks!
Saturday 29th of October 2022
You definitely can make them with just the hibiscus tea and crystal light mixture, and the pineapple and lime juices, and then simple syrup. If you need them sweeter, because of no alcohol maybe a little grenadine for color and sweetness? Good luck!
Friday 29th of October 2021
So you are supposed to disregard the directions on the tea bag and only use 4 cups of boiling water total? Because the box directions say to add 4 more cups of cold water to make the tea…
Saturday 30th of October 2021
Hey there - yes, disregard the actual tea directions. Make 1 tea bag with 4 cups of boiling water and that is it. If you add the cold water you are making a whole pitcher of tea. We want it strong, so only the 4 cups. Cheers, and enjoy!
Saturday 24th of October 2020
Hi there. I want to make a big batch of this to fill up about 20 bags. What would the tea/lemonade equivalence be if I wanted to make it all at one time rather than one at a time? Not sure if that makes sense. Just want the measurements for the party punch and then I’ll fill the bags! Haha 😊
Saturday 24th of October 2020
Hi there! The base of tea/lemonade makes 32 ounces, so the whole batch makes 8 drinks. So you just have to multiply that by how Much you need! Hope you enjoy, cheers!
Thursday 24th of October 2019
Where do you get the IV bags?
Thursday 24th of October 2019
Hi Charlie, We have a link for them under the recipe! They are food grade and on Amazon! Cheers!